Is your pet one of the North West’s most heroic hounds or courageous cats?
Pet product expert PetSafe® is looking for an extra special dog or cat to take the title of the UK’s PetSafe® Pet Hero 2015.
The national winner will receive a year’s worth of pet toys, as well as a pet-friendly holiday worth £500, courtesy of Sykes Cottages. There will also be a £250 goody bag up for grabs for the regional winner.
Celebrating pet heroes from all walks of life – from animals in the services, therapy and assistance pets, or a much-loved pet who has brought joy in to your life – there’s no hero deed too big or small to qualify for the PetSafe® Pet Hero title.
To start the search, PetSafe® has found inspirational search and rescue dog Finn, trained by Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, a registered charity manned by volunteers who provide rescue services for lost walkers, fell runners, mountain bikers, missing children and dementia sufferers.
Steve Garofalo, RPMRT dog trainer, explains why Finn is a hero. He said: “Finn is a huge asset during searches as he can cover large areas quickly and has helped with numerous call outs.
Finn is a huge asset during searches as he can cover large areas quickly and has helped with numerous call outsSteve Garofalo, RPMRT dog trainer
“He has been trained in a special technique called ‘Air Scenting’ – picking up and reacting to human scents being blown towards him in the wind, even when it’s dark!”
And Steve added: “Finn and I share a very strong bond – he is a talented, hard-working dog – but what he enjoys doing best is following me on a mountain bike, chasing squirrels and jumping on bank voles in the grass!”
If you think your pet deserves the chance to win the PetSafe® Pet Hero 2015 title, send them your pet’s name, along with a photo and brief explanation about what makes him/her a hero.
The deadline for North West entries is September 15th, and the national final announcement is being held on December 3rd.
Post your entry to PetSafe® Pet Hero, Hattrick PR, 6a Framingham Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3SH or call 0161 660 0993.