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The Nose Of Tralee Pet Competition

The search to find one pet in Ireland to crown the Nose Of Tralee. Your pet might be the cutest in Ireland, the funniest in your County or just simply adorable. So why not enter a photo of them and tell us why they would make the best Nose Of Tralee. Then watch them take the title of Pet Sitters Ireland Nose Of Tralee.

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Excellent5.0 Based on 43 reviews from review us onClare O.Clare O. ★★★★★ Mina was the Down Nose this year and it’s been a real laugh to promote her in the competition. Everyone has been so nice. Getting the prize was great.Deborah D.Deborah D. ★★★★★ The Nose of Tralee has been such a fun experience for us and our boy Jethro. Jethro has loved all the extra fame and attention he has been getting and has become a bit of a celebrity in our village! 😂We have enjoyed contributing to news articles about Jethro and the competition and it has also been lovely seeing the updates from all the other Noses!Kate has been wonderful in keeping in touch with us about updates and what to do at every stage and Jethro was delighted with his box of treats and sash when he was named Nose of Armagh!We are grateful for this opportunity to share Jethro with more people. He really is the best boy.Carmel L.Carmel L. ★★★★★ We have had a wonderful experience of the Nose Of Tralee competition to date. It has been so interesting watching everyone’s pet ( loves of their lives). While it is a competition, it really hasn’t felt like that atall and everyone is in this together. We are all winners, representing our Counties with great pride and seing pets living their best life.Thank you to everyone involved in the organising and the sponsors who make this all happen. It’s been a great journey so far.Tona W.Tona W. ★★★★★ We have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of The Nose of Tralee – from the communication on Facebook & emails, to the TV appearance on Ireland AM. Kate & Michael have been a pleasure to deal with the whole way through. I would definitely recommend any of my animal lover friends to enter their pets next year!Ronan CRonan C ★★★★★ This is the 2nd time we have entered, both our dogs have been lucky to be selected as the Kilkenny finalists. There is great support in the Nose of Tralee community and it is great to see how much everyone loves their pets and how their pets bring joy to their lives.Kerri D.Kerri D. ★★★★★ Logan is our little Derry Finalist in the Nose of Tralee 2023.I honestly never thought it would bring as much chat, laughs and excitement.The organisers have been lovely- especially Kate for guiding and keeping us right.Its a competition I will continue to follow and support in the years to come! 💕Dragana R.Dragana R. ★★★★★ Such a great competition. Encourages people to get together and have a bit of fun. The prizes are great and considering entry is free it’s a great opportunity to show off your pets!!!Sandra O’ S.Sandra O’ S. ★★★★★ The Nose of Tralee competition is great fun. I got to do lots of things you wouldn’t normally do with your pet. The organisers are great, friendly and easy to contact. Good communication between everyone. I would highly recommend you enter this competition.Paula L.Paula L. ★★★★★ What a great experience to be part of. It’s been a, lovely journey whatever the outcome. Kate is always so helpful and friendly. Best of luck ❤️Natasha K.Natasha K. ★★★★★ My dog Willow is representing Cork this year for The Nose of Tralee 2023. We would like to thank Petsitters Ireland for bringing us on this amazing journey. We’ve had so much fun, exploring our county and meeting new friends along the way. We would recommend everyone to apply for the Nose of Tralee next year because Kate makes you feel like you are belong to a family.Sandra G.Sandra G. ★★★★★ Absolutely loved taking part in the Nose of Tralee competition.Huge thanks to Kate & Petsitters Ireland for running such a great event.Simone M.Simone M. ★★★★★ Having a great time competing in the Nose of Tralee competition it’s really brought the whole community together and Petsitters Ireland have been amazing!Carlie F.Carlie F. ★★★★★ Great competition..Great fun and great for getting 2 know ppl..Great experience and would love to do it all over again. The organiser Kate from petsitters Ireland is lovely and very helpful..very professional company and great for running the competition..would definitely recommend to anyoneHelen M.Helen M. ★★★★★ A huge thank you to Kate and Petsitters Ireland, Minnie had the best experience representing Fermanagh in the 2022 Nose of Tralee! The craic was 90 and it was great to virtually meet all the other Noses! Would highly recommend to allLaura H.Laura H. ★★★★★ This was such an amazing competition to be a part of and it was just so well run. Myself and Darcy had so much fun meeting people and making new friends. It is such a great way to celebrate our beautiful pets and share their cuteness with the world. Thanks so much to Kate and Pet Sitters Ireland for organising such a fantastic event! 🐩Rachael K.Rachael K. ★★★★★ It has been such a fun experience being a part of the Nose of Tralee! It has genuinely brought a smile to so many peoples faces and is such a lovely way to show off your pet. Would highly recommend anyone getting involved!Marion F.Marion F. ★★★★★ The Nose of Tralee competition has been so much fun, we’ve made loads of fur-ends and there’s a real little community of past and present Noses.P MP M ★★★★★ To be part of this competition was just a great experience.very well organised and lovely group of people involved with all something in common the love of animalsCiara B.Ciara B. ★★★★★ We have had the best time taking part in the nose of Tralee competition! Kate and pet sitters Ireland have been so wonderful and helpful throughout the entire process! Constantly sharing and promoting and giving advice! Highly recommend xxLiz M.Liz M. ★★★★★ Thanks sooo much Kate and all at Petsitters. Since entering our girl in the Nose of Tralee we have had an amazing experience. Lots of fun, really well co-ordinated competition and family and friends have enjoyed every minute- voting everyday. Well done to all in Petsitters for organising this absolutely brilliant competition xSinead R.Sinead R. ★★★★★ This competition has been incredible! We have made so many new friends, made new acquaintances and reignited pre-pandemic friendships! Lord Leroy is such an incredible dog that I wanted to share with the country if not the world how much he means to me! Pet Sitters Ireland have been more than supportive throughout ever stage of the Nose of Tralee competition and I know all my animal loving friends & family will definitely be entering there pets next year! Lord Leroy immensely enjoyed all the attention and opportunities to grab some snuggles, cuddles and regal wuffles and slip in some sweet pupper kisses 🐾💕 instagram: lord_leroy1 to follow and see all his amazing adventures 💕Mary B.Mary B. ★★★★★ I have had such a great experience with the Nose of Tralee. I entered Romi a former pound dog – she has medical issues and it didn’t look like anyone would adopt her so I decided to keep her. She is an amazing dog – even though she is on pain medication she is a happy girl – the nose of Tralee has allowed me to share the happy character of Romi and show what a strong doggie she is. Now that she is the Carlow representative a lot more people will see her story. My other rescue dog Annie got to the final back in 2015 her ‘From pound dog to princess’ story on the Nose of Tralee made her quite the celebrity – so thank you guys, its been fab.My lovely Romi passed away on 26.7.21 so ill will treasure the memories I had of her during her time as Carlows Nose of Tralee.Erin B.Erin B. ★★★★★ I entered my dog Heidi in the 2021 Nose of Tralee and it was a really fun and heartwarming experience. I wasn’t expecting the extent of community spirit the competition elicited around our home town and county. Heidi represented Carlow in the final 32 and we both had so much fun taking photos with her sash and campaigning for votes from friends, family and community. I would highly recommend any animal lover getting involved!Louise O D.Louise O D. ★★★★★ We are so happy to be taking part in this very well run competition. We entered Finn for the Nose of Tralee competition and he was lucky enough to represent Galway for 2021. We are enjoying the competition and the campaigning so much. Kate has been so helpful and is so kind and caring, which makes the competition a lot better.Jessica O B.Jessica O B. ★★★★★ Mia is representing Cavan in this years Nose of Tralee. I initially discovered the Pet Sitters page on the search for a homely environment to leave our dog when we are getting married. Since we began the competition, its been super exciting and really uplifting in what we all know is a really difficult experience during covid. I’ve loved every minute of it and excited for the final stage of the Nose of Tralee process and I’m really excited to link with Kate about getting Mia to be part of our wedding day but also being happy and content knowing she will also be so well looked after!js_loader

Pet Sitters Ireland ‘Nose of Tralee’ Competition in a word is “awesome”. Like-minded people celebrating the love of their pets. Ultimately, competing against each other for the ‘crown’, but supporting each other all the way. Friendships and bonds were made for life.  An amazing experience

Etna & Sol, Wexford Nose

The Nose of Tralee competition is a lot of fun and it's wonderful to see how many people out there adore their pets. Gia came runner up in 2014 and I couldn't have been prouder or more delighted. If you love your pet, this is the competition for you

Shauna and Gia, 2014 Nose Runner-Up

My name is Buster, I’m 11 years young & I’m a Staffordshire bull terrier from county down NI. I won the 2014 Nose of Tralee competition & since doing so I have become a bit of a celebrity, which I thoroughly enjoy as I am a real people pooch. I've even been on TV, the seven o'clock show invited me on their show last summer & me & mummy had an absolute ball, mingling with the show hosts & other fellow celebs. The reason I entered the competition was to try to promote staffies in a positive way, you see there's a lot of bad press about us but none of its true. Anyone that meets me falls in love with my character & they love to hear about my Nose of Tralee journey

Buster, 2014 Nose Winner

The nose of Tralee was a great experience for us as Daisy being chosen to be the limerick nose, it gave us a great opportunity to campaign & represent Bull Breeds. We attended dog shows & store appearances & featured on 2 radio stations & appeared in local newspapers. We also had our campaign poster sponsored by a local business. It was great to see so many people vote & get behind a Pitbull when they are the most misjudged dog breed today. Out of 32 finalists, we were so thrilled to place 3rd with over 3.3k votes. Along the way, we made great friends who we shared our love for our pets & our passion for animals. We can't wait to see the nose of Tralee 2016 competition take off & get behind the new Limerick nose. I'd also like to say a massive thank you to Kate from Pet Sitters Ireland for investing her time into this fantastic competition & setting up a group where we can all stay in touch & get updates on ~ other noses

Rachel & Daisy

The Nose of Tralee was so much fun.  I got to meet so many new people who all shared the same love, their pets.  We all became good friends and continue to share our stories as well as helping each other and giving advice.  As the winner of 2015, I think all pet lovers should enter their fur babies.  It is definitely a fun filled competition.  Thank you Kate for giving us this opportunity

Stacey & Ginger, 2015

The Nose of Tralee was such a great experience for us. My Teddy was diagnosed with Epilepsy around the time I entered him so having him picked as our county's Nose was amazing when we were going through such a difficult time. Although we didn't win the overall competition we are just lucky to have been able to take part in it because we met a lot of lovely people and new friends from all over Ireland. Teddy even has sone fans in his county and gets recognised when he's out on walks!

Courtney and Teddy

The Nose of Tralee is a fantastic competition celebrating all our favourite pets and is a great opportunity to share our wonderful companions with other people. It's been such a fun experience on the campaign trail and a welcome distraction during these times. All of the other contestants have been so friendly and supportive. Kate from Petsitters Ireland has done an amazing job ensuring everything has run smoothly and that we are all well supported and looked after. It's a great competition and I'd highly recommend it to any pet owner to enter your beloved furrend.

Holly & Bowie, Kilkenny Nose

Myself and my dog Hero entered this years Nose of Tralee (2021 Waterford Nose) - the whole process is so exciting and it's so lovely to have something fun to focus on every day! Kate is such an invloved organiser and made me feel so included it's like having a group of friends that bond over their love of animals! I would definitely encourage anyone who's into animals and social media to enter!

Michelle & Hero, Wexford

My dog Dallas is representing Tipperary in the 2021 Nose of Tralee. Since I entered Dallas in the competition we have had nothing other than a joyous experience. In a time where the whole world is struggling as a result of covid 19 to have something so happy to focus on has been fantastic. I cannot thank the organisers of the competition enough. They have been so responsive, so kind and ready to answer any questions throughout the process no matter how ridiculous. Anyone that is considering entering their pet please go for it. You and your furry friend will have a blast! 🙂

Siobhan & Dallas, Tipperary 2021

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