Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, the dogs of London are in for a festive treat this November, with a Santa Paws Christmas market brimming with the best in independent pet lifestyle brands in East London’s Netil Market.
Devoted humans and dog lovers can shop more than 15 brands, purveying stylish and on-trend dog accessories, artisan dog treats (anyone for doggy peanut butter?), and unique human gifts with designs that pay homage to our four-legged friends while helping to raise funds for local charity All Dogs Matter. Leading pet photographer Rachel Oates will also be on hand to take Christmas family portraits with ‘the dog’, in a pop up studio complete with fun festive props galore.
Try on for size and treat your dog with a smart dog accessory or two for the festive season and beyond from:
Lead The Walk – the ASOS meets Net A Porter of the pet world and online lifestyle destination for all things canine cool. Snaffle some of the best petwear and accessories from across the globe, with styles to suit all looks and budgets
Growlees – number one for fun collar charms that let your dog speak their mind and express their unique and special personalities. As well as collection classics such as Love Not A Biter, I Heart Bacon and Free Hugs, they’ll be showcasing Christmas crackers in festive red or green with phrases such as Fleas Navidad, Santa’s Little Yelper and Official Turkey Taster
Edition 12 - for premium, dog accessories, inspired by luxury finishes and minimal details. Four-legged fashionistas will adore their signature collars and lead sets with contemporary powder coated hardware
Edwyn UK – who will be decamping from Spitalfields to share their popular dog neckerchiefs, treat bags, zip pouches and more, all using patchwork, hand printing and applique techniques
Hiro + Wolf - a collection of vibrant, ethically made products for pets which are designed and sampled in their East London studio under the watchful eyes of the in-house hounds
A Christmas Market wouldn’t be any fun without the food, and pups will enjoy samples on the day and for their humans to take away from:
Neoh & Nobo – who are guaranteed to get lips smacking with their human grade, natural treats including biscuits and Peanut Butter Dogs.
The Artisan Pet Deli – boasting an extensive selection of natural, artisanal pet treats, beautifully designed hound and human homewares and fun dog toys with a foodie themed twist
YOKO – for owners who are conscious about their dog’s nutrition, shop homemade, healthy and carefully sourced treats such as Spinach Biscuits and Doggy Carrot Cake
Blues Bakery – who’ll be letting dogs have their cake and eat it too with pooch appropriate versions of cupcake classics such as lemon drizzle, red velvet, carrot and banana & peanut doggy cupcake flavours
There will also be Holistic Dog Care from Da Fioretti Herbarium and sneaking in amongst the dogs with cat-like stealth is British cat lifestyle brand Cheshire & Wain, who will be representing the cat contingency, purveying their luxury kitty collars and gifts worthy of the fanciest of felines.
For the dog lover with or without a dog to call their own, there will also be a cool edit of lifestyle gifts celebrating man and woman’s best friend including:
Helen Penny - maker of the coolest cushions shaped and illustrated to look just like your pet
Hoop and Loop – a new brand producing sweats and tees featuring personalised hand-draw pet embroidery
Growler London – who will delight dog lovers with limited-edition pet art and vintage pet collectable
Santa Paws – A Christmas Market For Dogs & Their Owners, will be hosted by Fetch & Follow on Sunday 26th November, 11-4pm, at Netil Market, 13-23 Westgate Street, London, E8 3EL.