Saturday, 21 June 2014

Dog & Pup Store.....and a giveaway!

 
Hooman and I are very excited to announce a new Giveaway starting today, sponsored by a brand new store in the UK - Dog & Pup.   But before we get onto the giveaway, let me tell you what I have found out about this fabulous new online store, from the owner, Jane, who is as lovely as the stuff she sells!  It really is fascinating hearing about how a new company gets founded.  Hooman debates it every day she goes to the office!


Dog & Pup was founded in May this year (less than a month!), and it was conceived, developed and launched in just three months, with an initial investment of just £3,000.   It has been the work of one person, excepting the photographer, videographer and one business dog, Jester the Tester Dog (edit. I want that job!).  Jane doesn't actually have her own dog - this was the reason Dog & Pup was set up, so she could have more time to devote to a dog!!  And did I say videographer?  Yep - they have this PAWSOME video!  There be cocky spangles in it too! 


Jane's mission is to become a thoroughly modern store, but keeping those old fashioned values for customer service that are so hard to find now.  She also works with small manufacturers and startups, such as the The Little Barker Bakery who make delicious treats for us doglets, and the store also uses a really innovative way of partnering with dog charities, to give equal opportunities for fundraising to any charity that wants to participate.

Now onto the important stuff, the shopping!  Now this will cause Hooman a few problems.  She loves shopping and there are so many gorgeous things on Dog & Pup, she is going to be penniless before long. Dog & Pup is the FIRST supplier in the UK to stock Diamond Collars (Hooman nearly hyperventilated at that one), plus they are right on trend with top quality brands such as Hugo & Hennies (a pawsome bandana collection about to be added any day now!), Mutts & Hounds and Urban Pup.

Here are just a few items that the Hooman went misty eyed over.... (click on the images to take you to the website).    Products include everything for your dog (toys, bedding, bathtime, clothing, collars and leads, and treats), gifts and home accessories.  Although I don't know why Hooman would need home accessories to make her house pretty - I do that all on my own,


Natural Rattan Wicker Dog Bed  Felli Pet Kaleido Good Manners Dog Bowl  Danish Design Cleo the Caterpillar dog toy
Hugo & Hennie Designer Scottie Dog cushions  Diamond Dogs Random Swarovski Crystal Straight Collar   HENNESSY & SONS SAFFIANO COLLECTION DOG COLLAR


So please help support a new business, and sign up to the Dog & Pup newsletter - it's actually a fun read, rather than the normal boring roundup!  Even the product descriptions on the website are superbly entertaining - Hooman read one about the amazingly high IQ of Shakira!

And onto the last part of this blog!  I am running a giveaway in conjunction with Dog & Pup, to win a pawsomely cute (and ginormous!) Danish Designs Cleo the Caterpillar dog toy!   Closing date will on the 6th July - I am afraid this is only open to UK residents, but if any of you non-UK lovelies have a doggy friend in the UK, then that would be perfectly fine. 

Good luck and thanks for entering!

Lottie x 


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51 comments:

  1. The best purchase I ever made for my Codex was her tug-e-nuff short lead. It's perfect for when she's doing agility

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  2. My dog loved a big bone he could spend hours chewing and dribbling over.

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  3. I bought a Puppy Angel carry bag for my chihuahua and it is great because it looks just like a cream shoulder bag so I can take her in shops and shopping centres and no one knows she is in there. I only put her in it when I go into shops as she loves to walk. She just lies down and watches through the mesh front! It was an expensive purchase but has been well worth it!

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  4. Our dog, Spud, loves my sons novelty slipper. He takes it everywhere he goes. He has done this since he was a puppy..

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  5. My dog loves nothing else but her squeaky tennis ball!

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  6. Our rescue Lurcher loves his plush toy. Plays with it for hours.

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  7. A big bouncy kong thing with a handle on the top.

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  8. the best things are ropey toys, my 2 Border Collies love them, also their Kongs of course!

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  9. My pack would love this. Pity it's only for UK

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  10. pop up tunnels , they love them x

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  11. A snake dog toy with squeaks in each section. She love it.

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  12. Skineeez toys which have no stuffing in them are great for my lovely GSP Lola who's toys usually have a life expectancy of about half an hour. My lovely old Weimaraner Matty had a memory foam bed from Orvis when she was getting older and although it cost an incredible amount of money she loved it and kept her comfortable in her later years.

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  13. A toy we bought from Wilkinson's, we call it Wilko and my dog goes everywhere with it, its his best friend.x

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  14. a toy reindeer, it is now a scrap of material but it goes everywhere with him!

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  15. A pig's ear is what we love the most. Better than any toy. Have a serene Lottie Sunday. Get some big easy in today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  16. UGH! UK only!!!!!! Great giveaway! Good luck to everyone!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  17. A friend bought a present of a soft pink toy on a rope she really loved it took it everywhere until it started looking worse for wear so had to bin it and can't find a lovely replacement so this toy would be ideal!

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  18. My best purchase is probably my dog's Cool Coats. They both suffer from the heat (one is a mastiff cross so overheats easily, the other is an 11 year old springer that struglges with the heat now he's older) and these coats really do stop them overheating, they are both so much more comfortable in the heat now

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  19. 3 miserable looking plush vegetables on a rope called rotten veg, my pug loves it and likes to bite the squeakers whilst I'm watching TV.

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  20. I bought my dog N-knuck a knotted rope toy, and he love it :)

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  21. My westie has sensitive skin so is on an allergy free diet but my best buy for her was a nylabone which she can chew on for hours on end.

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  22. Best buy Good Boy Squeaky Face Ball...my dog Max takes it everywhere with him and plays with it for hours :)

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  23. debbie godbolt25 June 2014 at 02:47

    toys have always been a great purchase they keep his having fun for weeks before he gets bored

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  24. Fabulous blog with lots of interesting additional information & links

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  25. My dog loves his bed, so that's my favourite purchase.

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  26. Overalls from Zooplus was my best buy. I've never used coats for my dogs before but bought these for when it snows. They can now play in the snow (which they love!) without being weighed down by snowballs on their feathering.

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  27. I think the BEST purchase I have ever made for Schooner and Skipper was the Acadia Antlers. Before I purchased the Acadia Antlers they chewed up a leather couch, ottoman, my underwear, paper, dog bed and many other things. They have not chewed up anything since the Acadia Antlers.

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  28. An ikea black rat - Pip loves it.

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  29. Her ruffwear harness. Dog has weak muscles due to over breeding And neglect but loves big walks. Sher needs help climbing over rocks and stiles and steeper areas where she needs to jump or climb

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  30. a toy sheep, from wilkos, £2.99 and she still has half of it!!!!! it has lasted over 8 months and that's a very long time with a lab who destroys everything in 30mins!!!!!

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  31. a toy turkey for my dog at christmas, he loved it.. it lasted 5 hours lol

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  32. I can't drive, for health reasons. When my beardie got severe arthritis and couldn't walk TO the park AND round it I bought a dog trailer for my bike. Sadly, at the grand old age of 17, I lost her but still have one beardie and 2 bichons and we use it every day, to the park, woods, dog training and agility. I've had to accept that I no longer fade into the background because two of them hang out the top and bark at red traffic lights but it's easily the best thing I've bought.

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  33. the best toy i have ever got for our border terrier Tilly is a kong toy she has 3 different kongs and she loves them but also we got her a giant pig and it is so funny watching her she drives it round the frontroom by sticking her nose up its bum and pushing it into thing to make it oink she really is a character that loves noisy toys

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  34. casey footballs are bst for my labs

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  35. A big marrowbone it lasted ages

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  36. A squeaky Kong Wubba for my lurcher Mabel, she has had it since she was a pup and it is still going strong almost 3 years later, she plays with it everyday. My whippet Badger is more of a soft toy fan, so he would adore this prize :)

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  37. Best thing that we ever brought for our Millie was a baby's soft toy 'sheep' she loves it to bits and even takes it bed, he a bit past his best by date but she loves him and to see her cuddled up to him always makes me smile xx

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  38. A nice Coat to keep her warm in winter.

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  39. Without a doubt, it's the pooper scooper! I position a poop bag over it ready before we go out and it makes a yucky but necessary job so much more pleasant.

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  40. The best purchase I made was my spaniels easy fit harness as he is a puller!!
    Felicity kelly

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  41. My dogs have a lot of stuff... but I there are a lot of products I look at sometimes and think "wow, I am *so* glad I spent the money on that!" Some include: Jolly Pets Road Refresher no spill bowl, Neater Feeder, Furminator brush, Hugs cooling mat... plenty of agility related items. Many toys that were completely worth the cost... I could be here forever listing them.

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  42. The best thing we have bought our 2 pups is their flea and tick drops. That makes for 2 very happy puppies

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  43. Tennis balls, they keep our dog entertained for hours (as long as we are throwing them for her)

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  44. Pam Francis Gregory6 July 2014 at 19:15

    Cat flap for the cats - so much easier than getting up!

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  45. I have 3 Springer Spaniels & they all adore the Kongs on a rope & BALLS (of course)

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  46. My English Springer Hudson has a deer antler which helps cleanse his teeth & also used a fetch toy as we won't use sticks & he adores it and it lasts a long time too. Its also good for hot days if you put it in the freezer for a few hours it helps cool Hudson.

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