Pet Sitters Ireland Nose of Tralee 2021 (Finalists)

A big Congratulations to those who have made it through to the final 32 of the Nose of Tralee.

Listed below is a representative for each of the counties in Ireland – who will now go on to compete for the title of Nose of Tralee 2021.

What To Do If You Have Made The Final 32 Noses

  1. Email with your name, address and the name of your pet. Or fill out a contact form with the information.
  2. We will be posting out your finalists sash for your pet over the next few days and we will also be inviting you to join our Noses Facebook Group where you can meet all the previous years Noses.
  3. Once you receive the sash you need to take another photo and re enter your pet in the finals. We will provide the link via email to do this.

When Will The Winner Of the Nose Of Tralee 2021 Announced?

  • Voting starts again on the 3rd August.
  • The winner will be announced on the 24th August after a public vote.

Pet Sitters Ireland Nose of Tralee 2021 (Final 32)



Paterdales are renowned for their persistence so Jake’s having another go after being voted the Antrim Nose 2020. It was so much fun we decided to enter again this year. I can sum up Jake’s personality & how he has enriched my life by spelling out his name. J is for joy – Jake takes EVERY opportunity to have fun, never runs out of energy & is delighted to meet every man, woman & dog that crosses his path on our daily walks. He would chase a ball all day long if he could. As a retired working dog his favourite place is a field, where he zooms around like a pup. A is for adaptable. Jake has taken the transition from working dog to pampered pooch completely in his stride. I can take him anywhere, he sits in dog friendly establishments and sips Pupaccinos like he was born to it rather than to a life of hard graft. K is for King, Jake has captured my heart and won’t be giving up prime position any time soon. Finally, E is for everlasting, the bond that we share. We are joined at the hip, Jake and I, and I am grateful for every day I get to spend with this happy, cuddly, intelligent, curious, hilarious wee chap.




Setters have a great nose .I have mine in all kinds of mischief that I nose I’ll get away with because I nose I’m cute.




She is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet. She smiles all the time and just loves company of all types. She loves dogs and humans equally and gets most excited when people want to talk to her or pet her. She absolutely loves swimming and the beach even though she’s nine she twirls and yelps like a puppy when she sees the sea. Heidi rescued me just over 5 years ago when she was 4. When she first came to out home she was anxious but while she had every reason to be mistrusting of humans she welcomed us with open paws into her heart. Heidi is by my side all the time and we do everything together, she doesn’t know she’s big and scary to some people but when she realises people are afraid she’ll lay down and crawl quietly to their side so they don’t feel afraid. Heidi is so intuitive and kind you can really sense her soul when you meet her. She’s mature and really good girl but when Ted is in the wash she sits by the machine until they’re reunited. ( that’s Ted in the photo) I think Heidi would make an amazing nose of the year because she embodies the best of what dogs bring to our lives and anyone would be lucky to just meet her. I realise just how luck I am to have to share my life. Also, she smiles on command and loves the Camera ha ha


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Hi my name is Mia. I love to jump and run around the house, I love talking to people and telling them what I want. I love to play ball, especially my nerf dog nerf gun that shoots tennis balls away for me to run for. I also love the water but I’ll never get my tail or my ears wet!! I go running every day with mammy but sometimes I run too fast when I get excited by the birds and squirrels in the forest, I really just want to be their friend. My best friend is Lexi who lives in Tipperary with my mammys family. I visit her as often as I can and we play lots and chase eachother around the table in the garden! I didnt get to see Lexi during covid but I’m excited to be able to play with her now! I’m super excited for my mammy and daddy to get married next year and I’m excited to be the dog of honour on the day! I think I would be the bestest Nose of Tralee doggy because I am so friendly, I’m also super nosey and always like to know what everyone is doing and I love playing and talking to all types of dogs and people! Love of love, Mia! Xoxo



My 21 year old Dandie Dinmont Murphy. He returned to Ireland with me from Australia in 2009. He is a rescue dog that had 7 homes before I was lucky enough to win his love. This picture was taken last week just a week after he had surgery to remove a growth from his mouth. He is the ultimate little fighter. That nose has gotten him into a lot of mischief over the years. He has mountains of attitude and has won the respect of every dog in our local woods. That ear that is sticking up is permanently at high alert in case he is missing out on a walk or food. I love this little man and I am privileged that I have had his love for so many years. The Dandie was bred for hunting otters in the 15th century. Unfortunately they are getting rarer now. But he is a perfect example of this wonderful breed. He is brave, feisty, energetic, funny, quirky, loving and strong. At 21 years of age he is as eager as ever to play and explore. He is the boss and long may that last.



I am Gerry, I am Greek and I am 6.5 in human years! My last name was given to my because of my colour and I am a Golden Retriever! In 2018, I decided to move to Ireland, specifically Cork with my humans. I based my decision on the fact that Ireland has the most green fields and parks in the whole world. Cork is a pawsome place to live, I’ve made numerous friends in my daily walks. My plan this year is to be the next Nose of Tralee and show everyone how I much I appreciate their hospitality.

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Bitsy is a 4 year old Derry girl 😀. Bitsy has had a hard start in life. Left to stray on the streets with a shattered leg, she was rescued by pet fbi. After specialist surgery we fostered Bitsy to help with her recovery. Needless to say after a few weeks we knew she had already found her forever home. Bitsy loves life, she is happy & contented. Her favourite hobby is eating, singing along to Nathan Carter & protecting us from the postman or anyone else who dares come within a mile of our house. Her brother Jack & late sister dolly dotes both were both Derry modi’s in the past, so the pressure is in Bitsy bop to carry on the tradition. No better woman to do it. She has shown us that no matter what you come up against in life, just keep going & don’t give up. Go Bitsy ❤️.


Scooby 007

Scooby 007 should win the nose of Tralee because he is the best dog, he is very gentle and loyal, he can do some mean tricks and just loves obstacle courses, he loves to hate cats but made an exception with our new rescue cat Elvis,.he really helped us all through the lock down.. he is my special agent and we have a great BOND and I love him.I 💘❤



Nose of Tralee Abby is only 2 years old but has had such a difficult start to life. At a young age she was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia and bilateral patellar luxation which sadly has resulted in her developing arthritis at a very young age. She was only 1 when she had her first major orthopaedic surgery on her knee last June which sadly was unsuccessful and Abby became very depressed. Only 9 weeks after her first surgery she had to go back in for further surgery on the same leg. Our plan had been for Abby to have further surgery on her other knee the following year but unfortunately just before Christmas, Abby become very unwell again so her surgery was brought forward to the week before Christmas. Within 6 months, Abby had underwent 3 major orthopaedic surgeries and all while she was just a year old. We hope Abby will not have any further surgery this year, as she needs and absolutely deserves a break as she has been through so much in her short life. Thankfully she has amazing vets & hydrotherapists who look after her on a regular basis with her laser, acupuncture, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy – their constant support is what got Abby through the last 2 years. We are so proud of her as Abby has had to spend a lot of time at the vets despite her having anxiety, she has coped remarkably well. We are so blessed and grateful that Abby is still here, she truly is a miracle.


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Theo with his infectious smile should be the nose of tralee. His smile can light up any room and boost moods immensely. No matter what happens he makes everything so much better with his smile, licks and his heart full of love

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This is the fabulous Meg who celebrated her 7th birthday on the 2nd of June. She is sure a joy to have around you and puts smiles on everyone including her doggy friends. Meg loves long walks, playing with the ball and chasing her friends the cats and bridies outside. Meg is an adorable collie who will make you fall in love with her within seconds. She would make a brilliant nose of Tralee because she is so fuffly,warm and gives you and everyone around her big hugs and kisses.




Finn is a one year old red setter with lots of energy and gets up to all kinds of mischief whether it’s grabbing something off the table and making a run for it or hiding his toys in different places each night incase anyone dares to touch them. Finn loves to use his paws to bang on his food box to let you know it’s dinner time. Finn loves the car so much he whines until you open both back windows to ensure he won’t miss a thing on either side of his journeys. He sure likes getting his own way!! Finn would make a great nose of Tralee because that snout can sniff absolutely everything so much so that he knows exactly which drawer I’ve hid his treats in. He’s full of attitude but he brings a smile to everyone’s face whose lucky enough to meet him.



I believe Ispini would make the perfect Nose of Tralee for his sass, attitude and sheer disregard of rules, authority or decorum of any kind! As far as Ispini is concerned this is his world and we are merely living in it! Every day is like a Netflix series with him around – one day a comedy when he runs around the house with a tea towel on his head, the next day a drama when he whines continuously if we are not in the same room, the next a thriller when he decides to make death drying jumps off the couch, and all too often a horror when he decides that going outside to the toilet is over rated so uses a brand new rug as his lavatory! We love him for his unique and quirky personality … we always wanted a dog with a difference and that is exactly what we got with Ispini. He is half a dog but a dog and half high with a personality bigger than a Great Dane! While his stubbornness drives me round the bend at times it’s the trait I love most about him and makes him the character he is! We got him in January and as cheesy as it sounds he has really completed our family. He was the light of our lockdown and he will be part of all our future adventures when things open up again. His small stature and cute waddle brings a smile to everyone’s face that he meets and I can’t help saying “who is the most handsome dog” about a million times a day! I know I am biased and have gone full dog mom in this entry but I really do believe Ispini is one in a trillion and I am willing to wear off the ear of anyone who will listen! I want to share Ispinis cuteness with the nation as I think his adorable face and whopper personality is truly deserving of the Nose of Tralee title! Pick Ispini and I guarantee you won’t regret it – he would carry the title with pride and fulfill any duties required (for a decent amount of snacks of course)! You would be a silly sausage not to pick ISPINI FOR NOSE OF TRALEE!


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Teddy Ban Bear

Our bichon frise Teddy Bán Bear, in our opinion and a lot of others too, would be the best candidate for the Nose of Tralee 2021. He is the most lovable, loyal, playful, adorable and clever ball of fur. He’s very polite providing paw shakes with anyone who asks and quite cool giving fist bumps with the kids. He’s super cute and loves to pose as you can see from his pictures.  He loves to snuggle and be snuggled. He’s very sensitive to others emotions and will always try diffuse any situation with a play of his toys. He has so much love to give and is not shy in letting us know. To us he’s one of the family to others a cute and cuddly friend. He was a semi-finalist for Kildare in last years Nose of Tralee competition but fingers and paws crossed he will win this year.



Bowie always has a smile for everyone and has a kind, friendly and fun nature. He is our Teddy bear and would make a great nose of tralee. He cheers everyone up even on our walks.


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Garvin is a very special rescue boy still learning to trust humans after a terrible start to life but look how incredibly handsome this boy has turned out to be despite everything


Mr Wilson

Mr Wilson has just turned one. He is the most loveable, loyal boy and will try his paw at anything. He loves to come on hikes, swimming and playing with his tennis ball. Mr Wilson has changed our family for the better. He loves everyone one he meets. He is a beautiful blenheim king charles cavalier spaniel. He loves to learn new tricks and so far he can sit, lay down, rollover, give paw, wait and speak. He loves to walk off lead and had great recall. I am very proud to say Mr Wilson is our dog! 🐕😍

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Beautiful Bichon 1 year old Yana, born in Tralee but residing now in Limerick would be honoured to claim the title of her ancestral home and make her kin in the kingdom proud. She is an outgoing lady, loves meeting new people and hanging out with her pawpals. Hobbies include going on long walks, cat watching, fine dining and snoozing. Yana for no. 1!



I’m Bagheera, yes that’s me. Ive travelled from Russia, over the deep blue sea. My new home’s not far from Ballinalee! I’m a Great Dane but proudly now Irish, you see! I’m big and I’m strong and I love to run free I’m a real gentle giant and as kind as can be, that’s why I’d be the best choice for The Nose of Tralee!

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Winny McFloof

The pale moon was rising above Cooley mountains The sun was declining when a kitten found me Born to a stray on our bed in the winter We gave her the beautiful name of Winny She was floofy and cute as a bee in the summer Yet, ’twas not her beauty alone that won me Oh no! ‘Twas the spark in her eyes ever gleaming That made me love Winny, the Nose of Tralee❤
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Herro Hoomans! My name is Murphy and I am a 5 year old cockapoo. I live with my Mam in Mayo and as you can see, I am never happier than when I’m on the beach. All my pawfriends would agree that there is nothing better than rolling in stinky seaweed, running into the sea after the waves, getting sand ALL over your fur and chasing the seagulls. It’s even better when its windy! It makes me go extra crazy and wild! Me and my Mam are best friends and she takes such good care of me by making sure I get to walk on the beach a few times a week because I love it so much. She takes lots of photos of me which she said you can look at on Instagram (whatever that is)! Does it mean I get treatos? My hooman thinks I should win because she says I’ve helped her get through some tough times, I’m always by her side and make her happy. (I just stay close by in case she has treats- jokes, I love her really)! If we won, we would be very happy and would bark all about it on our instagram page and promote our local county of Mayo which is very beautiful. Thanks for considering us and if you’re ever in Mayo, please let us know and we’ll meet you on the beach for a windy walk! Don’t forget the treats, luv Murph
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This is Holly ( she is Georges sister, I entered him and I did nt want her to feel left out!) Holly is also a black (and somewhat grey) lab and is the ripe old age of 15 and half. We have had her in our lives since she was 8 weeks old and she is such a huge part of our family. About the house she is my little shadow, ‘helping’ out (well she thinks she is helping by standing looking and wagging her tail) and following me about everywhere . She has always been such a gentle soul everyone and every dog loves to meet her. She is a special girl and even has her own tagline – ‘Everydays a Hollyday’. Love my girl!



This is My Girl Honie, she is approximately 8 months old, she is a very lively Border collie Mix.. Honie would make an amazing 2021 Co Monaghans Nose, She loves the attention of the general public and she just has so much energy, love , and kindness to give to people, Children ADORE her as she is always ready to play fetch and when she wants something , she is very smart and knows by giving the paw she will receive treats,, she can really work an audience, I would love for my girl Honie to be Co Monaghan’s Nose of 2021.. So Vote Honie to be the queen ..



Roxy would make a great nose of tralee because she IS a nose ! 🙂 Always 2 steps ahead investigating everything, but she’s my queen and my best friend ! Always together through lifes ups and downs ! She deserves a crown and would carry her title with pride !



Because he is awful scruffy but awful cute and has a fabulous nose. He is an Irish Glen of Imaal terrier, native Irish breed. Eli loves collecting rubbish, his nickname is Steptoe for those that can remember the programme lol. Eli loves people, loves his mammy the best and sleeps on her feet every evening.


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This will be our third year in a row trying to make it to the next stage, hopefully this is our year 😇 Zeena is not your typical German Shepherd she acts about half her size thinks she can sit on your lap for a cuddle and is the biggest sweetheart ❤ Here’s to representing Sligo in the Finals 🥰



I think that Dallas deserves to be crowned this year’s Nose of Tralee because she has beaten all of the odds to be here today. I never intended on getting a dog but on the 03rd of July 2017 I brought this little bundle of fluff home and ever since she has made every aspect of my life better. She has been with me through house moves, relationships ending, career changes and the one thing I could always rely on was a wagging tail waiting for me every morning when I opened my eyes. On the 14th of February 2021 two days after celebrating her fourth birthday Dallas suffered a massive seizure and was rushed to the emergency vet where we ultimately discovered that she had a portosystemic shunt and her liver was not functioning properly. I was told to prepare myself for the worst and we had an awful few days of thinking that we would have to say goodbye. Thankfully a CAT scan revealed that the shunt was operable and Dallas had surgery to close it on the 11th of March. She was an absolute hero throughout the entire recovery period and now nearly 14 weeks on from surgery continues to amaze me everyday. Dallas’ future is still uncertain but the surgery means that my dog can live a normal doggy life filled with walks, rubs and love. I cannot thank her amazing vet team enough. Dallas is truly my best friend. She gives me so much and asks for so little. I would love for her to have the honour of being titled this year’s Nose of Tralee.



Bailey is a lovable rogue he’s affectionate obedient and a cheeky divil all in one. He is a 2 1/2 year old Rottweiller. I believe Bailey deserved to win this prestigious prize the Nose of Tralee as Rottweilers are always over looked always badly judged as dangerous dogs and shunned by society. There’s no such thing as a bad dog, just possibly wrong matched breeds with inexperienced owners who don’t understand the breed. I’d love for Bailey to win to show the world Rottweilers are the most loving and loyal companions just as much as the more socially acceptable breeds in society. He obeys commands sits stays give paw lies down gives high five comes on command he’s amazing. He loves nothing more than to play ball and be made a fuss off he loves attention and affection and is a real mammys boy and really deserves to win. Thank you in hope Emma & Bailey 🐾


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I think my Hero would make a great Nose Of Tralee 2021 because he has the superpower to make anyone smile! He’s full of fun – whether he’s at home, on a walk, in school or sticking his head out the car window! He has over 700 Instagram followers so he’s a great influencer as well as a great model – I think those are some qualities a Nose would need!



So, my name is Edward and I’m a Bichon Frise I love any type of food and will steal what I sees. I’m an older boy now I was 10 years old in May But I act like a puppy and love lots of play. I’ve three girl Bichons here too, Tuppy Roise and Bella They can be annoying but if I’m honest I’m real lucky fella. I love my red ball and if I lose it, you’d swear I was dying When I get it back, I suck it like a soother and stop my crying. I love hot buttered toast and a drop of Mummy’s tea I have her wrapped around my four paws you see. At night time Ill whinge till she’s ready to sit in her chair And I can climb up and sit near her head where I can smell her hair. She’s the best Mammy ever and knew last year when I got sick She took me to the dreaded vet and thank God she got there quick. I had kidney stones and my bladder was sore they told Mammy I could die And it broke my heart as she left me there, all I could do was cry. But after my BIG operation and few days there we made our escape When we got home, she pampered me and a nice juicy steak she did make. I spend my days sitting on the window barking at anything that stirs Its mainly the postman birds and that fat cat that lays in my garden and purrs. She’s my number enemy she just sits there being lazy And sometimes she’ll come and sit on my window and that drives me crazy. Mammy had to stop putting flowers on my window sill Cause I’ve lost count of the number of vases of flowers I spill! I’m not a bold boy I’m just the king of this castle And I’d prefer if that cat didn’t give me no hassle. So, I think I’ve shared most of my story Id really love to be considered your winner. Id take Mammy and the family somewhere tasty for dinner!



She is strong, pretty, has a great sense of smell with a cute button nose. She was found abandoned in our garden at 2 weeks old and we were not sure if she would survive the night and look at her now. She deserves to win after her tough start.


Buachaill Ispíní Dána

Buachaill is originally from Portumna, he’s the 7th son of a 7th son and I think that’s where it all went wrong. Or maybe it was the name, Dàna. Either way he’s hands down the boldest dog in the hills of Wicklow. I got persuaded to adopt Buachaill by my housemate and my boyfriend’s mam took him for the first month we had him, while we finished our house. They used to reward him when he peed on a towel laid beside the back door and he got all the domestic food he liked. The start wasn’t the best. When Buachaill moved into the new house, he would harass our German Shepherd, shoving his whole leg in the jaws of the big dog. He showed no fear. He would entice all the other dogs in the dog park to chase him and then run to me for help. He’s chewed ever last pair of my boyfriend’s underwear, but he doesn’t discriminate. He’ll chew shoes, socks, remote controls and also my brand new prescription glasses. Now we have a new dog called Heidi and he’s taken her under his wing too. Showing her the ropes. However, as well as being the boldest, he’s also the funniest, smartest and sweetest little dog. He remembers everyone after one meeting and greets his friends at the door. He knows loads of tricks and he always makes me smile. He looks like a scruffy dog that would have his own TV show. Buachaill is repping for all those bad boys, that are really good, because at the end of the day, he’s a good “Buachaill”.

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