Fashion with compassion: TOLFA x Saira Hunjan T-shirt

It's so heartwarming to see such a spotlight on animal welfare at the moment, especially the whole plastic in our oceans crisis (see more here). Obviously anything dog related is specifically important to us too. 

Anyone else been watching Paul O'Grady's For The Love Of Dogs - India? There seems to be a massive problem with stray dogs in India, lots suffering from diseases and dehydration. But programes like Paul's, and charities like TOLFA (Tree Of Life For Animals), based in Rajasthan, are key to helping the issue in India. 

TOLFA is a rescue centre that works to eradicate rabies and to treat injured animals, as well as sterilize street dogs and rehome too. They have teamed up with amazing artist, Saira Hunjan, to create an exclusive T-shirt with all proceeds going to help rescued animals in India. 


Saira, a renowned tattoo artist, has also worked with fashion brands Tod's, Orlebar Brown and Ettinger to create exclusive ranges using her intricate, delicate artwork that has been printed on bags and clothes, and etched into accessories. And now she has drawn this enchanting Indian inspired piece for this collaboration. 

"The magical TOLFA dog goddess is a reminder to see the divine in all. She helps to protect all that are guided to her for love and kindness. Under the Tree of Life, she gives shelter and nourishment. And from her heart she radiates the light to heal.” Says Saria. 

 This is such an amazing and important charity to support, so if you're feeling generous, please do click here to buy a T-shirt (starting from £10), and click here to see more about TOLFA.


Dog Food Review: Nineteen 87

Here's the thing... we have two dogs: one who likes ALL, ANY, WHATEVER food (Dolly, the rescue), and the other (Dhillon) is fussy and particular, often turning his nose up at new tastes. Like a true diva. So when it comes to finding food they are both into, it gets tricky. 

Not that they both have to like the same food, but to be honest, it just makes life SO much easier.

When we are offered food to review I'm always nervous Dhillon will just turn his head, so tend not to take anyone up on the offer. But I had a feeling with Nineteen 87. I'd read some reviews before saying yes to reviewing, and it seemed to be favourable by lots of difficult pooches. 



And the reason why Dhillon likes it: It's completely uncomplicated! 50% chicken, lamb, beef or salmon, some plants and extracts and some amazing vitamins and minerals to keep the dogs healthy. That's it! No nasties, no wheat, no maize, no rice. No fillers basically. 

I told you Dhillon is fussy! We can't really rely on Dolly for an honest review as she just gobbles up any food, however her tail is SUPER waggy when she's eating Nineteen 87. 

I wouldn't recommend any old food to you guys, but this one is a winner!


Other little points are Nineteen 87:

  • The name is the year that Graham, the creator, started working in the pet food industry.
  • The kibble is the perfect size for all dogs.
  • The packaging is super lovely, with a little illustration by artist John Byrne, of his own dog, Mischa.
  • It's all baked, which locks in all the goodness.
  • And it's all made in Graham's bakery in St Asaph, Wales. 
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Santa Paws - Christmas market for dogs, coming soon!

About time too! Put Sunday 26th November in your diaries people... the lovely people at Fetch & Fellow, the ultra fab doggy lifestyle brand, have curated a special dog Christmas market. 

Taking place at Netil Market, E8 3EL, between 11-4pm, expect stalls showing off amazingly stylish dog accessories, artisan dog treats and even some human gifts too, obviously all with a puppy theme. Get ready to splash the cash!

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Some of the brands you'll be able to buy from on the day: Fetch & Fellow, Lead the Walk, Growlees and Edition 12. And food wise, there'll be doggy peanut butter from Neoh & nobo, treats from The Artisan Pet Deli and 'pupcakes' from Blues Bakery.

Pet photographer, Rachel Oates, will also be on hand if anyone fancies a cute Christmas family portrait taken in the special pop-up studio. 

And the best bit... a percentage of the stalls hire will be donated to London rescue charity All Dogs Matter. So go and spend to give back too! 

Check out the Facebook page here. 


Some of the best dog treats...

When you've got one dog who is super picky with what he eats, and another who will literally eat anything, we've always got massive amounts of dog treats in the house. It's trial and error with Dhillon - nothing too chewy, nothing too hard - and with Dolly, well she'll literally eat anything! I do, however, want her consuming things that are good for her. (She is a rescue, and used to just eat the scraps from her old family's dinner!)

Pet shops and supermarkets are FULL with a million different varieties of treats, from hide chews to low-fat cheesy bites, but the minute you start to look further afield, to the new emerging brands doing slightly different things with treats, you find those really good ones. And good news, they're not bank-breaking, which is the first thing people think of with anything other than Pedigree. 

Check out some of the best treats I've found recently... 


The Dog House Bedtime Biscuits

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There's no reason why I put this first, however anything that enhances sleep with Dolly is a plus. She likes to bark at night at the moment. Both dogs seem to LOVE these little bone-shaped biscuits. They contain flaxseed, camomile and pumpkin seed, and have no added artificial colourants, no added preservatives and no wheat and wheat gluten. 

Get them here. 

bybenji Training Treats


Rescuing a five-year-old Dachshund is amazing, but it comes with its issues, the main one being that they are stubborn by nature, so hard to train. But Dolly responds really well to these little bits of heaven. They are made with the finest beef, and contain no nasties. Just meet. i wouldn't give them too many of these though, as they are so high in protein. A couple is fine. 

Get them here. 

Natures:Menu Real Meaty Treats


These are another favourite of my two... they love them! Dhillon likes them because they are soft. They are made with 95% real meat, which is actually, strangely, quite unusual for dog treats. They come in this flavour and also beef and chicken. Dhillon used to be fed a raw food diet, so he loves anything that is really meaty. These are gluten free with no artificial flavours and colours. 

Get them here.

The Dog Treat Company


It was only a matter of time until someone clever came up with the same concept as Graze for humans but for dogs. These little boxes, full of amazing, Devon-made treats, are pure brilliance! You can just buy a one off box (they also do little bags of treats and tins), or you can subscribe to have them delivered either every 21, 30 or 45 days. This is the big box, which is £12, the small boxes are £6.75 for a one time purchase. There are lots of options to chose from: treats for fur, eyes, chill out treats and a box for fussy pups (perfect for Dhillon!). They are quite hard, but Dhillon managed them well. The boxes come with a little pouch too, so you can empty the trays into the bags for easy use. 

Get them here.

Barkers grooming day out...

It was about this time last year that we took Dhillon the Dachshund to Barkers Muswell Hill for a little grooming session (don't panic, we DO take him more than once a year!). He loved the experience, we loved the outcome, it was great all round. (See it here)

So when Barkers got in touch again to see if Dhillon fancied a little cut and blow dry, he woofed at the chance! Difference this time is that he has a sister, Dolly! 

And Dolly is a rescue dog, so as far as we were concerned, this could have been her very first time at a groomers! She did have VERY hairy eyebrows and beard. We were nervous actually, who knows how dogs will act towards something/someone for the first time. But we knew she was in good hands with the Barkers lot - it was actually Tanya who dealt with Dolly, she cut Dhillon last time, and she made us feel really relaxed that everything was going to be fine. These guys are trained up to know how to handle every type of dog. 


I'm pleased to say that Dolly was SO well behaved! She actually looked as though she was enjoying it! From the bath, to the dryer, she was so good! Dhillon is a good boy anyway, so we weren't concerned about him. (Above: this was after the cuts)

Both dogs had full grooms, pawdicures and a fresh breath treatment. They came out looking shiny, sparkly and cuter than ever! 


Barkers offer lots of treatments at their dog spas: Bath and dry, nail clipping, cleansing tear stain treatment, even a deep sea mud bath. There really is something for everyone! 

And what's more, their extensive range of dog foods and treats (see the doggy frozen yogurt below), dog clothes, beds, lead, collars and toys is really really amazing! They have so much to choose from, it's hard to leave without a big bag of new stuff for your pooch. 

Dhilly and Dolly left with bags of treats, and new cuts to impress their four legged friends. 


Check out all Barkers have to offer here. 

How dog-friendly are your locals?

The people over at Dog Buddy - the site making it easier to find the perfect dog sitter - have created this brilliant study all about the Great British pub and how dog-friendly they are. Based on 3000 dog owners, the findings lead to some interesting facts (over 30% still struggled to find a dog-friendly pub) and ultimately show that there might be some way to go before we can call ourselves a truly pup friendly nation. 

Dog Buddy have also started their own Dog Friendly Pub Awards off the back of this piece of research. You can now vote for your favourite watering hole. And if you don't know where your local is, they've made it even easier... just have a search here >

Thank us, and them, later!


Dog plates for everyone, from Anthropologie...

Because who doesn't love doggy crockery? 

Dachshund, pug, labrador, Anthropologie's amazing plate collection is the perfect thing for dog lovers. In bright, statement colours, these kitchen heroes are just so gorgeous. We popped into the store on Regent Street, London, and can confirm that they are even better in the flesh! 

They are designed by renowned doggy portrait painter, Sally Muir, who has dedicated her art career to painting amazing portraits of humans and animals, as well as stunning landscapes. You can get in touch with Sally here, she takes commissions too! 

So if you see your own breed, or even if you are just a dog admirer, make sure you get your order in quickly, they are selling fast! And take a look at the Dachshund server plate too, it's incredible! 

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Pet London Models...

Welcome to London's best pet model agency! 

I know I'm biased, but my mini Daxie, Dhillon, is the most handsome dog ever. All dog owners say the same, but it's true with him. He's a good looking pooch. So much so that when I got in touch with Pet London Models to see if they fancied representing him, they emailed back to ask him in for, what they call in the modelling world, a 'go see'. 

Side note: we went to see the PLM peeps on the hottest day of the year, right in the middle of the UK heat wave, hence why the pictures below of Dhillon all have his tongue hanging out. 

Pet London Models was founded in 2002 after the Director of the company saw first-hand the mistreatment of animals on shoots and sets. He wanted to change this, and his rule now is 'the animals come first'. 

From dogs to cats, birds to reptiles, and even horses, Pet London Models represent over 3000 pet models now, and some have featured in film, TV, adverts, magazine shoots (see this gorgeous cat editorial in Tatler magazine). Let's hope Dhillon makes it on the big screen soon! 

 Trying on some clothes

Trying on some clothes

 And pose

And pose

 Directors chair! 

Directors chair! 

Their client list, by the way, is super impressive: Harrods, ASOS, John Lewis, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Mulberry... the list goes on! 

If you think your pet could handle life in front of the lens, take a look at their site here. 

Good luck, and stay tuned for Dhillon updates! 

Dogs Trust Dog Of The Week...


Gentle giant Lottie, the Bull Mastiff (six-years-old) is a sweet-natured, sensitive girl with a huge heart who loves spending time with her human friends.

Being a shy girl, she is looking for new owners who can help her to settle in and get used to her new environment at her own pace. Lottie does have slightly impaired eyesight so is looking for a calm, adult-only home where she can feel comfortable.

Lottie is full of fun and has a lot of love to give but is looking for someone who can visit the centre multiple times so she can get to know you first. As long as you have a tasty treat and take things slowly, you’ll have a friend for life.

If you think lovely Lottie is the dog for you then please call Dogs Trust Salisbury on 0300 303 0292 or visit

Dogs Trust Dog Of The Week - JASPER...


Jasper is a sensitive chap who adores human interaction once he knows you. Building a bond with him will be truly worthwhile, as once he knows you he will be a loyal and loving best friend.

Five-year-old Jasper has a playful character and is partial to a game of fetch. He would like a garden of his own so he could spend time with his family playing outdoors.

This endearing Crossbreed is looking for loving owners in a quiet location with minimal visitors. Jasper much prefers the company of his two-legged friends and would like to be the only pet in the household. He can live with teenagers over the age of 16 years.

If you think you could be Jasper’s ‘pawfect’ match, please contact Dogs Trust Shoreham on 0300 303 0292 or

Dogs Trust Shoreham is situated at Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LT.

Dogs Trust Dog Of The Week


Beautiful Bullet is an inquisitive chap who loves meeting two and four-legged friends. This 18-month-old fawn-coloured Lurcher loves a cuddle and will sweetly lean in for a fuss, once he has got to know you.

Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said:

“Bullet is such a fun companion who adores playing with toys and running around with human and canine chums alike. After an exciting day of walkies and letting off steam with a good run, he loves to settle down for snuggles. Although he enjoys playing with doggy pals while out and about, he would prefer to be the only dog in the household so that he has his toys and fuss all to himself!

“Bubbly Bullet would love his adopter to build up time left gradually. He would like to live with children aged 11 years and over; however he can’t live with cats or small furries. A secure garden is a must, so he can run around to his heart’s content.”

If you would like Bullet to shoot straight into your life, please call Dogs Trust Newbury on 0300 303 0292 or visit for more information.

Dogs Trust Dog Of The Week...



Hudson is a bouncy young Terrier full of energy and fun. He adores his toys and is really sociable with other dogs and will play all day long if he could!

He does need a home with people who are able to give him time and space to settle in, and then continue his basic training once he is feeling more secure. He can be a little anxious with new people so his new owners will need to recognise when he’s feeling nervous and help him to build his confidence without rushing him into new situations.

Hudson could potentially live with older children over the age of 14 and with dogs. Once he’s settled he’ll make a great family pet.

If you would like to find out more about Hudson please contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 0292 and the team at Dogs Trust Evesham can answer any questions.

Dogs Trust Dog Of The Week...


Age: 8
Breed: German Short Haired Pointer

Rocco arrived at Dogs Trust Leeds shortly after New Year after unfortunately his owner’s work commitments meant they could no longer give him the time and attention this older gentleman enjoys.

Despite being a middle-aged pooch he is still really active and will happily walk for miles. He loves playing hide and seek with his toys and two-legged friends too! But when he’s had the chance to burn off his energy, he loves nothing more than curling up in a comfy bed.

He can be a little shy at first and hides his true personality but once he knows you, he is a loving canine companion. He can live with teenage children but would prefer to be the centre of attention as the only dog in the home.

If you think you could offer Rocco his forever home, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit her at Dogs Trust Leeds, Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL. You can also find out more at


MEATliquor and its charity hot dogs...

For anyone who loves meat, you've probably been to one of the many MEATliquor restaurants around the UK. And now, thanks to their charity hot dog - the Littlest Hobo - you can enjoy the meat, and give something back to! 

Throughout March, April and May, MEATliquor will give £1 to local dog charities from every Littlest Hobo sold - in London, it's Battersea Dogs Home. What's more, there is a dedicated doggy cocktail menu too: A St. Bernard (brandy, black cherry liqueur, lemon juice), Copper Dog (whisky, plum bitters) and Lassie Lassi (vodka, greek yogurt and more goodness) among many. 

AND what's more, the little black and tan Dachshund in the pictures is our very own Dhillon! He was asked to model in the campaign by the people at MEATliquor, and jumped at the chance when we heard it was for charity! 

Find Dhillon on Instagram @dhillythedaxie, and his friend @ziggythesausagedog. 

Enjoy a hot dog if you go to one of the MEATliquor restaurants! Why not eat two, and give more back!? 

Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs is AMAZING!

News reaches us that the people at Nissan have released a prototype of a brand new car that caters VERY WELL for our four legged friends! 

The Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs is essentially a family car, but with lots of built-in features to help the furry family member be more comfortable, and to ensure those muddy walks are taken care of. 

Think: a ramp so you don't have to get dirty and wet lifting them up, a camera linking the boot with the front so you can see and speak to the dog, treat dispenser, no-spill water bowl, drying system, bed, and a very chic quilted leather interior. 

Take a look at this video to see how it all works...

We're not sure when it will come out, or even if it will actually be manufactured, OR how much it will be, but what we do know is is that it's PAWFECT for everyone with a dog! 

Who wants in on the waiting list?

Every dog owner needs a Furbo...

Find me one dog owner who hasn't said aloud, or in their head, 'I wish I could see what my dog does all day!' Well lovely ready, the time has come to turn that wish into a reality, with the help of Furbo!

It was only a matter of time until someone created a doggy cam. Let's face it, we've been Facetiming one and other for a few years now, and with social channels like Instagram Live and Snapchat, live video is a given these days. So why not have a live link into your house, pointing at your pooch? 

Furbo is the world's first treat-tossing dog camera. Yes, you read it right... TREAT. TOSSING. Not just a device to see your pooch sleeping in his/her bed, or jumping on and off the sofa. You can throw a treat from it too. AND you can talk to your dog as well. It's GENIUS! 

I just had to try it out. I've longed to see what Dhillon gets up to all day. I worry that he's terribly bored. (Don't worry, I don't leave him alone all day!) And it's a great way to spy on your dog walker! (I don't really do that) Furbo really is a great device for checking your dog is ok. If he barks, I'm sent a notification. If he looks a bit sad, I'll throw him a treat. All from my iPhone. GENIUS. (I know I've said that before)

Side note: he HATES me talking to him through the machine. He doesn't understand it. He ends up running off to the kitchen and hiding. I'm not sure if it's just him, but he's not usually scared of things. I get it though... he can hear me but can't see me, it must be a tad freaky. 

BUT, I truly wouldn't want to live without Furbo now. Just the other day, I kept getting notifications that he was barking. We'd left the house only 10 minutes before, and he was sat on the sofa, barking and wining for some reason. He stopped soon after, but it was good to see that nothing was actually wrong, and to throw him a treat to calm him down.

Check out this little video...

Here's what the Furbo features: 

  • HD Camera + Night Vision – 720p HD camera features a 120° wide-angle lens, 4x digital zoom and infrared LED night vision for monitoring and clear pictures and videos
  • Two-Way Audio – Crisp, built-in speaker and ultra-sensitive microphone, to both hear and speak to dogs and give them the comfort of a familiar voice whenever you’re out
  • Treat Tossing System – Simply pop off the lid, drop in up to 30 of your dog's favourite treats, and with the touch of a button on your app you can play with, and reward, your dog at home
  • Barking Alerts – Delivers push notifications to your smartphone letting you know if your dog is barking so you can soothe them in real time
  • Mobile App Connectivity – WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, compatible with both iOS and Android, provides access from your smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch

You can get your hands on a Furbo now, from Amazon, for £249. Which really isn't a lot of money for all that it does! Click here to see more and to buy one. 

The Monster of all pet supplies!

Anyone else have their dog on the Christmas present list? Dhillon actually usually tops mine. I don't do big flashy gifts for him, no helicopter trips or electronic cars to navigate the house. Just little things that I know he'll like. 

And when the lovely people at Monster Pet Supplies got in touch to help out with Dhillon's presents, it was too good an offer to refuse!

Dhillon had no idea what was in the box, neither did I, but I couldn't leave it to open until Christmas Day for him. He wanted to find out what was inside. And there was LOTS inside! 

From a Lily's Kitchen advent calendar and treats, to dog-friendly candy canes, a dog bowl and even a dog jumper. There was EVERYTHING a little (or big) pooch could possibly dream of! It was an amazing gift box for Dhillon to receive. He LOVES the advent calendar, and knows exactly what is coming when I pick it up. 

As if it couldn't get any better, the lovelies at Monster Pet Supplies have featured Dhillon and I as their 'blogger of the month', check out our little interview here. 

ALSO, because I love the products Monster offers, and I'd love for all dogs to get amazing gifts this Christmas, I have a special code that gives you £5 off orders over £65 and more, so get shopping, and get money off - use code TAILSDEC5.