If there’s anything we needed to hear today, it’s the news that London Dog Week is running from the 24th to 31st March and is packed full of events you won’t want to miss! “Featuring a fun-packed, dog-centric, sassy schedule, London Dog Week isn’t an event to miss, with anything from fashion exclusives to office dog experiences, shopping, competitions and celebrations of wellness included throughout the week. Whether you’re a dog owner or a furbaby fan, there’s something for everyone to love.”Here are some of the events on the London Dog Week 2019 Event
Dog Week Fashion
Pooches will be strutting their stuff on the, ahem, catwalk at M Victoria where they will be the stars of a brunch-time fashion show. Independent dog clothing brands will showcase their sartorial creations, as modelled by four-legged Cindy Pawfords and canine Elle Mc-Fur-sons. Over the course of London Dog Week, M will also be hosting a variety of dog-friendly events, including a Dachshund-only Sausage Dog Celebration and a Fur-Mamma’s Day lunch on Mother’s Day, celebrating the love of Fur-Babies.
Dog Week at Urban Food Fest
Urban Food Fest is happy to welcome you and your pooch any weekend of the year, but they are rolling out the canine red carpet for London Dog Week. This Shoreditch street food spot will host a range of dog-friendly events on Saturday, March 30. These include a Cuddle Club where dog fans can come and pet four-legged friends, a competition searching for the Sassiest Fashionista and photo booth looking to capture and reward the Cutest Dog Kiss. The market will also host stalls showcasing edible doggy treat and lots of other fun products.
A Sausage Dog Celebration!
Like previous years London Dog Week will be celebrating a specific dog breed and this is the year of the Sausage Dog. Dachshunds are expected to come in their hundreds, so be sure to keep your eyes open!
The Pamper Lounge has created a relaxing event for everyone to enjoy! The owner PUP will get to be pampered together in the exclusive Pamper Lounge, with a Head to Toe Massage followed by a Fur-mamma’s Day lunch for Parents.
Connaught Village Event
We all know someone who looks like their dog, whether it’s your long-limbed friend with a lurcher or your permed pal with a poodle. This London Dog Week, florally festooned Connaught Village cafe Saint Aymes is offering the chance for dog owners to become their pooch’s doppelgangers. Having teamed up with local salon Fe Hair and Beauty, visitors will get the chance to have their hair styled like their dogs, while the canines enjoy a full grooming session. A photo booth will be on hand to capture the results, and guests can make a donation to Cosmic Charity in return for a limited edition doggy tote bag.
Kids Club with Fiona Barker
This north London book shop is teaming up with aptly named children’s author Fiona Barker for a morning of storytelling and crafty fun, all with a canine theme. The creator of Danny & The Dream Dog will be in attendance, with kids able to craft their own “Dream Dog”, take home a London Dog Week puppy-pack, as well as a copy of the book redeemable against the price of the ticket. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to get involved.
First Aid Course
We all know that even a little first aid knowledge can save a human life, so why not swot up on the canine equivalent too? This course is to help a dog in need. This CPD-accredited first aid course is designed to teach participants to care for an injured dog. Not only could going along help save a dog’s life, but attendees get a certificate of completion and proceeds from ticket sales will go to charities that help pooches in need.