Funky Fruit Inspired Prints for the Summer Sunshine

PetLondon is proud to announce the launch of The Mommy and Me range by LouisDog, a brand new sunshine inspired range, where owners and pets can fully coordinate their outfits and accessories. The matching Tote Bag and animal clothing are perfect for increasingly growing style conscious yet ecologically aware consumer. The refreshing and vibrant sun soaked prints are available in three thirst-quenching different flavours: Cherry Punch, Pineapple Smoothie & Watermelon Juice.

The juicy Cherry Punch pattern’s revitalised and punchy design has plenty of attitude, away from classically floral connections of the past. This is an impact statement piece with glossy red fruits adorns the entire canvas with contrasting green leaves and dark stems interweaving between them.

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The sweet and funky Pineapple Smoothie print has bounds of character radiating from the fun luminous colours and free-sketch fruit design. The ubiquitous pineapple is extremely popular across the globe, and for good reason; in the language of flowers, pineapple means ‘You are perfect’. 

The minimalist Watermelon Juice is the third of the designs. The understated tutti-fruitti pattern, featuring a watermelon accompanied with a banana is displayed in a un-busy and drop down fashion and is available in a choice of two soft pastilles, either pink or watermelon green. A very chic and slick piece which will intrigue those to look closer. 

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Each exciting flavour is available in both an identical 100% cotton dress or teeshirt with matching tote bags; perfect for any summer wardrobe. The tee is a slim fit designed to cover the whole length of the body, with sleeveless arms to ensure total comfort and range of movement. The summer dress is perfect solution providing maximum protection for the sun whilst being light and airy.  The straps ensures the perfect fit with elasticated roused middle for a flared skirt effect at the hem. 

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The Right Tote Bags are stylish and contemporary designs for the modern savvy consumer,made from 100% cotton. Easy to fold up and carry around in a pocket, handbag or dog carrier. It’s a perfect companion for strolling around in, running errands around town, grocery shopping or travelling.

 

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PetLondon visits the National Pet Show

Here at PetLondon we know how to do Sunday Funday properly. The National Pet Show was calling our name, so on Sunday we decided to visit the show which took place at the London Excel Centre on the weekend of the 6th and 7th May 2017.

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For those who aren’t in the know; the National Pet Show is a bonanza for animal lovers of all ages. The show is jam-packed with of a range of activities and hundreds of stands for pet lovers. From facing painting & arts ‘n’ crafts in the kids zone, to the boutique  marketplace for those shopaholics; there was something for everyone.

The show was split into four main zones each with a focus and feel to them. The sheer size of the show, feels like each zone you enter into is like crossing into a different continent. The four zones were the: Dog Zone, Cat Zone, Small Furries Zone & Animal Zone.
Hidden away in the far corner of the show was the Super Theatre which hosted amazing spectacles such and captivating talks. Highlights included the Amazing Bird of Prey experience with Leigh Holmes featuring amazing acts with Owls, Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Vultures. We managed to catch Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick’s Live Show where he talked about behind the scenes of Supervet on Channel 4 (just like we do on our blog) and the absolutely amazing stories he has from helping all sorts of animals over the years.

Noel Fitzpatrick Live at the #nationalpetshow .. who is coming down to see us tomorrow? #thenationalpetshow #teampets

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The dog zone featured a whole host of breed stands, where you could interact with dogs of all shapes and sizes and chat to the owners, many of which were associated with either breeders’ clubs or rescue charities. Everyone we spoke to was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and we chatted away for hours.

Over the day we photographed a vast array of the happy exhibitors; some of them posing for the camera perfectly whilst others wanted to get up close and personal. Two mini arenas were located within the dog zone: The School4Dogs and the Dog Activity Ring. School4Dogs had trainers and experts explain the training and requirements for dogs in a variety of circumstances, such as in the workplace, health and social care, and the show business. They also have shows explaining positive reinforcement and types of training for puppies to learn different commands and tricks. It’s all about progressing from one stage to the next, with lots of praise and treats as rewards!

We managed to see the end of the timed agility course which saw dogs zipping under, over, through and around tunnels, seesaws and posts. It was like a Mini Crufts that they called Scrufts (hehe!). The highlight of the Dog Activity Ring was the spectacular UK Disc Dog Associations show. It was amazing to see the Border Collie leaping through the air catching Frisbees, dancing through legs and leaping up onto the trainers’ back standing tall and proud. 

After a bite to eat, we wondered over to The Cat Zone where all the ‘Top Cats’ were on show. Here were a diverse range of domestic and exotic breeds from the classic British Shorthair to the playful Siamese. Many of them were rescue cats, and the exhibitors were more than welcome to share their stories, and provide insightful information into involving yourself into cat rescue and the benefits of such. At periodic times during the day, national level judges took time to explain to audiences how cats are judged at competitions. A fun fact is that it takes four shows within a year with at least ten cats being entered into a new category for a new colouring of a breed to enter the CCG. The presentations, and the Q&As were a bountiful fountain of information, with everything from cat communication to tips for cat grooming and care.

The small furries zone was a warren of activity. Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas running around in amazing complex play pens and runs. It made everyone walking through stop and look… there was so much going on! Little bunnies were running around in a jungle-gym like run with a large open air central area, connected on each side by tunnels, tubes, hidey holes and a container deep enough for some serious burrowing. All the super furries looked super happy and healthy… just like we want to see. Once again this was a menagerie of information, with specific talks for rats, rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs. It was amazing to see young children absorbed by the speakers and soaking up all the information on offer. All the talks that we saw were engaging, slick and up-to-date.   

Also on show was a charity which saved and rescued working hens from across the UK and a pen with a micro pig and Shetland pony, where farmers were educating the public and raising awareness for miniature animals’ welfare.  At PetLondon we are passionate about animal welfare so this was very encouraging and we were pleased the organisers were promoting such great causes.
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Overall we had a lovely experience, enjoying and engaging with fellow animal lovers. It’s well worth a visit, especially for families considering to get a pet whether a small reptile or a big shaggy sheepdog. A top tip for our readers… tickets were slightly cheaper on Groupon! The National Pet Show took place in Birmingham and London this year. Head over to their website for more information regarding next year’s show!

 

 

Corgi Marcel for ILIFE Robot Vacuum Cleaner: An overnight suck-cess.

In today’s world, modern households are run like well oiled machines. Overlapping schedules and hefty workloads means it’s no surprise that days are neatly timetabled from crack of dawn to downtime in the evening. Keeping any household in pristine condition is difficult; so an automated vac which can mop up any mucky pup spills or shed dog hair is a must.

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ILife V5 Pro

PetLondon Models was tasked to find a star for ILife Vacuum cleaners. The brief was broad but with three conditions: firstly advanced commands were necessary, secondly good with children, and thirdly not to be scared of hoovers or robots. After a lot of considerations between a few different individuals; Marcel the Corgi was finalised. One of our few international jet-setting models, he spends his time between London and Paris… Lucky him!

Marcel is a very rate ‘Fluffy’ Pembroke Welsh Corgi with the longer silky coat. As demonstrated he has an excellent attention span and skill; performing commands such as sit, down, roll over, spin and high five (as seen in the video) with ease. He’s an experienced model used with working in different environments and working with a range of talent.

 

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Marcel during his casting call at PetLondon HQ

 

ILife is a range of powerful and intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners designed to make hectic modern life a slightly more relaxed place; featuring an integrated mopping mode of V5 Pro model for those sticky paw prints.

 

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Bonding with the crew behind the scenes

Anything that allows for more time spent with your dog was certainly a brand we could get behind! The brand new V range has a programmable daily cleaning plan and remote controlled max-power mode rids homesteads of hard-to-clean dirt and stains, such as shed dog hair and dust which can disrupt normal day-to-day living.

Marcel the consummate professional integrated right into his new family straight away. Always up for play-time he took to running around in the garden in his stride. Marcel loved the attention of the camera especially during his close up shot in bed. His superb obedience allowed for some amazing shots, including the super expressive welcome home look.

 

Be sure to watch the video below to check out how fabulously our star actor performed.

Congratulations Marcel you were a star!