Your pet – it could be your best friend or your closest family member.

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will acknowledge this further with its newest contest – Make A Match. Until April 28, the organization is accepting photos of people and the pets they look like.

“It can be any kind of pet,” Chrissey Miller, development director, said. The top five winners will appear in an SPCA commercial on WFXG Fox 54, Miller said.

Entries can be submitted through SPCA’s website.

The contest is open to all ages, though the entry submitter must be 18 or older.

More than one entry can be submitted per person, Miller said. “We are not opposed to people being creative,” she said, but “we don’t encourage people to do anything permanent or harmful to their animals.”

The photo needs to be clear enough to catch the resemblance, too.

“This is no time for selfies. Enlist a friend to take a clear shot of you and your pet together,” Miller said.

Entrants cannot be SPCA employees.

Filming for the commercial will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on May 6. If the winner is unable to attend this session, another contestant will be chosen, Miller said.

People can also vote for their top choice. Voting ends on April 28; then the contest’s judges will pick the winners.

Winners should expect to be notified on April 29.

For more information or to enter or vote, visit the SPCA’s website at

Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012. She then signed on with the Aiken Standard, where she is now the arts and entertainment reporter.