Petmania Ireland, along with competition partner, BETA has named Cloud a Greengrass Lurcher from Galway the Petmania Puppy of the Year 2020.

The 2020 Puppy of the Year competition received a massive 31,051 votes from across Ireland. The competition  was ruff, but Cloud was named top-dog having defeated hundreds of adorable puppies from all over the country.

The talented, obedient pooch has scooped up prizes worth over €1,500 including a luxury staycation to the dog-friendly Enniscoe House, Mayo with its humans thanks to Ireland’s Blue Book. Cloud is now the reigning champion and becomes the face of Petmania Ireland for 2020/21 and will feature in her own professional photoshoot. Each of the finalists representing Petmania’s 12 stores nationwide and its online store received a finalist’s rosette and gift from the competition partner, pet food manufacturer, BETA.

 Cloud’s pet-parent, Áine Ni Fhaoláin said,

“Cloud is an absolutely stunning little puppy and we’re thrilled to bits to have won the Puppy of the Year. She has a beautiful merle coat and amazing unique eyes so she’ll be absolutely fabulous in any ad campaign for Petmania! She’s a very playful little rascal and she puts smiles on a lot of faces. Cloud has a ferocious appetite so we are happy to receive a year’s supply of BETA dog food! Thanks a million for picking Cloud.”

Cloud is a little ray of sunshine and already a social media star with her own Insta-account, Her favourite song is Hound Dog by Elvis Pawsley, her favourite film is “K-9” and her special talents include, receiving belly rubs, posing for the camera, playing fetch and eating until her little belly is swollen! Áine and her partner, Dathaí already had Cloud’s older sibling Maya but she was so lonely in lockdown, having to socially distance from her brother Finn, that the couple decided to adopt Cloud at the beginning of October and the two dogs are now best friends.

Emily Miller of Petmania Ireland said,

 “Cloud really stood out to all of the judges  of this year’s Puppy of the Year. She’s a beautiful puppy who has developed the most amazing family bond with her big sister Maya and her human parents Daithi and Áine. Her family story of separation during 2020 resonated with all the judges and the light that she has brought to her family reminds us all that despite everything that is happening at the moment, that we will prevail and get to see our loved ones again soon. Not only that, but her humans have made sure she is growing up to be well mannered, full of personality, and despite her stunning looks not in the least a diva. We can’t wait to welcome into our Grooming Studio in Galway and we are delighted to have Cloud on our team.”

Petmania is Ireland’s largest pet-retailer. The Irish owned pet experts and grooming studios would like to reassure customers that it will remain open throughout Level 5. Visit the online store to arrange a home delivery, click and collect or carry to car service.

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