People's Pet Awards 2023
celebrating our animal heroes
Welcome to the Mirror People’s Pet Awards, celebrating the animal heroes in our families.
Whatever challenges we face, our pets are always by our side, offering unconditional love and support.
They keep us company, they keep us fit and they give an invaluable boost to our mental health.
The Mirror People’s Pet Awards, with Webbox, celebrate the unique bond we have with our pets, and the inspirational ways they change our lives.
Winners include animals who have overcome impossible odds, rescue cats and dogs who inspire everyone they meet, and others who are literally lifesavers. They will also include pets who simply make you smile and warm your heart.
Nominations are now open for 2023, so click here to tell us about an amazing pet you know.
You can also read about our previous winners here
NOMINATIONS FOR 2023
Do you know an amazing pet? Tell us about them using this form, and they could be a winner.
Our team will consider every nomination, before compiling a shortlist, from which our judging panel will choose the winners.
We may consider nominations in a different category. Depending on nominations, there may be more than one winner in some categories, and we reserve the right not to choose a winner in a category.
The judges' decision is final, and we will not enter into correspondence.
Dog of the Year
For a dog that deserves to be celebrated for its courage, spirit and compassion or other inspirational achievements
Cat of the Year
For a cat that deserves to be celebrated for its courage, spirit and compassion or other inspirational achievements
For a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of animals
Young Animal Hero
For a child or teenager who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of animals
For a rescue animal that has enriched the life of its new owner in a remarkable way, or a person who has made an outstanding contribution to animal rescue
For a pet who has inspired people with their spirit or courage
For a pet who has shown remarkable compassion and care for others
Webbox Joy of Pets Award
Celebrating the unique bond between pets and their people
Webbox is proud to have partnered once again with the Mirror to recognise the achievements of those who are committed to helping protect and care for animals of all shapes and sizes, along with those animals that go above and beyond for their owners or friends.
At Webbox we are committed to the ongoing welfare of all creatures, working alongside charities and individuals that support animals and humans through all walks of life. Every month we receive hundreds of letters with stories about the inspirational deeds of those in the animal world, along with the extraordinary acts of animals themselves.
Working with the People’s Pet Awards helps provide us with the right platform to recognise and honour the selfless acts of both animals and animal lovers. We very much look forward to reading the nominations and meeting those that work so tirelessly to help the creatures we care for so deeply.
BREAKING THE CHAINS
British Army veteran’s mission to save abandoned animals in Ukraine is one of the largest and most dangerous animal rescue efforts in history.
Charity dedicated to helping animal lovers escape domestic abuse by providing foster care to victim’s pets.
Stricken spaniel rescued by volunteers including a local drainage company after firefighters were unable to reach him.
DOGS TRUST DOG OF THE YEAR
Staffie bred for fighting before being rescued has become an ambassador of hope in a bid to break the stigma associated with his breed.
PARK PALACE PONIES
Inspirational riding school which has introduced thousands of inner-city children to riding and the joy of being around horses.