We've just completed our third and final Dogfest event of the year, in Bristol and we've had an amazing time! We had some epic journeys to Hertfordshire and Cheshire, but they were worth it. There was sun, wind, rain and mud, celebrities, hotpot, competition winners, dogs of all sizes and lots of laughter.
It was great to meet and talk to so many lovely dog owners (and even lovelier dogs); you really are a passionate bunch when it comes to getting the best for your dogs. Lots were already feeding raw and wanted to try something new; many were particularly impressed with our wide range of recipes available in the puppy mix. There were also lots of people asking for advice on switching to raw food, which we were more than happy to provide. (We're always at the end of the phone to offer advice or answer any questions you might have.)
Our treats sample table was a big hit with dogs and owners alike. With four different natural, dehydrated treats to try, there was something for everyone: smoked salmon skins and smoked trout skins for fish fans, beef offal and beef liver with coconut for the meatier palate. One customer was shocked as he watched his dog devour smoked salmon skins, after years of him refusing anything with salmon in it. He told us that the dog could even tell if something contained salmon oil!
"Ice cream for dogs? Is it really for dogs?' was a question we were asked a lot over the three weekends. Yes, we have three delicious flavours of doggy ice cream (strawberry & banana, coconut and banana & blueberry) that are handmade, by us, in our factory in Cornwall. They were perfect to cool down with on hot days but even the rain at Tatton Park didn't put people off and the dogs loved their icy treats.
So, Dogfest is over but we're already looking forward to our next big event. We'll be at Westpoint in Exeter for the Paignton & District Championship Dog Show 3rd - 6th August. Come and say hello if you're there. We'd love to meet you and your dogs.
We'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our customers, old and new, for all of your support. We're dedicated to providing the best possible quality raw food and natural treats for your dogs and we hope to continue growing with your help.