The fourth annual "Coolest Canine" contest is under way in New Milford.

In anticipation of June as dog licensing month, Town Clerk Noreen Prichard is welcoming entries for a contest to win a symbolic No. 1 tag.

Entries will be accepted through May 19.

Mail or drop off a current 4" by 6" photo of the dog to Town Clerk, 10 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776 or email

Entries should include the name of the dog, owner's name and phone number.

The first 50 entries will qualify.

Votes for the winning dog will be accepted May 22-30.

Pet or monetary donations would be welcomed to help New Milford Social Services aid families with animals in need.