The inaugural "Coolest Canine" contest will be held through May 16 in New Milford.

Organized by Town Clerk Noreen Prichard, the competition will result in one dog earning a #1 dog tag.

Donations of dog or cat items would be welcomed to help the New Milford Social Services Department.

Those wishing to enter a dog should bring or mail a 4" by 6" vertical photo of the dog to Town Clerk, 10 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776.

The dog's name, owner's name and phone number should be written on the back of the photo.