OUR beloved pets mean everything to us and have been our cuddly companions throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

This is why we launched the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 competition, to give a platform to doting dogs, cuddly cats, huggable hamsters, perfect parrots and even a spoilt skunk!

Animal lovers from across Basingstoke and Andover have been telling us all about the antics of their furry friends and just how much their pets have meant to them during the pandemic.

The entries for the contest are now in and we're looking for votes from our readers to decide which furry or fabulous friend should be crowned this year's winners.

The gallery above shows 263 entries from Basingstoke readers. These photos along with 74 entries from Andover were published in the Basingstoke Gazette yesterday (June 10) and Andover Advertiser today (June 11).

To view pets from Andover, click here.

To vote for your favourite pet, buy the Gazette or the Advertiser and fill in the voting slip published in the suppliment.

The winner will scoop £50 of vouchers and will make a special appearance in the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser and online.

Could your feathered or furry friend be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021?

"From doting dogs and cuddly cats to bonny bunnies and huggable hamsters, pets are an enormous part of our lives. Whether it's a four-legged friend, brightly-coloured bird or fascinating fish, they become part of the family. A cherished part of our day to day life. To celebrate the role pets play, we'd love to see your pictures and put them firmly in the spotlight - where they belong. We'd love to showcase the pampered pooch, much-loved moggy or furry or feathered friend in your life in our Pet Idol 2021 contest."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

JULIE LANGLEY

What is the name of your pet?
Murphy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador/Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is our "epileptic warrier" a condition not many realize that dogs can suffer from and love to spread awareness.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Steak loving MurphySteak loving Murphy
Steak loving Murphy

Paul Stamp

What is the name of your pet?
Doug

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is just an amazing character who loves everybody and makes everyone he meets smile and has enhanced our lives since he became part of the family

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Basingstoke Gazette: DougthePug waiting for his walkDougthePug waiting for his walk
DougthePug waiting for his walk

Sue Watts

What is the name of your pet?
Bella

What sort of animal is your pet?
Rabbit

What breed is your pet?
Mini lop

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bella has been a real tonic while working from home in lock down. Always available for hugs

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Basingstoke Gazette: Beautiful BellaBeautiful Bella
Beautiful Bella

Per Andersen

What is the name of your pet?
Scamp

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Boxer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he’s handsome 😊

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Basingstoke Gazette: Over here pupsOver here pups
Over here pups

Per Andersen

What is the name of your pet?
Scamp

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Boxer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he’s handsome 😊

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Basingstoke Gazette: Over here pupsOver here pups
Over here pups

Sophie Thompson

What is the name of your pet?
Chico

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chihuahua

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is a cute, adorable little chihuahua, who is alway ready for cuddles. Chico will protect his family by keeping look out when people are around. He is a very vigilant dog who is loving.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Chico, beautiful little manChico, beautiful little man
Chico, beautiful little man

Andrea Ward

What is the name of your pet?
Kitty

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
British Shorthair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s absolutely mental.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Aliens have landedAliens have landed
Aliens have landed

Simon Jones

What is the name of your pet?
Betty

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Betty is a affectionate funny dog who had made mum very happy and her companion and brings happiness to everyone that meets her

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Basingstoke Gazette: BettyBetty
Betty

Antoine Grandjean

What is the name of your pet?
Tilly

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Chocolate Point Birman

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s a gorgeous, gentle bundle of fun who loves a cuddle

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m too young to drinkI’m too young to drink
I’m too young to drink

Sue Grandjean

What is the name of your pet?
Zelie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug Cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is a feisty and funny new member of our family who stares at you and melts your heart

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Basingstoke Gazette: Help.....I is stuck!!!!Help.....I is stuck!!!!
Help.....I is stuck!!!!

Janet Jackson

What is the name of your pet?
Domino

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat - male

What breed is your pet?
Domestic Short Haired - black and white

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Domino has helped us through the lock downs by making us laugh when playing with ping pong balls and fighting with his furry mouse. He has given us a focus other than on ourselves. He gives us affection and comfort and stroking him has eased our stress. He is for us our Champion pet!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Peek a Boo!Peek a Boo!
Peek a Boo!

Andrea Pryde

What is the name of your pet?
Max

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Basset Hou d

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the most loving, caring dog. He loves to sit out the front all day so everyone stops to talk to him. Especially the school children. He is famous in this area. And he is outstandingly handsome.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Please let me on the sofa with you !Please let me on the sofa with you !
Please let me on the sofa with you !

Claire Mennear

What is the name of your pet?
Alfie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Alfie is the most loving distinguished character, he loves his family especially his grandad, he guards him with his life in the day, and also gives him all the love he needs.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Don't touch my humanDon't touch my human
Don't touch my human

Claire Mennear

What is the name of your pet?
Alfie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Alfie is a very handsome distinguished character, he loves his family, he looks after his grandad in the day, so he doesn't get lonely, and guards him with his life.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Don't touch my human, he's mine..Don't touch my human, he's mine..
Don't touch my human, he's mine..

Stacey Singleton

What is the name of your pet?
Rawshack

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Mix

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I was born on the 14 march 21 and I bring such joy to my human family my human mum adapted myself and shadow my sister, my human dad is 18 years of age and I am his first fur baby

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Basingstoke Gazette: RawshackRawshack
Rawshack

Stacey Singleton

What is the name of your pet?
Shadow

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Mix

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I am to cute I think the world of my human daddy and I am proud to be be his first fur baby

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Basingstoke Gazette: I was born on the 14 march 21 my human is a 13 year old boy who loves me dearly and I love him dearly I am his first fur babyI was born on the 14 march 21 my human is a 13 year old boy who loves me dearly and I love him dearly I am his first fur baby
I was born on the 14 march 21 my human is a 13 year old boy who loves me dearly and I love him dearly I am his first fur baby

Wendy-Anne Heaphy

What is the name of your pet?
Olli

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell Terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Olli has had to have a broken toe removed after a football accident in our local park but, he's kept on smiling and asking to play with his favourite toy.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Olli our little football heroOlli our little football hero
Olli our little football hero

Tina Goodwin

What is the name of your pet?
Coco

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Tabby

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she’s one of a kind and beautiful 💜

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Basingstoke Gazette: Stop watching telly and look at me !Stop watching telly and look at me !
Stop watching telly and look at me !

Matthew Butler

What is the name of your pet?
Daryl

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Beagle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Some dogs guide the blind, some catch bad guys and sniff out drugs; however mine, well he eats toilet paper.

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Basingstoke Gazette: He can’t get into trouble while he’s sleepingHe can’t get into trouble while he’s sleeping
He can’t get into trouble while he’s sleeping

Bea White

What is the name of your pet?
Freda

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labradoodle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she’s the sweetest, soppiest dog you’ll ever meet who is just so gorgeous inside and out !

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Basingstoke Gazette: Getting posey in the daisysGetting posey in the daisys
Getting posey in the daisys

Victoria Bache

What is the name of your pet?
Ben

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He's very photogenic and cute.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Grass SpanielGrass Spaniel
Grass Spaniel

Fi

What is the name of your pet?
Daisy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug - Fawn

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Daisy is such loving company and will always seek out my lap in an evening. Daisy will just be with me every moment if she could, loyal, caring and adorable (Also very smelly, fluffy and a silly billy at times!). We wanted a dog for my eldest son’s anxiety, we heard a lot about how pugs make wonderful companions for young children and the benefits of having a dog in your family environment. My youngest boy, early bird Stanley (6) gets up every morning to let her out and Daisy will lap sleep with him until it’s breakfast time. Our life has changed having this 4 legged quirky looking creature - she loves to be loved and in return gives us happy smiles for days. Her dry sense of humour does make her more human than doggy at times! We love you Daisy - thank you for getting us out in the fresh air daily and supporting us with endless love just when we needed it the most during a difficult covid19 pandemic.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Ms Daisy Rainbow of HopeMs Daisy Rainbow of Hope
Ms Daisy Rainbow of Hope

Matthew Smith-Thomas

What is the name of your pet?
Dexter

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
British Shorthair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We call him grump Dexter, he’s a very good boy but set in his ways. He likes to keep his four brothers in line! He’s likes to keep order in the house and we truly live in his house :0)

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Basingstoke Gazette: Can I have some more food?Can I have some more food?
Can I have some more food?

Jane Barrett

What is the name of your pet?
Misty

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Domestic short hair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is so adorable and cheeky!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Look at me......so cheesy!Look at me......so cheesy!
Look at me......so cheesy!

Caroline Garcia’s

What is the name of your pet?
Chanel

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she’s beautiful ❤️❤️

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Basingstoke Gazette: iPhoneiPhone
iPhone

Vicki Tait

What is the name of your pet?
Prince

What sort of animal is your pet?
Horse

What breed is your pet?
Standardbred

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
This is Prince, my daughter's horse. She's had him 4 years and when he arrived he was terrified of everything and everyone. Now with lots of love and hard work he has become the most affectionate, cheeky chap who we all adore and often pops up to visit the neigh(no pun intended)bours

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Basingstoke Gazette: A splashing timeA splashing time
A splashing time

Amanda Jarrett

What is the name of your pet?
Sirius

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staff Cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Sirius is a much loved family pet that was named after the Harry Potter Character Sirius Black, he was named by our children. He came to our family as an 8 week old puppy and fitted in wonderfully after the loss of of our first dog. He is a very happy dog that just wants to be loved by everyone. He is great with kids and other animals. He always has a wagging tail and a big smile. He loves his walks and playtimes. And cuddles in the evenings when the kids are in bed.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Happy Sirius on his walkHappy Sirius on his walk
Happy Sirius on his walk

Sophie Evans

What is the name of your pet?
Tinkabel

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Domestic cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She might only have 3 legs but she's a fighter and now 9 years old. She's queen of our road and children even knock on our door to see of she will come out and play.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just sunbathing!!Just sunbathing!!
Just sunbathing!!

Sophie Evans

What is the name of your pet?
Bruno

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cocker spaniel

What breed is your pet?
Cocker spainel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He's just best therapy dog, I work in a childrens home and he sometimes comes to work with me and just loves the children. The joy on the children faces are priceless.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Please throw my ball!!Please throw my ball!!
Please throw my ball!!

Sophie Evans

What is the name of your pet?
Nala

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Springer spainel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she's the most lovely dog, when my husband her Daddy had a stroke and while he was recovering she never left his side.

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Basingstoke Gazette: I'v had my photo can I have my treat now mummy!!I'v had my photo can I have my treat now mummy!!
I'v had my photo can I have my treat now mummy!!

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Soapy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Pussy Cat

What breed is your pet?
Mixed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s adorable, has been a life saver during lockdown keeping me almost normal!

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Basingstoke Gazette: SoapySoapy
Soapy

Sasha Hale

What is the name of your pet?
Diesel

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is soo happy and loving xx he’s changed a lot of people’s opinions on staffies x he is a great ambassador for the breed x

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Basingstoke Gazette: Hi mum! Is that sandwich forMe?Hi mum! Is that sandwich forMe?
Hi mum! Is that sandwich forMe?

Michelle bilcock

What is the name of your pet?
Maisy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire bull terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Maisy is the most friendlies dog, she loves everyone, happy to play with our cat and grandchildren. She love a stick on her walks. She also loves lots of cuddles.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Who wants to playWho wants to play
Who wants to play

Marie Chandler

What is the name of your pet?
Honey Bunny

What sort of animal is your pet?
Rabbit

What breed is your pet?
Giant Continental

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I'd like to introduce Honey Bunny.. my 1yr old Giant Contintental (she is not fully grown yet, another 6m to go!) - she has her own bedroom, she is litter trained and has free roam of the house and garden. Some may say she is spoilt, I'd say she is loved and very much part of our family. Honey arrived at the end of June 2020, at 12 weeks old and she has been my saviour throughout this pandemic and the lockdowns. She has made me smile, laugh and cheers me up when I'm feeling in a funk, she gives me a reason to get up in the morning (if I'm not up by 6.30am she makes noise and merry hell in her room), she knows when I need her and the calming action of stroking her is a great stress reliever. Honey has a fun, unique personality which, to me, makes her special. For me, she's emotional support and I thank my lucky stars every day that we found each other.

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Basingstoke Gazette: This is my sofa...!!!This is my sofa...!!!
This is my sofa...!!!

Cara Gilham

What is the name of your pet?
Choppy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Car

What breed is your pet?
Mixed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Choppy has been my best friend for over 15 years! She is the best cat in the world.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Cuddles!Cuddles!
Cuddles!

Cara Gilham

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack russell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Teddy is the most loyal friend! He has personality in abundance and it’s his 11th birthday this weekend!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Doggy holidays!Doggy holidays!
Doggy holidays!

Cara Bolland

What is the name of your pet?
Honey

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Golden retriever

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Honey is the best! She is kind and funny and the perfect dog. We are lucky to know her.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Happiness personified!Happiness personified!
Happiness personified!

Anna Mikulich

What is the name of your pet?
Finn

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
British Shorthair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Here is a short story about Finn. Finn is a cat, an ordinary cat doing extraordinary things. Like many other cats he loves comfort and convenience. What could be better than a good sleep on a sofa in front of a sunlit window? Nothing! Well, some of the cat treats come close. But it is not all day like this, there is always some time for Finn to play, to chase that bee in the garden, and to do some of photo shoots for his Instagram @golden.cheeks.cat - Finn is a hardworking meowdel! (What is meowdel? It is like a photo model, but the one that can meow from time to time). He earns all his food and toys himself, but it takes a lot of effort. If Finn would be choosing a place to live himself, my bet - he would choose Basingstoke. It is so convenient and full of extraordinary people doing amazing things.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Finn in his Basingstoke mansion.Finn in his Basingstoke mansion.
Finn in his Basingstoke mansion.

Angela Sandy

What is the name of your pet?
Sandy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chorkie (Chihuahua x Yorkie)

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He's been my rock as he's helped me through some dark times. He's a medical alert dog for my diabetes and I rescued him now he's rescued me

Please include a picture

Basingstoke Gazette: "How handsome am I?""How handsome am I?"
\"How handsome am I?\"

Hayley

What is the name of your pet?
George

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Been a brace boy after Recently having two disc removed!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Please just one more cuddle before you leave for workPlease just one more cuddle before you leave for work
Please just one more cuddle before you leave for work

Karyn Taylor

What is the name of your pet?
Sevé

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Malshipoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the cutest, most loyal & loving pup who has made the last year bearable! He has been my reason for getting up and out when I really didn’t want to 💙

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Basingstoke Gazette: Poser!Poser!
Poser!

Donna Curtis

What is the name of your pet?
Millie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Sprocket spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Millie is the most gentle dog. She allows us to bring hearing dog puppies into our home to help train them. She has such a lovely nature.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Did you say treat mum?Did you say treat mum?
Did you say treat mum?

Debbie Matthias

What is the name of your pet?
Pedro

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
English Setter

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Pedro deserves to be crowned the Pet Idol 2021 winner because he had a rough start in life. He is a rescue from Spain where he was found wandering the streets, he was very underweight and had a lump on his back where he had suffered some sort of impact. A kind foster family took him in & he underwent surgery to have the lump removed, luckily it was benign. A wonderful charity Placed him up for adoption & We fell in love with him the minute we saw him, we paid for his transit over & he became a member of our family. He is the most wonderful affectionate boy with a cheeky character, he makes us laugh every day with his antics. He has brought so much joy into our lives & we can’t imagine our lives without him.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Please mum, just one bite of your toast.Please mum, just one bite of your toast.
Please mum, just one bite of your toast.

Charlotte Walford

What is the name of your pet?
Chester

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s the cutest and cheeky pup around - he’s so loving and we can’t go for a single walk without people stopping us to give him a stroke.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Mr AngelicMr Angelic
Mr Angelic

Natalie Osborne

What is the name of your pet?
Buddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Springer cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Buddy is an absolute nightmare and an absolute joy rolled into one ! He has helped me massively in the last year after I was diagnosed with anxiety and also my son after he was diagnosed with ADHD and ASD. He always seems to know when we need a cuddle

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bat DogBat Dog
Bat Dog

Natalie Sharpington-Edwards

What is the name of your pet?
Ellie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cocker Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Ellie was diagnosed with pancreatitis in January and has been a very poorly little girl. She has fought hard and thanks to the dedicated Hook vets, is still enjoying a bit more time with us.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bright Eyed EllieBright Eyed Ellie
Bright Eyed Ellie

Rachael Walton

What is the name of your pet?
Jasper

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Jasper is really the most loving playful dog. He enjoys seeing the schoolchildren on his morning walkie and loves when they call him by name for a fuss he has so much love to give. He's a bit spoilt-loves a casserole for dinner and curling up in my bed. I wouldn't change him for the world he really has brightened up my life.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Jaspers 1st birthday 10th May 2021Jaspers 1st birthday 10th May 2021
Jaspers 1st birthday 10th May 2021

Alessandra Nascimento

What is the name of your pet?
Coco & Pompom

What sort of animal is your pet?
Guinea pigs

What breed is your pet?
Sheltie & funky hair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
They are so adorable & kind! They are actually my daughter calm down time. She has autism and the girls really helps her coping when my daughter is frustrated.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Coco & Pompom the double trouble!Coco & Pompom the double trouble!
Coco & Pompom the double trouble!

Emma Ratcliff

What is the name of your pet?
Dottie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French Bull Dog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Dottie is the best dog we could have ever wished for. As well as being a little pocket rocket (she loves being chased), Dottie loves nothing more than cuddling up with you and having a good snooze. The most accomplished sun worshiper, she can often be found laying in the smallest patch of sun working on her tan.

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Basingstoke Gazette: DottieDottie
Dottie

Carla Allum

What is the name of your pet?
Amber

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Golden cocker spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Amber had to have emergency surgery during lockdown when she shattered her dewclaw. As she is a houdini (she ate the cone of shame the day after surgery) we had to put a swim hat and long sleeve swim top on her just to keep her bandages clean and dry when she went outside. She is amazing with our 4 kids especially as 3 of them have autism.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Amber in her protective clothing after her emergency surgery!Amber in her protective clothing after her emergency surgery!
Amber in her protective clothing after her emergency surgery!

Emma mackay

What is the name of your pet?
Billy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Tortoiseshell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
My cat has a heart condition where we nearly lost him five years ago. He is still here today and the most loving and great full cat ever. He outlived the year he was given. He’s very specially to many this cat.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just a girl and her best friend.Just a girl and her best friend.
Just a girl and her best friend.

Nicola West

What is the name of your pet?
Toby

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the most lovable, loyal, gawjus best friend I could have ever wished for with an added load of exta goofiness chucked in. He's my world.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Someone decided he wanted to join me in getting clean lolSomeone decided he wanted to join me in getting clean lol
Someone decided he wanted to join me in getting clean lol

Matthew Diaper

What is the name of your pet?
Brie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Flat Coat Retriever

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
As she is simply adorable. She is 8 weeks old and has no worries - how we would all like to be!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Falling asleep against the table leg, it was a tough afternoon...Falling asleep against the table leg, it was a tough afternoon...
Falling asleep against the table leg, it was a tough afternoon...

Karren Tootell

What is the name of your pet?
Penny

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cockapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Our son suffers with anxiety and Penny is his therapy, she isn't a trained therapy dog but his our son the most incredible support and love when he needs it most

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Basingstoke Gazette: Let me love you ?Let me love you ?
Let me love you ?

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Bonnie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bonnie has been with our family for over ten years after being rescued from a poor life at about 10 months old. She’s the main stay of the family and always is there to show you love. Her favourite is getting a bum rub and will push herself into your leg to ask for this. During lockdown she has been a welcome relief from feeling down and her favourite pastime is rolling around on the grass.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Attention please hooman....Attention please hooman....
Attention please hooman....

Roberta Queenan

What is the name of your pet?
Cinnie and sasha

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Siberian Husky

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because they are well behaved (mostly) and beautiful!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Sunny walks with pa!Sunny walks with pa!
Sunny walks with pa!

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Roo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jagdterrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She brought happiness in the form of a little fluff ball back into our home after losing our beloved lab in lockdown.

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Basingstoke Gazette: RooRoo
Roo

Jim Birkett

What is the name of your pet?
Cryil

What sort of animal is your pet?
Squirrel

What breed is your pet?
Grey

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because I’m an endangered species

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Basingstoke Gazette: Squirrel eaten Australian utsSquirrel eaten Australian uts
Squirrel eaten Australian uts

Abigail

What is the name of your pet?
Crackers

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell Terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Crackers is a 12 year old JRT, and throughout his life hes been through quite a bit. My decesed Aunt rescued him 2 years ago where he was in his old owners house for 3 days as he'd passed away. Then Crackers also lost my aunt in April, so hes now with me. But for such an old dog hes taken all this in his stride and got on with it. Regardless of how much heartbreak hes been through, to me Crackers is just amazing.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Crackers smileCrackers smile
Crackers smile

Sophie Tanner

What is the name of your pet?
Mylo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Toy poodle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is just perfect 😍

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Basingstoke Gazette: Like butter wouldn't melt ?Like butter wouldn't melt ?
Like butter wouldn't melt ?

Tunisa dean

What is the name of your pet?
Brian

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Boxer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
A uniquely stunning character. He is emotional, full of beans and so much love. Whilst he has 4 legs, he spends most of his life on his back!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Brighter days are aheadBrighter days are ahead
Brighter days are ahead

Hannah Bliss

What is the name of your pet?
Millie and Polo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Bunnies

What breed is your pet?
Lion head/lop

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Millie is a beautiful, sassy queen. Polo is a gorgeous, blue-eyed, shy boy. They have been husbun and wife for 8 years. I got them 5 years ago when I was struggling with mental health. They are the lights of my life and I am forever grateful for them.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Polo (left) and Millie (right)Polo (left) and Millie (right)
Polo (left) and Millie (right)

Karen Oakes

What is the name of your pet?
Bear

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chow chow

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is a sweet sensitive therapy dog, helping with dog phobias. He’s just a big cuddly teddy bear.

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Basingstoke Gazette: My big teddy bearMy big teddy bear
My big teddy bear

Bartek Koch

What is the name of your pet?
Woody

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Boxer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Such great Character, loving, best dog ever.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Let me out in the gardenLet me out in the garden
Let me out in the garden

Chloe Townley

What is the name of your pet?
Star

What sort of animal is your pet?
Hedgehog

What breed is your pet?
African Pigmy

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she was an unwanted pet, and needed a new forever home. She’s about 3 yrs old now and at this age they can be difficult to rehome. She’s been fantastic, settled in well with us, she’s not prickly she’s actually soft. However hedgehogs need proper care and attention and like all pets needs a loving home and owner to allow the best of them to shine through.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Star says helloStar says hello
Star says hello

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Luna

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Weimaraner

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
The most beautiful eyes and coat! And the biggest and softest ears ever!

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Basingstoke Gazette: LunaLuna
Luna

Kerry

What is the name of your pet?
Arnie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Dachshund

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Arnie is my best friend and the most loving little guy. He makes very smile, and has got me though recently losing my Nan.

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Basingstoke Gazette: ArnieArnie
Arnie

Stuart Humphries

What is the name of your pet?
Cosmo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
British Blue Shorthair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Our son would be overjoyed to see Cosmo win.

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Basingstoke Gazette: A basket of fluff.A basket of fluff.
A basket of fluff.

Debrah Quilter

What is the name of your pet?
Mango

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Mango is our beautiful fur baby with an amazing temperament Not only does he entertain us with his funny ways but he looks after my 80 year old mum when Im working

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Basingstoke Gazette: Nanny said I could sit up hereNanny said I could sit up here
Nanny said I could sit up here

Skye White

What is the name of your pet?
Bailey

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Short haired Cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s recently been diagnosed with heart problems and he’s only 6. After two major blood clots which temporarily paralysed his legs, he has bounced back and is still fighting. He’s definitely come a long way and I’m so proud of him.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bailey, 6years old, sleeping in his favourite position :) xBailey, 6years old, sleeping in his favourite position :) x
Bailey, 6years old, sleeping in his favourite position :) x

Amy Punter

What is the name of your pet?
Woody

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
English springer Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Woody is the most loving gentle boy ever, he is always happy and wagging his beautiful fluffy tail. He brings a smile to everyone’s face that he meets.. he has now at the grand age of 7 learnt to give high five 😀

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Basingstoke Gazette: Look at his loving eyes ?Look at his loving eyes ?
Look at his loving eyes ?

Joanne morse

What is the name of your pet?
Rain

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Belgium Shepard, malinois

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Rain is a sassy loyal dog. At 9 months old she has a strong bond with my children and she simply adores us all. She is a amazing addition to the family and we want to put her forward because we love her dearly and believe she deserves to win!

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Basingstoke Gazette: The dog ate my homework?The dog ate my homework?
The dog ate my homework?

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Louie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavapoochon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is the most loyal, gentle and affectionate boy a person could own.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Finally I’m looking dapper after my first lockdown groom!!!Finally I’m looking dapper after my first lockdown groom!!!
Finally I’m looking dapper after my first lockdown groom!!!

Gary Coppi

What is the name of your pet?
Bronn

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffy/mastiff

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
When an intruder entered our house Bronn went berserk and chased him away. Turned out it was just a cheeky postman opening our door to put a parcel in but good to know Bronns got us covered.

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Basingstoke Gazette: I love postmen really but I can’t eat a whole one.I love postmen really but I can’t eat a whole one.
I love postmen really but I can’t eat a whole one.

Amy hardy

What is the name of your pet?
Dennis

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
British bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is my Reason for being and helped me battle my demons through the toughest of times I’m the last year.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Working from home is so tiring ?Working from home is so tiring ?
Working from home is so tiring ?

Agnieszka

What is the name of your pet?
Felix

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Plein

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is very pretty. Very loving

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Basingstoke Gazette: FelixFelix
Felix

Katie Fisher

What is the name of your pet?
Nala & Yogi

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dogs

What breed is your pet?
Chow chows

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
They are the most gorgeous pair of chow bears, and always the happiest dogs, us and our friends always say they remind us of the song “we’re the happy happy dogs”

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bears at the beachBears at the beach
Bears at the beach

Samantha webb

What is the name of your pet?
Daisy

What sort of animal is your pet?
dog

What breed is your pet?
korean jindo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Daisy is a rescue dog from battersea. she has been with us for over a week and is such a gorgeous girl. She deserves the win like she has been given a 2nd chance in life.

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Basingstoke Gazette: DaisyDaisy
Daisy

Agnieszka

What is the name of your pet?
Molly

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Plain

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is very pretty. Very loving

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Basingstoke Gazette: MollyMolly
Molly

Emma lailey

What is the name of your pet?
Larry

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Lurcher

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
My dog deserves to be pet idol winner as I think he is so unusual looking and such a good boy. He is a beautiful lurcher who has had a really rough start in life as he is a rescue from dogs trust. We have given him a second chance in a loving home

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Basingstoke Gazette: Larry sunbathingLarry sunbathing
Larry sunbathing

Paul Carter

What is the name of your pet?
Scout

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed (Rescue)

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We adopted Scout from a Romanian dog rescue charity during lockdown one (once borders opened for transport) in July 2020. After an hot, arduous 3-day journey by van, this quiet little 5-month old puppy, with the biggest ears I’ve ever seen, immediately became one of the family. She settled into our home, and quickly found her voice - Scout really enjoys her food, playing with her ball, going on treat hunts, mixed in with a nap or two! She was very easy to train, and the children taught her a few tricks (as well as how to operate the stairs); Scout quickly developed into very intelligent, sociable and a lovable, ball of energy. Although she didn’t have the best start in life, she is full of character, who can also be very strong-willed and stubborn. Definitely one-of-a-kind, and constantly gets stopped whilst out walking as people enjoy saying hello and trying to guess what mix of breed she is!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Santa’s Little HelperSanta’s Little Helper
Santa’s Little Helper

Deborah Clark

What is the name of your pet?
Harry

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug bichon cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is cute and cuddly. He makes everyone happy.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Hullo everybody, my name is HarryHullo everybody, my name is Harry
Hullo everybody, my name is Harry

Amber Mae Stratton

What is the name of your pet?
Bella

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Shih Tzu crossed by a Bichon crossed by a king Charles cavalier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bella deserves to be crowned “Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser pet idol 2021” because she is one of the most gorgeous dogs around! She was the light in a dark tunnel for her human parents! Her parents get her in lockdown from their daughter who had two puppies. She let my Nan and Grandad have fun and happiness whilst they was isolating and gave them the chance to feel young again. They have been having lots of play time and walks with her! She is the best dog in the world.

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Basingstoke Gazette: This is Bella asking for a treat, she is very greedy!!This is Bella asking for a treat, she is very greedy!!
This is Bella asking for a treat, she is very greedy!!

Amber Mae stratton

What is the name of your pet?
Luna

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Shih Tzu crossed by a bichon frisé crossed by a king Charles cavalier.

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Luna deserves to be crowned “Basingstoke and Andover Advertiser pet idol 2021” because she is a very cheeky little girl. She is one of the cutest dogs around and never fails to make our whole family laugh !! She is not camera shy either she loves to show off her skills and her cute face.

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Basingstoke Gazette: This is Luna being silly and sticking her tongue out after eating some peanut butter !!This is Luna being silly and sticking her tongue out after eating some peanut butter !!
This is Luna being silly and sticking her tongue out after eating some peanut butter !!

Dean Soen

What is the name of your pet?
Ralphy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire bull terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
My dog is 12 years old and he is the most friendly, cuddly bear ever! He’s been attacked by 2 big dogs in the past but he still holds the most gentle, loving personality one could ever wish for.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Prince Silver RalphyPrince Silver Ralphy
Prince Silver Ralphy

Sarah Cresswel

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed (Romania rescue)

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Teddy had a awful start to his life. He spent 3 years on the streets of Romania where he was caught and taken to a kill shelter with 6 days to live. I adopted him and within in 10 days he was in my house. Everyday is a school day for Ted and he's coming out his shell in the 2 years I've had him :)

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Basingstoke Gazette: Teddy relaxing in his bedTeddy relaxing in his bed
Teddy relaxing in his bed

Tracy

What is the name of your pet?
Walter

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Rescue

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I am an nurse and contracted covid April 2020 , Walter had only been with our family 2 weeks . During the worst 14 days of my , spent in bed hallucinating, etc Walter never left my side , only to go Out and do his business . He would scratch at me during the night if my breathing wasn’t right to wake me up . Wonderful dog who’s started his life being dumped in a cardboard box .

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Basingstoke Gazette: Looking coolLooking cool
Looking cool

Iain cooper

What is the name of your pet?
Willow

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We rescued her from Crete. She was poisoned and dumped in a bag with her siblings. She is very much a princess. Love her so much it hurts.

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Basingstoke Gazette: My baby girl.My baby girl.
My baby girl.

Mrs Caroline Gardiner

What is the name of your pet?
Rocky

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
German Shepard

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He has the loviest temperament, he is great around children and only six months old.

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Basingstoke Gazette: I am RockyI am Rocky
I am Rocky

Hayley Berglin

What is the name of your pet?
Dappy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Miniature Dachshund

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s an absolute angel and he’s currently going through treatment for high grade skin cancer. He makes us all feel so much happier when he’s around, and he’s such a character and he’s being so brave through his treatment he deserves some new toys and treats!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Our little boy after visiting his dad at the bakery he works in for a treat!Our little boy after visiting his dad at the bakery he works in for a treat!
Our little boy after visiting his dad at the bakery he works in for a treat!

Tasj Douglas-Smith

What is the name of your pet?
Tofu

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Bambino

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he it totally unique and very unusual for a cat (rat as some may say). Very playful, energetic and the cutest little kitty.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Always thinking about foodAlways thinking about food
Always thinking about food

Emily Ball and Simon Jane

What is the name of your pet?
Kody

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Tortoisehshell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Kody is a handsome and funny little character who loves to play hide and seek! His favourite places to sleep are on the windowsill or in the garden next to his mate squirrel i.e. anywhere in the sunshine! We originally thought Kody was a girl (told by the breeder but never thought to check!) and the vet was quick to tell us on our first visit for jabs that 'by the way, Lola isn't a Lola'... so after calling him a pretty girl for two weeks we renamed the poor little fella Kody - People like to remind us of that song by The Kinks! We love you Kody Bear

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Basingstoke Gazette: Kody enjoying the sunshine next to his mate squirrelKody enjoying the sunshine next to his mate squirrel
Kody enjoying the sunshine next to his mate squirrel

Kelly Bilcock

What is the name of your pet?
Maisy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is the dopiest, most loving dog ever. She loves to say hello to every single person she meets and is so friendly. Despite the breeds bad reputation, she is the soppiest and gentle dog you'd ever meet. Loves giving kisses and snuggling next to you in bed.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Smiling after her walkSmiling after her walk
Smiling after her walk

Jaime coles

What is the name of your pet?
Walter

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavapoochon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s the most kind, gentle puppy with a hilarious fun side to him!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Walter the builderWalter the builder
Walter the builder

Kirsty Pinnock

What is the name of your pet?
Johnny Cash

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Maine Coon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is cute but evil, because he makes me laugh but cry when he uses my leg as a scratching post, because he rules my world & is my world, I love the big fluffy man!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Johnny Cash, ruler of the world!Johnny Cash, ruler of the world!
Johnny Cash, ruler of the world!

Jeni Hackett

What is the name of your pet?
Pixie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavachon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Pixie is the cutest dog ever! She’s loves humans and other dogs and has helped with this strange ‘Covid World’ we are all living in.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just having fun with jumps.Just having fun with jumps.
Just having fun with jumps.

Louise sprules

What is the name of your pet?
Duke

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Duke has the biggest personality for a dog. He’s a Welsh french bulldog with an English accent ... if you can work that out! Gives the best human hugs, the moodiest of model looks and rocks dog clothing. He can even play frenchie football! Most of all an incredible loving fur brother.

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Basingstoke Gazette: What has ears but don’t listen? DUKE.What has ears but don’t listen? DUKE.
What has ears but don’t listen? DUKE.

Lucy Lucas

What is the name of your pet?
Bibi

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chihuahua x Minature Pincher

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is a rescue adopted from Romania. She was dumped on the side of a busy road

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just chilling with my mummyJust chilling with my mummy
Just chilling with my mummy

Lucy Lucas

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Crossbread

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
This gorgeous boy was adopted from a rescue in Romania. He was found sealed inside a cardboard box with 3 siblings weighing under 1kg & not expected to survive.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just a pupper with his toy rabbitJust a pupper with his toy rabbit
Just a pupper with his toy rabbit

Amy Parker

What is the name of your pet?
Olive

What sort of animal is your pet?
Puppy

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Olive is a very happy, energetic white Pug puppy. She loves long walks, playtime and lots of cuddles! She melts everyone's heart who meets her

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Basingstoke Gazette: Happy girl Olive enjoying a run about at the local parkHappy girl Olive enjoying a run about at the local park
Happy girl Olive enjoying a run about at the local park

Chris Dossett

What is the name of your pet?
Bella

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bella is the cutest and friendliest pet in the world. The photo I’ve shared is Bella on her birthday wearing a birthday party hat and neckerchief, sticking her tongue out for the camera

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Basingstoke Gazette: Happy birthday to meHappy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me

Courtney Dodds

What is the name of your pet?
Prince

What sort of animal is your pet?
Horse

What breed is your pet?
Standardbred

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Prince had a rough start in life and four years ago was scared of people, he is now the sweetest and most loving character and has overcome so much.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Prince and I Captured by Influenced FXPrince and I Captured by Influenced FX
Prince and I Captured by Influenced FX

Steph

What is the name of your pet?
Benji

What sort of animal is your pet?
Chinchilla

What breed is your pet?
Beige

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he’s adorable. He’s helped me get through some bad days

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Basingstoke Gazette: My name is benji. I’m a beige chinchilla. I’m nearly a year old and I love treats.My name is benji. I’m a beige chinchilla. I’m nearly a year old and I love treats.
My name is benji. I’m a beige chinchilla. I’m nearly a year old and I love treats.

Alison white

What is the name of your pet?
Theo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He may be small but he’s full of love and humour. He’s definitely the one who got me through lockdown with his kisses, cuddles and cheeky smile. My 4 adult children say he’s more spoiled than they ever were.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Theo, say cheeseTheo, say cheese
Theo, say cheese

Steph

What is the name of your pet?
Bolt

What sort of animal is your pet?
Chinchilla

What breed is your pet?
Standard grey

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he’s cute and funny. You never really see any chinchillas on things like these or in general unless your looking

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Basingstoke Gazette: This is bolt he will be a year old at the end of July. He has a brother called benji. Bolts favourite thing to do is roll in his sand bathThis is bolt he will be a year old at the end of July. He has a brother called benji. Bolts favourite thing to do is roll in his sand bath
This is bolt he will be a year old at the end of July. He has a brother called benji. Bolts favourite thing to do is roll in his sand bath

Zoe frost

What is the name of your pet?
Sky

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Husky

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is the most amazing,cutest and most snuggliest dog and she honestly deserves the world

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Basingstoke Gazette: Ooooh sunny daysOoooh sunny days
Ooooh sunny days

Amber Manning

What is the name of your pet?
Bandit

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Border collie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is a total poser and receiving photos of him whilst I'm at university is the best way to boost my mental health. He's been through the ringer, with multiple illnesses since he was a pup but is the most loving, cheeky mutt around.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bandit basking in the sun right before spotting a squirrelBandit basking in the sun right before spotting a squirrel
Bandit basking in the sun right before spotting a squirrel

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Simba

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Tabby

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is the most photogenic and funniest pet that I have ever had. I think she deserves the crown for being a diva.

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Basingstoke Gazette: SimbaSimba
Simba

Tracey Butler

What is the name of your pet?
Susie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Romanian Rescue Puppy

What breed is your pet?
Collie/Sheepdog mix

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Susie is an 8 month old Romanian rescue puppy who came over in February this year. She didn’t have the best start in life and although she is incredibly naughty and a barking nuisance we love her very much

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Basingstoke Gazette: Im being good...promise!Im being good...promise!
Im being good...promise!

Candice Tanner

What is the name of your pet?
Penny

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Wire terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Penny is a well travelled pooch that has come from rags to riches. Penny was adopted from the SPCA in South Africa where she was found on the streets with a dead puppy inside her. She has been with us now for 10 years and in the UK for 3 years

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Basingstoke Gazette: She always looks up at me making sure if I move, she moves. She has never left my side since the day we collected herShe always looks up at me making sure if I move, she moves. She has never left my side since the day we collected her
She always looks up at me making sure if I move, she moves. She has never left my side since the day we collected her

Nicola Barrett

What is the name of your pet?
Lola

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavachon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Lola is such a gorgeous, well behaved, cuddly dog. She deserves to be an advertiser pet idol.

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Basingstoke Gazette: My gorgeous LolaMy gorgeous Lola
My gorgeous Lola

Emma Hope

What is the name of your pet?
Vinnie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Unsure

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Vinnie is a rescue dog from Hungary so didn’t have the best start in life. He now loves life and has the best personality! I think he deserves to win because although he may not be an expensive breed (or any particular breed we aren’t actually sure) it doesn’t mean he is deserving of any less.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Vinnie!Vinnie!
Vinnie!

Paul Jones

What is the name of your pet?
Misty

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Rough collie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I suffer from PTSD and during the lockdowns my mums dog has helped me lift my spirits. I have taken her for rides in the car to keep me company. If I ever had a low day Misty seems to know and she always comes and sits beside me. Even though she is now 9 years old she has always been there for me through good times and bad

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Basingstoke Gazette: Misty in her favourite place on the sofaMisty in her favourite place on the sofa
Misty in her favourite place on the sofa

Emma Smart

What is the name of your pet?
Sergio Smart

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Spanish Rescue mix breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
My gorgeous boy is full of character, love and excitement. We have had him from 5 months old but I followed him from day 2 of his life when he was dumped in a bag and left to die. He is loving and stunning with a slight nervous character after being attacked but continues to thrive everyday. He's changed our lives x

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Basingstoke Gazette: This is meeee ?This is meeee ?
This is meeee ?

Carol Peters

What is the name of your pet?
Harry

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is very loving, he always wants a fuss from anyone. I have a caravan in the new forest and Harry loves people watching on the decking and will press himself against the railings so people can fuss him. He has helped to heal my heart after the loss of my last dog

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Basingstoke Gazette: Observation dutyObservation duty
Observation duty

Kaspar Elie

What is the name of your pet?
Pumpkin Spice

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Half Persian Half Unknown Breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Spice is the friendliest and charming little cat. She always comes to say good morning to me, and never forgets to say goodnight. When she’s hungry, the whole world knows about it! Her favourite thing to do is to hunt down dry leaves from the garden and bring them inside because she knows how much I love having a tree worth of leaves in my lounge! Her eyes are definitely her best feature and really make her a stunning beauty. Spice deserves to be crowned Pet Idol Winner because I feel like her sweet and friendly nature, her stunning looks and her impressive meerkat impressions are all absolute winning traits. Regardless, she’s my biggest idol. ❤️

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Basingstoke Gazette: Spice showing her impressive meerkat impression! This is just her cool looking way of being incredibly nosy and keeping an eye out for good leaves to hunt!Spice showing her impressive meerkat impression! This is just her cool looking way of being incredibly nosy and keeping an eye out for good leaves to hunt!
Spice showing her impressive meerkat impression! This is just her cool looking way of being incredibly nosy and keeping an eye out for good leaves to hunt!

Vicky Oldfield

What is the name of your pet?
Copper

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Beagle Cocker Spaniel cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Copper is a wonderful albeit very energetic member of our family. He is the cuddliest and funniest dog who loves chasing a ball, eating cheese and lots of cuddles! He is almost 3 but still thinks he is a puppy! Copper is also a wonderful friend and senses everyone’s mood in the house. He always brightens up our day and he even licks tears away when you are sad.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Copper DogCopper Dog
Copper Dog

Simon Yerbury

What is the name of your pet?
Peppa

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French Bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is absolutely crazy, full of energy and never fails to make me laugh even if she does snore incredibly loud. I can never get any housework done as she chases the broom/mop - so perfect excuse not to get any done

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just chillingJust chilling
Just chilling

Emma Brookfield

What is the name of your pet?
Harvey

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Forever by my side and gives the best cuddles!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Handsome pupHandsome pup
Handsome pup

Kelsey Goldstein

What is the name of your pet?
Percy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s so cute, funny, loyal and happy. He brings laughter and love to our house everyday and I don’t know what I’d do without seeing his hilariously long tongue everyday.

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Basingstoke Gazette: PercyPercy
Percy

Emily Prayag

What is the name of your pet?
Leo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cockapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the sweetest puppy and kept the family sane in lockdown.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Leo’s first groomLeo’s first groom
Leo’s first groom

Jodi O’Connor

What is the name of your pet?
Thanos

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
With all the doom and gloom of the last year, he has brought lots happiness to our family.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Thanos by name, Thanos by nature!!!!Thanos by name, Thanos by nature!!!!
Thanos by name, Thanos by nature!!!!

Melissa Dean

What is the name of your pet?
Rufus

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Saluki

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
After a rough start to life and being handed into the rescue in a bad way he has come on leaps and bounds and is naughty and mischievous and wags his tail which is something he never done when we first rescued him.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Handsome BoyHandsome Boy
Handsome Boy

Chloe milton

What is the name of your pet?
Chase

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire bull terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he an incredible companion, he shows that the breed really is a loving breed and I think everyone needs to be know how wonderful he is!

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Basingstoke Gazette: ChaseChase
Chase

Jessica Landy

What is the name of your pet?
Chester Rooney

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Fox Red Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is just the best! Check out his Instagram to see all his adventures @theadventuresofchesterrooney

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Basingstoke Gazette: By the seasideBy the seaside
By the seaside

Tracy freathy

What is the name of your pet?
Otto

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Border collie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s the most adorable looking pooch ever and loves to pose for the camera

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Basingstoke Gazette: Sun worshiperSun worshiper
Sun worshiper

Phil Talhadas

What is the name of your pet?
Cooper

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Basset Hound

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
How could anyone not love these ears!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Waiting for food... again!Waiting for food... again!
Waiting for food... again!

James burns

What is the name of your pet?
Ziggy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cocker spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Ziggy is a family pet that likes nothing more then cuddles, especially our son. He is well behaved and obedient and really is part of the family.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Ziggy the spanielZiggy the spaniel
Ziggy the spaniel

Kate Vayle

What is the name of your pet?
Zeus

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French Bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Zeus is well known in the local community due to his love of people. He is not only incredibly loving, but he is very entertaining. He frequently lays down instead of walking in the park, has a stealth crawl when he wants to get near to something without being seen and he enjoys regular zoomies with his sister Juno.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Zeus is loving life!Zeus is loving life!
Zeus is loving life!

Callum James Galway

What is the name of your pet?
Chase

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire bull terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he’s an amazing example of the breed and deserve to be shown off, he’s such a happy dog all of the time

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Basingstoke Gazette: This is chaseThis is chase
This is chase

Byron weaver

What is the name of your pet?
Dave

What sort of animal is your pet?
Hamster

What breed is your pet?
Teddy hamster

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Dave is a great comfort to my autistic son they have a great bond he is so laid back and a very gentle hamster and he has helped my son throughout lockdown

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m losing my afternoon carrot treatI’m losing my afternoon carrot treat
I’m losing my afternoon carrot treat

Karen Hodgson

What is the name of your pet?
Bonnie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Norwegian Forest Cat crossbreed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bonnie is very furry. She loves to play with us, and her toys, even at the age of twelve. She loves cuddles, and sitting on laps.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Cat in the BagCat in the Bag
Cat in the Bag

Rae Crawford

What is the name of your pet?
Florence

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cavalier king Charles spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Our Florence is larger than life, for a small dog. she’s smaller than most but thinks she’s bigger. She can sound like a boxer scaring the post man. She enjoys chasing lights and shadows, and people on bikes..

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Basingstoke Gazette: ??
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Lucy Dennis

What is the name of your pet?
Jojo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Miniature schnauzer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Jojo has a joyous personality, she wants to be part of anything going on. She loves being in the garden, playing with tennis balls and waiting for my boys to get home from school. She always gets lots of attention on walks with the most adorable eyes and friendly face.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Anyone want to play with me?Anyone want to play with me?
Anyone want to play with me?

Jackie Wicks

What is the name of your pet?
Hobbs

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s my best mate, long walks, camping trips just the 2 of us snuggled up in a wet tent together He’s obsessed with balls, water and cuddly toys

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Basingstoke Gazette: Looking regal (occasionally)Looking regal (occasionally)
Looking regal (occasionally)

Ross

What is the name of your pet?
Opie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Husky/Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s the friendliest and most loving dog who always puts you first. Since having our son, he’s stepped up as the best big brother and deserves some recognition for the great job he’s done.

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Basingstoke Gazette: The eyes of a dog who is sick of having his photo taken…The eyes of a dog who is sick of having his photo taken…
The eyes of a dog who is sick of having his photo taken…

Ami Erin Duchscherer

What is the name of your pet?
Nala

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed Breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is a rescue dog fr Romania with lots to deal with, she has finally found her forever home. She is dopey and very pretty and unique in looks and personality. Very affectionate pH ok but also very protective of myself and my 2 daughters. I always feel safe in with her.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Our Nala's smileOur Nala's smile
Our Nala's smile

Samantha Crosby

What is the name of your pet?
Nala

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chihuahua

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Fun loving yappy madem. Looks like butter wouldn't melt.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Watching the neighbours in the garden.Watching the neighbours in the garden.
Watching the neighbours in the garden.

Samantha Crosby

What is the name of your pet?
Niko

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dof

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Niko is a right mummy's boy he doesn't leave my side . Follows me everywhere . So much fun to be around just like having another child. Very friendly and playfull. Can have a conversation with him and he upstand what we are saying . X

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Basingstoke Gazette: Niko in the garden awaiting to go out for a walk.Niko in the garden awaiting to go out for a walk.
Niko in the garden awaiting to go out for a walk.

Chloe Spargo

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cockapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
The real question is, why wouldn’t he be? Just look at his face!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Teddys favourite weather!Teddys favourite weather!
Teddys favourite weather!

Keeleigh Weatherhead

What is the name of your pet?
Marley

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is amazing and thinks he he human

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Basingstoke Gazette: MarleyMarley
Marley

Keeleigh Weatherhead

What is the name of your pet?
KIWI

What sort of animal is your pet?
chameleon

What breed is your pet?
Veild

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she is sassy and has amazing colours

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Basingstoke Gazette: KIWI the chameleonKIWI the chameleon
KIWI the chameleon

Holly Marchant

What is the name of your pet?
Norman

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French Bulldog X Boston Terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Norman is 2yr old rescue from Dogs Trust. After a hectic start to life, he’s settled into his new ‘furever’ home just perfectly & as you can see, he’s pretty happy about it! Not too fussed on toys, treats are definitely the way to his heart, loves a cuddle, but will find the sunny spot on the office floor & stretch right out for a snooze. He does sleep downstairs, but don’t worry - his loud, door shaking, snoring lets us know he’s safe. We love you & so happy you’ve your home with us.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Norman is clearly happy to have found his ‘furever’ homeNorman is clearly happy to have found his ‘furever’ home
Norman is clearly happy to have found his ‘furever’ home

Tracy Hull

What is the name of your pet?
Dottie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jackapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she has made our family complete, she shares her love around, makes us laugh and is our loyal and loving best friend. Oh and she loves getting a sandy nose at the beach!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Little Miss Dottie, or should that be Little Miss Piggy!!Little Miss Dottie, or should that be Little Miss Piggy!!
Little Miss Dottie, or should that be Little Miss Piggy!!

Brooke Pardy

What is the name of your pet?
Oleg

What sort of animal is your pet?
An African Pygmy Hedgehog

What breed is your pet?
African Pygmy

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Oleg is an African Pygmy hedgehog who absolutely loves life, has many adventures and causes chaos wherever he goes. I have mental health issues and Oleg really is my Emotional support animal, he knows exactly when to snuggle up and reassure me that everything is okay. He absolutely loves snow, flowers and trying to eat anything he can get his tiny paws on. His brother Oreo sadly passed away last year and he has settled amazingly without his companion and now being on his own. Besides many people have already seen and heard of Oleg as he won Camera Club : Picture of the week in April and was featured in the gazette . 😊❤️

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Basingstoke Gazette: This Photo was taken by Influenced FX...This Photo was taken by Influenced FX...
This Photo was taken by Influenced FX...

stephen kemp

What is the name of your pet?
Gus

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We Re homed Gus with us at the start of this year, he’s settled into our family and we would now be lost without him, he’s been through so much this year changing families and it’s not phased him at all.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Gus enjoying his favourite pastime.Gus enjoying his favourite pastime.
Gus enjoying his favourite pastime.

Kirsty Littleford

What is the name of your pet?
Elsa

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Sprocker spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s cute, sassy & puts all the males in their place, she’s my shadow

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Basingstoke Gazette: Boss ladyBoss lady
Boss lady

Kirsty Littleford

What is the name of your pet?
Jasper

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cocker spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Cause he’s a beautiful 11 year old cocker spaniel, he’s loving, funny and very troublesome

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Basingstoke Gazette: Santa pawsSanta paws
Santa paws

Christine Trapnell

What is the name of your pet?
Bentley

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffy cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bentley is the most friendly loyal soppy happy pupster who loves everyone he meets and loves nothing more than royal and sliding on the grass much to the amusement of everyone who sees me attempting to walk him

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Basingstoke Gazette: My Bentley Scoops ?My Bentley Scoops ?
My Bentley Scoops ?

Melissa Saunders

What is the name of your pet?
Sully

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Springer Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Sully is a gorgeous whirlwind who has provided endless entertainment throughout the many lockdowns including playing with a mechanical fish!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Snow Day!!Snow Day!!
Snow Day!!

Emma Apsey

What is the name of your pet?
Alvin

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chihuahua

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Alvin believes he should be crowned pet idol of the world. But will settle for Basingstoke if that’s where he’s gotta start. Alvins fave thing to do is sleep, wash his feet, wash my face and play with his treats. Any spare time is spent barking at his neighbour jack Russell Jess. Being grumpy is his ultimate hobby, but will let his guard down for a belly tickle now and then. Alvin likes to sleep in until 11am, and his most active time of day is 9pm when he decides be as annoying as possible.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Angel faceAngel face
Angel face

Alexandra Cragg

What is the name of your pet?
Poppy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Domestic semi long haired cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I recently lost my beautiful girl Poppy. I think she deserves to be pet idol because she was a loving and friendly soul. She never left my side while gone and regularly visited other houses near by to share her joy with other local fans lies and children. She was goodly and loving and think it would be a lovely way to honour her memory.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Anything is paws-ible with a cat by your side.Anything is paws-ible with a cat by your side.
Anything is paws-ible with a cat by your side.

Emma Apsey

What is the name of your pet?
Holly bobs

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chihuahua

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I rescued her in December 2020 from the charity Silver Fox Dog Rescue. She was used for breeding, never went out and was in rubbish condition. She has big dangly nipples, a large saggy mini and her fur was hay. Now she’s super happy and smiley. Silky soft and loving life with her chihuahua siblings. She’s so loving and so smart... and loves a toy to thrash about. But her favourite thing EVER is food!!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Treat please!Treat please!
Treat please!

Alex Rix

What is the name of your pet?
Murphy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Moggy

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Having lost my 19 year old cat Moo in February 2020, Murphy helped me get through lockdown by keeping me company and always bringing a smile to my face. He is so sweet natured, goes from snooze to 100mph in about 3 seconds, and is determined to capture the elusive "red dot"

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Basingstoke Gazette: Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purrSoft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr
Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr

Shannon Reid

What is the name of your pet?
Bertie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Fun loving and clumsy

What breed is your pet?
Dalmatian X shitzu

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bertie is so clumsy. He really makes us smile everyday. He is just the best anyone could ever ask for.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Shocked about being found on the bed... where he shouldn’t be...Shocked about being found on the bed... where he shouldn’t be...
Shocked about being found on the bed... where he shouldn’t be...

Lisa marie scott

What is the name of your pet?
Kaizer

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Akita

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Me and my partner adopted kaizer in January 2020, little did we know then how much of a blessing he really is, he's given us a new lease on life and couldn't of gotten through this last year with out him. I often ask who rescued who. Before we got kaizer, I was having a really bad period with my depression. I got in to a really bad place, however adopting kaizer was the best thing we have ever done, he's my reason to get up in the morning. I still have bad days but he's always there beside me to offer a paw and a cuddle when I need him. He's everything to me and to us. Once again, who rescued who?

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Basingstoke Gazette: My bearMy bear
My bear

Richard Chivers

What is the name of your pet?
Layla

What sort of animal is your pet?
Diva

What breed is your pet?
Toy Poodle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Cute, intelligent and she is a babe magnet. This old codger loves the attention Layla gets from the lovely ladies of Brookvale!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Sorry for crushing the crocuses!Sorry for crushing the crocuses!
Sorry for crushing the crocuses!

Nathan Murray

What is the name of your pet?
Parker-Paul

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack-Chi

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I feel my Parker boy deserves to win because he is just so handsome, cute whilst also very mischievous.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Butter wouldn’t melt.. or would it?Butter wouldn’t melt.. or would it?
Butter wouldn’t melt.. or would it?

Lizzie Upton

What is the name of your pet?
Korra

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Co-Jack (Corgi / Jack Russell)

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is currently 5 months old (assumed) and was rescued from Romania 3 weeks ago after being found in a kill shelter with her sister. She has been with us 2 weeks and already has settled in so well and has learned to sit on command and loves cuddles and tummy rubs. She’s still nervous and wary around strangers but she’s the friendliest pup you will ever meet.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Settling into my forever home nicelySettling into my forever home nicely
Settling into my forever home nicely

Richard Myers

What is the name of your pet?
Bear

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Golden Retriever

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bear is beautiful in every way. He is always up for a cuddle, a game of ball and is very sensitive to when we are having a bad day. Not only does he have a wonderful personality, he is absolutely beautiful. The picture speaks for itself.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Beautiful BearBeautiful Bear
Beautiful Bear

Chelsea Jade Lambert

What is the name of your pet?
Misha

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Boxer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s beautiful, friendly and the most sweetest girl you will ever meet. She makes friends with everybody and will give the best cuddles in the world. She’s always smiling and is always having a tough time with her allergies, and despite this she is still hyper and happy.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Forest walks, with plenty of sticks to chaseForest walks, with plenty of sticks to chase
Forest walks, with plenty of sticks to chase

Emily-jane Messenger

What is the name of your pet?
MoMo Cat

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Ginger cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He has kept our family going through lockdown and been Hope (our toddler’s) best friend when she couldn’t meet any children her own age because all of her toddler groups were closed due to the pandemic. He literally does everything with her from playing in the garden, cuddles on the sofa, bedtime stories and he even waits next to the bath and once tried to join her! - he hasn’t tried that again as not a fan of water lol.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bedtime stories with Hope and Momo CatBedtime stories with Hope and Momo Cat
Bedtime stories with Hope and Momo Cat

Emma bristow

What is the name of your pet?
Cardi

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dig

What breed is your pet?
Yea cup Yorkshire terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I suffer with ptsd an he had such a beautiful sole that helps keep me grounded. He looks after me keeping me smiling I love him with every inch of my being xx

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Basingstoke Gazette: My boy an his duckMy boy an his duck
My boy an his duck

Sophia Forward

What is the name of your pet?
Willow

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We recently lost my Staffy Ronnie who we had 12 amazing years with, and with a house being empty it didn’t feel right, we then welcomed willow into our lives, she’s now a 3 month old Staffy, a very smart, loving and loyal pup who we can’t wait to have many adventures with🐶

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Basingstoke Gazette: WillowWillow
Willow

Joanne Budd

What is the name of your pet?
Bear

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Small dog with a BIG personality

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Basingstoke Gazette: Look into my eyesLook into my eyes
Look into my eyes

Emily Cavanagh

What is the name of your pet?
Rupert

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cocker Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Rupert will never be able to understand how much he is loved & how much he saved me during the lowest I’ve ever been. He is my bestest friend & I will always smother him in kisses, snugs whilst feeding him all the treats!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Rupert enjoying the sunshine!Rupert enjoying the sunshine!
Rupert enjoying the sunshine!

Heidi Burrows

What is the name of your pet?
Benji

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cockapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Why doesn’t he? Is the real question here! He’s the perfect dog, enjoys running and exploring the woods on our long walks. He has a cheeky personality, like stealing the oven gloves right when we are about to get food out of the oven. Most of all, he is the most loving dog, always sleeping on us while we watch TV.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Benji holding his favourite toy in the gardenBenji holding his favourite toy in the garden
Benji holding his favourite toy in the garden

Rachel Stubbs

What is the name of your pet?
Roxy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bull dog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Roxy is such a friendly playful pup who provides such wonderful company.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Enjoying a walkie by the riverEnjoying a walkie by the river
Enjoying a walkie by the river

Jodie Ebdon

What is the name of your pet?
Tyson

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffy

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is handsome always has a smile on his face. Loves people and giving them a kiss is a bonus. I feel they get a bad reputation

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Basingstoke Gazette: Did someone say "treats"Did someone say "treats"
Did someone say \"treats\"

Debbie Anns-Milton

What is the name of your pet?
HULK

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Old tyne bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Hulk is 1 year and 4 months old, he should be pet idol because he is such a lovely dog always puts paw up to say please.

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Basingstoke Gazette: HULK (Yes please mummy)HULK (Yes please mummy)
HULK (Yes please mummy)

Laura

What is the name of your pet?
Smidge

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Long haired domestic

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Smidge is the most docile and beautiful cat and has bought us nothing but love a joy over the year she’s been alive..

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Basingstoke Gazette: The most photogenic cat... beautiful cat, beautiful nature.. beautiful smidgeThe most photogenic cat... beautiful cat, beautiful nature.. beautiful smidge
The most photogenic cat... beautiful cat, beautiful nature.. beautiful smidge

Zoe Herbert

What is the name of your pet?
Stitch

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
british lilac

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Stitch’s favourite food is broccoli and Stilton soup. He is getting on in years but continues to make us laugh with his Garfield habits on a daily basis.

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Basingstoke Gazette: StitchStitch
Stitch

Susi peers

What is the name of your pet?
Chong

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Persian

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Chong was a rescue who was very poorly with his brother when they came into our care. Sadly we lost his brother last October and at first chong really missed him. Chong has a very large character and his more like a dog. He never leaves our side. He chases ball and talks constantly. He brings us so much joy. Chong carries the calichi virus in cats so cannot be housed with other cats. But he is our perfect feline. 💜

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Basingstoke Gazette: I see a bird!I see a bird!
I see a bird!

Patryk Fiedotow

What is the name of your pet?
Ceba

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Lhasa Apso

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he’s a dog, that believes he’s a lion.

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Basingstoke Gazette: You talkin to me?You talkin to me?
You talkin to me?

Hayleigh Bicknell

What is the name of your pet?
Oreo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We have rescued her from Romania after her mum was caught and taken to a kill shelter. The rescue took in Oreo and her 4 brothers and sisters and hand reared them. She has been with us 2 weeks and it’s like she’s always been here. She is amazing with our 2 sons. We just want to give her the best life after such a rough start.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Look at meLook at me
Look at me

Bryan Sexton

What is the name of your pet?
Indie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Domestic short haired house Cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s just turned 1 years old. Full of character, confidence and a stunning example of a calico coloured cat

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Basingstoke Gazette: Indie on her perchIndie on her perch
Indie on her perch

Destiny Keeys

What is the name of your pet?
Maxi

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Croatian Sheepdog x Kokoni

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because even though he is a rescue we took in from Bosnia and travelled over for two days to get to us 6 months ago he has rescued us also from heart break of losing our dog of 13yrs in 2018 and has filled the hole in our hearts with unconditional love

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Basingstoke Gazette: “My furever hooman asked me to strike a pose, so here is the one I worked hard on for my Adopt Me profile last year. Guess it did the job as I have a new family now”“My furever hooman asked me to strike a pose, so here is the one I worked hard on for my Adopt Me profile last year. Guess it did the job as I have a new family now”
“My furever hooman asked me to strike a pose, so here is the one I worked hard on for my Adopt Me profile last year. Guess it did the job as I have a new family now”

Tracey Desjardins

What is the name of your pet?
Brody

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jackapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is a super chilled and very loving doggie!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Dinner time!!!Dinner time!!!
Dinner time!!!

Debbie hope

What is the name of your pet?
Trigger

What sort of animal is your pet?
Horse

What breed is your pet?
Welsh x Irish draught

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Trigger has been my sanity during lock down he is such a kind and gentle sole.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Sleepy morningSleepy morning
Sleepy morning

Kerry Roberts

What is the name of your pet?
Ginny

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pointer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She does this amazing thing where she just exists and makes my life full. I have 3 dogs all special to our family but Ginny just makes my heart burst

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Basingstoke Gazette: Ginny my (blue) belleGinny my (blue) belle
Ginny my (blue) belle

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Bernie and Ned

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Dachshund

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bernie & Ned have been exploring Basingstoke and Hampshire for 5 years now! They’re passionate about discovering the best dog friendly outings in our local area. Dog friendly pubs, cafes, hotels. You can find them on Instagram @hampshirehotdogs

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Basingstoke Gazette: Sunday snugglesSunday snuggles
Sunday snuggles

Amber Graham

What is the name of your pet?
Enzo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Enzo is a handsome 9 month old boy. He’s absolutely full of Frenchie character and gets all the attention out on walks! This gorgeous boy will do anything for his treats and loves showing off all his tricks!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Enzo 9 months oldEnzo 9 months old
Enzo 9 months old

Amber Graham

What is the name of your pet?
Honey

What sort of animal is your pet?
Bengal

What breed is your pet?
Cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s the craziest most loving girl in the entire world! She loves bringing me lovely presents after she’s been on the hunt, and she’s absolutely gorgeous 😍

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Basingstoke Gazette: The beautiful HoneyThe beautiful Honey
The beautiful Honey

Shannen watts

What is the name of your pet?
Bernie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Dachshund

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bernie is one half of @hampshirehotdogs. Both boys have spent the last 5 years exploring Basingstoke and sniffing out the best dog friendly jaunts!

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Basingstoke Gazette: One slice, or two?!One slice, or two?!
One slice, or two?!

Kirstie Mathlin

What is the name of your pet?
Tigger

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
European

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Tigger has just turnt 1! He is a very playful happy hyper cat but also loves attention and a good scratch under his chin.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Birthday boy looking so handsome and smartBirthday boy looking so handsome and smart
Birthday boy looking so handsome and smart

Laura Collins

What is the name of your pet?
Woody

What sort of animal is your pet?
A dog

What breed is your pet?
Half staff half beagle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s the softest dog I know,silky ears,soft coat always gives the best snuggles and throughout the last year he has been our rock and support he’s a very special dog and deserves this more than anything

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Basingstoke Gazette: WoodyWoody
Woody

Sophie holden

What is the name of your pet?
Baxter

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Daschund cross jack russell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Baxter is the best dog in the world. Last year he was bitten by a larger dog, had life and leg saving surgery and he has still be the beating heart of our home and our family. We love him so much and although he’s unusual looking to us he’s the most handsome little man

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Basingstoke Gazette: Baxter and his best buddy Cameron. They are six months apart in age and are inseparableBaxter and his best buddy Cameron. They are six months apart in age and are inseparable
Baxter and his best buddy Cameron. They are six months apart in age and are inseparable

Vicky O'Leary

What is the name of your pet?
Willow

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
English Springer Spaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Willow is the sweetest girl, she has a fear of other dogs due to being attacked as a pup. She adores children and is as gentle as can be.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Look into my eyesLook into my eyes
Look into my eyes

Matthew parsons

What is the name of your pet?
Poppy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Siberian husky

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Friendly, loving and she completed our family.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Poppy with the poppys.Poppy with the poppys.
Poppy with the poppys.

Leighann Winchester

What is the name of your pet?
Bear

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
German Shepherd x Border Collie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is Beautiful and protects are whole Family

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Basingstoke Gazette: Happy Birthday to me ?Happy Birthday to me ?
Happy Birthday to me ?

Sophie rawlings

What is the name of your pet?
Roxy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Rottweiler cross Bernese mountain dog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is the softest, most loving cuddly bear! She is great with children and other dogs and has been amazing throughout the lockdown

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Basingstoke Gazette: Treats please?Treats please?
Treats please?

Vicky O'Leary

What is the name of your pet?
Felix

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Moggy

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He's a dog in a cats body. Anything your dog can do, Felix can do better 🤪🤣

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just chilling on my humanJust chilling on my human
Just chilling on my human

Julia Pilich

What is the name of your pet?
Theo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Golden retriever

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He's been the light of our family throughout this trying time. He's brought smiles and laughter with his goofy and adorable nature. He's also been the best furry friend for the new addition in the family, my little boy.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Theo doing the hero pose like the amazing men and women who have worked through the pandemic ??Theo doing the hero pose like the amazing men and women who have worked through the pandemic ??
Theo doing the hero pose like the amazing men and women who have worked through the pandemic ??

Heidi Carter

What is the name of your pet?
Levi

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Levi is a rescue dog from Romania. We adopted him three years ago when my son was 3 and they have been inseparable ever since. Levi is loyal adorable and ever so slightly crazy! Well known in the neighbourhood he loves people to stop and chat to him and give him a stroke!

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Basingstoke Gazette: One man's trash is another man's treasure.One man's trash is another man's treasure.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Natasha Minto

What is the name of your pet?
Nova

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Burmese Cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Nova is a rescue cat from Romania. She is 2.5 years old and the friendliest most loveable cat alive (I’m sure everyone says that) She greets our neighbours in the shared hallway and is so friendly to the postman that he now brings her treats! Nova taught us what it was like to be parents and has kept us both great company during lockdown. She drinks exclusively from the tap, eats only the best and falls asleep instantly when she is on a lap. She is very chatty and talks incessantly to the birds outside the window. She even has her own Instagram account. She deserves to be the Pet Idol because she is beautiful both inside and out.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Nova knows exactly what her good angles are.Nova knows exactly what her good angles are.
Nova knows exactly what her good angles are.

Nicola Flake

What is the name of your pet?
George

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Golden Retriever

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
George gives everyone he sees a reason to smile each day.

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m so comfy!I’m so comfy!
I’m so comfy!

Sam

What is the name of your pet?
George

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Greyhound

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
New to the area, he's been a hit in local pubs since they've reopened, making sure everyone MUST stroke him and pay him attention at all times. (IG: @itsgreyhoundgeorge)

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Basingstoke Gazette: Paws right there sir!Paws right there sir!
Paws right there sir!

Lisa drew

What is the name of your pet?
Frazzle

What sort of animal is your pet?
Bearded dragon

What breed is your pet?
Bearded Dragon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is so cheeky , very friendly and makes me smile everyday . He knocks to come out and then runs around the living room. He sits on my while I watch tv or do crafts. He is so gentle and my baby

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Basingstoke Gazette: Frazzle at Xmas 2020Frazzle at Xmas 2020
Frazzle at Xmas 2020

Stacey Glassock

What is the name of your pet?
Freddie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
English bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Freddie has such a character he always doing something funny to make me smile I suffer with non epilepsy seizure and he always knows when I’m gonna have one as he dnt leave me then when I am coming around he there licking me and giving me cuddles he such a amazing dog

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Basingstoke Gazette: I will fit in this bucket ?I will fit in this bucket ?
I will fit in this bucket ?

Billie Laurie

What is the name of your pet?
Akela

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pomsky

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Such a big yet soppy puppy.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Akela the wolfAkela the wolf
Akela the wolf

Siân Jupp

What is the name of your pet?
Monte

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Standard Parti Poodle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he likes to protect the house by barking at everyone that walks past. He’s a star in the local neighbourhood for that reason. Most importantly he is my daughters best friend ever since she was born. When we were rushed to hospital he was the one nudging her to check she was ok and the ambulance crew had to go say hello to calm him down! They are best friends for life!

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Basingstoke Gazette: What can you see Monte?What can you see Monte?
What can you see Monte?

Lorraine Spreadbury

What is the name of your pet?
Tigger

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell Terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the most adorable little boy, a rescue who didn’t have the best start, but loves everyone and makes me smile every day.

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m a whole bundle of love of funI’m a whole bundle of love of fun
I’m a whole bundle of love of fun

Scrappy

What is the name of your pet?
Scrappy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Moggy

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
My cat deserves to be crowned Basingstoke gazette and Andover advertiser pet idol 2021 because he is a loving, special outgoing cat who has his own unique personality and because he is drop dead gorgeous!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Scrappy and his white tashScrappy and his white tash
Scrappy and his white tash

Sandra Morton

What is the name of your pet?
Cyril

What sort of animal is your pet?
Chicken

What breed is your pet?
Light Sussex

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because I was told to throw the Unhatched egg away as it was not going to hatch .... 12 hours gently holding the egg and hand hatching it Cyril arrived but had a deformed foot. But a plaster splint soon sorted it ❤️

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Basingstoke Gazette: Happy hippy chickHappy hippy chick
Happy hippy chick

Katy Cruickshank

What is the name of your pet?
Sidney

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mini dachshund

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
For being the light in our lives. She is a little ray of sunshine. Perfect lockdown gift who’s kept us smiling through the hard times of the pandemic.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Lockdown wasn’t spoiling her big birthday!Lockdown wasn’t spoiling her big birthday!
Lockdown wasn’t spoiling her big birthday!

Susan Cheah

What is the name of your pet?
Hurley

What sort of animal is your pet?
Ferret

What breed is your pet?
Angora

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
For years Hurley has been a regular volunteer with the Hants & Berks Ferret Club out racing most weekends during the spring and summer to raise money for other less unfortunate ferrets. Here in this photo he is still training hard getting himself ready for when the pandemic is over, he will be out racing and raising money again. I think he deserves some recognition for hi hard work :-)

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Basingstoke Gazette: Hurley the race champHurley the race champ
Hurley the race champ

Matt Armstrong

What is the name of your pet?
Hugo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French Bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He's just a bundle of joy all the time and puts a smile on everyone's face who he meets!

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Basingstoke Gazette: You can never be over dressedYou can never be over dressed
You can never be over dressed

Lucy

What is the name of your pet?
Rover

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Dalmatian

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Cutest around! Couldn’t be more blessed with this beautiful boy. He is simply the best behaved pup and a delight to call our fur-son. I’m biased though!!!

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Basingstoke Gazette: He’s grown a lot since this picture and that is in just a couple of months but those eyes will forever melt me.He’s grown a lot since this picture and that is in just a couple of months but those eyes will forever melt me.
He’s grown a lot since this picture and that is in just a couple of months but those eyes will forever melt me.

Beverley Taylor

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Shitzu / Yorkie cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We rescued him from Blue Cross in Wales, he has rescued us and kept us sane throughout lockdown ..... apart from when we nearly lost him and he was in intensive care due to pancreatitis x

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Basingstoke Gazette: HHMMMPP HHMMMPP   (Translated as WOOF WOOF!)HHMMMPP HHMMMPP (Translated as WOOF WOOF!)
HHMMMPP HHMMMPP (Translated as WOOF WOOF!)

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Fred

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chihuahua cross papillon

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
For a tiny dog he has a massive character. Loved by all that meet him 💙

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Basingstoke Gazette: Our big boy Fred ?Our big boy Fred ?
Our big boy Fred ?

Michael Beattie

What is the name of your pet?
Jango

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jackadoddle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He looks after my mum and dad and has been a constant companion through this pandemic

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Basingstoke Gazette: The world is opening upThe world is opening up
The world is opening up

Catherine Willetts

What is the name of your pet?
Pedro

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Domestic longhair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Prince Pedro (as he likes to be known) is a super-handsome lovable boy aged 9. He is a complete character (most recently sitting in my newly planted carrots just because it took his fancy) and brings us much joy and laughter every day.

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Basingstoke Gazette: I'm soooo handsome!I'm soooo handsome!
I'm soooo handsome!

Janice Lewis

What is the name of your pet?
Cookie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
English bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because she is crazy but cute as well

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Basingstoke Gazette: Can I have some food please mummyCan I have some food please mummy
Can I have some food please mummy

Alisha

What is the name of your pet?
Bella

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack russell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She is always there for me and my family and loves to go to work at pets at home and is the perfect model. Loves everyone she meets

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Basingstoke Gazette: In the bluebells being a little modelIn the bluebells being a little model
In the bluebells being a little model

Summer

What is the name of your pet?
Maui

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Ragdoll

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because my 2 year old son would be thrilled to see his best mate win

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Basingstoke Gazette: MauiMaui
Maui

Bethany NUNN

What is the name of your pet?
Willow

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Willow deserves the crown because she is so cute and always has her tongue out :)

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Basingstoke Gazette: Willow ?Willow ?
Willow ?

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Wilson

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is extremely cute, he has the best personality.

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Basingstoke Gazette: WilsonWilson
Wilson

Imogen Kempster

What is the name of your pet?
Barney

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug-Zu

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is the cutest!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Our gorgeous boy!Our gorgeous boy!
Our gorgeous boy!

Alistair cook

What is the name of your pet?
Grace

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Long haired rottweiller

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She has been brilliant at showing what a marvelous breed they are and improving the image of rottweiller

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Basingstoke Gazette: Grace loves posingGrace loves posing
Grace loves posing

Jackie

What is the name of your pet?
Pablo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Beagle

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is my comfort blanket when I'm suffering Anc just look at him

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Basingstoke Gazette: Isn't he just beautiful 4 months old pabloIsn't he just beautiful 4 months old pablo
Isn't he just beautiful 4 months old pablo

Alisha smith

What is the name of your pet?
Kenzo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
British bull dog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
There mum had a rough pregnancy and didn’t think the puppy’s or her would survive luckily they all have and now he’s 3 weeks old we can’t have children so this is the next best thing and he is perfect 😍

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m just chilling mumI’m just chilling mum
I’m just chilling mum

Sally Molloy

What is the name of your pet?
Mac

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Yorkshire terrier cross

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is just the best dog and very smart and I like to punch shoes

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Basingstoke Gazette: I like to pinch shoesI like to pinch shoes
I like to pinch shoes

Sally Molloy

What is the name of your pet?
Trddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Westie/Maltese

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is just the cutest boy

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m just the cutestI’m just the cutest
I’m just the cutest

Rachel Cross

What is the name of your pet?
Derek

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Bulldog mix

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We adopted him last year and he has settled into the family perfectly. He adores our 3 year old daughter too.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Bulldog in a bow tie.Bulldog in a bow tie.
Bulldog in a bow tie.

Jessica frewer

What is the name of your pet?
Lacey

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staff

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Most lovable loyal dog, with playful personality.

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Basingstoke Gazette: LaceyLacey
Lacey

Leanne Minikin

What is the name of your pet?
Snowflake and Tabby

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
British short hair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
These two are so different in personality but are just perfect sisters ... always affectionate towards each other

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Basingstoke Gazette: sister cuddlessister cuddles
sister cuddles

Josh Hulbert

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Working Cockerspaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He’s so cute!

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Basingstoke Gazette: DumboDumbo
Dumbo

Siobhan Keen

What is the name of your pet?
SpiderHam

What sort of animal is your pet?
Hamster

What breed is your pet?
Syrian

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We got spiderham in lockdown, he is my son’s (4) first pet and we love him very much, in a time where we missed out on so much he brought us happiness and love.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Blue Eyed BoyBlue Eyed Boy
Blue Eyed Boy

Beth Allatt

What is the name of your pet?
Teddy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cockerspaniel

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the cutest fury friend!!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Erm, human... I don’t have enough toys!Erm, human... I don’t have enough toys!
Erm, human... I don’t have enough toys!

Callum paris

What is the name of your pet?
Daisy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s the best there is😊

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Basingstoke Gazette: DaisyDaisy
Daisy

Stephanie Webster

What is the name of your pet?
Indie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Indie has only been in our family for 3 weeks but has brought so much love and joy to us already. My son is awaiting assessment for ADHD and autism and since we got Indie, he’s been happier, calmer and even leaving the house to walk her (he always hated the outside world before). We have been very lucky to give Indie her forever home and couldn’t imagine life without her.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Thanks for my treat Mum! I’ve been such a good girlThanks for my treat Mum! I’ve been such a good girl
Thanks for my treat Mum! I’ve been such a good girl

Terry Jenvey

What is the name of your pet?
Oscar

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Long haired Ginger

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
A year ago he was diagnosed with severe diabetes and was incredibly poorly. He was barely able to walk, sou don’t eat and things looked bleak. After 3 months he started to respond to treatment and now a year later he loves a normal life.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Just chillingJust chilling
Just chilling

Megan Oakley

What is the name of your pet?
Milo

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Cockapoo

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Milo has recently just our family from leaving his own mummy - my oldest son Ashton is registered as disabled and as soon as I brought Milo home it’s made Ashton more content with life, he struggles to emotionally communicate and Milo has really brought this out of him.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Picking up Milo to surprise AshtonPicking up Milo to surprise Ashton
Picking up Milo to surprise Ashton

Louise Hartgill

What is the name of your pet?
Buster and Bailey

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Age is no barrier, these 2 are the best of friend at 11years old and 3months old.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Age has no barrierAge has no barrier
Age has no barrier

Community contributor

What is the name of your pet?
Zeus

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Staffordshire bull terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Zeus is the most loving dog you could ask for. If the children are unwell, he knows and will get up under the blankets and snuggle up to them. Zeus came to us at 5 weeks due to his mum being unwell. We hand reared him, he's the most affectionate dog you could ask for but is petrified of cats. Zeus is forever asleep and doesn't bark.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Lazy boy ZeusLazy boy Zeus
Lazy boy Zeus

Laura phillips

What is the name of your pet?
Stewie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
When Stewie first came to me he was a big scruff bag, but after a trip to the groomers and lots of love & cuddles he is now my wing man. He has a lot of love to give and is constantly following me round the house even to the toilet (only because he’s waiting for an empty toilet roll to rip up) He loves adventures in the woods and is very photogenic to say the least. I wouldn’t change him for the world. My pet, my best friend & my world ❤️

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m barking up the wrong treeI’m barking up the wrong tree
I’m barking up the wrong tree

Debbie bridgeland

What is the name of your pet?
Oscar

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell ( wirey)

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Our dog deserves to be crowned as he is such a lovely friendly loving dog and wants cuddles and kisses from everyone .. he thinks his one of the kids and of you cuddle the kids he will jump in in the middle and want one to

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Basingstoke Gazette: Waiting for the pub inside doors to openWaiting for the pub inside doors to open
Waiting for the pub inside doors to open

Lisa Randall

What is the name of your pet?
Barney

What sort of animal is your pet?
A Dog

What breed is your pet?
Chocolate Labrador

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is the sweetest, kindest, friendliest and the most Loyal creature I have ever met. He has given my family so much joy and happiness. He deserves the world 🤎

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Basingstoke Gazette: Are you going to eat all of that!Are you going to eat all of that!
Are you going to eat all of that!

Emma-Louise Fraser-house

What is the name of your pet?
Lady

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
My fair lady hasn’t had it easy we was sold her really young after the breeder lieing to us about nee age, she away from her mum at 7 week we r so lucky to have her ! She such a bundle of joy and love to have around she is now my comfort when I’m down and like my best friend and goes everywhere with me loves to play ball and is soo loyal and Obedient!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Playing with her favourite toyPlaying with her favourite toy
Playing with her favourite toy

Harry Green

What is the name of your pet?
Muse

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
British Short Hair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Muse was a foster cat who stole our hearts back in 2019 which meant we very quickly adopted him. Not much is known about his life before us except that he was stray. He is the most loving and affectionate cat and is loving cuddles with his brand new baby brother.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Muse hugging his brother when he was just a bump.Muse hugging his brother when he was just a bump.
Muse hugging his brother when he was just a bump.

Fay Rogerson

What is the name of your pet?
Ronnie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Yorkie x Jack Russell

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Cause he’s bloomin adorable and is keeping me sane in difficult times!

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Basingstoke Gazette: Time to work from home?Time to work from home?
Time to work from home?

Jessica Williams

What is the name of your pet?
Bella

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Arabian Mau

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Bella was found on the streets when she was a kitten so had hard start life a she is lovely cat and so pretty

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Basingstoke Gazette: BellaBella
Bella

Laura phillips

What is the name of your pet?
Lola

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
I rescued Lola from the kill shelter in Romania, she only had 21 days before they would put her down. At first she was very scared but has now totally come out of her shell. She’s the most loving dog ever and loves to chase rabbits, squirrels and deer’s. I think it brings her back to her street dog memories. I wouldn’t change her for the world 🌎 She’s a warrior ❤️

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Basingstoke Gazette: I wish it could be Christmas every dayI wish it could be Christmas every day
I wish it could be Christmas every day

Catherine Griffiths

What is the name of your pet?
Daisy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Pug

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Daisy is a 7 year old pug from basingstoke, she is the most wonderful and loving dog a family could ask for, she is our best friend and a comfort to our young children, she let's our oldest daughter play hospitals and use her stethoscope on her, which has helped a lot as our daughter was born with a heart condition. Unfortunately Daisy is currently recovering from an operation to remove mast cell tumors. She deserves to be the winner because she is the best dog I could ever wish for.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Daisy on her 7th birthday in March this yearDaisy on her 7th birthday in March this year
Daisy on her 7th birthday in March this year

Christine Ford

What is the name of your pet?
Jack

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed breed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Jack is a gentle and loving dog. He always wants cuddles and tickle belly. He makes us laugh with his naughty little ways . He’s one in a million

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m soo cuteI’m soo cute
I’m soo cute

Carole Pike

What is the name of your pet?
Ezekiel

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Shorthair

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Ezekiel is very cheeky he’s steals letters posted though the letterbox and even the kids homework He also plays fetch unlike his lazy brother and sisters

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Basingstoke Gazette: Look at my tongueLook at my tongue
Look at my tongue

Emma Falconer

What is the name of your pet?
Gracie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Unknown

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Gracie is a Romanian rescue dog, who had a bad start in life. She come over to the UK to start a new life with us. Since arriving she was scared and doing want to be touched, but that all changed! Gracie has done UK sniffer dog training and mantrailing which has given her so much confidence as well as she comes to work with me. Gracie now loves life and having a good cuddle and a tasty treat.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Rescue dog, GracieRescue dog, Gracie
Rescue dog, Gracie

Ali Keable

What is the name of your pet?
Pepper

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Boxer

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
We rescued her when she was only 12 months old, she faced a devastating fate. She has become a very well loved family member and has stuck by my side while I was battling Leukemia and even now at the age of 9 she still acts like a puppy 😊

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Basingstoke Gazette: The perfect poster pet.The perfect poster pet.
The perfect poster pet.

Sharon williams

What is the name of your pet?
Murphy

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Tebetian terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Cause he's my best friend loyal funny my sunshine on a raining day and I love all the numbers

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Basingstoke Gazette: My world ????my reason to get up every morningMy world ????my reason to get up every morning
My world ????my reason to get up every morning

Mrs sally wright

What is the name of your pet?
Gabby

What sort of animal is your pet?
Female dog

What breed is your pet?
Yorkshire terrier

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Gabby is a rescue from a puppy farm an ex-breeding bitch, she has been through a lot in her first 6 years of her life. She came to us frightened and untrained but in the last five years she has come a long way. She has learnt to love and live again. She’s had a bounce mastectomy due to over breeding and most of her teeth removed. She loves life and her family a truly precious little girl.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Gabby our beautiful rescue girlyGabby our beautiful rescue girly
Gabby our beautiful rescue girly

Paul Corio

What is the name of your pet?
Tootsie

What sort of animal is your pet?
A weird cat

What breed is your pet?
Who knows

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Our 2 year old little weirdo is called Tootsie. She is just a proper cat in every sense of the word. Playful, eccentric, loving and does whatever she wants on her own terms. She loves licking her fleece then sitting there with her tongue hanging out or laying on the floor on her back with her paws waving in the air. There isn’t a day goes by that she doesn’t make us laugh or fails to bemuse her adopted brothers Griffin and Tiberius!

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Basingstoke Gazette: She thinks she’s the Queen on her iron throne (from Game of Thrones). She also has a Batmobile!She thinks she’s the Queen on her iron throne (from Game of Thrones). She also has a Batmobile!
She thinks she’s the Queen on her iron throne (from Game of Thrones). She also has a Batmobile!

Debbie Collins

What is the name of your pet?
Albert

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Norwegian Forest Cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is so handsome

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Basingstoke Gazette: Mirror mirror......Mirror mirror......
Mirror mirror......

Debbie Collins

What is the name of your pet?
Freddie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Norwegian Forest Cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He is a huge soft lad with the kindest nature

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Basingstoke Gazette: BubblesBubbles
Bubbles

Gemma Lewis

What is the name of your pet?
Chilli

What sort of animal is your pet?
Green winged parrot

What breed is your pet?
Macaw

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Chilli is an adorable and very cuddly parrot, he loves everyone and is a real gentle giant

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Basingstoke Gazette: I’m cuddly and friendly and I love seeing everyone and getting fed lots of treatsI’m cuddly and friendly and I love seeing everyone and getting fed lots of treats
I’m cuddly and friendly and I love seeing everyone and getting fed lots of treats

Lucy Primmer

What is the name of your pet?
Ollie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Rough Collie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Ollie is the happiest, friendliest and cuddliest friend you could ask for. He has the best personality and always finds a way to cheer people up. He helped my son come out of his shell and has helped me with my anxiety. I can’t imagine our lives without him.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Ollie soaking up the attention and looking royalOllie soaking up the attention and looking royal
Ollie soaking up the attention and looking royal

Isaac Reeves

What is the name of your pet?
Otis

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
French Bulldog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Loveable and dumb, he’s the cutest dog in Basingstoke by a long shot.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Otis helping us all celebrate ChristmasOtis helping us all celebrate Christmas
Otis helping us all celebrate Christmas

Amy Henwood

What is the name of your pet?
Harlow

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Wire haired Hungarian vizsla

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She’s loyal and I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s human, she is your typical Velcro vizsla and loves to be by your side no matter what! She even try’s getting under the duvet cover at night. Everyone around comments on her temperament and kind nature and softy approach.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Getting snuggly under her blanketGetting snuggly under her blanket
Getting snuggly under her blanket

Debbie Collins

What is the name of your pet?
Arthur

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Norwegian Forest Cat

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because he is simply stunning! He is just 22 months old who is a house cat with a huge catio

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Basingstoke Gazette: “Does my mane look big in this”“Does my mane look big in this”
“Does my mane look big in this”

Ashley flanagan

What is the name of your pet?
Salem

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Bengal

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Look at him first time in his collar

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Basingstoke Gazette: How long do I have this on for LOL ?How long do I have this on for LOL ?
How long do I have this on for LOL ?

Debbie Burton

What is the name of your pet?
Pip

What sort of animal is your pet?
Dog

What breed is your pet?
Mixed

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
She had a rough start in life has a bent leg and a rib that sticks we rescued her 9 years ago suffers with arthritis but still bounds around like a puppy

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Basingstoke Gazette: Looking thoughtfulLooking thoughtful
Looking thoughtful

Gabriella Waller

What is the name of your pet?
Eugene

What sort of animal is your pet?
Hedgehog

What breed is your pet?
African pigmy hedgehog

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Because even though he looks spiky , he’s the softest and friendliest animal ever. He’d be so proud to be crowned the Andover Advertiser’s Pet idol.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Eugene the Hedgehog celebrating his 4th Birthday in AprilEugene the Hedgehog celebrating his 4th Birthday in April
Eugene the Hedgehog celebrating his 4th Birthday in April

Jean Fuller

What is the name of your pet?
Chalkie

What sort of animal is your pet?
Lovable, friendly, excitable, crazy - adored!

What breed is your pet?
Jack Russell x Staffie

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
Chalkie is a rescue dog who was going to be put down at 9 months old but was rescued - he lived in kennels until we got him at just over 2 years old as no-one wanted him due to his behavior issues - he is now in his forever home and loves life to the max and is the most friendly, lovable dog you will ever meet.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Loving Life!Loving Life!
Loving Life!

Jamie Akers

What is the name of your pet?
Shia Le Floof

What sort of animal is your pet?
Cat

What breed is your pet?
Bengal Tabby

Why does your pet deserve to be crowned Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser Pet Idol 2021 winner?
He actually belongs to my neighbour and through his frequent visits we now talk regularly. As someone who suffers with depression I have found lockdown very difficult, as I live alone. So he pops round every morning to check how I am. Often later in the day he heads to another neighbour to see her and play with their dog. Quite the character and friends with everyone in the close.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Shia Le FloofShia Le Floof
Shia Le Floof