And the Winner of the 2022 Soirée Cutest Dog Contest Is…

Roll out the red carpet and break out the special treats — there’s a new royal in town!

After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes in our 2022 Cutest Dog Contest, Little Rock Soirée readers have officially crowned the most adorable pup in the metro.

And the winner is…



There’s nothing like a furry friend greeting you at the door, and Kona’s big smile, bright eyes and joyful energy captured the hearts of voters near and far. Now this happy Golden Shepherd will take home a paw-some prize package and a print feature in our September issue.

Congratulations, Kona!

And you don’t have to wait until September to see more. She and her sister Bella have their own Instagram account, so you can follow their adorable adventures all year long.


And while Kona ultimately claimed the doggy crown, we’re also sending major love to our runner-up pups… 


Lillie May




Congrats, you amazing canines! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and voted, and to our friends at Hounds Lounge for throwing such a great pawty for all the finalists!

The Soirée Cutest Dog Contest will be back next summer, so start planning that photo shoot to submit next year. And be on the lookout for Kona’s editorial debut in our September issue! 

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