Petmania Is Looking For The Kerry Puppy Of The Year

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Catriona and Taylor Dowling from Tralee with Pumba, the current Petmania Puppy Of The Year.

PETMANIA Tralee, along with sponsors BETA, has launched the hugely popular Puppy of the Year Competition for 2020 and they’ll be looking for a successor to last year’s winner, Pumba from Tralee.

The competition will be run entirely online for 2020, with €1,500 worth of prizes to be won by one very lucky puppy.

Entries are open from Monday, September 28 online at Adorable pooches have just three weeks to enter the competition to be in with a chance of being named Petmania Tralee Puppy of the Year.

Seven month old, blind Chow Chow, Pumba from Tralee was last year’s Puppy of the Year. His proud owner Catriona Dowling said; “Winning Petmania’s 2019 Puppy of the Year was an immensely enjoyable experience. I would encourage all dog owners to apply for this competition as It was nothing short of an honour to be the title holder.”

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“Aside from the awesome prizes like free grooming & free food for an entire year, their genuine interest in my welfare made being associated with the company so special. I became a local celebrity and featured in advertising campaigns over the past 12 months. The time draws closer to hand my title over for another well deserving puppy to bask in the limelight. I wish every single participant the very best of luck!”

To enter pet parents simply fill out a short online form telling us about the pet and add a cute puppy-pic before midnight on Sunday, October 18.

Once all entries have been received and verified, the online voting will begin. Kerry pets will battle it out to be named in the Top Five Puppies representing your local Petmania stores and grooming studios.

Each of the five puppy finalists for Kerry will receive a qualifier’s rosette and gift from the competition partner, Beta, and will move forward into round two.

Petmania will open a public voting system and the puppy with the most votes will be named Petmania Tralee Puppy of the Year and go forward to the grand final. The chosen finalists from across Ireland, will then be invited to submit some additional photos and videos online to the judging panel, who will choose the overall winner. The winner of the Petmania Puppy of the Year 2020 will be announced via Petmania’s social media channels on Friday 20th November 2020.

Linda Cavanagh of Petmania Tralee said; “We look forward to the Puppy of the Year Competition all year round. We love meeting adorable pets from across the country. This year we are really focused on the safety of our puppies and their owners so the competition will be run completely online. We have some amazing prizes to give away and we would encourage all puppy parents to log on to today and enter their adorable pooch.”

This year the Petmania Puppy of the Year will be pampered for a whole year with over €1,500 of prizes to be won. The winning puppy will become a model pup and will star in its own professional photoshoot and become the face of a number of Petmania’s advertising campaigns for ‘20/21.

The winning dog will enjoy year-round pampering with 12 complimentary visits to their local Petmania Grooming Studio. As nutrition partner for the Petmania Puppy of the Year, BETA Puppy Food will present the overall winner with 12 months food.

Petmania has teamed up with Ireland’s Blue Book Hotels to offer the winning puppy the chance to chill out in the comfort of the dog-friendly Enniscoe House in Co. Mayo, along with his/her two favourite humans.

This luxury staycation includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner on one night at Enniscoe House, which is situated on the shores of Lough Conn, Co. Mayo.

Every puppy who enters the competition will receive a Puppy Pack from BETA, while each of the top finalists in the region will receive a complimentary treatment at their local Petmania Grooming Studio, a 14kg pack of BETA Puppy Food and a finalist’s rosette. Puppies must be less than 12 months old on September 28th 2020 to enter, for more see:

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