Do you think your pet is picture pawfect! Enter them into our picture pawfect pet photo competition and see if they will be crowned the winner!

We love animals here at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and know how important pets are to their humans! We very much miss the wonderful animals that came into our Day Hospice and joined us on the Inpatient Unit like dogs, shetland ponies and skunks, all to provide a little animal therapy for our patients.

The patients always love seeing the therapy animals and it brings comfort and a big smile to their faces! We know that pets have been providing great comfort to people during this pandemic and until we’re able to bring animal therapy back to the Hospice, we want to bring a big smile to our supporters’ faces and help raise vital funds for Birmingham St Mary’s with your pet photos!

How does the competition work? 
It costs £3 to enter and you can enter one photo of your pet, per category! We have 5 different categories that you can enter your purrfect pet into including:

Judges including staff and volunteers at the Hospice, will determine the top 3 of each category. The top 3 will then be put to a public vote via our Facebook Page from the 3rd – 8th November . The photo with the most likes from each category will be crowned the winner! The photo with the most votes overall out of any category will also win an extra bonus prize – a pet photo shoot worth £50 with the wonderful Jennfier Jeffries Pet Photography! Find out more here

Entries can be made by pressing the donate button below and choosing the amount of categories you will be entering, following this please send an email to with your name, picture and the category/categories you are entering.

What are the prizes?
1st place winners from each category will receive a certificate, rosette and pet goody bag!
If you come 2nd or 3rd in each category you will receive a certificate & rosette that you can proudly display!

How will I be making a difference to hospice care?

As restrictions continue to be tightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your support is needed now more than ever! Our fundraising campaigns/events continue to be cancelled or impacted to comply with government rules, however hospice care cannot be restricted and we need to continue to raise the £9 million needed a year to run our hospice services.

With over 64% of our funding coming from voluntary funds, you really do make a difference to individuals living with life-limiting illness across Birmingham and Sandwell. By taking part in the Picture Pawfect Pet Competition you can help people to continue to receive free care and support from our amazing doctors and nurses in the Hospice, in the community and within people’s homes – thank you.

Competition Terms & Conditions:
– Entrants must be over 18 years of age and live in the UK
– Photographs must have been taken by you and be of your pet/pets
– You can enter one photograph per photo category
– The best friends category can include pets with other pets, or pets with their human!
– It is the responsibility of the photo entrant to ensure that consent has been given for anyone recognisable in the photographs under the age of 18
– By entering the competition you are giving consent that the images can be used by Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in digital and print media
– The closing date for entries is Saturday 31st October at midnight
– Photographs must be sent to to be entered after payment has been made
– We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend a competition at any stage, if deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside of our control
– By entering the competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions

Enter a photo of your wonderful pet to support the Hospice during these crucial times and see if your pet will be crowned the winner!