Now is the time to cast your votes to decide who will be the finalists in our fantastic new-look Pets Factor competition!

Proud pet owners from across the Scottish Borders have sent in pictures of their perfect pets and this week we’re taking votes on those that have made it to round three of our contest and who are still in the running to win the title and the £300 cash prize.

This year we’ve joined forces with our friends at Border Vets to make our competition bigger and better than ever.

The vets practice, which has branches at Innerleithen, Galashiels and Selkirk, have given us goody bags worth £150 for the winner, £100 for the runner-up and £50 for the third placed pet.

The aim at Border Vets is to help your pet live a long, happy and healthy life.

Visit for details of their Pet Health Plans, dental staging and x-rays, eVets 24 hour pet care and Nurse clinics.

The winner of this year’s Pets Factor will be decided by you, our readers. Voting is now open to decide the final ten. The deadline for votes is Friday, September 27.

You’ll find a voting token on the inside back page of this week's paper, so make sure you get voting now.