July is gearing up to be very busy on the local front! We love being located in the Staffordshire Moorlands it really is the most beautiful place to live and work. Following on from out trip to the big smoke in June we will be concentrating our work at more of a local level, kicking off with a little experiment in our local market on Wednesday 4th July. We will be taking part in the Love Your Local Market event which is running from the June 23rd to July 8th to encourage local traders to try out having a stand at Leek Market. We have managed to get a stand on the indoor trestle market and we are really looking forward to showing off all our latest pet products. Then at the end of the month we will be at the Leek Show, we had a great time at the show last year and we will will of course be bringing the doggie paddling pool with us in the hope that we will have some great weather and that all of the local doggies will need somewhere to cool down!
Everyone is expecting this show to be a special one as it is the 50th Anniversary so we hope it will be a great event. We do love to be out and about meeting customers and talking dogs, cats and everything pet related so we hope that the people of Leek and the local area come out to support local businesses.
Everyone at Dougal's Den had a great day on Saturday at Leek Show. It was the first time we ever attended as business and I have to say we were very pleased by all the positive comments we received about the range of products that we brought along.It was a very hot day so we were very busy with the Don't Cook Your Dog Sticker and as we were located right beside the dog show we were able to explain the campaign to lots of lovely dog owners. Our paddling pool was very popular with all of the doggies and at one point we even had a queue of doggies waiting to take a cooling dip. We were surprised that many of the owners said that this was the first time they had seen a paddling pool provided for doggies, in our view it was essential on such a hot day. We had a great time chatting to all the dog owners about our products and some cat owners who were pleased that we had brought along a selection of cat teaser toys and cat collars. Our most popular products of the day were the Pet Head shampoos , the bone bowls and the dogberry squeaky toys. Mr Ozzy McDougal came along with us for part of the day and I have to say he was quite well behaved , I think the number of people and dogs scared him a little, but he had fun saying hello to all the friendly pooches we met. We met a lot of people who live locally so are looking forward to catching up with them at the Holly Bush which is a a very popular dog friendly pub. So a massive thank you to everyone who made a purchase, we hope you and your pets are very happy with your new toys, treats collars and leads. Oh and if you did not manage to get a card from us remember you can get 10% discount off your 1st on line order by using the code LEEK at the checkout. We are all now just about recovered from the show and already looking forward to our next one on Monday 29th August at Heaton House Farm, Rushton Spencer, we hope to see you there.