A BIG congratulations to our Series 4 Competition Winner, Robyn Bashford, and her very lucky dog Mindy who has won the Pet-friendly Travel Pack worth over $2200.

The prize includes a $250 PETstock gift card and Travel Essentials Bundle valued at over $600, an Ezy Dog travel pack valued at almost $300, an ‘Adaptil’ or ‘Feliway’ Calm Pack valued over $340, $500 RRP worth of Big Dog Pet Foods Freeze-dried products and ‘Snuffle Mat’ and a year’s supply of Vitapet dog treats valued at $220.

It was so wonderful to hear how many of our viewers and readers love traveling with their dogs. It is obvious how much everyone who is part of the Pooches at Play community loves their dogs, so it makes it really tough to only be able to choose one winner.

When judging the entries we look for that something ‘special’ in someone’s entry and I hope you will agree that this poem by Robyn was not only a great poem, but it also weaved in some of pretty pawsome mentions of some of our prize sponsors.

Here’s the poem that earned our Series 4 Competition Winner Robyn and ‘Mindy’ the prize.  A big round of applause and thank you once again to everyone who entered.   A special shout out to Tenille Goves who also wrote a great poem…I will be sending out a little consolation prize to acknowledge how close it was, and a token thank you prize to three others who were a little creative with their entries including Laura Van Dinther and ‘Levi’, Sharleen Wright and ‘Truffles’, Cherise Childs and her Border Collie ‘Merlo’.

An ode to Mindy…

Mindy, my white Cavoodle,
Is my favourite travelling friend,
Just her and me, we like to explore
Each place from end to end.
She’s an Ezydog to travel with,
Adaptil keeps her steady,
We stock up at Petstock as we go,
With Vitapet treats at the ready.
We make new friends along the way,
She alerts me when trouble is near,
She keeps me active, not lonely and bored,
She has a great listening ear.
We’ve been on lots of adventures,
She’s my snuggle-buddy in bed,
Without her, I wouldn’t travel,
So isn’t that enough said?

The competition is now closed but you can still view the Terms & Conditions HERE.

Thank you also to everyone who tuned in to watch our pet-friendly travel special for Series 4.   If you haven’t yet seen past episodes you can check out Series 1 – 3 here.

And don’t forget to use our ‘search’ facility to find the answers to any training, behaviour, health and other dog care topics you may need some help with as a happy, health pooch means a happy home!  🙂

Till next time, Lara


About the Author: Lara Shannon is co-Host of Pooches at Play and has completed a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training with the National Dog Trainers Federation. Lara also runs her own dog training, minding and walking business in Melbourne’s Bayside area.