MEET OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Dogstival would not be possible without a little help from our friends and partners!
The Mackle family have been creating high-quality pet food in County Armagh, Northern Ireland for 50 years.
Naturo Natural Pet Food is part the family business, Mackle Petfoods, who are proud to be the only major pet food brand in the UK that is 100% family owned.
Naturo is a 100% natural dog and cat food, offering complete wet dog food, dry dog food, and wet cat food.
Our dogs and cats are not just pets, they are four-legged family members. Naturo was created in 2010 after Mackle Petfoods recognised the need for a natural dog and cat food, that used high-quality ingredients and was accessible to all pet parents who wanted to provide a healthy diet for their dogs and cats.
Naturo brought high-quality human grade materials to the dog and cat food market with clean labelling, resulting in healthy pet food, and no added artificial colours, additives, or flavourings.
Parker Bullen Solicitors
Parker Bullen is a well-established and respected firm that has been providing legal services for over 200 years. With offices in Andover, Romsey, Salisbury and Witney, we take pride in offering businesses, charities, individuals, families and those serving in the Armed Forces first-class advice.
As a firm, we have been keen supporters of local, community events for decades, offering our time, resources and financial support to charities, particularly in recent years through our Charity Of The Year Scheme and our newly introduced Volunteering Day for employees. With The Dogs Trust as our Charity of the Year for 2023, being involved with such a prestigious event as Dogstival was a natural choice for us.
The need to approach a law firm will arise for a variety of reasons; whether that is for your business, for your family or for your property. No matter the reason, we know that you will be looking for a proactive, prompt and efficient team who will tailor their advice to your situation. Using our own experiences, compassion and drive we put ourselves in our client’s shoes, taking the time to understand what matters to them. They place their trust in us to find the right legal solution to enable them to move forward in their personal or business lives. Through embracing technology and being open to change we are able to meet the challenges of the modern world while maintaining our roots in the area. We aim to change lives for the better; for our clients, our employees and our wider communities.
For our commercial clients, we can advise on a variety of legal queries, ranging from buying or selling your business, mergers & acquisitions, shareholders agreements, commercial contracts, employment law, commercial property and dispute resolution. For our private clients, our expertise ranges from residential property, family law, wills, trusts & probate, immigration and litigation.
You can contact our friendly Romsey team on 01794 328688 or visit our website www.parkerbullen.com to contact one of our other local offices and find out more about the services we can provide.
Animal Friends Pet Insurance
They're never just a pet. We're not just an insurer.
Our pets are incredible! They’re not just our chosen companions, they’re part of our family. They accept us with all our failings and flaws, they love us unconditionally, and sometimes… they don’t even mind when we sing to them!
That’s why at Animal Friends, we believe that protecting your furriest family member should be easy and not cost the earth.
They’re there for you. We’re here for them.
We also believe that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference. Our pet policies not only offer you peace of mind, but they also have a much bigger purpose. So far, we’ve donated over £7.8 million to more than 700 animal welfare charities and conservancies across all 7 continents, and we’re still going!
Behind every donation, every animal saved, charity supported, there’s a dog owner just like you, making a difference by protecting your pooch.
More about Animal Friends Insurance
- Cover vet fees from up £1000 to £18,000.
- A range of excess options to suit your budget.
- Cover for conditions that have been symptom and treatment free for over 2 years.
- Immediate cover if you’re switching from another insurer (for accidents there is a waiting period of 2 days).
- Simple and easy to understand policies approved by Fairer Finance.
- FREE unlimited vet video calls whenever you need it with our partners Joii Pet Care.
- Rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot with over 29,000 reviews.
- Fuss-free claiming. Your vet can claim on your behalf.
Animal Friends – Proud to support your family.
Dog Furiendly are dedicated to providing a trusted platform to help dog owners confidently plan the perfect trip with the pooch. Using the website, you can find dog friendly things to do, places to eat/drink or stay across whole the UK.
All the places are recommended by dog owners, based on the wisdom of experience, valued advice and insights from the dog community. Dog owners are invited to create their own profile, share and save their favourite dog friendly places and help other dog owners by leaving tail-wagging reviews and great photos.
If that wasn’t enough, they also have regular events and monthly group walks for your furry companion to socialise and have fun.
Join Dog Furiendly on social media to get inspiration and wanderlust from other dog owners who love travelling just as much as you.
We’ve put together a little taster of all the fun and shenanigans they’ve got up to recently... from pup crawls, beach walks or supporting causes!
New Forest Cottages
New Forest Cottages are the area’s largest dog-friendly accommodation provider with a portfolio of over 70 dog welcoming pretty cottages, large family homes as well as barns, cabins and apartments. Some have private swimming pools, swings, orchards, tree-houses and even private beaches. Prices start low up to luxury level and you’ll be sure to find a holiday home from home to suit all age groups, budgets and tastes. Each offering great bow-wow factors for dogs and their owners.
In total, New Forest Cottages have 140 properties in and around the region located in the peace and tranquillity of rural forest for gorgeous walks right outside your front door, as well as in towns, and villages frequented by free-roaming ponies. There’s also holiday properties along the stunning adjacent coastline and beaches, most of which welcome dogs all year round for sea-salty walks and swims in surf.
If you’re looking for space to sprawl
There are plenty of hotels in the area, but you’ll be sharing social spaces. Staying with your pooch in a holiday cottage is far more spacious, relaxing and comfortable. You can set your own agenda for meal times, eat with your dog in the room, not worry about last orders at the bar and if you have a swimming pool, take a bob in the water under the stars whenever you like. All you have to do is arrive, unpack, open a bottle of your favourite tipple and relax.
It’s super dog-friendly here!
The New Forest National Park is regarded as one of the most dog-friendly areas in the UK. It’s home to one of the largest remaining wildwoods in Western Europe, set in 220 square miles of wooded glades and sprawling pink and purple heather plains. Your dogs will love time here as much as you will.
Spring and summer holidays hail meadows strewn with wild flowers, butterflies and birdsong accompanied by chirping crickets. Think long nights alfresco dining in bloom scented gardens and early morning jaunts along the coastline. Winter months are just as popular when crisp air and sparkly ice laden trees take on a magical vibe. After a day exploring, return to the cosy comfort of a forest cottage, light the log fire and join your pooch for a snuggle. Whatever the season, take time to explore the New Forest’s well signposted walking trails, tracks and cycle routes. Maybe pack a picnic, have lunch at an historic pub and discover why so many dog owners return year after year.
How to find a dog-friendly holiday cottage
Go to the New Forest Cottages website and click search, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know your dates yet. Just tick the box ‘Pet Friendly’, press search again, and all the properties that would love to host your furry friend (or friends) will appear. You can view the cottages as a list or, by selecting ‘view on map’, you can see exactly where in the forest the property is and what the surrounding area is like.
Each of the properties has a full page listing with a carrousel of photos, a full description of the holiday home inside; plus its gardens and outside space along with any shortcomings - so there won’t be any surprises. The majority of cottage listings also include a 3D interactive virtual tour and/or a video. You can see all about the local area, nearest farm shop, supermarkets etc. as well as where to eat and drink, things to do, nearest bike hire and the closest beaches.
StreetVet is a charity providing free accessible vet care to the pets of people experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to protect the human-animal bond, ensuring that pets and their owners can be kept together wherever possible. We do this by helping owners to keep their pets healthy and happy, advocating for pets and their owners, and by helping to eliminate barriers which otherwise exclude pet owners from accessing essential services. Most of our patients are dogs, but we also have cats, rabbits, rats, ferrets, and 2 Bearded Dragons registered with us.
StreetVet started in 2016 with two vets and a backpack walking around London and is now an RCVS registered practice currently operating in 17 locations in the UK. As well as London, we now have volunteer vets and nurses running outreach clinics on the street in the following areas: Brighton, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Plymouth, Cornwall, Bristol, Gloucester, Cambridge, Norwich, Reading, Southampton, Peterborough, Lincoln, Swansea, Glasgow and Aberdeen. As much as possible, we try to work with other grass-root organisations, such as soup kitchens and day centres, offering support to the homeless.
Anything that can be done in the consulting room, StreetVet can do on the streets! Sampling lumps, microchipping, dispensing medication, eye, ear and skin checks, We also offer food, bedding, coats, collars, leads, and toys to our patients. Where surgery or hospitalisastion is required, this is funded by StreetVet and arranged through a local vet practice that supports our work. We also fund transportation to and from vet practices if needed, and we fund emergency boarding in specific situations, e.g. an owner being admitted to hospital. We provide a 24 hour emergency support number to our clients so that they have access to veterinary support whenever their pet needs it.
Our volunteers run weekly hostel and day centre visits and we are working with hostels to offer them a package of veterinary support to enable them to accept pets and offer accommodation to a greater number of homeless people. We started the StreetVet Accreditation scheme in 2021, with our pilot hostel, DENS, and our goal for this year is to increase the scheme with a number of hostels interested in joining. StreetVet now has over 400 volunteers and 1,350 current patients, and we know that demand for our help will sadly increase over the coming year.
Pets As Therapy
Pets As Therapy have over 5,700 registered volunteers throughout the UK.
Volunteers give as much time as they can to their visiting, there is no minimum! Visiting can take place during the working week daytime, early-evening and indeed weekends and should always be appropriate to both the volunteer and the establishment they will visit.
You can choose between three amazing routes: Portsmouth – Fishbourne car ferries, Lymington – Yarmouth car ferries and Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head FastCat passenger catamarans.
It’s one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, carrying over 4.5 million passengers on more than 45,000 crossings every year. Sailings are punctual, reliable and speedy. It takes just 22 minutes by FastCat and from 40 minutes by car ferry to cross the Solent with Wightlink.
SAVE 20% on foot, car and motorcycle ferry fares to the mainland for Dogstival, between 15th and 18th May 2020.
Simply BOOK to receive your discount.
Go New Forest
To support and represent the growing visitor economy, Go New Forest is the recently formed body to deliver both strategic and sustainable plans for the region.Founded on the VERB model, that both represents and supports each integral business sector, it continues to work to promote the destination to a range of audiences across the UK and much further afield.
Wave 105 - Playing the South’s Best Variety of Hits and keeping the region informed with essential news, travel and sport, plus a mix of celebrity interviews, live music events and regular chances to win great prizes.
The Dogstival is delighted to have Wave 105's radio's Mark Collins hosting the main arena again for 2021