The time is almost here when you, the ‘Tiser readers, can vote to crown the winner in a Pet Of The Year competition backed by the paper.
We have joined forces with Chambers Pet Supplies on Bath Street and John Booth Photography, which has a studio above the store, to bring you the competition.
And what a response we have had with a staggering total of 177 entries.
Now it is your chance to choose your favourites. For the paper will carry a bumper eight-page special next week (May 23) featuring pictures of all the prized pooches, fantastic felines and even more exotic animals from a snake to bearded dragons.
You can then vote for those you would like to see scoop prizes.
You can do that by text or by submitting a form that will be printed as part of the Pet Of The Year special.
Alternatively you can vote at Chambers.
The eventual winner will land a giant canvas print, provided by John Booth Photography, of the top pet and a £50 voucher to spend at Chambers.
Second prize is a smaller canvas and a £30 voucher for the pet store, while third prize is also a canvas and a £20 voucher for Chambers.
Prints of the photos taken of all the entrants are also available to buy.
Tiser editor Martin Hutton said: “This has been a great competition so far and the response from everyone in the area has been outstanding.
“The partnership between the paper, Chambers and John Booth has worked brilliantly with four photo-sessions for hopefuls to attend being packed out.
“But now the competition is sure to hot up with a whole host of pets that will appeal to our readers, from loveable dogs to positively prehistoric-looking tortoises.
“Make sure you pick up a copy of the paper next week to check out all the entries .”