Dog Fest is something that Amber and I have marked off in our calendar every year the minute the tickets are released! I have to admit, it’s probably my favourite dog event of the year (No one tell Crufts). We have attended for the past three years now and each year it seems to get better and better.
They have moved the location of Dog Fest north this year from Arley Hall Gardens to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and although Arley Hall is much closer to us, moving the event definitely made the experience of getting there far more pleasant. With an event this big, queueing to get in is expected but last year I was sat in the car for over an hour, driving to a location that is only 10 minutes down the road! This year our journey time was also an hour, however Cholmondeley Castle is 45 minutes away from where I live, so it’s safe to say they have improved their traffic management.
Upon arrival we went to visit Amber’s favourite people, the Guru Pet Food team!
Whilst we were at the Guru stand we picked up some of their new ‘Reel’ Fishskin treats as well as a couple of Trip Bones and Amber’s personal favourite, a pack of their venison sausages.
Once we had done some treat shopping we ventured off to find the Equafleece stand. For a while now I have been wanting to get my hands on a mulberry coloured fleece for Amber and they finally had it in her size. So thats three she has now… someone stop me!!
We then visited the Soopa stand. Amber tested out all of their treat favours before deciding on the Carrot and Pumpkin dental sticks. Soopa treats are great as their chews are 100% natural and produced to human grade standard. Amber is loving them!
Another product I’ve been meaning to get for a while now is a Pit Pat fitness tracker. This will definitely help me manage Amber’s exercise levels and hopefully enable her to lose some weight. We had a wonderful time hanging out in the VIP are at their stand eating treats and drinking Prosecco!
The Pit Pat stand was just across from the Hound Hangout where we spotted our Instagram friends @flossie_and_family so we ventured over there to say hi! Whilst we were there we met a lovely little Maltese called Ozzy (@_theycallmeozzy_ on Instagram) and the adorable Roshe the Sprocker (@roshethesprocker)
We then went on the hunt for a bed and came across Collared Creatures. They had just what I was looking for, a pillow bed that I could use in the car and would also fit into Amber’s cart so that she has something comfy to sit on when she’s in there. Their beds are great quality and are fur repellent. Amber has barely been off hers since we got it!
Before we left we went back to the Guru stand where we met some more lovely Instagram friends which was a lovely way to end the day. We’re looking forward to next year’s Dog Fest already!
Love Ellie & Amber x