WHETHER it’s cats or dogs, fish or birds, or even snakes and bearded dragons, we love our pets.

Four-legged friends are like members of the family.

But who do you call when your dog needs walking while you’re at work?

Which cat-sitters come to the rescue when you go on your summer holiday?

Is there a veterinary surgery that goes above and beyond to care for your pets?

We have started our next Best of search to find Mid Cheshire’s Best for Pets – whether it’s dog groomers, cat carers or medical professionals.

This is a new category this year and we wanted to give thanks to those people who look after our pets.

In our Best of 2023 campaign, we’ve given out nine awards in Mid Cheshire for hair and nails, pies and roast dinner, cocktails and breakfast as well as fitness, fish and chips and tattoos.

The shortlist for the area’s Best for Pizza was revealed yesterday, Thursday.

This week, it’s pets and as a nation of animal lovers we know it will be no easy feat to choose a winner, which is why we’ll be handing over the final decision to those who know best – our readers.


Each Friday morning we will reveal new categories via our social media pages and ask you who is the best. Nominations will then close each Monday morning at 12pm.

Every Thursday we will publish a shortlist of finalists with voting officially opening.

You will be able to vote in one of three ways:

- By commenting under the relevant post on our Mid Cheshire Guardian Facebook or Twitter pages = 1 vote

- By entering via the online article on our Northwich and Winsford Guardian or Knutsford Guardian website = 2 votes

- By entering via the Northwich and Winsford Guardian or Knutsford Guardian newspaper = 5 votes

The following Wednesday evening we will announce the winner of that category on social media.

Usual Newsquest competition rules apply.

For more details go to newsquest.co.uk/terms

So, get in touch with your Best for Pets nominations and tell us who is amazing enough to be one of our finalists.

To make your nomination go to facebook.com/northwichguardian, facebook.com/winsfordandmiddlewichguardian or facebook.com/knutsfordguardiannews, or find us on Twitter @northwichnews, @winsfordnews or knutsfordnews

Alternatively, you can email your nomination, telling us the name of the person taking good care of your pets, where they are based and why they deserve to be shortlisted, to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website and our social media each Friday morning, when we will launch a new Best of 2023 search and then every Thursday to vote for your favourite from our shortlist.