First annual “Tail of the Year” pet competition announced

The competition is open to pets across Hudson County

All pets are welcome to compete for the title of 2020 Tail of the Year.
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All pets are welcome to compete for the title of 2020 Tail of the Year.

Pets from all over Hudson County will battle it out over the coming months to win a new annual pet competition and be crowned 2020 Tail of the Year, hosted by Trusty Tails.

Organizers at Trusty Tails are looking for Hudson County pet owners to enter their pets in the Tail of The Year Competition, which they say is set to be Hudson County’s largest pet competition ever seen.

And that includes all pets, not just dogs.

Calling all pets!

First, entrants will compete to become the Tail of their City. One Semi-Finalist will be chosen for each of the 12 cities in Hudson County. Then, the 12 winners will go on to compete to win the overall title of 2020 Tail of the Year.

“This isn’t a competition just for the dogs – we want to celebrate the love people have for all types of pets,” Trusty Tails owner Heather Gaida said. “And we wanted to give all the cities in Hudson County a chance to compete with each other. It’s going to be so much fun for everyone involved.”

Entries are open through Sept. 20.

After the entry period, a public vote and judging will take place. The winner of the Tail of the Year will be announced on Nov. 18.

To enter, pet owners need to submit a photo of their pets and explain why their pet should represent their city and go on to take the title of 2020 Tail of The Year.

“People are so excited about the competition and can’t wait to start entering their pet,” Gaida said. “We’ve had an overwhelming response to the competition so far, and we can’t wait to see all the different pets people enter.”

Prizes for Tail of the Year

First prize is the title of 2020 Tail of the Year.

The first prize winner will also receive a photo shoot with Alessandra Sawick Photography along with a canvas image, a Trusty Tails $200 pet sitting voucher, a Stella & Chewy Gift, a Hoboken Pet Store Gift, and a pet groomed at Grooming by Erica Li.

The runner up prize will be a Trusty Tails $100 pet sitting voucher, a Stella & Chewy Gift, a Hoboken Pet Store Gift, and a pet groomed at Grooming by Erica Li.

If the promoter deems a prize inappropriate due to pet type or service area, a substitute prize of equal value will be provided.

For more information on the pet competition or to enter the Tail Of The Year, visit tailoftheyearaward.com.

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