Christie Hanson from Huddersfield scoops the coveted prize and her rescue dogs Roxie and Copper embrace family in a time of turmoil.
After being inundated with entries, FRONTLINE® Spot On, The UK’s No.1 flea and tick protection*, is delighted to announce that Christie Hanson has been named as the UK’s most dedicated pet owner! FRONTLINE® Spot On has been scouring the UK to recognise and reward people who go above and beyond for their beloved pet.
Beating off hundreds of other entries, Christie’s story stood out from the others and really highlighted her dedication to her rescue dogs Roxie and Copper. Adopting 7-year-old cross breed Copper, then 6-year-old Roxie a few months later as a companion for her, they soon became the best of friends. However their joy was short lived as in April 2014, Roxie was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
Every week, Christie drove Roxie to have chemotherapy and held her paw while she endured blood tests. At home, Copper would wait patiently for her best friend to return. When Christie found out Roxie’s treatment wasn’t working, she was referred to a specialist Vet in Liverpool and together they would undertake a 150 mile round trip every week to ensure Roxie had the best possible chance of survival.
Determined to save her family, Christie spent her wages on pet insurance and premium pet food for both her dogs to ensure they received the best nutrition possible, and would hide Roxie’s steroid tablets and vitamins in the finest chicken meals. To make sure Copper wasn’t left out she too had her own specially prepared meals!
Sadly in September, Roxie lost her battle leaving Christie and Copper heartbroken. Christie is determined to continuing placing her pet’s needs before her own and keep Copper’s tail wagging. She is currently making sure they spend as much time as possible together and has set up play dates so Copper doesn’t miss out on canine company– a true sign of dedication!
Christie says of the news…
I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the competition and been crowned The UK’s Most Dedicated Pet Owner. To many people, pets are a huge part of the family and for us; Roxie & Copper are no different. Roxie was a real fighter and I’m so proud of Copper’s devotedness to her best friend, I’ve learnt to cherish every moment with my dogs and will ensure Copper is doted on.