LUCKY PENNY Crowned World’s Cutest Rescue Dog!

Saved from an abusive past, Penny is now enjoying parties, beaches and lots of attention

Meet Penny! The one-eyed golden retriever from Silver Spring, Md., triumphed over more than 10,000 other adorable dogs to win People’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest. Penny’s prize includes a year’s supply of dog food from Pedigree, a $1,000 donation to Kyra’s Rescue in Washington, D.C., the organization that saved Penny—and an appearance on the Today show. But what matters most to her proud family is that 4-year-old Penny now has the chance to share the joys of animal rescue on a national stage.

“I have found it enormously rewarding to have a rescue dog,” says

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from People

People2 min read
Take a Tip from Our Editors
BUY SECONDHAND FASHION “I love going to my local thrift shop, but nowadays I don’t even have to leave home to shop for gently used goods. An online shopping site launched in 2009, thredUP, carries thousands of like-new and consignment items convenie
People2 min read
Babies Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson Phelps, both 33, announced they’re expecting their third child. The Olympic swimmer and his wife are parents to sons Boomer, 2, and 13-month-old Beckett. “Oops we did it again,” Nicole wrote on Instagram
People3 min read
Back From The Dead
John Smith had no pulse for nearly an hour after drowning—then his heart started beating again as his mom prayed. The new movie Breakthrough tells his incredible story