Pet business insurance provider, Protectivity has launched a competition to find the best pandemic pet in the UK.
When the UK went into lockdown back in March 2020, Brits quickly found their lives and routines turned upside down. However, as people were unable to see their friends and family and with usual social and leisure activities restricted, pet owners around the country found a huge source of comfort in their animal friends.
Many viral videos have emerged over the last year, making light of the way that our pets may be enjoying the company and additional attention they are receiving while we spend more time at home.
However, these videos also highlight just how important our pets have been at providing us with routine, a way to relax and also a source of comfort during this difficult time.
Since pets up and down the country have such an impact on their owners’ lives, with each pet and owner having their own unique bond, Protectivity is asking households to share their lockdown pet stories in a bid to find the UK’s ‘Best Pet’.
What can you win?
The winning entrant will receive £100 of vouchers split between Canvas Creatures and Pet Planet to purchase a treat for both themselves and their pet. A further £100 will also be donated to the animal charity of the winner’s choice.
Sean Walsh, Marketing Manager at Protectivity comments: “Our pets really can make a huge difference to our lives and I think we’ve really seen the true extent of this over the last 12 months or so in particular. We know that previous studies have shown that dogs can have a de-stressing effect on us, with dogs also used for therapy purposes in prisons and other settings – but the same can be said for other pets too.
“Over the last year, all of our pets, whatever species, have provided us with not just company but a focus and purpose too. When at our lowest points, knowing that we have a responsibility of care for our pets can be just enough to get us up in the morning. So that being said, if your pet has made a real difference to your life during the pandemic, we’d love to hear your stories.”
How to enter
To enter, click on the link below and fill out the entry form to let us know just how your pets have helped your over the last year. Don’t forget to include your best snaps of your pet too.
The competition closes on 23rd February, so get entering to be in with the chance of winning. You can view the T&Cs here.