Dogs before dudes, must love dogs, the best therapist has fur and four legs and dogs are a girl’s best friend are all mantras that any self-respecting crazy dog lady lives by. So if you and your furry bestie are hot-footing around London town this weekend, swing on by Gallery Different in London’s Fitzrovia to check out “Canines & Companions – Women and their Dogs” exhibition, which explores the special relationship between women and their dogs.
Organised by new dog food company Cuffleberry & Co in aid of local animal charity All Dogs Matter, the exhibition (runs 22-24 April) features the work of fashion photographer Andrew Lamb. Just some of the featured females with their four-legged friends include actress Michelle Collins, singer Sarah Harding, and a few of our favourite chicas and canines - Lindsay, Sarah and Bruno a.k.a. @Brunotheminidachshund and Rachel and Winston a.k.a. @winnythecorgi, who you will finds kicking up a doggy storm on Instagram most days. Framed originals of the featured photographs will be on sale, with all the proceeds going to All Dogs Matter.
All Dogs Matter is a registered dog rescue and rehoming charity, based in Highgate North London, started in 2009. The charity rescues abandoned/unwanted dogs from all areas in and around Greater London and work to provide them with either permanent or foster homes. The charity pairs each dog with the best new owner, ensuring that they will be safe, cared for and loved for the rest of his life. Learn more, support the charity or find your future canine companion at Alldogsmatter.co.uk.
‘Canines & Companions - Women and Their Dogs’ takes place in London at Gallery Different, 14 Percy St, W1T 1DR, from 22-24 April. The gallery is dog-friendly and is open Friday 22 April (10.00-18.00), Saturday 23 April (11.00-18.00) and Sunday 24 April (11.00-18.00).
HANGOUT: powered by our fave dog-friendly app Doggity, some nearby dog-friendly hangouts to wrap around your canine culture include The College Arms (18 Store Street, WC1E 7DH), The Crown & Two Chairman (31-32 Dean Street, W1D 3SB and Barkarama approved for beer and grub) and Pix Pintxos (18 Bateman Street, W1D 3AH also Barkarama approved – this one’s for tapas and cava).