Exmouth business owner celebrates pet contest success

PUBLISHED: 09:32 04 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:41 04 May 2016

Juniper's winning photo of the pugs and her cavaliers.

Juniper's winning photo of the pugs and her cavaliers.


An Exmouth business owner is celebrating winning a national daily pet picture competition.

Taylor Wimpey runs a nationwide photo competition to find the country’s most adorable pets.

The developer encouraged pet owners to submit photos of their animals in their homes or gardens, with a new winner chosen by public vote.

Juniper Connal, who runs a dog boarding business from her home submitted a picture of her three pet cavaliers Tia, Tabatha and Toffee – relaxing on the stairs along with three guest pugs Geordie, Ruby and Yufi, which was announced as a daily winner.

She said: “I often have a few dogs here, so I have lots of nice photos, but many people said they thought this one looked cute, so I submitted it for the competition and was really pleased to find out it had won.

“Tia, who’s at the top of the stairs in the photo, loves playing with balls on Exmouth beach, while Tabatha, the next one down, is very playful and snores so loudly I have to turn the TV up. Toffee is terrified of the world outside but inside she’s really happy and sweet, and very friendly with all the guest dogs, helping them feel safe.”

Daily winners of Taylor Wimpey’s Pets Make A Home competition were awarded a personalised pet gift, while the overall winner is to be announced before the end of May.

Submissions will be judged by managing director Vince Hogan and professional pet photographer Robert Ashton.

The overall winner will receive high street vouchers of up to £500.

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