…As far away from any Bonfire Night event as possible! Joking aside, there are plenty of great dog-friendly things you can do with your dog in November. Let’s have a look at some of them…
Collars & Coats Gala Ball, 2 Nov
Organised by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, this will be an amazing evening full of entertainment and fine dining. You will be invited to step inside the stories of some of their wonderful rescue animals. Collars & Coats Gala Ball is a fundraising event, so price for an individual ticket starts from £500.
Doggy Sunday at Gaucho (Hampstead), 5 Nov
What is better than Sunday brunch? Sunday brunch with your dog, of course! We know our readers appreciate a slap-up meal taken in the company of their pet, so Doggy Sunday at Gaucho (Hampstead) is a delight. The restaurant specialises in Argentinian food, and Doggy Sunday takes place on the first Sunday of each month (5th, this month). To make it special, table bookings are taken in your dog’s name (aw!) and he or she will receive a personalised dog bowl and delicious, home-made treats.
Obviously, your dog needs to be used to crowds and lots of other dogs to enjoy his experience.
Fetch & Follow X Malin + Goetz Pop Up Party for Dogs, 8 and 9 Nov
Join the pop up party for dogs this November, organised by Malin & Goetz boutique and Fetch & Follow. The events will take places from 6 to 8pm, on Wednesday 8th November at Malin+Goetz, 6 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HB and on Thursday 9th November at Malin+Goetz, 146 Upper St, London N1 1QY.n The organisers promise a selection of Fetch & Follow popular home baked treats, and one to one personal styling with covetable items such as the Sherpa Fleece Jacket and Sunshine Yellow Winter Dog Coat from our new Autumn Winer 2017 collection. Plus a nose to tail pampering session from the groomers from the Groomers Spotlight.
Mayhew Christmas Fair 2017, 26 Nov
Join Mayhew for their lovely Christmas fair to spread Christmas cheer to all of their furry residents, whilst enjoying a behind-the-scenes look round our Home, mince pies and mulled wine.
Entry on the door: £3 adults, £2 children.
You will get straight into the Christmas spirit with:
– Santa Paws and Gifts for Children
– Stalls with festive gifts for both humans and pets
– Festive treats including mulled wine and mince pies
– Opportunities to meet and cuddle some of our TheraPaws dogs
– Tours of our Cattery
– Festive Musical entertainment
An Evening with All Dogs Matter and Friends, 26 Nov
Another Christmas event, this time organised by All Dogs Matter, taking place at Burgh House, Hampstead on 26 November.
Their host Phil Lassman will be joined by harmony trio ‘The Haywood Sisters’, plus their patron Peter Egan and friends Kevin O’Sullivan, Jonathan Wittenberg and Georgia Slowe join the panel for ‘Would We Lie To You?’
The evening starts with a drinks reception and ends with an Auction plus other surprises in store! You can grab a ticket on their Eventsbrite page.
Go back to school
Now that the nights are drawing in, why no consider some doggie training? The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a voluntary association that was established to improve dog welfare and the competence of dog owners. It promotes kind, fair and effective training. Check out their website to find a qualified trainer and/or lessons in your area.
Fly to Mallorca with your dog
Okay, so far this only applies to dog owners in Sweden and Stockholm from November of this year, although it will be available for those in England in 2018. Harmony Travels G4D offers chartered flights to Mallorca exclusively to dog owners and their pets – the world’s first pet-friendly flight. Dogs need to be calm and well-behaved and to be able to spend time in a confined space for up to four hours, but at the other end, he’ll be able to frolic in the sunshine!
Take an autumn break in Dorset
Dorset has plenty to offer the dog-owning couple or family – a plethora of beautiful beaches and plenty of unspoilt countryside to explore. Your four-legged friend will be in heaven! For a list of dog-friendly accommodation, check out VisitDorset’s recommendations here.
Visit Chatsworth House in the Peak District
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and passed down through 16 generations of the family, the 105-acre garden is splendid (and dog-friendly, if you put your pet on a leash). November sees the start of the Twilight Evenings (23rd of the month) where you can be warmed by a delicious mince pie and a glass of wine while enjoying live music from traditional bell ringers.