And the Winner of the 2023 Soirée Cutest Dog Contest Is…

Ready the confetti cannons and roll out the red turf because we have a newly crowned royal on our paws!

After more than 100 entries and thousands of votes in our 2023 Cutest Dog Contest, Little Rock Soirée readers have officially named the most adorable pup in the metro.

And the winner is…



With his kind eyes and sweet smile, this senior pup stole the hearts of voters near and far. Now the golden professional — Hodges is a therapy dog! — will take home a paw-some prize package and a print feature in our September issue.

Congratulations, Hodges!

And you don’t have to wait until September to see more. Hodges has his own Instagram account, so you can follow his adorable adventures in therapy and dogdom all year long.


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






Congrats, you amazing canines! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and voted, and for sharing your furry friends with us.

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 Hodges’ editorial debut in our September issue!

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