Reigning cats and dogs

There’s no doubt about it – Queenslanders are passionate about their pets.

A whopping 31,500 entries were received in the RACQ Pet Search competition, the winner of which will take home a $5000 WISH Gift Card and star on the front cover of The Road Ahead in 2018.

RACQ’s panel of ‘cuteness experts’ had the tough task of choosing 12 finalists, who will each receive a $500 WISH Gift Card. The fur was flying at RACQ House during deliberation, but after much discussion the decision on the final 12 was made.

Introducing Queensland’s top 12 pets:

  • Leo (Domestic Shorthair Cat)
  • Trixi (Border Collie)
  • Humphrey (Persian)
  • Pablo (Mini long-haired Dachshund)
  • Paul (Exotic Persian)
  • Gucci (Scottish Fold)
  • Ava and Lily (Shar Pei)
  • Cleo (Great Dane)
  • Korra (Golden Retriever)
  • Cargo (Golden Retriever x Collie)
  • Biscuit (Scottish Fold)
  • Mop (Ragdoll)

All finalists will take part in a professional photo shoot and will be featured in the 2018 RACQ Pet Insurance Calendar, which will be sold at RACQ branches across Queensland to help raise much-needed funds for AWLQ.

To vote for the finalist you think is Queensland’s cutest pet, go to and click on the triangle icon on the bottom left corner of the picture you like.

Voting opens at 9am on Monday, September 4 and closes at midnight on Saturday, September 16.