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Fetch and Follow | Walk and Talk | February

Here at Fetch and Follow a daily dog walk is an integral part of our routine come sun, rain and even snow (and it also happens to be our favourite part!). Having a dog opens a world of opportunity everyday with a new adventure every time you head out together. 

However we understand that at this time of year due to the weather, a post dog walk bath is often in order due to all the wet and muddy fun which has been had. With this in mind we are excited to announce that for our February walk (which will take place on Sunday 17th February) we will be joined by the talented groomer Serena from Lead the Walk , who will be on hand to give some expert tips on how to look after your dog furs during the winter months.

Lasting for one hour, dogs and their owners will get together for an intimate walk with each owner receiving a Fetch and Follow Doggie Bag themed to the walk (this month will include grooming essentials)

The walks are free to attend but spaces are limited so please click HERE to book your space
Fetch and Follow | Walk and Talk Series | February | Grooming
Sunday 17th February 2018
11am Victoria Park London
If you have any questions about our Fetch & Follow dog walks then please contact victoria@fetchandfollow.com

Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | King’s Cross area

January's Top 5 dog friendly places to visit is about one of the most emergent area's in London and our new favourite shopping destination, King's Cross. 
 

COAL DROPS YARD

 

(King's Cross, N1C 4DQ)

We love being able to go shopping with our dogs and are very excited to introduce you to our new favourite shopping destination; Coal Drops Yard. This new development located in the heart of King’s Cross area regroups under its magnificent roof a great mix of individual, independent shops together with signature retail brands. Coal Drop Yards not only has a great selection of stores, it is also a beautiful architectural achievement where we feel very comfortable going around with our dogs. The development welcomes markets and workshops all week round, making it the perfect weekend and/ or weekdays place to go. Coal Drops Yard offers a quiet environment and beautiful volumes, which makes it a very enjoyable destination to go to with your dog to simply hang out.

 

DRINK, SHOP & DO

(9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 0RU)

Drink, Shop & Do is the great outcome of two school friends who decided to combine all of their crazy ideas under one roof. I have been going to this place for years. It is such a lovely place where I love going for a classic ‘afternoon tea’. On top of being dog friendly, thisvenue has it all; unconventional coffee shop and cocktail bar where all sort of workshops are being organised for everyone to enjoy. Drink, Shop & Do is a unique venue where the staff is very friendly and you’re welcome to spend a typical and perfect afternoon tea with your dog and friends.

 

BONDS. KING’S CROSS

 

(Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, Kings Cross, N1C 4AB)

Our Netil market’s fellow stand holders and brand friends Earl of East London have recently opened their second store in King’s Cross and we had to tell you all about it. Open seven days a week, bonds King’s Cross offers an amazingly selection of curated products such as scented soy candles, magazines, furniture, clothing and of course, Fetch & Follow products. Whether you’re after a present for your loved ones or for a complete stranger, bonds is the place where you’ll find everything and anything you’re looking for. It is a real challenge to come out of this store empty handed. The space also offers delicious hot drinks for you to enjoy whilst shopping around with your dog. Plus if you’re lucky you might bump into the handsome Oscar, head of operation at bonds (french bulldog on the picture).

 

THE LADY OTTOLINE

 

(11A Northington Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 2JF)

The Lady Ottoline is a cozy and dog friendly pub where you can find very nice food. The team is friendly and the dining room is beautiful and spacious. The pub managed to keep its original charm after being refurbished not so long ago. This place has all the good things of the new but also all the good things of the old; no ‘old pub stinky smells’ but the warm athmosphere of a classic pub. The food is cooked to order, using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Open seven days a week, The Lady Ottoline is a great spot for a quiet drink, afternoon snack or a full meal.

   

THE LIGHTERMAN

(3 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BH)

Located on on Granary Square, we found another great dog friendly venue. The Lighterman is a pub, dining room and a lovely place to relax and enjoy a nice drink and food with friends and your dog. The pub is splitted on three floors which allows you to choose between different ambiances and views across Granary Square and the Regent’s Canal. The menu is various and offers seasonal poruducts and cooked meals. What we like the most is the pub’s terrace situated outside right on the canal. We love seating down there during the warmer days, it’s a brilliant getaway in the middle of this busy area of London. 

Fetch and Follow Stories | Sophie and Luna

Sophie is the botanical stylist behind geo-fleur, who specializes in indoor plants. Along with the help of her dachshund Luna, they travel across the country working on beautiful plant installations along with teaching workshops.

We spoke to Sophie about plants and how this cheeky little pup has become the traveling buddy she always wished for.

Tell us about Luna and how she came into your life

After moving from London back to Yorkshire, I was craving a four legged friend in my life. As a family, we had labrador’s growing up, and I wanted a smaller fur friend to take with me to workshops and when I go travelling up and down the country on plant installations, so I started researching little pups. After very extensive research I decided on a standard dachshund, and after visiting 6 breeders, I found Luna, the playful naughty puppy in the corner.

How does Luna fit into your general day working?

She’s a little rascal, and she will alert me when anyone comes up the drive to my cottage, which can be annoying sometimes, as she mostly just barks at birds. After a long walk in the field at the back of my house in the morning, she is usually curled up fast asleep most of the day whilst I’m in the studio wrapping online orders or she follows me into the greenhouse when i’m planting up!

When you’re not working where do you and Luna like to hang out?

We’re spoilt with beaches on yorkshire coast, so Filey is a must trip, as is Saltburn - both huge long beaches where she can run around and bother other dogs to play with her. Most of the time she likes to be curled up on my lap under a blanket whilst I knit!

What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk and what do you carry them in?

I’m partial to rural kind’s beautiful wax cotton bags, as basically it’s a mary poppins bag and can hold everything. Luna is a shiverer so I usually take her fetch and follow aran knit jumper, and her winter dog coat in orange, she loves to be cosy and warm! Also a crochet blanket that I made for her, and some beautiful joe’s dog treats, which is in one of their lovely tins, so as soon as Luna hears the tin rattle I have her attention! I like beautiful joe’s as for every packet you buy, they give a packet do a dog in need!

What adventures do you and Luna have planned for the rest of the year?

Mostly work trips up and down the country, next week we’re off to Cambridge to teach terrarium workshops at a wellness retreat, then in February to Birmingham to teach another couple of workshops, however we are sneaking in a trip to St Ives with my grandma, so that will be nice to relax and walk on  the beach!

You can follow Sophie and Luna's adventures together on the geo-fleur Instagram page, and check out Sophie's work here

Photos credits Pet Stories