Keswick really is amazingly dog friendly. Since winning the Kennels Club’s title of ‘Most Dog Friendly Town’ for four years running, more and more businesses have got on board with the Dog Friendly ethos. Our ‘Keswick Dog Friendly Guide’ is 20 pages of stories, tips, chatter and information for visiting Keswick with your faithful friend….

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Podgy Paws are the proud sponsor of Scruffs – Keswick’s answer to another dog show of a similar name. But this dog show isn’t for the Best in Breed, it’s for the best at something else, something that makes our dogs so loveable and unique – even if it is a bit quirky! Once a…

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Anyone who has been into Podgy Paws will have come across Buddy – the giant canine manager of the shop! He came to live with Peter and Chris Harper, the shop’s owners, after a rocky start in life.  Back in 2014, Buddy ended up in the care of Greyhound Gap, a charity which re-homes unwanted…

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LAKELAND Dog Walker has the most beautiful ‘office’ and works with a great team… Naomi Le Voi has her dream job.   She spends all day every day outside taking small groups of dogs for walks on the fells or by the lake in Keswick. “I love what I do. I am outside in the Lake…

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A rare glimpse of strange monsters lurking beneath the waters in the Lake District have been captured on camera for the first time. Photographer Jason Chambers is building up a portfolio of these floppy mouthed, web footed creatures swimming freely in the river in Borrowdale. Never before have people seen these fascinating animals from beneath…

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What do you do when your dog has a bad habit? Or a bit of an attitude? Do you accept it or seek help? One woman who has helped transform the lives of hundreds of dogs and their humans is Jen Cartmel, of Clever Dogs. As well as running weekly training classes at Blencow Village…

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There’s a pack of four-legged warriors who roam the mountains to search for people who have lost their way. Sometimes the people are walkers who have got into difficulty. Other times it is people who don’t want to be found. It doesn’t matter who it is or how the people find themselves in trouble, the…

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“I look for the little things they do, the way they look at something, the raised eyebrow or dropped ear, the way they tilt their head, I like to capture their character.” Casey Allum doesn’t just draw animals. She likes to meet them where possible, get to know their unique little quirky ways and translate…

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Keswick voted UK’s most dog friendly town 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Commendations “It was the best place I have ever been with my dog for being made welcome and much more so than my last holiday there 20 years ago! Dogs were welcome almost everywhere. Water bowls on the streets. Special doggy menus in…

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As part of Podgy Paws 10th birthday celebrations, we held a charity doggy fashion show. Sunday 11th December 2016 saw an evening of entertainment in aid of dog rescues, with Buddy and his rescue friends modelling the latest trends on the catwalk! The Hidey Hole at the Inn on the Square, Keswick was the venue…

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The show has been and gone for 2016. A fabulous day was had by all. The overall Best in Show was Skye, a staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by Michael and Callum Sutton. We will be deciding next years date soon and will announce it on here. It is likely that we will move the date…

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Following the amazing success of last years inaugural Scruffs Dog Show, Keswick is told hold the event again on Sunday 21st June 2015. The show will be in the town center Fitz Park next to the museum. It’s a fantastic location with views of the magnificent Skiddaw and conveniently located next to a river to…

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