Pet of the Month 

August's Winner - Patriot

Pet of the Month-Horchata

The August 2022 Pet of the Month goes to Horchata.

Horchata is a Maltese Poodle mix.  She is an emotional support dog that helps relieve anxiety and stress.  She loves to run in the grass, eat carrots and do tricks for treats.

Congratulations Horchata!

Nominate your pet!

Signal Hill residents can nominate their pets every month for Pet of the Month! Nominations are due the last day of each month. Submit the nomination form here. For more information, please call 562-989-7330 or email

Pet of the Month Guidelines

The Pet of the Month program is intended to promote community engagement and highlight Signal Hill pets in the community.  Selected pet of the month is subjective, non-scientific or data driven, and at the sole discretion of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Self-Attest to Signal Hill Residency
    1. Nominating Owner
    2. Pet 
  • Pet must be licensed in the City of Signal Hill 
  • One nomination per household per month

Application Criteria (in addition to information from Eligibility Criteria)

  • Name of Pet
  • Animal Type 
  • Special Characteristics and Information about the Pet
  • Activities Pet Likes
  • Photo of Pet

Selection Process

  • More than one selection for “Pet of the Month” may be made if approved by the commission. 
  • All nominations received will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission each month, based on the timeline, below.   
Pet of the Month forNomination WindowPet of the Month SelectionRecognition


December 1-31

January PRC Meeting

Mid-January through mid-February 


January 1-31

February PRC Meeting 

Mid-February through mid-March


February 1-28/29

March PRC Meeting

Mid-March through mid-April 


March 1-31

April PRC Meeting 

Mid-April through mid-May


April 1-30

May PRC Meeting 

Mid-May through mid-June


May 1-31

June PRC Meeting 

Mid-June through mid-July


June 1-30

July PRC Meeting 

Mid-July through mid-August


July 1-31

August PRC Meeting 

Mid-August through mid-September


August 1-31

September PRC Meeting 

Mid-September through mid-October


September 1-30

October PRC Meeting 

Mid-October through mid-November


October 1-31

November PRC Meeting 

Mid-November through mid-December


November 1-30

December PRC Meeting

Mid-December through mid-January 


  • Selected Pet of the Month is recognized via: 
    1. City Website
    2. Monthly E-Newsletter
    3. City and Community Services Department Facebook pages 
  • Nominations that are not selected for “Pet of the Month” are eligible for future consideration
  • Nominations will also be featured to help promote community engagement, but only pet(s) that are selected as Pet(s) of the Month will be featured as promoted as such.