Shoreditch and Hoxton were the original Fri-Sun party spots of my twenties, and even though the area has changed significantly sprawling London’s own Silicon Valley and chains a-plenty, I still have a lot of love for this area. When it comes to drinks, eats, shopping and fun the area still retains its appeal with loads of great spots to offer, and with its relaxed vibe it's a pretty good place to hangout with your hound too.
The pet gift and subscription box market has exploded with a variety of options to cater to a modern pet’s whim, and of course the owner’s convenience of having it delivered direct to their door. Affording your pet the opportunity to sample everything from treats to toothpaste, there’s even a service to keep you on top of your pet’s healthcare treatments.
As the title of this post suggests, these boxes can be purchased as a one off or for the gift that keeps giving - as a subscription, normally three, six or twelve months. The major plus for pet boxes is they favour new or quality products that you don’t tend to find in your local pet shop making it a real treat for your cat or dog.
We’ve rounded up nine pet gift and subscription boxes based on their quality and value for money. As with the beauty box companies, you will find some similarities between the boxes so which one you go for is a personal choice. However, we recommend digging around their website to see past boxes, weighing up what price suits and sniffing through their social media to weigh up what gang you want your pet to be part of. Plus many of the companies donate a portion of their sales to charity so let that be part of your decision too!
I’m a sucker for packaging. Basil is a sucker for tasty treats. Ticking both our boxes and spiking a canine trend are dog treats in a tin. I’m pro tin-packaged treats, as not only do they keep Basil’s edible source of happiness fresh, they also ensure that my handbag or coat remain a crumb-free zone. Give them a whirl and you’ll soon discover that they’re great for grabbing your dog’s attention too. A quick rattle of a treat-filled tin and Basil comes running or stands to attention.
Here’s three treats in a tin to try but if you know of any others fill us in @Barkarama or comment at the end of this post. Most of all - enjoy!
Basil is busy basking into the sun so he’s asked me to tell you about a new product that has just soared to the top of his Hot-O-Meter – Lily’s Kitchen Natural Snack Bars for Dogs.
Gourmet growlers and cat treat connoisseurs will be licking their chops with delight thanks to the launch of The Pet Deli, a new website offering fine food exclusively for dogs and cats.
With a plentiful supply of chocolate eggs, buttered hot cross buns and tender lamb, Easter is our kind of foodie holiday. However, much of the fruits of Easter – chocolate especially, are toxic to dogs and at worse can result in fatality. You can easily pick up Easter eggs designed for dogs but with identical packaging to the human versions, we think they only serve to confuse our hair-brained hounds. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven tasty buys to send your dog hopping mad this Easter.
Who needs to wait for Santa Paws’ arrival when organic dog food purveyor Lily’s Kitchen are serving up a daily, lip-smackingly-good treat come December 1. Yes that’s right our four-legged amigos, Lily’s Kitchen has launched an Advent Calendar exclusively for dogs. But hurry you’ve got less than a week to get your paws on one before you can let your chops loose onto its contents.