Send us your images of how to keep pets cool

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It's the dog days of summer and that only means one thing - it is hot.

That goes hand-in-hand with our next reader contributed photo contest.

How do you keep your pet cool during the dog days of summer.

Submit your photo of your cool pets to Your Photos by 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and if your picture wins, you could win two free movie passes. Be sure to include your name and your pet's name.

You can view the gallery of photos here.