ALOFT HOTEL LONDON Our intrepid dachshund checks out the Aloft Hotel, a pet-welcoming hotel right next to London’s ExCel centre, and minutes away London City Airport, Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena. Lofty rooms, a pool and spa and great bar will keep the humans happy, too.
Pegasus Project When Dave Meinert rescued Pegasus, he was told she didn't have long to live, and if she did, she would be deaf and blind. He set about recording every day they had together in order to document her development, and it makes for a fascinating video
Just Barking Co-owner of Just Barking and dog grooming expert Martin Jakubowski reveals how his background in fine art ushered him into dog grooming, what it’s like working in the industry and useful tips for anyone thinking of taking up the profession themselves.
David Cuffe A family practice David Cuffe of David Cuffe & Associates veterinary clinic says he’s a lucky man. He does the job he loves; he’s lucky to have wonderful clients and wonderful staff. And his clients feel lucky too, “they care for your animal as if it were their own,’ says one. David and his team are based in Abbeville Road in south London.
Sponsor a dog Soi Dog rescues and cares for thousands of dogs in Thailand from the dog meat trade every year. Their goal is to ultimately create a society where homeless dogs are a distant memory and the dog meat trade ceases to exist. Soi Dog’s latest milestone is sterilising 97,903 cats and dogs.
Soidog Diva needs you Soi Dog in Thailand runs a sponsorship programme for dogs that can no longer survive on the streets. Diva is a dog who came to Soi Dog’s rescue with horrific injuries which were caused by a vehicle. They accept dogs of all ages and many have had tragic pasts, one dog came to them after being scolded with boiling water. Since Diva’s accident she finds it hard to keep the pads of her feet in the correct position which makes walking difficult.
Friend For friend With a staggering 33 million people in Russia retired and every fourth senior citizen alone, improving the elderly’s quality of life is extremely important. For lonely people the risk of death is 70%. Moscow alone has over 100,000 stray dogs — Friend For Friend brings the dogs and people together to give longer, happier lives to everybody.
Ethiopian Wolves campaign Found in only a handful of locations in the Ethiopian Highlands, the few remaining Ethiopian wolves are at risk from disease and habitat loss. Dog owners, says Claudio Sillero, director of Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme, have a responsibility to help protect their pets’ wild relatives. This beautiful film shows how the programme is helping save the wolves and their habitat – something that also benefits local communities.
Of Dogs and Men Check out the trailer for the extraordinary film Of Dogs And Men, out soon, which explores a disturbing trend in American law enforcement: the shooting of pet dogs. From SWAT raids to simple calls, and even visits to wrong addresses, America is seeing more and more incidents of officers using lethal force against a family pet they deem a threat
Of Dogs And Men - Interview with filmmaker Patrick Reasonover It’s believed that 10,000 dogs are shot by the US police force every year. When filmmaker Patrick Reasonover heard this statistic, he realised the importance of opening a dialogue between the dogs’ owners and the officers. Here, he discusses his unflinching film and the hope it has, perhaps surprisingly, created.
Okpiks Dream - 1 During the Dog Slaughter in the early 1960s, 11-year-old Harry thought his dream of becoming a dog musher was destroyed. Twelve years he suffered a shooting accident which was followed by three years of intense hospitalisation and estrangement from his community. He made the life changing decision to amputate his leg – one he believed would forever rob him of his hopes of becoming a true Inuk. We follow Harry as he recounts the momentous events of his life and prepares with his husky dogs for the Ivakkak – a gruelling 600 km Inuit dog sled race across the Canadian Arctic.
Hanson of London Hanson of London is a dog-friendly leather aesthetics designer for canine companions who enjoy bespoke fashion, guaranteeing that your dog will be the most stylish pooch in the park. They craft hand-tailored collars for your canine companions in a range of colours, carefully fitted and made to your dog’s exacting standards.
Cloud7 Berlin based dog friendly designer Cloud 7 provides luxury dog products for your home. Made from premium eco-friendly materials, using fine details and providing an elegant look, these designs are sure to add a touch of sophistication to any living space.
Cloud7 Dog Beds The elegant look of the various Cloud 7 dog beds design lines with their fine details not only meets the highest expectations of the pet owners sophisticated palette, but also ensures that the dogs sleep as well as the owners (if not better!). All Cloud 7 dog beds have handfilled mattresses using a mix of latex- and polyesterflakes that won‘t loose shape and stability even after years. The high quality of the fabrics, chemically untreated and produced fair trade, will offer the dog a highly comfortable and durable place to rest. Because no dog and home interior are the same, all beds come in different sizes and colour tones. And for all those furry friends who tend to forget to clean their paws with a doormat, naturally all materials are machine washable.
Cloud 7 Collars Cloud 7 designers offer high quality products for owners and their dogs. They use the finest leathers and extremely soft wool, and use their two pet dogs to quality test everything – their interior pieces are certain to fit effortlessly into your home.
Pull “Dogsledding lives at the intersection of skill and chaos...” PULL is a short documentary film that delves into reflections on journeying the cold Northern Canadian landscape by dog sled. In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film “PULL,” Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one unique personality in the wilds of Northern Ontario—Burton Penner, a dogsledding guide who lives and breathes winter. Highlighting Penner’s unique relationship with the roughhewn yet pristine landscape and his trusty 43 dogs (yes, he remembers all of their names), “PULL” is a quietly beautiful portrayal of a rich, close-to-nature lifestyle.
Dogwalker A man decided to give up his life to start again to walk dogs in the Alps – and he couldn’t be happier.
Cat Bike Guy A man and his cat ride through the city on his bike, weaving through the traffic while taking in the sights and sounds.
Milestone Hotel London Four legs good, two legs good To the Milestone Hotel in Kensington, being pet-friendly means treating their four-legged guests the same as their two-legged ones. “No request is too large and no detail too small” is their motto, and the pet concierge makes sure that this applies to every dog that comes through the doors.
Lord Holmes of Richmond Black lab Lottie is the first guide dog ever in the House of Lords, and has changed owner Chris Holmes’ life. “Getting around with a cane or a dog is like the difference between crawling and flying,” he says and talks to Pet-Fi about how Lottie guides his daily routine, in or away from the Lords.
Frances Strachan Frances Strachan, founder of London music and comedy club The Hideaway, tells us how her dogs fit into her routine of working late into the night and rising late in the morning. They spend their days together, working and playing hard, a relationship they all love and benefit greatly from.