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Border CollieBowie is the definition of best mate. He loves bush walks, swimming and when he isn’t chasing a ball he is staring at one ready to pounce incase it moves. He can be an absolute goofball at times, but he is always there for hugs when I need him. I am a disability support worker and Bowie loves to come into work with me and spend time with my clients. One client in particular who has autism, has lovingly renamed him “Mr Wolf”. This client helps me take Bowie for walks and just LOVES to spend time with him. Bowie will sit with this client to keep him calm, and happily accept all the hugs and kisses that come his way. I could go on days about Bowie, but at the end of the day he is just an all round “good boy”.

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Mochi is a 4 month old blind Chow Chow. Her blindness doesn't stop her from having a go at anything. She is loved unconditionally.

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Blue heelerSheila was a rescue from a neglected household. She was abused, beaten and starved for the first month and a half of her life. With some love and affection she now loves to play fetch, loves a good cuddle and adores other animals, children, her grandparents and anyone to come in contact with her. She loves to play with her brother that was also saved. Sheila was the runt of the litter and she is the smallest out of all her siblings. But for a small blue heeler she thinks that she is the size of a Great Dane therefore she is just the most gentle caring and protective dog. I don’t know what I’d do if anything happened to her.

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Australian Cattle xMy Holly, deserves the title of Australian Dog of the Year for being my unwavering support during life's most challenging moments. She’s my anchor, helping me navigate mental health diagnoses, cope with family loss, and endure the simultaneous loss of my two childhood dogs. Holly possesses an incredible ability to sense my emotions, offering unwavering comfort during my darkest days. Her presence alone serves as a lifeline, especially during my battles with mental health issues, providing a glimmer of hope in tough times. Amidst the grief of losing family members and my cherished childhood dogs, Holly's steadfast loyalty and playful nature is a source of solace, reminding me of life's joys even in sorrow. Holly embodies the qualities of an exceptional companion, making her deserving candidate for Australian Dog of the Year. She symbolises resilience, compassion, and unwavering love, a true testament to the profound impact a dog has on their owner's life.

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Lhasa ApsoTucky was adopted by my husband and I in May this year; he has brought so much joy into our lives! He came to us from an animal rescue. The lady who had him before us had to give him up as she became too unwell to look after him. We are so very thankful to her! He's the most well behaved, sweet little guy. He absolutely adores everyone and everything; cats, every dog he meets, (even those that growl at him) and humans are the best! He puts himself to bed when he's tired and doesn't wake until I get up in the morning; even when I sleep in. He loves his walks, his toys, being groomed, (did I say he barely sheds?) loves belly rubs and food. We can even take him on day trips and he sits patiently waiting for love at cafes! He's made our life whole.

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Previous Winner


Our 2022 ADOTY Winner was Ted-E-BearTed is a peer support therapy dog for paramedics and has been working for 3 years providing emotional support to hospitals and ambulance branches to make sure staff take a break and have a smile and a cuddle. He is the kindest dog and has bought a lot of joy to many people’s lives.”

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ADOTY 2023 Promotion


ZOETIS AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED ABN 94 156 476 425, Level 6, Rider Boulevard, Rhodes, NSW 2138, Australia. For any enquiries regarding the Promotion, please contact the Promoter on

Promotional Period

Start date: 21/08/23 at 09:00 am AEST

End date: 29/10/23 at 11:59 pm AEDT

Eligible entrants

Entry is only open to Australian residents who are 18 years and over and are the legal owner of the dog they will enter into this Promotion.

How to Enter

To enter the Promotion, the entrant must complete the following steps during the Promotional Period:

a) take a photo of their dog (“Photo”);

b) visit and follow the prompts to the promotion entry page with their personal details (first name, last name, mobile number, email address and residential address), their dog’s name, their dog’s breed and an answer to the promotional question ‘Why do you think your dog should be Simparica Trio Australian Dog Of The Year? (in 150 words or less); upload the Photo (to be uploaded as a JPG file - max. 4MB); confirm that they are the legal dog owner of the dog in the Photo; consent to the terms and conditions of this Promotion and the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and (optional) select the tick box to receive communications or offers from Simparica Trio; and

c) submit the fully completed online entry form

Entries permitted

Multiple entries permitted subject to the following:

  1. limit one (1) entry permitted per dog;
  2. maximum of two (2) entries permitted per household; and
  3. max one (1) prize per person (excludes SA residents); and
  4. each entry must be submitted separately in accordance with the entry instructions above.

Important Note: If the entrant owns more than two (2) dogs and wants to enter more than two (2) dogs in the Promotion, the entrant must contact the Promoter at, and entry for more than two (2) dogs into the Promotion will be subject to approval of the Promoter.

Total Prize Pool

AUD $10,000.00

Prize Description Number of this prize Value (per prize) Winning Method Conditions
The prize is AUD$10,000.00 paid by direct deposit to an Australian bank account in the winner’s name. 1 AUD$10,000.00 Judging The winner must provide their Australian bank account details to the Promoter in order for the prize to be awarded.

Winner notification

The winner will be contacted by using the contact details on file with the Promoter, includes in writing, within seven (7) business days of the judging. The winner will be published on the Zoetis website and Aussie Dog Of The Year website within 7 days of the judging.

Unclaimed Prizes

In the event of an unclaimed prize, the Promoter may at its discretion assign the prize to the entry judged the next best entry, conduct a further judging to award the prize, or withdraw the prize unawarded. The Promoter is under no obligation to award any unclaimed prize.

  1. The entrant agrees and acknowledges that they have read these Conditions of Entry (and Schedule) and that entry into the Promotion is deemed to be acceptance of these Conditions of Entry (and Schedule). Any capitalised terms used in these Conditions of Entry have the meaning given in the Schedule, unless stated otherwise
  2. The Promotion commences on the Start Date and ends on the End Date ("Promotional Period"). Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission or deposit by the entrant. Records of the Promoter and its agencies are final and conclusive as to the time of receipt.
  3. Valid and eligible entries will be accepted during the Promotional Period.
  4. Employees (and their immediate family members) of agencies/companies directly associated with the conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter, businesses involved in determination of winner/s for the Promotion, businesses involved in the management of the Promotion, any organisation benefiting from the Promotion, the Promoter’s distributors, suppliers, subsidiary companies/businesses and associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter. "Immediate family member" means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.
  5. 5. Judging:
    1. The winner will be determined by representatives of the Promoter. Each entry will be judged on the basis of the individual originality, creative merit and literary merit of the Photo uploaded and answer provided to the promotional question.
      1. The best valid entry, as determined by the judges, will win the prize specified in the Schedule above.
      2. The judges may select additional reserve entries which they determine to be the next best, and record them in order, in case of an invalid entry or ineligible entrant.
      3. The winner will be determined by skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. The judges' decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. All reasonable attempts will be made to contact each winner.
  7. If any winner chooses not to take their prize (or is unable to), or does not take or claim a prize by the time specified by the Promoter, or is unavailable, they forfeit the prize and the Promoter is not obliged to substitute the prize.
  8. No part of a prize is exchangeable, redeemable for cash or any other prize or transferable, unless otherwise specified in writing by the Promoter.
  9. If a prize (or portion of a prize) is unavailable the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that portion of the prize) to a prize of equal or greater value and specification.
  10. No entry fee is charged by the Promoter to enter the Promotion. Where entry is allowed online, there is no additional cost to enter the Promotion other than any cost paid by the entrant to access the website or social media platform of entry via their Internet service provider.
  11. The prize will be awarded to the person named in the entry and any entry that is made on behalf of an entrant or by a third party will be invalid. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant or winner, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant or winner.
  12. Entrants' personal information will be collected by the Promoter. Personal information will be stored on the Promoter's database. The Promoter may use this information for future marketing purposes regarding its products, including contacting the entrant electronically. The Promoter is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and its privacy policy which is located at The Promoter's privacy policy contains information about how the entrant may access, update and seek correction of the personal information the Promoter holds about them and how the entrant may complain about any potential breach by the Promoter of the Australian Privacy Principles or any other Australian privacy laws and how such complaints will be dealt with. The Promoter collects personal information about entrants to enable them to participate in this Promotion and may disclose the entrants' personal information to third parties including its contractors and agents, prize suppliers and service providers to assist in conducting this Promotion. If the entrant does not provide their personal information as requested, they may be ineligible to enter or claim a prize in the Promotion. Personal information collected from entrants will not be disclosed to any entity located outside of Australia.
  13. For the purposes of public statements and advertisements, the Promoter may only publish the winner's surname, initial and State/Territory or postcode of residence.
  14. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow a winner to take part in any or all aspects of the prize, if the Promoter determines in their absolute discretion, that a winner is not in the physical or mental condition necessary to be able to safely participate in or accept the prize. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release as determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion, prior to receiving the prize.
  15. If a prize is provided to the Promoter by a third party, the prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the third party prize supplier and the provision of the prize is the sole responsibility of the third party and not the Promoter. The terms and conditions which apply to the prize at the time it is issued to the winner will prevail over these Conditions of Entry, to the extent of any inconsistency. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for any delay or failure by the third party to deliver the prize, any delay or failure relating to the prize itself or failure by the third party to meet any of its obligations in these Conditions of Entry or otherwise.
  16. Any guarantee or warranty given is in addition to any relevant statutory guarantees and warranties and nothing in these Conditions of Entry restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
  17. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and invalidate any affected entries, or suspend or modify a prize.
  18. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to validate and check the authenticity of entries and entrant's details (including an entrant's identity, age and place of residence). In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof as required by the Promoter to validate their entry, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered. Incomplete, indecipherable, inaudible, incorrect and illegible entries, as applicable, will at the Promoter's discretion be deemed invalid and not eligible to win. Entries containing offensive or defamatory comments, or which breach any law or infringe any third party rights, including intellectual property rights, are not eligible to win. The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allows an individual to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited and may render all entries submitted by that individual invalid.
  19. All material submitted on entry (e.g. Photo(s), photo(s), image(s), comment(s), and answer(s) to a promotional question) must NOT: (a) be in breach of any laws, regulations and rights, e.g. any laws regarding intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, etc), defamation and privacy; (b) be defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, contain nudity, aggressive, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable or discriminate/vilify any section of the community with respect to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, origin, sexual preference, mental illness, disability or gender or unsuitable for publication; or (c) contain viruses. Entrants warrant that they own or have the right to license the copyright in any entry submitted by them into this Promotion, for the purposes of this Promotion, that no rights have been granted to any third party in respect of any such entry which would prevent the entry being used as contemplated by this Promotion, and that the use by the Promoter of any such entry will not breach any laws or infringe the rights of any person (including without limitation with respect to privacy, intellectual property and defamation). Entrants must obtain prior consent from any person or from the owner(s) of any property that appears in their entry. By entering, all entrants license and grant the Promoter, its affiliates and sub-licensees an exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display their entry (including any portion of their entry) for any purpose, including but not limited to future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes, in any media, without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. Entrants further agree, upon request by the Promoter, to assign all of their rights, title and interest (including copyright) in and to their entry to the Promoter and to sign any legal documentation to confirm such assignment. Entrants agree that their entry is their original work and does not infringe the rights of third parties, or that they have obtained full prior consent from any person who has jointly created or has any rights in the aforementioned material. Entrants consent to any use of their entry that may otherwise infringe their moral rights. Entrants are responsible for all entries they submit on entry. The Promoter will not be liable for any entries, to the extent permitted by law. The Promoter reserves the right to remove, request removal or decline to publish any entry or portion of an entry for any reason whatsoever, including if in breach of these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter will have no liability to entrants if it exercises this right and entrants must comply with any request made by the Promoter pursuant to this paragraph.The entrant warrants and represents that any material sent or provided by the entrant to the Promoter will not infringe any copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any third party (including moral rights) and that the entrant has all rights to use the materials and has obtained all necessary consents to comply with any relevant privacy and/or confidentiality requirements. Entrants agree to indemnify the Promoter for any breach of the Terms and Conditions including this clause.
  20. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify entries in the event of non-compliance with these Conditions of Entry. In the event that there is a dispute concerning the conduct of the Promotion or claiming a prize, the Promoter will resolve the dispute in direct consultation with the entrant. If the dispute cannot be resolved the Promoter’s decision will be final.
  21. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person's negligence or wilful misconduct) in connection with this Promotion or accepting or using any prize (or recommendation), except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
  22. The entrant will participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable marketing and editorial activities relating to the Promotion, including (but not limited to) being recorded, photographed, filmed or interviewed and acknowledges that the Promoter may use any such marketing and editorial material without further reference or compensation to them.
  23. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications and the entrant must seek their own independent financial advice in regards to the tax implications relating to the prize or acceptance of the prize.
  24. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of these rights.