Based in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, The Dog Lot is owned and run by me, Helen, along with a lot of help and guidance from my mischievous rescue dog, Cassie – the official “Dog Lot Tester”!
Way back in 2010, our idea was simple – to find a range of products that wouldn’t disappoint. That looked good, be made well but still represent excellent value for money – in other words, something we personally would want to purchase.
It all started with an advert for Hurtta. I’d been looking for a winter coat for Cassie and really liked the look of what Hurtta had to offer – the quality seemed just what we were looking for. An order was placed and when it arrived we weren’t disappointed. Hurtta was definitely a brand we wanted to stock – so we did! The very same jacket still looks just as good nearly 10 years later!
Hurtta’s styles have changed but their philosophy is still the same – to provide a range of high quality products that are safe and comfortable for your dog to use – in all weather conditions.
We highly recommend them – a MUST for any dog’s wardrobe!
Another MUST for many – if your canine friend enjoys to “step-out” at quite a pace or perhaps forgets on the odd occasion how strong they are and that you’re on the other end of the leash – is the award-winning Dogmatic headcollar.
We can’t recommend this product enough. Not only is it comfortable for your dog to wear (in particular, it doesn’t ride up into your dog’s eyes), it also offers complete but gentle control. One of Cassie’s good friends, Hal, kindly offered to model it for her.
And so the list of our favoured manufacturers increased.
We added Jolly Ball – the great range of toys that have a strong focus on quality and durability.
House of Paws – as they say, “Four legged quality and comfort” – we particularly love their toys, coats and accessories.
Chuckit – a fabulous variety of balls and flyers to keep your dog entertained.
We’ve recently added some super gifts, treats and bowls from Best In Show, great Terrier Tunnels from Earthbound and a real variety of food mats, door mats and runners from Howler & Scratch.
In 2013/2014 we decided it was time for us to get out and about, so we signed up for many local events. If you live around Harrogate you may have seen us at Bramham Horse Trials, the Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live or even at the VW Festival at Harewood House.
To add another string to The Dog Lot’s bow, Cassie decided in 2015 that she would like to have her own treat range – so we started the ball rolling and in 2016 Cassie’s Kitchen was borne. Our Pick ‘n’ Mix has been extremely popular at the events and we’ve had fabulous feedback – thank you!
And so we get to 2017 and we see the launch of our new updated website! We trust you will like it and enjoy shopping!
Now in her senior years with failing health, Cassie has insisted she takes a role more suitable to her senior years – and why shouldn’t she! So now as Cassie “barks” her orders, we run to see what she wants – bless her, she has us well trained but she’s worth it and we can’t imagine life without her. So, as she keeps reminding us….
Go on, spoil your dog……. ….you know you want to!
Enjoy the website and don’t forget, we’re always on the end of a phone (07958 628 972) should you need to ask a question.