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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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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Here are the winners for our Wainwright Challenge 2012! 1st PRIZE Ruffwear products worth £260 – Reuben Smulders on Hallin Fell. 2nd PRIZE Ruffwear products worth £130 – Alfie Lloyd on Mellbreak Winners of Ruffwear Roamer Leashes: Ghyll Routledge on Bannerdale Crags Gus Mollett on High Street Rex Colam on Castle Crag Sam Wright on…

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Due to the problems our inbox had in accepting the sudden rush of Wainwright Challenge entries on the last day, we have extended the closing date until midnight Wednesday 3rd October 2012. Many of you may have had your entry returned with a message saying ‘inbox full’. Sorry about that, we didn’t anticipate the last…

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Throughout the summer of 2012 Podgy Paws has been running the Wainwright Challenge. The idea being that you take a photograph of your dog on the summit of a Wainwright and post the picture to our competition page. The closing date is the end of September 2012 when a random draw will take place. 1st…

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