Petmania Puppy of the Year 2017 – WinnerEmma Doheny
Jul 03, 2017
On Saturday 24th June at Petmania Santry in Dublin, 12 puppies took to the ‘dog walk’ to see which one would win the coveted title of ‘Petmania Puppy of the Year’. Each representing their local Petmania store had been selected by a public vote following two rounds of voting and almost two months of campaigning.
The twelve puppies each demonstrated their unique talents, personality and obedience for a panel of judges made up of Emily Miller, Marketing Manager Petmania, Niall Hennessy, National Sales Manager Hills Pet Nutrition and Michelle O’Connor, Marketing Executive, Ireland’s Blue Book Hotels. Over the space of an entertaining afternoon the judges deliberated hard but following a unanimous decision for first place, Bailey, a stunning little rescue puppy representing Petmania at Eastpoint Retail Park on the Ballysimon Road in Limerick was announced the winner.
It was a triple win for Munster on the day with second place going to Jacob, a golden Labrador also from Limerick, representing Petmania at Jetlands Retail Park on the Ennis Road, and third place Maximus – a tiny pup with a big personality – a Bichon Frise, who travelled all the way from Tralee to Santry to scoop third place.
With over €1500 worth of prizes up for grabs for the Petmania Puppy of the Year, it’s no wonder over 550 puppies entered the competition! Bailey went proudly back to Limerick with her coveted winner’s rosette in hand, looking forward to a year ahead of pampering treatments a Petmania Grooming Studio, 12 month’s supply of food from Hills Pet Nutrition and a fabulous mini-break with her two favourite humans, Jennifer and Adrian Ryan at Rathmullan House in Donegal.
A full list of Petmania Puppy of the Year Finalists follows:
- Charlie and his owner Mary Davis, representing Petmania Navan
- Nancy and her owner Nicola Hickey, representing Petmania Santry
- Brutus and his owner Noel Whelan, representing Petmania Tullamore
- Millie and her owner Ciara Delaney, representing Petmania Portlaoise
- Kobe and his owner Orlaith Byrne, representing Petmania Kilkenny
- Bailey Doran, with his owner Magi Doran, representing Petmania Carlow
- Clyde and his owner Monika Bednarska, representing Petmania Waterford
- Gyda and her owner Sara Breen, representing Petmania Wexford
- Jacob and his owner Donna McCarthy, representing Petmania Limerick Jetlands, Ennis Road, Limerick City
- Bailey Ryan and his owner Adrian Ryan, Petmania Limerick Eastpoint, Ballysimon Road, Limerick City
- Maximus and his owner Pat Curran, representing Petmania, Tralee
- Mia with her owner Aaron Vahey, representing Petmania Galway