Voting Is Open for the Final Round of IJR’s Cutest Dogs on the Hill Competition

The competition was ruff, but now only six dogs remain. Who will be the top dog in this year’s competition?

Click here to cast your vote for the Cutest Dog on the Hill!

Meet the finalists:


Hank is a boxer who is hard at work in Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) office with his owner, Kara Ahern, Cheney’s chief of staff.

Maddy Weast


Riggins is an incredibly fluffy Welsh terrier belonging to Joanna Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the communications director for Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).

Joanna Rodriguez


Maddie brings a unique talent to this year’s competition. While visiting the Capitol complex with her owner, Nicole Tieman — press secretary for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maddie is known to salute officers of the Capitol Police!

Nicole Tieman


Our competition welcomes dogs of all ages and sizes, and Sebastian is one of our youngest competitors this year! The pit bull and Labrador mix belongs to Wynne Leahy, a digital director in the United States Senate.

Wynne Leahy


Sadie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel belonging to Rep. Karen Handel (R-Ga.), is described by Handel’s office as “an incredibly well-mannered and sweet Southern belle.” She takes her name from Sadie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame.

Stami Williams


Both Tucker and his owner, Calvin Moore, work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Moore is a regional press secretary, while Tucker is Chief Barketing Officer.

Calvin Moore

Which dog will come out on top? That’s up to you! Don’t forget to cast your vote below to decide which amazing pup will be this year’s Cutest Dog on the Hill!

Voting begins right now and closes on Friday, July 20.


The winner will be announced July 24!

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