FROM doting dogs and cuddly cats to perfect parrots and gorgeous guinea pigs, pets are a huge part of our lives.

Whether it's a four-legged friend or fascinating fish, all pets are part of the family and a cherished part of our day to day life.

To celebrate the role pets play, we'd love to see your pictures and put them firmly in the spotlight - where they belong.

Your beloved friend could appear in our weekly pets feature, where your pictures are printed in the paper and published online every Saturday.

Send us your photos and details using the link below and keep an eye out for your lovely pets!