Cincinnati Therapy Dog Annie Rose Named 2022’s Cadbury Bunny

The top 10 were tough competitors with contestants like Eclipse the llama and Cheeto Puff the lizard.

click to enlarge Annie Rose campaigning for her title of "Cadbury Bunny" - Photo: instagram.com/annie_rose_adventures
Photo: instagram.com/annie_rose_adventures
Annie Rose campaigning for her title of "Cadbury Bunny"

Cincinnati-based therapy dog Annie Rose has been voted as this year's Cadbury Bunny.

This is the fourth year in a row that the candy company has held an international contest to choose the star of its annual Easter commercials and the winner of $5,000.

English doodle Annie Rose works as a therapy dog visiting nursing homes throughout Ohio. Even when COVID-19 restrictions kept this pup from bringing a smile to residents' faces inside the facilities, she visited them from outside their windows.

Annie Rose really took to the campaign trail hard, according to the @annie_rose_adventures Instagram account. In the lead up to the final vote, this curly girl greeted fans at local bars, events and retirement homes carrying "Vote for Annie Rose" signs.

"Our community rallied behind and supported her just as she has for them for years as a therapy dog. All of us are still shocked by the news, but can't wait to get Annie Rose those iconic Cadbury Bunny ears,” said Lori Rahn, Annie Rose's owner, in a release.

The contest ended March 22 and Annie Rose rose victorious after receiving thousands of votes. The top 10 were tough competitors with contestants like Eclipse the llama and Cheeto Puff the lizard.

Cincinnati-famous Fiona the hippo was in the running last year but sadly lost to a pretty adorable frog.

The Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial will be released soon, but for now, check out a preview of Annie Rose’s debut on YouTube.

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