Pet Hero Of The Year

Is your pet more than just a pet?

Have they been your rock through a difficult time, or even done something extraordinary?

We want to raise awareness of just how heroic our four-legged friends can be. From May until July 2019, we’ll be running a Pet Hero of the Year campaign, inviting owners to share stories of their pets’ heroic actions.

We’ll read every story and crown our Pet Hero of the Year after the competition’s closing date in July.

Does this sound like your pet?

Of course, all pets are heroes. They adore us, cuddle us and often provide hours of entertainment free-of-charge, asking little more than food and suitable exercise in return. But has your pet gone above and beyond? Would their actions give even the most impressive working animals a run for their money?

If so, let us know!

The winner:

The dog, cat or rabbit that we deem to be the most heroic will win an annual membership to the Pet Health Club & 1 year’s supply of pet food. Terms & Conditions apply.

How to enter:

The competition is open to UK resident dog, cat and rabbit owners. To enter, just send us a photo of your pet and explain (in 300 words or so) why they’re your hero.

You can enter by:

Facebook: Comment on this post or post to the Pet Health Club page. All entries must include #PHChero​​

Instagram: Post a photo of your pet, tagging @thepethealthclub and adding #PHChero. (Please note: if your account is private, we won’t be able to see your post and your entry will not be effective!)

Twitter: Post a photo of your pet, tagging @thepethealthclub and adding #PHChero. (Please note: if your account is private, we won’t be able to see your post and your entry will not be effective!)

Email: Email us your story and photo of your pet to

Post: send your photo and explanation to:
FAO Pet Health Club Hero
Independent Vetcare
The Chocolate Factory
BS31 8AU

Closing date for entry will be 11:59pm on 7th July 2019.

Good luck to owners and of course, good luck to their incredible pets!

Terms & Conditions
The promoter is: Independent Vetcare Ltd (company no. 7746795) whose registered office is at The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AU.
The competition is open to owners of eligible pets, who are residents of the United Kingdom and aged 18 years or over.
Employees of Independent Vetcare, their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition, may not enter the competition.
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
Entries can be made by email, post or social media platforms as detailed in the competition instructions.
Only one entry will be accepted per person/pet.
Dogs, cats and rabbits are the only eligible pets for entry into the competition. 
The animal must spend the majority of its day as a domestic pet.
Closing date for entry will be 11:59pm on 7th July 2019. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
The provider cannot accept responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason.
The prize is annual membership to the Pet Health Club & 1 year’s supply of pet food (Nature’s Range for dogs and cats and Burgess Excel range for rabbits). Pet Health Club membership is only available at selected veterinary practices, details of which can be found at
The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
The Prize can only be redeemed at a Pet Health Club Vet Practice
Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges appointed by the promoter, which will include at least one judge independent of the promoter.
The winner will be notified by email or via the social media platform on which the entry was made within 10 working days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize and pick a replacement winner. In the event that full name and contact details are not provided at the time of entry, the winner must provide these details prior to claiming the prize.
The promoter will notify the winner regarding when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and the promoter’s privacy policy which is available on our website.
The winner will be asked to participate in media promotions and other marketing communications, potentially including radio, TV and online video.
The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The promoter reserves the right to change or cancel the competition, without notice in the event of unforeseeable circumstances or technical reasons outside their control, with no liability to any entrants.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.