Oh my dog! Aside from being one of our favourite months of the year, May has a pawsome line-up of events for the city’s canines in store. And as if planning your own social life isn’t hard work let alone your dogs, here’s our pick of the pack to make planning your dog’s social life that bit easier.
From pooch parties to dog & human paddle boarding, there’s enough to keep us London dogs busy this month! Find out what’s on in our May 2017 Events Agenda For London Dogs…
Orvis Dog Club Launch Party – Wednesday 10th May 2017
London dogs get their own party invite this month, courtesy of luxury dog brand Orvis who are celebrating the launch of the Orvis Dog Club on May 10th at their flagship Regents Street Store. Hounds & Humans are invited to come along for a pawsome party, bringing together much-loved dog brands and canine experts. There will be treat and feed brands, pet photographers and dog care specialists on hand to keep the pups entertained. Free to attend, please confirm your pup’s RSVP (and yours), either via the Orvis London store or email email@example.com.
Dog & Human Paddle Boarding – Sat 13th & Sun 14th May 2017
This is one event we cannot wait for this month….the chance to take to the Thames on a paddle board with your pup, how cool is that! The event hosted by outdoor experts City Paws Club will take 12 lucky dog & human duos for a 2 hour paddle board each day from Kew. If you or your pups aren’t the best swimmers (like us), life jackets are of course provided with special Ruffwear dog life jackets available too. Cost: £55 per dog & human duo – to book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt on 07869461304.
Richmond May Fair Dog Show – Saturday 13th May 2017
The Richmond May Fair is a longstanding London tradition (it’s back for the 48th year) complete with traditional Maypole dancing and of course….the Richmond May Fair Dog Show hosted by none other than TV heart-throb: The Vet On The Hill, Dr Scott Miller. There are ten canine categories to choose from so put your best paw forwards pups and head on down to South West London on 13th May to impress the judges.
The Great Hampstead Bark Off – Sunday 14th May 2017
To round off this mid-May weekend, London Rescue & Rehoming Charity All Dogs Matter will be holding their much-loved annual Great Hampstead Bark Off on Hampstead Heath on Sunday 14th May. This is the event where both humans and hounds have the chance to impress with the Cake ‘Bark-Off’ (doggy themed) and the popular Dog Show, all to be judged by a panel of celebrity judges. Make sure you get your registrations in early for this one London Dogs as places sell out and the competition is tough! To see what’s in store, have a read of our blog post on last year’s event.
Goat Dogs Trust Party – Wednesday 17th May 2017
Chelsea’s dog-friendly The Goat restaurant, will be holding their annual pooch party in aid of The Dogs Trust on Wednesday 17th May. Owners will be greeted with a canine-themed cocktail and dogs with treats from Lily’s Kitchen. There will also be the chance for your pup to be crowned ‘Top Dog’, as well as a raffle and lucky dip to be entered with some fab prizes to be won. Tickets are £20 with 50% of all ticket sales going directly to the charity. RSVP your dog with #DTGOAT on Instagram.
Cabbages and Frocks Dog Day – Saturday 20th May 2017
Back by popular demand, the Dog Day Afternoon returns to Marylebone’s Cabbages and Frocks Market. Already a great place to pick up some designer bargains (I seem to come home with a new Stella McCartney handbag every time I go), twice a year the market puts London’s four-legged residents in the spotlight. With free doggy competitions, plenty of two and four-legged fashion and a doggy display by Dima Yeremenko and his talented trio of dogs (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent) this makes for a wooferful afternoon out in Central London.
The Mayhew Animal Home Open Day – Sunday 21st May 2017
The Mayhew Animal Home Open Day is a chance to see behind the scenes at the London charity as well as join in the celebrations and help raise much-needed funds for The Mayhew. The street in front of The Mayhew is closed off to host the ‘Pawty’ with bands and entertainment, stalls, a BBQ and of course a parade of happily re-homed dogs. We can highly recommend the tour of the Cattery and Vet Clinic to get a great insight into the work the Mayhew do as we found out last year when we visited The Mayhew for the first time. Entry £3 for adults and £2 for children and concessions.
The Inner Temple Dog Show – Sunday 21st May 2017
For the fifth year, the Inner Temple Gardens will throw open the garden gates to welcome London Dogs for the Inner Temple Dog Show as part of the Chelsea Fringe, London’s alternative flower festival. The Inner Temple Garden steeped in London’s history, is a hidden oasis between Fleet Street and Embankment. This year the aptly themed dog show will be celebrating the bond between Gardner and Dog with five categories: Garden agility; Best floral outfit (dog and handler); Dog with the waggiest tail; Best junior handler (under 12) and Publics favourite. The Dog show is free to enter but registration for participating dogs is encouraged due to limited numbers. If tickets are fully booked or you’ve missed the deadline for registration you can still go along on the day and be entered into a raffle for a wild card ticket in your chosen category.
Woof Woof Meow Meow Comedy Night @ The Mayhew – Tuesday 30th May 2017
After a sell-out run at several London venues, this dog and cat-themed standup comedy night with comedians James Sarek (Woof) and Simone Belshaw (Meow) will be back for another performance, this time at The Mayhew Animal Home itself. Once again, the event will be raising funds for The Mayhew and this performance includes a tour of The Mayhew kennels and cattery. Tickets are £20 with proceeds going to The Mayhew.