Mini the dog ‘enjoying celebrity life’ after being crowned UK’s cutest Jewish pet
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Mini the dog ‘enjoying celebrity life’ after being crowned UK’s cutest Jewish pet

Jewish Blind and Disabled’s PETron competition saw 24 “really cute” dogs, cats, rabbits and chicks being judged by comedian Ashley Blaker for the title

Mini the Dog
Mini the Dog

A dog called ‘Mini’ was said to be “enjoying life as a celebrity in the Jewish pet world” this week, after bagging a pet prize run by charity Jewish Blind & Disabled.

JBD’s PETron competition saw 24 “really cute” entrants including dogs, cats, rabbits and even chicks, but Mini raised the biggest smile from the judges.

“It was very tough to pick a winner but we loved the way that Mini looked like she was trying to walk on her hind legs,” said judge Ashley Blaker, a comedian, noting that Mini will now receive a special goodie bag donated by PetsPyjamas.

Mini’s ‘Dad’ Zac said: “Mini is really enjoying her new celebrity status in the Jewish dog community. More importantly she is delighted to support such a worthwhile cause, enabling people to live independently who might otherwise lead restricted and even isolated lives.”

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