The owner of the winning dog crowned Simparica Trio Australian Dog of the Year will WIN $10,000 cash. that’s a lot of treats!
Our judging panel will select the winner based on your 150 words or less submission about why your dog should be crowned winner.
Thank you to all entrants this year, we loved reading the thousands of amazing entries and had a very tough decision to make in just choosing one! We are thrilled to announce our Aussie Dog Of The Year winner 2023 is Raffie - a Kelpie cross from Victoria.
Raffie is an incredible dog, she brings such joy to so many friends and family (once she picked up on a total strangers seizures coming on in a Bunnings store, minutes before his symptoms had even started. She just had to get to this man and started pawing at his leg. After talking about dogs he started having pins and needles, that’s when he knew he had an episode coming on and needed to take medication and we realized Raffie knew, never being trained for this before). Fighting lymphoma s ince May last year, she’s undergone numerous chemo treatments. You would never know. She’s been through so much in her short life yet still absolutely loves life, nothing gets her down. She radiates happiness to those around her. She is such a special girl. Forever grateful to have her by my side, she’s a true inspiration 💕”
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”.
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. Read more Close
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 ADOTY@zoetis.com.au.
Start date: 21/08/23 at 09:00 am AEST
End date: 29/10/23 at 11:59 pm AEDT
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”);
c) submit the fully completed online entry form
Multiple entries permitted subject to the following:
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 ADOTY@zoetis.com.au, and entry for more than two (2) dogs into the Promotion will be subject to approval of the Promoter.
Total Prize Pool
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|Value (per prize)
|The prize is AUD$10,000.00 paid by direct deposit to an Australian bank account in the winner’s name.
|The winner must provide their Australian bank account details to the Promoter in order for the prize to be awarded.
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.
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.