Polaris – Cavan Nose of Tralee 2023

Meet your Cavan celebrity – the 2023 Nose of Cavan, Polaris.

Name: Polaris

County: Cavan

Age: 8 months

Breed: Border collie

Special Skill: Born deaf so learning hand signals rather than verbal commands

Favourite Food: Hot Dogs

Favourite Toy: Mr Hippo

Favourite Place to Sleep: Anywhere usually upside down!!

Favourite Activity: Playing & walks

Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout: Local forest walk (Nuns walk behind Cavan museum in Ballyjamesduff)

Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? Ate my wicker basket bed

How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? My owners adopted me from Galway SPCA & I now live with my sister Adria who is an English pointer.

What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever? I am very smart & friendly. I love to kiss & lick everybody & have cuddles.

Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? To promote dogs with disabilities. We make great pets & are often overlooked.

How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? Had a photo shoot, created posters to put up in local shops, got Cavan SPCA charity shop to ask all customers to vote, posted on social media

What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? Meeting all the other noses even if it was only virtually!! Spreading the word about the competition & doing interviews

What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Get as much press as possible & get the word out on social media

How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? I love being the centre of attention anyway!! Now people stop to talk to me all the time & everyone knows my good girl signal (thumbs up)

If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? I am already a superhero, my nickname is The White Tornado due to my speed & destructive powers 😂😂

Where Can Your Fans Follow You Online? My mummy’s Facebook & instagram accounts