Pet Photo Calendar Contest

Sponsored by: McDonald’s Nerangis Management Corporation

Show us how your pets light up your life by entering them into the Winchester SPCA Pets Light Up Our Lives Pet Photo Calendar Contest. 100% of proceeds benefit the Winchester SPCA’s Pets for Life program that works to keep loved pets in their homes and out of the overcrowded shelter system.

THEME: Pets Light Up Our Lives!  (All pet types eligible)
LIMIT: One Entry Per Pet


  • Photos must be an unaltered color high-resolution digital photos in a JPG FILE FORMAT.
  • Photos should be at least 2MB and no larger than 10MB. ONLY DIGITAL PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • Photos must be in a WIDE HORIZONTAL/LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION. Please do not submit tall vertical/portrait photos.
  • Photos may NOT include people.
  • Photos should show ONE pet Please do not submit photos that contain multiple animals.
  • Please title your photo with your last name followed by your pet’s name: lastname_petname.jpg
  • You may submit multiple entries. Entries are $20 each.

JUDGING: A volunteer panel of judges from Winchester SPCA will review all photos and, in their sole discretion, select winning photos on originality, artistic merit and technique. The odds of winning will depend on the number of total entries. Those on the judging panel will not be affiliated with any pets being considered for the calendar.

13 winners will each be awarded 1 custom photo mug ($10 value) of their winning entry and two 2023 calendars. One “Cover Photo” winner will be featured on the front cover, will receive an additional two 2023 calendars and a professional photo session ($200 value) with JGaylor Studio. Additional calendars will be available for purchase for $10 each. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022.

By submitting an entry into the 2023 Winchester SPCA Pets Light Up our Lives Calendar Contest, you agree to abide by the official contest rules. You attest that your entry is an original photograph owned by you. You retain the rights to your photograph but grant the Winchester SPCA the use of the photo in marketing and publicity materials, newsletters and all other media, including social media, without compensation. The Winchester SPCA reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet contest criteria or that may be viewed as inappropriate or objectionable. Winning entries will be showcased in the Pets Light Up our Lives 2023 twelve-month calendar and may be displayed on the Winchester SPCA campus or at events that benefit the Winchester SPCA. Information provided in this form is for contest entry only for the purpose of contacting winners and will not be shared with third-party vendors.

Light a Path to End Pet Homelessness Lighting Ceremony & Open House

Join us Monday, February 7th from 6-8pm at the SPCA Adoption Center for a Lighting Ceremony to illuminate the love we have for our furry valentines and show the community how they light up our lives.

The lighting ceremony will be free of charge, and will include a wine pull, a silent auction that will include 3 fun gift baskets, snacks, beverages and a hot cocoa bar. Thank you to our Sponsor, The Lakin and Warren Financial Group of Truist Investment Services, Inc. for sponsoring this event and helping us light a path to end pet homelessness.

Lights will be illuminated at 6pm and will stay lit throughout the month of love.

We look forward to seeing you.

Light a Path to End Pet Homelessness

February is the month of love. It is a purrfect time to show our beloved pets how much they mean to us and reflect on the memory of pets no longer with us.

The Pets for Life program at the Winchester SPCA invites you to purchase a light on behalf of your pet and help us Light a Path to end pet homelessness.

Your donation will help us keep loved pets with their families and out of the overcrowded shelter system.

Lights will be illuminated throughout the month of February on the SPCA campus located off Featherbed Lane in Winchester, VA. All lights are lit at once and remain on throughout the duration of the campaign. The vision is to illuminate the love we have for our furry valentines and show the community how they light up our lives.

$10 donation for one light
$50 donation for 10 lights
$100 donation for 20 lights

Donations can be made in person at 111 Featherbed Lane or at this link

It is important to know that when you donate to the Winchester SPCA’s Light a Path campaign, you are doing so in name only. There is not a pet’s name listed on each light. However, your pet’s name will be honored on the Winchester SPCA Facebook page as each light is sold.

100% of proceeds benefit the SPCA’s Pets for Life program to keep pets in their homes and out of the overcrowded shelter system.

Please submit your order by January 31st of each year for your pet to be included in the annual Light a Path campaign. The lights will be illuminated Monday, February 7th in a Lighting Ceremony held at the SPCA Adoption Center from 6-8pm that will include a wine pull, a fun silent auction, and a hot cocoa bar.

Adopt a Kitty at PETCO!

Petco Love and The Winchester SPCA invite you to discover Love and adopt a Kitty at Petco!

The Winchester SPCA will have adoptable cats at the Petco located at 2580 S Pleasant Valley Rd. in Winchester, VA from 1-3PM on the fourth Saturday of most months.

SPCA adoption counselors and volunteers will be on site to assist potential adopters.

Thanks to a grant from Petco Love the adoptable kitties featured at the event will be available to approved adopters for a $20 adoption fee.

If you’ve ever shared your life with a pet, you know love changes everything. It changes your mornings. It changes your routines. It changes your perspective. When you share your life with a pet, it doesn’t just change your life, it brightens your world.

PETCO Day at the SPCA

It’s PETCO Day at the Winchester SPCA!

In celebration of our partnership with The Petco Foundation and a grant award, The Winchester SPCA will be offering $20 adoptions at the Rockaplenty Adoption Center on the 20th of most months.

Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

540-662-8616 to make your donation via phone.

Mail donations to SPCA Winchester, Frederick, Clarke
111 Featherbed Lane
Winchester, VA 22601