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.
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!