“WallyGator is an amazing creature,” his owner wrote on the site in response to why they think WallyGator should win the competition.

“He senses [people’s] emotions and gives hugs to try to cheer people up,” WallyGator’s owner continued. “He has come with me to radiation and has brought cheer to other patients and the doctors and nurses.”


“At night he likes to climb into my bed and steal my covers and pillow,” his owner wrote. “WallyGator has tried to bring my blankets with him into his pond!”


And no, the spoiled Wallygator doesn’t live in Florida as you’d expect but in Philly.

If WallyGator wins America’s Favorite Pet Animal Kingdom, he will receive a $10,000 prize and a two-page spread in InTouch Magazine.