People invited to enter their purr-fect pet pics in national competition

People are being invited to submit their cute pet pics
People are being invited to submit their cute pet pics

Animal owners are being invited to submit their favourite photos as part of a nationwide competition to find the purr-fect pet picture.

Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is again giving pet owners the chance to enter a photograph of their animal friend looking its most ‘at home’.

The move follows the success of last year’s Pets Make A Home competition.

The housebuilder wants to see this year’s best pictures of cute cats, adorable dogs and gorgeous guinea

pigs in their favourite place at home, whether they’re stretching out on the bed, curling up on the sofa,

sunbathing on the windowsill – or enjoying a more unusual spot they’ve made their own.

The photo with the most votes each day during the competition will win a fabulous pet hamper, courtesy

of Armitage Pet Care – whilst the photo with the most votes overall will win £500 worth of high street


Results from last year’s Pets Make A Home competition reveal some interesting facts about our love for

our (mostly) furry four-legged friends: Dogs made up 73 per cent of entries, Staffordshire bull terriers were the most common choice of breed in our competition, with 150 submissions.

Cats made up 22 per cent of entries. And the remaining five per cent of entries were made up of everything from the common rabbit to more unusual species, such as bearded dragons, raccoons, tortoises, owls and geckos.

This year’s competition launches on September 7 and entries will be accepted until October 2.

Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We were delighted with the success of last year’s Pets Make A Home competition, which left us in no doubt that pets really do make a house a home!

“We saw some dashing dogs, cuddly kittens, friendly furries and beautiful birds, and heard some amazing stories about them too, so we can’t wait to see the pictures that pet owners submit this time round!”

Pet owners will be able to enter photos of their pet by visiting and entering

their details via the specially created app.

Twitter and Instagram users can also enter by tweeting or posting their image via their own account with

the hashtag #TWPetsMakeAHome.

Entrants will receive a response message thanking them for their

entry as confirmation. Alternatively, pet owners can submit their image on the Taylor Wimpey Facebook

page or by emailing

People can then visit the Taylor Wimpey website and Facebook page to view the entries and vote for

their favourite pet.