Montego KAROO is on the hunt once again for Heroic Tails

A total of R28 000 is up for grabs!

The biennial Montego Karoo - Herioc Tails competition is on the hunt once again to seek out stories of dogs who have displayed bravery, heroism, devotion and resilience! 

The Heroic Tails ‘competition’ aims to honour and celebrate a man’s best friend with the loyalty and love they show their humans every day.

The home-grown family business, Montego Pet Nutrition is excited to continue undertaking this competition and is looking forward to receiving yet another set of astonishing tales and awarding SA’s most remarkable pets with the recognition they deserve. 

The competition opened on the 1st August 2016, with a total of R28 000 worth of prizes and Montego Karoo up for grabs, fans are urged to enter as soon as possible. 

Competition Details:

There are the 4 varied categories for the competition this year. If you own or know of a dog that fits into any of the below profiles, Montego Karoo wants to know your story: 

  1. Charity specific – The Savior
  2. The Survivor
  3. The Companion
  4.  The Achiever

For more info and to enter into any of the above categories, please visit: and complete the online entry prompts – also see the Montego Facebook page for more details.

Prizes to be won!

  1. The runners up in each category will receive R1 000 and a 20kg bag of Montego’s super-premium Karoo pet food, a medal and a second place certificate.
  2. The category winners will take home R5 000 and a 20kg bag of Karoo, a medal and a first place certificate.
  3. The winner in the Saviour Category will receive R10 000. 
  4. The overall winner of the Heroic Tails competition will win R10 000 and a year’s supply of Karoo food and the 2016 Trophy & Winners Certificate.

Closing Dates and Winning Announcements:

  • Entries close: Wednesday, 31st  August 2016
  • Finalists are announced and voting starts: Monday, 05th September 2016
  • Voting closes: Sunday, 18th September 2016
  • Winners to be announced on Friday, 23rd  September 2016


At Montego, ‘wholesome goodness’ is valued both in the quality of their nutrition and in the relationships they share with the pets they refer to as family. There is no better feeling than coming home from a long day at work and seeing our fury family wagging their tails and giving us a lick to cheer us up.  These are the unknown heros that deserve recognition.

“We once again want to take the time to celebrate our fur-family and show off their charisma and bravery to the world,” says Wilfred Cawood, Montego Pet Nutrition Marketing Manager. “Entering the  competition is very simple, so we look forward to receiving  touching and interesting entries and encourage everyone across the country to enter  their heroic pets` stories.” concludes Cawood.


To enter your story, simply visit


About Montego Pet Nutrition:

Devoted pet owner and local businessman from Graaff-Reinet in South Africa’s Great Karoo, Hannes Van Jaarsveld, founded Montego Pet Nutrition in 2000, launching his beloved brand with Montego’s signature product, Montego Classic. Previously the financial director of a livestock feed manufacturer, Hannes and his team ploughed every cent they had into ensuring that the products they produced were of unwavering, superior quality. Montego Classic Senior and Montego Classic Adult Cat was added to the range in 2003, and Montego Classic Kitten launched in 2011. Today, Montego supplies over 1,000 pet shops, vets, parlours, animal feed shops and co-ops nationwide and has become a locally known and trusted high-quality pet food throughout the country. For more information, visit

Follow Montego on the Facebook page here.

For more information about the family-owned business view the Montego story video - click here


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