Our sister site Taste of Country is holding a contest to determine which pet brought home by a country music artist this year is the best. And you get to pick the winner.

The nominees include cats and dogs owned by Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Jake Owen -- most of whom were strays or rescues, making them all the more adorable.

Here are a few shots of the stars and their new family members -- check out Taste of Country for more and to cast your vote. Jake Owen is already campaigning heavily on his Facebook page for his cute bulldog Merle. The competish is getting fierce!

Hillary Scott, Lady Antebellum

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

[via Taste of Country]