Hunt on for Glenorchy’s cutest puppy and kitten

PETBARN is calling for Glenorchy residents to nominate their four-legged friend to be Australia’s first Puppy or Kitten of the Year.

In the search for the country’s most adorable fur-babies, Petbarn is aiming to help pet parents celebrate the achievement of raising healthy puppy and kitten family members.

At 63 per cent, Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 5.7 million of Australia’s 9.2 million households home to a pet.

Petbarn Derwent Park store manager Kylie Midson knows how much local residents love their pets and said her expert team had all the advice pet parents needed to give young puppies and kittens the best start in life.

“A new puppy or kitten is like a new family member and just like the rest of the family, you want to ensure they stay healthy, safe and happy,” she said.

“Raising a young pet is not always easy, but the benefit of spending time training and providing the care they need during the first 18-months will be a well-behaved cat or dog for years to come.

“At Petbarn, our team are experts in providing support for young puppies or kittens at every stage of their development.

“We offer tools such as a new puppy or kitten checklist, advice for puppy proofing the home and what food to buy, as well as a wide range of services including puppy training, grooming and veterinary care.”

Puppy and kitten owners can nominate their pet to be the Puppy or Kitten of the Year – and vote for their favourite – until Sunday 15 October.

By entering an adorable photo of your puppy or kitten at the Petbarn Facebook page, Glenorchy locals and their pets will be in the running to win a $1000 Petbarn voucher.

One puppy and one kitten will be crowned as the winners if they receive the highest number of votes across Australia.

Petbarn will also choose two additional major prize winners, with runners up to be announced in each state and territory.

For more information, contact Derwent Park Petbarn store on 6272 2355 or visit www.petbarn.com.au.

Caption: Petbarn Derwent Park store manager Kylie Midson.