Beyond the fantastic stuff to see, do, eat and enjoy, Dogstival is a dog lover’s shopping heaven with over 200 stands catering to a dog’s every need, as well as lots of wonderful goods and gifts from local New Forest producers. Just a few of the fabulous buys include:
Designer Dog Beds from Hugo & Otto – from contemporary bolster beds in steely greys, luxurious velvet over-sized pillows to country classic raised rattan styles, there are plenty of cosy dog bed styles to choose from with prices from £95.
The best in ‘furcare’ and grooming with Dogs Love Hownd – who lead the way in cruelty free, ethical pet care products. From shampoos and conditioners for all kinds of coats and ages to multi-use balm, Hownd has all your dog needs to look good for snout to paw! Hownd’s ever popular Yup You Stink! Emergency Dogs Wipes will be a must for Dogstival ‘high rollers’!
Commission your pet’s portrait with Katherine Cromwell Artist – an artist who specialises in pet portraits on a commissioned basis. Katherine portraits a wide variety of pets - from dogs, cats and rabbits to horses, parrots and even a chicken.
Treats that pay forward from Goodchap’s – while humans get to devour freshly made Isle of Wight fishcakes, dogs can enjoy a smorgasbord of 100% fishy treats such as Whitefish Jerky and Mrs Cook’s Fishcakes. Know that for any treat purchase you make, Goodchap’s will send some to dog in need.
Ruff and Tumble Drying Coat for post beach doggy dips – four-legged visitors intending to enjoy the Dogstival beach will appreciate these stylish, high-quality, double thickness, cotton toweling coats that will have them dry and ready to travel home in minutes.
Beautiful Sofa Toppers from The Lounging Hound - for house proud dog owners, who love cosying up with their canine on the couch but without the worry of damaging furniture. Available in gorgeous velvet and wool fabrics, in a range of colourways who says dogs aren't allowed on the sofa?
Luxurious leather collars and leads from Velveteen Hound – made from vegetable tanned leather in timeless neutrals colours with a soft suede colour pop lining, these collars offer a classic canine look that packs a punch. Sighthound versions also available.
Delicious and nutritious food from Different Dog – canine connoisseurs can discover the taste of this small-batch, fresh, gently cooked dog food brand, which delivers meals straight to your door. With flavours including Braised Beef, Chicken Casserole and Catch of the Day, there will be plenty to get tongues drooling.
When you have done spoiling your pet, there’s plenty of human gifts too. Just a few of the highlights include Persie Distillery for dog owners who love gin with Dachshund, Labrador and Spaniel ‘flavours’ available, and Turner & Walker, who transform photos of your beloved pet into stately portraits for a talking point in your home.