We asked and you answered! After collecting all your submissions through the Hot 97-5 app, it's finally time for the first round of voting for Bismarck-Mandan's Cutest Pet Contest!

Only one pet can be named the cutest. Thank you to everyone who sent in your photos. It will be some tough competition, which is why YOU get to vote.

Voting for Bismarck-Mandan's Cutest Pet will go as follows:

  • Round 1Monday, October 1 through 10 a.m. on Monday, October 8.
  • Round 2: Top 5 pets will move on for the second round of voting beginning at noon on Monday, October 8 and closes at midnight on Monday, October 15.
  • The winner will be announced at noon on Monday, October 15.

The owner of the pet who receives the most votes will win bragging rights and a $400 prize pack with prizes from J&R Vacuum & SewingPuppy SalonPet Place Grooming, and Unleashed Grooming, Boarding & Dog Day Care.

The second-place winner will receive a $200 prize pack from our sponsors.

Look through the photos below and cast your vote for your top-five cutest pets.

UPDATE

The first round of voting for the cutest pet has come to a close. You've selected five finalists, and voting will be open through 11:59 p.m. October 14. To vote in the final round, go here.