Carlow Nationalist — Entries open for puppy of the year competition

Petmania Puppy of the Year 2020 of last year, Cloud, a Greengrass Lurcher with his owner Áine Ni Fhaoláin

By Suzanne Pender

Does your pup have what it takes to be Petmania Carlow’s Puppy of the Year 2021?

Petmania Carlow, together with sponsors BETA, launched the hugely popular Puppy of the Year competition for 2021. Entry begins today Monday August 30th and adorable pooches have only three weeks to enter the contest for the chance to become the Petmania Puppy of the year 2021.

Register to participate at and fill out the entry form. Once all entries have been verified, Petmania will open an online and in-store poll where people can vote for their favorite puppy.

During the first round of voting, Petmania will determine the top five puppies to represent the Carlow Petmania Store and Grooming Studio. This year, a wild card will be selected by the Petmania Carlow team members in the store. These six puppies will receive a qualification rosette and a gift from the competition partner BETA and will advance to the second round.

In round two, Petmania Carlow will again call the public to vote. The puppy with the most votes will be named Puppy of the Year for its region and will advance to the grand finale.

The selected finalists from across Ireland will then be asked to submit some additional photos and videos online to the judges who will choose the overall winner. The Petmania Puppy of the Year 2021 winner will be announced on Petmania’s social media channels at the end of October.

“We look forward to the“ Puppy of the Year ”competition all year round. We love meeting adorable pets from all over the country, ”said Emily Miller of Petmania Carlow.

“This year we attach great importance to the safety of our puppies and their owners, so the competition is completely online. We have some great prizes to give away and we want to encourage all puppy parents to log into today and enter their adorable pooch, ”she added.

The Petmania Puppy of the Year will be pampered for a whole year and there are prizes worth over € 1,500 to be won! The champion pup will also become a model pup and will star in his own professional photo shoot and become the face of some of Petmania’s advertising campaigns in 2021-22.

As a nutrition partner for the Petmania Puppy of the Year, BETA is also presenting the overall winner with a 12-month food offer.

Petmania has also partnered with Ireland’s Blue Book Hotels to give the victorious pup the chance to relax with his two favorite people at the dog-friendly Cashel House in Connemara.

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