HE’S NEITHER a glamour puss nor poochy princess, but Armidale’s 10-year-old Staffy Homer could well be Australia’s next top model.
Owner Elizabeth Coleman entered Homer into a nationwide search for the face of a new pet food, Sustenhance.
She is hoping his personality will shine through and beat more than 100 other pets vying to be the top dog.
The competition started on November 21 through social media and Susenhance general manager Adam Williams said the response had been overwhelming.
“Cats and dogs are becoming more recognised as celebrities with many owners dedicating social media pages to their pets, drawing huge followings,” he said.
“Everyone has a dog or cat they adore and now is the chance to get them in the spotlight.”
Mr Williams said the competition was an opportunity to not only seek out the best-looking pets, but also reward owners for keeping their pets healthy and happy, highlighting the importance of proper nutrition suited to cats and dogs.
“Models have a bad reputation for not eating well and being unhealthy, but that’s not the case when it comes to Sustenhance’s Next Top Model,” he said.
“We believe the best looking cats and dogs are well looked after through everything from proper nutrition to regular exercise, keeping them happy and healthy.”
Pet owners can enter the competition at the Sustenhance Facebook Page by writing about the overall health of their dog or cat, how they live the lifestyle of a superstar and any special talents their pet has.
The entrant must also upload the best model shot of their cat or dog.
The winning cat and dog will not only relish in fame as the face of Sustenhance’s new product range for cats and dogs, but will also receive a month’s supply of Sustenhance.