Barnaby and Oreo are among our first perfect pets

Date: Thursday 10 April 2014


Seven beloved pets are among the first winners in our hugely-popular Pets Make A Home photography competition.

We’ve been inviting pet owners to submit pictures of their animals looking ‘at home’ in the hope of winning a £1,000 cash prize and we’ve already received over a thousands fantastic photographs of cats, dogs and other pets lounging around the house.

The photo that earns the most votes each day wins one of a range of fabulous pet-related prizes, while the animal with the most votes overall at the end of the competition will win £1,000.

Our first daily winner was Barnaby the Jack Russell terrier, pictured, whose owner Sasha Bradley entered this photo of him causing mischief with a toilet roll.

Long-haired tortoiseshell cat Oreo was Tuesday’s winner and was described by his owner Daniel Gamlin as ‘the boss of the house’, while Louise Taylor’s terrier cross Alfie Moon, who was a rescue dog, won Wednesday’s daily vote.

Jane Gilbank won Thursday’s prize with her photo of dog Dice, Lee Spence snapped the world’s first flying dog with his shot of Roxy the dog to win on Friday, and Bo won the public vote on Saturday to the delight of owner Tina Oliver.

Our final winner of the week was Neil Kefford, who submitted a photograph of his dogs Bert and Ernie.

The competition was launched on 31st March to coincide with National Pet Month and entries will be accepted until 5th May. Pet-owners can enter photos of their pet by clicking here and entering their details via the specially created app.

Twitter and Instagram users can also enter by tweeting or posting their image via their own account with the hashtag #TWPetsMakeAHome. Entrants will receive a response message thanking them for their entry as confirmation.

People can then visit our website and Facebook page to view the entries and vote for their favourite pet!

Entries submitted on any calendar date will count towards that date’s prize, regardless of what time the photograph was submitted. In order to give people the chance to place their vote for entries submitted later in the day, votes are collected until 7.30am the following day.