2023 Pet and Animal Care Awards

The 2023 Pet and Animal Care Awards have concluded.
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Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Pet and Animal Care Awards Categories

TypeCategoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryOutstanding Veterinary ClinicRecognising a veterinary clinic that consistently provides exceptional care, compassion, and innovative medical services to improve the health and well-being of animals.
PrimaryExceptional Pet TrainerAcknowledging a pet trainer who demonstrates exceptional skill, knowledge, and a compassionate approach in helping animals and their owners achieve positive behavioral outcomes.
PrimaryBest Mobile Dog GroomerCelebrating a mobile dog grooming service that goes above and beyond, providing convenience, quality grooming, and personalised care to keep dogs looking and feeling their best.
PrimaryBest Pet-Friendly HotelHonouring a hotel that offers outstanding amenities, services, and hospitality to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for both pets and their owners.
PrimaryExceptional Pet and Animal TechnologyRecognising a business that brings an excellent technology to the pet and animal care sector.
PrimaryBest Dog Kennels / Home BoardingCommending a dog kennel or home boarding service that prioritises the safety, comfort, and well-being of dogs, offering clean and spacious accommodations along with expert care and enrichment activities.
PrimaryBest CatteryAcknowledging a cattery that provides a safe, comfortable, and stimulating environment for cats, offering excellent care, socialisation, and enrichment tailored to feline needs.
PrimaryBest Dog Walking ServiceHighlighting a service that offers a high quality, dog walking service that promotes the health and safety of dogs.
PrimaryMost Eco-Friendly Pet ProductRecognising a pet product that demonstrates outstanding environmental responsibility, using sustainable materials, reducing carbon footprint, and promoting eco-conscious practices.
PrimaryExcellence in Animal RescueCommending an organisation or individual that exhibits exceptional dedication, compassion, and success in rescuing and rehabilitating animals, giving them a second chance at life.
PrimaryBest Pet Photography StudioCelebrating a photography studio that captures the unique personalities and beauty of pets through creative and high-quality imagery, creating lasting memories for pet owners.
PrimaryOutstanding Pet Care AppRecognising a mobile application that offers innovative features, convenience, and reliable information to assist pet owners in managing their pet’s health, well-being, and daily care.
PrimaryBest Animal Charity Fundraising CampaignHonouring a fundraising campaign that showcases exceptional creativity, engagement, and impact in raising funds to support animal welfare causes and initiatives.
PrimaryInnovative Animal Health TechnologyRecognising a technological advancement that revolutionises animal health, improving diagnostics, treatments, or overall well-being through cutting-edge innovation and scientific advancements.
PrimaryPet-Friendly Workplace of the YearCelebrating a workplace that fosters a pet-friendly environment, promoting work-life balance and accommodating the needs of employees and their beloved pets.
PrimaryBest Pet Travel ServiceCommending a travel service that provides exceptional care, comfort, and safety for pets during travel, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience for both pets and their owners.
PrimaryExceptional Equine Care ProviderAcknowledging a care provider who demonstrates exceptional expertise, compassion, and dedication in providing top-notch care, health management, and welfare for horses.
PrimaryPet Influencer of the YearRecognising an individual or pet who has made a significant impact through their online presence, inspiring and educating others about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare, or related topics.
PrimaryOutstanding Animal BehavioristCommending a professional who showcases exceptional knowledge, expertise, and results in understanding and modifying animal behavior, improving the lives of both animals and their owners.
PrimaryBest Pet Wellness CentreHonouring a wellness center that offers comprehensive and holistic services, promoting the overall health, happiness, and well-being of pets through specialised care, therapies, and preventive measures.
PrimaryExceptional Exotic Animal SpecialistRecognising a specialist who demonstrates outstanding expertise, knowledge, and care in handling and treating exotic animals, ensuring their unique needs are met with compassion and skill.
PrimaryOutstanding Pet Rehabilitation CenterAcknowledging a rehabilitation center that provides exceptional care, therapies, and rehabilitation programs to help pets recover from injuries, surgeries, or chronic conditions, enhancing their quality of life.
PrimaryMost Creative Pet Adoption CampaignCelebrating a campaign that utilises creative and innovative approaches to promote pet adoption, raising awareness, and encouraging the adoption of shelter or rescue animals.
PrimaryBest Animal Transport ServiceCommending a transportation service that prioritises the safety, comfort, and well-being of animals during transit, ensuring stress-free and secure journeys for pets.
PrimaryTriumph Over Adversity AwardHonouring an individual or organisation that has overcome significant challenges or adversity to make a positive impact on the lives of animals, inspiring others through their resilience and determination.
PrimaryMost Positive Community ImpactRecognising an individual, organisation, or company that has made a significant positive impact on the local community through animal-related initiatives, programs, or services, promoting animal welfare and well-being.
PrimaryBest Mobile Animal Care ProviderRecognising an individual, organisation, or company that delivers excellent provision for pet and animal care through mobile services. E.g. microchipping, vaccinations etc.

Entry Form

Pet and Animal Care Awards

(Deadline Reached)

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.