Cool Stuff For The Pet Owners & The Doggie Lovers Among Us!
Are you mama to a furchild? I’m talking dogs! Having recently adopted my own I’ve started navigating the canine world in Dubai and have found some absolutely amazing pet and doggie friendly companies that supply everything from ice cream for your pooch (seriously!) to the best accessories, modelling opportunities and much more. Here are 4 to check out!
Firstly, how cool is the name of this fabulous brand which brings us some of the best dog and cat accessories in town. From sophisticated dog beds (because some of the conventional ones can look less than lovely in your chic home) to travel products, collars, leads, harnesses and much more – there are even some seriously cute gifts including bow ties, bandanas and even designer dog fragrance (if your pooch is a bit pongy). Perfect for the doggie stocking at Christmas (yup, we’re doing that this year!).
Howl & Growl was born of a huge love for animals combined with the search for decent, cool and good quality kit for dogs and cats. The website will be launching soon but check out their retail space at Toil & Tinker – they’ll also be popping up soon at Boston Lane and will be regulars at the Ripe Market.
Ice cream for dogs? No I’m not joking – and I’m not talking your regular vanilla/strawberry/chocolate combos either, mamas! Lickin’ Liver, Magic Moose Or Slick Salmon, served up in beautiful tubs and made from the best Swedish ingredients with no sugar or lactose. Perfect for the hot dogs of Dubai! Can’t wait to serve up a scoop to my hound.
Psst.. coming soon, Barking Burgers and Crispy Chips (for dogs, not us sadly!).
Furchild came about after its founders discovered that their bulldog puppy Maximus first showed signs of illness due to poor nutrition. After much research and experimenting with different home-cooked meals, they concluded that a 100% raw menu was the ultimate diet for dogs – and cats – and so they set about making the best quality raw meals for all pets in the UAE.
Think of this as the paleo diet for pets, providing vacuum packed raw meals of turkey, chicken, lamb, beef and duck combined with organic veggies and with zero hormones, antibiotics or grains. Founder Robert Kelly is so confident in the quality of the Furchild food product that he has eaten the meals himself (am tempted too!). These guys also sell top quality pet accessories including Himalayan dog chews, grass raised green trip, toys, organic grooming products and more. Only the best for our little fur children after all, mamas!
Think your dog (or cat, bird, fish, pony, tarantula – anything goes!) has what it takes to make it on screen or in print? Sign them up for a spot of modelling through The Animal Agency who’ll put them forward for all sorts of cool jobs and manage their bookings too plus set up everything from pet photo shoots if you want a few professional pics of your pooch to organic pet birthday cakes. Oh and your animals can contribute to the household income (and make up for all those chewed shoes…).
Hero image from the Howl & Growl Facebook page.