Starina for VOGUE

Vogue China were in touch with PetLondon Models looking for a cat to star in one of their editorials for the June edition of the magazine. The cat selected was Starina the British Shorthair, who is no stranger to the camera, and has featured in a number of exciting shoots such as the recent project with Thomas Cook. Starina has an incredibly unique look, with stunning ‘David Bowie’ style eyes, one pale green and the other bright blue.

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Starina is an incredibly calm and relaxed cat, and loves being in front of the camera.”Starina was walking around the studio all day like she owned it“, Saz, Starina’s owner joked. Starina’s chilled attitude and model behaviour impressed the whole Vogue China crew, who were able to get all six shots they hoped for. Regina Chan, Fashion and Accessory Editor, adored Starina so much, that she now follows the feline’s Instagram account.

Saz also commented that the crew made the pair feel very comfortable, and Starina seemed very relaxed during the entire process: “It was one of my favourite shoots, and we had a great time.  Starina kept herself entertained during the day by playing with the brightly coloured backdrop paper on set.”

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Playing with the set

 

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Modelling with a range of models, shoes and bags, Starina’s love of all things luxurious meant she was a perfect fit for the shoot, and looks natural and relaxed surrounded by the designer products. Starina was a particular fan of sitting in one of the luxury handbags, and made herself very comfortable and had a well deserved cat nap. Using Starina’s favourite chain toy, the crew were able to get her attention and get some fantastic shots of her in the bag.

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The image below was taken just after Starina’s shut eye, and turned out to be one of the best shots of the day.

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Staring did a fantastic job, and the spread came out beautifully. Keep an eye out for more Starina in the future!

Dobby for Racecourse

The Beverley Racecourse contacted PetLondon Models seeking a very special hound to attend their annual Ladies Day event. They knew exactly which breed they were looking for! A Dachshund who would be wearing a specially fitted ‘Dasch Cam’ during the event. We got to work and sent them details of all our Dachshund models who fit this brief. The job was to take place in East Yorkshire near Hull.

After some contemplation the lucky chosen dog was to be DOBBY. This rather famous little chap is a great personality and loves going on adventures.  Still under one years old, Dobby has a great list of special skills and tricks and already has several model jobs with PetLondon under his belt.

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There was a lot of press interested in Dobby’s attendance at the event and several articles were published surrounding the story. The public were very excited for the chance to meet Dobby at the races. Normally when Dobby leaves the house he is always being stopped by people wanting to say hello to him and he is somewhat of a celebrity in his local town.

3Dobby was looking very handsome on the day of his event and set off from the Midlands with his owner wearing a very dapper bow tie that would be sure to impress the ladies.

Upon arrival he parked up and came onto the grounds where he was introduced to his co-star Rosie and had his special camera pack fitted.

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Dobby loved exploring the Westwood course and meeting lots of new people. Dobby’s assignment was to capture all the glamour of the races on his ‘Dasch Cam’. Thousands of attendees had dressed up in their finest attire, hoping to get spotted for the best dressed competition. Dobby made his rounds all the way around the racecourse, sniffing out all the best looks (and shoes!) to be found. All this was captured to create a fantastic social media video that we are delighted to share with you below.

Stella for CIF

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Cif are cleaning the roof of the O2! The O2 arena’s roof will take 72 days to complete.The iconic multi-purpose indoor venue in Greenwich, London, is currently midway through a dramatic make-over as part of Cif’s ‘Before & After Project’, which will see the 50 metre building receive a spruce up using the floor cleaning product.

The lengthy project, which aims to turn the building’s roof back to its bright white colour, is being documented on the the brand’s official Facebook page and website. To help promote the project CIF called on PetLondon Models to provide a cat to star in their viral video.

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The chosen kitty was Perla the Persian, a stunning female cat who is almost pure white but with some striking markings. She attended for filming in a location flat specially selected because of its view of the O2 from its living room window.

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Perla was given some time to explore the new environment and settle in and she particularly enjoyed chilling on the windowsill. For one of the scenes the female actor was to hold Perla whilst speaking to the camera. Perla was happy to oblige in a cuddle and show off her gorgeous coat to the camera.

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Perla is a true professional and as usual gave an outstanding performance for the client. You can watch some of the final footage below and this is being aired across CIF’s social media channels and as viral videos.

Arthur for DogBuddy

A fun and very hands-on  job that came into PetLondon HQ was one requiring a medium sized dog with lots of personality and the ability to do various actions including some active jumping on set. The assignment was for DogBuddy. They are a company that will find Dog sitters, Dog walkers and Dog boarding services near you. Dog Buddy aim to provide a comfortable and caring home from home.

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DogBuddy were planning a big campaign shoot for a some promotional images to appear on the London Underground. Their campaign message was all about promoting the fact that you would not spend your holiday in cage so why should your dog?

Once a full brief had come in with all the actions required and that the dog should have a very expressive face, we set to working matching up the perfect PetLondon Model for this unique shoot. Lots of of options went back and forth but it was Arthur who was chosen in the end as the perfect model. Arthur is a three and half year old Labradoodle. He is a happy-go-lucky dog who absolutely love attention and meeting new people.

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Arthur arrived at the studio very excited and ready to get his perfect shots. He had a quick prep and got to know everyone on set including the crew and make-up-artist. We do not really use make-up on the animals but this made for a fun picture and Arthur enjoyed being pampered!

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Arthur really enjoyed all the attention being on him and could not wait to get started in front of the camera. He knew he was the real star of the day.

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Arthur has done several theatre rolls and is very well trained in Agility, he often competes in outdoor shows. He was more than willing to show off how fun it was to jump over his hurdle. In post-production the hurdle could be edited out to show Arthur’s action leaps.

111There were some real humans at the shoot too and they were the ones who had to sit in a “cage” whilst Arthur was free to roam about and have fun. Here is one of the final shots. The playful message showed some role reversal to promote a cage-free holiday for your dog.

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Arthur took everything in his stride and had an excellent time! He loved all the attention on set and had a fabulous adventure.

Look out for his friendly face on the London Underground, he is sure to make you smile.

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Boden Summer Holidays

Boden is a British clothing retailer selling primarily online and by mail order and catalogue. It was founded by Jonnie Boden in 1991 as a mail-order business. The company sells in several countries, with websites for the UK, US, Germany, and Australia

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The company designs bright, patterned clothes as well as casual basics. Its collections are made up of the Boden range for men and women, Johnnie B for older children and teenagers 9 – 16, Mini Boden for girls and boys aged 1 1/2–12, Baby Boden for newborns to three-year-olds and the maternity range; new collections are launched every spring and autumn, with further lines added in summer and winter.

The brief came in for a couple of lucky PetLondon Dog Models to star in their Spring/Summer  Campaign. At  PetLondon HQ we were given a  list of desired breeds and we set to work checking availability and putting forward a selection of animals for the client to choose from. The lucky chosen dogs were; Gizmo the Pug, Luna the Dalmation, Woody the Irish Terrier and Freddie the Parson Russell Terrier. They all headed of to a photographic studio in North Acton.

Upon arrival everyone got to meet the crew and it was clear that it was very fun summery “off on holidays” themed shoot. Our dogs were posing with their suitcases packed and their best summer gear to really get into the spirit!

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Gizmo is Packed and Ready to set off on his Summer Hols!

Gizmo the Pug who certainly has his own summer wardrobe and accessories at home was straight on set and happy to pose getting packed up or relaxing on a deck chair. This charming and very photogenic pug always delivers on camera.

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Freddie, is a eight year old Parson Russell Terrier. He is very good at posing for photos and has good obedience skills and agility. An active and fun loving boy he is food and toy motivated and  fantastic with children and other dogs. With his very symmetrical facial markings he is a perfect model to photograph.

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Luna has her hat & scarf and is clearly a seasoned traveller

Luna is a four year old Dalmatian. Luna is very experienced on set and in front of the camera, she is a delight to work with and a stunning example of the breed.

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Wolfie takes his time to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses

Last but not least, Wolfie is a four year old Irish Terrier. He is very calm and excellent at fetching and recall. One of his favourite things to do is to play with a ball and roll around in the garden with children.

All the dogs and handlers involved on this shoot really enjoyed themselves. It was a fun day at the studio. They all performed excellently and were given a glowing review from the client. Well done everyone, we think the snaps are fabulous too!

The images from the shoot can currently be found on Boden’s media channels; online, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“We were totally impressed by all of the dogs and handlers you sent us- the shoot went so smoothly and we got all of the shots we wanted!” Quote from Client emailed after the shoot

Gym Bunnies for Virgin Active

Virgin Active approached PetLondon Models with an EGGcellent idea for Easter Weekend…They were looking for 8 “Gym Bunnies” to create an adorable viral video campaign. The brief we were given was that the bunnies were to have their run of a health club in East London one Sunday and would be both filmed and photographed during their “workout”.

We had just the perfect Rabbit Family to take part in this shoot that are experienced on set and in studios and have wonderful temperaments.

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The rabbits all knew each other and got on well together which is a very important factor. They were accompanied by expert rabbit handler  to ensure that all their needs were met and that safety was paramount.

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Rukia enjoys a touch of morning Yoga

 

A total of eight furry friends attended the shoot, several Netherland Dwarfs (Bucks fizz, Kira, Bramble, Monte, Bubbles & Most) and even a Hare called Jerome who is 1 year old and very friendly and outgoing and has several best in shows under his belt. Jerome is an expert jumper and he has previously taken part in “rabbit jumping” competitions and displays.

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The smaller bunnies took everything in their stride. They were more than happy to sniff out the equipment, test out the treadmill and jump around the gym mats. After all that fun, they were rewarded with a delicious bowl of kale-yum and healthy too!

The end video is absolutely delightful and sure to bring a smile. The shoot was a huge success and the client was very happy, commenting “Just to say a big thank you for yesterday – the rabbits were fantastic, the animals were so calm and very happy to pose!

Bunnies on Set for Look Magazine

As Easter approaches each year we tend to see a surge in demand for Bunnies! As these campaigns have to be planned out quite far in advance this can start as early as January for companies planning to release campaigns in the Spring. This year has been no different to usually and Rabbits have been in hot demand these past few months. One of these assignments was for a request from Look Magazine, a British publication. Look is a glossy high street fashion and celebrity weekly magazine for young women.  The magazine focuses on fashion, high street shopping advice, celebrity style and news, and real-life stories. The magazine was planning a spring themed photoshoot and were looking for a couple of bunnies to pose alongside some props such as perfume bottles.

After sending them lots of options to choose from, a decision was made to use Kira and Bucks Fizz who were both siblings and would get along great on set.

Both bunnies travelled over to the studio in North London where they were greeted by lots of fans! There were plenty of special cuddles for them from the team.

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The bunnies were given some time to get acquainted with their co-stars, a selection of different perfume bottles! The positioning and lighting were all co-ordinated for the optimal images. Neither bunny was phased by all the attention and they were used to the camera flash.

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As you can see from the above the end-results were absolutely stunning. There were plenty of fantastic images to choose from. Kira the grey bunny was especially a little star as he was quite willing to put his paw up on a prop or to wrap his paw around it as if he was holding the object.

After a really fun day the bunnies headed home to get some well deserved rest and to rejoin the rest of their family. It was then to be a couple of weeks wait before the article and accompanying images were to be published.

Look MagThe February issue of Look Magazine did not disappoint. Both rabbits looked fantastic in their triple-page spread.

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Pets Alone

Three of our talented models recently took part in creating a viral video for Frontline. The brief was to recreate a scene from Home Alone but with a dog as the one left at home alone and a couple of “cat” burglars trying to break in over Christmas.

The casting process was tough and several animals were considered for the positions. In the end the lucky dog selected was Lottie, a crossbreed from Essex who has an impressive list of special skills.

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PetLondon Model Lottie

Cast alongside Lottie were siblings Birman Foxy and Maine CoonWolfie, two felines from Southend-on-Sea. This lovely duo often work together on set as they are both very talented and photogenic.

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PetLondon Models Foxie & Wolfie

The filming took place over a day and Lottie (aka “Kevin”) had to do some special practise rehearsals at home to get used to the actions required.

We were very excited to see the final video as the script sounded like a really fun storyboard and we are delighted to be able to share with you the results on here