We were thrilled to attend our first-ever event in September – and what better way to dip our paws in the pet-show world than by attending DogFest? It’s safe to say we loved this celebration of all-things-canine, and it’ll be the first of many events for Team Closer Pets!
We attended the festival at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, between 11th and 12th September, and Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire the following weekend, in glorious sunshine.
We were honoured to have so many four-legged friends visit us – after all, with 45,000 visitors in attendance across the two weekends, they had so many people to see and faces to lick…
We were there to shout about the Closer Pets brand (of course), and brought along a selection of products to show off at our stand. From our flowing drinking fountains and automatic feeders to our smart pet doors, dog owners were able to see how our products could help them keep their beloved dogs (and not forgetting their cats!) fed, hydrated and healthy.
And we were delighted to see plenty of pups stop by to check out our products too – many lined up to take advantage of our open bar, where the drinks were plentiful, oxygenated and on the house!
As well as showing off our latest products, our stand also featured a bubble machine and two interactive games. The first was our Wheel of Treats – a ‘spin the wheel’ game where visitors had the chance to win a whole host of prizes, including tennis balls, dog treats, 25% off any product on our website, a £10 Closer Pets voucher, and even scented dog-poo bags.
And, as you can see, it wasn’t just the humans that were getting involved with the game…
We also had a game of ‘Doggy Bingo’, where we looked for as many different breeds as possible and celebrated them on our social media channels using our special ‘pet-stagram’ selfie frame. Here are just a selection of the wonderful breeds that visited us – keep an eye on our social media pages, where owners have been sharing their snaps with us.
Image credits: Top left: @x_laura_jane_x | Top centre: Dudley & Fern, Working Cocker Spaniels | Bottom centre: Mabel the St Bernard | Bottom right: Yogi the Leonberger
Thanks so much to everyone who came to see us – we loved meeting our customers and making some new furry friends.
Did you see us there? We’d love to see your photos – tag us on social media using #WeAreCloserPets.
Watch out for us at future events!