PAT Dog of the Year Competition 2020

Once again we are celebrating our brilliant Pets As Therapy volunteers and their pets by running a competition to find our PAT Dog of the Year 2020, in collaboration with Yours Magazine.

The deadline for nominations this year is 1st December 2019. After this date the Pets As Therapy Head Office team will choose our six finalists for 2020. Yours Magazine will then feature the six finalists and their volunteer stories over a number of weeks, and the public will be invited to vote for their winner. We’ll then invite the six finalists to a special event (yet to be announced), where the winner will be announced.

1st prize

The winner will receive £500 plus a beautiful crystal trophy, special rosette and certificate.

Runner-up prize

5 runners-up will also receive prizes of £100 cash, a crystal trophy, rosette and certificate.

Yours Magazine

The 6 finalists will be featured in Yours Magazine, where voting for the winner will take place.

How to enter

You can view the full details about the PAT Dog of the Year Competition 2020, and make your nomination using the form below. Please return the form to us by post by 1st December 2019.

Please make sure that permission from the subjects in any photograph is given by signing the entry form declaration below as these will may used for publicity.


Last year’s winner

In 2019 Bella the PAT dog, a Bichon Frise, was announced as the winner of the PAT Dog of the Year Competition 2019. We spoke to her owner, volunteer Barry Coase about their volunteer visits to Eastbourne District General Hospital, Southdowns Community Special Needs School, and Combat Stress.  We also found out how Bella has helped him personally with managing his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after leaving a career in the Armed Forces.