SOOTY the cocker spaniel can celebrate his first birthday later this month with £150-worth of treats.
The pedigree pooch was voted the winner in our search for the Pet Stars of 2006 by Chronicle readers.
And he and owner Collette Kita-Oakes collected £150 worth of vouchers from competition sponsor Weaver Vale Garden Centre at the Winnington Lane store on Monday afternoon.
Sooty, who also lives with Collette's husband Kevin Oakes and son Ashley, 13, raced to victory.
She said: 'I would like to thank everyone who voted.'
Sooty narrowly saw off competition from second placed Hizzy the golden labrador, who lives with Paul and Karen Lowe in Winnington Grange and who wins £50 of Tesco vouchers courtesy of the Northwich store, and Jessie the cat, who lives with Alison Prince and Darren Pennell at Marshall Lane, Northwich, who also wins £50 in vouchers from Tesco.