Meet Shortie - the Hartlepool Mail Top Pet competition winner

‘Naughty Shortie’ the terrier cross has been crowned the Hartlepool Mail’s Top Pet after winning our reader vote.

The Mail launched a search to find Hartlepool’s cutest and funniest pets back in April and of all the entries, it was four-year-old Shortie who won readers’ hearts.

Jane Voss, who lives in Clavering with husband Stephen and children Darci and Ethan, welcomed Shortie into the family's home as a pup.

And he’s certainly kept everyone busy since then with his antics.

Shortie is our Top Pet winner!

Known as ‘Naughty Shortie’ – the mischievous hound is ‘the biggest thief ever’.

He’s got previous for stealing smelly socks and glasses – even pinching the latter off Stephen’s face as he slept!

Jane, 52, said: “He’s just the weirdest-personality dog – he’s like a human. He loves balls, mud, the water – he keeps me very busy.”

Shortie – who Jane says ‘can walk for Britain’ – gets a £50 voucher for Pets at Home for his victory. We hope he enjoys some treats!

Shortie has a cuddle with owner Jane Voss after his Top Pet win.

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Shortie full of smiles at the beach. Picture: Jane Voss.
'Naughty Shortie' stops for a photo. Picture: Jane Voss.
Top Pet winner Shortie with owner Jane Voss.