HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Can you believe it?!! I can’t!! 2016 was our year for growth and preparation…2017 is the time for ACTION (and have we got a packed schedule for you!?!) Woohoo!!
To kick off, I’d like to share our ‘Hot List’ for 2017! These are 5 of the newest brands from 2016 who we think are the ‘ones to watch‘ during the course of 2017. During January, I’ll be introducing you individually to some of our ‘Hot List’ via blog posts and even Facebook Live! So exciting! In the meantime, here’s a little round up of who we think are going to be BIG in 2017…
1. DOG TREATS – HUXLEY HOUND
2016 seemed to be the year everyone was talking about healthy eating for their dogs and one new brand leapt out in the midst of it all: Huxley Hound! With their new factory now opened, I’m expecting BIG things from them in 2017. I’ll be catching up with Huxley Hound later this month on the blog AND via Facebook Live, so you can find out all you need to know about their ‘Better than RAW’ treats, directly from the people behind them (Mike & Zena!) Perhaps humans aren’t the only ones who’ll be on a January health kick?!
2. DOG ESSENTIALS – DR JAMES GREENWOOD
James ‘The Pottery Vet’ is not only one of the loveliest people you could ever meet, but also an insanely talented one too!! Combining his talents as a Vet, Huffington Post blogger AND creator of some of the most stunning dog bowls I’ve ever seen, I’m expecting great things from this chap over the next 12 months. I’ll be sharing more about James and why your dog will want you to know about him (and his fabulous dog bowls) later this month.
3. DOG TAGS – GROWLEES
2016 saw the launch of literally the coolest dog tags out there, complete with vivid colours (and comedy!) Yes, dog tags can be FUN!! You heard it here first! Caroline is the Founder of Growlees (as well as the brilliant Growlmama) and her passion for dogs and great sense of humour led to the creation of Growlees. I’ll be telling you all a lot more about Growlees later this month and why I expect you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in 2017…
4. DOG ACCESSORIES – TALES OF TEDDY
2016 saw Tales of Teddy transform from a successful blog to a purveyor of top quality dog accessories, from luxury collars to blankets. I love them! I envisage big things ahead for Samantha and her sidekick Teddy and I’ll be catching up with them this month to talk about their transformation and what’s ahead in 2017!
5. DOG HOMEWARE – BONE AND HOME
So I may have found ‘The Next Big Thing’ for you in the form of a new luxury lifestyle brand for your pet and home: Bone & Home! So new in fact, they haven’t officially launched yet (I told you it was a ‘Hot’ list!) I wanted to put Bone & Home on your radar as I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen so far. Expect exquisite beds, blankets and more! Bone & Home won’t be launching until February, but I’ll be catching up with them once they have and will help you get to know this new and exciting brand. Watch this space!
EXCITING YEAR AHEAD!
So no need to worry about the post-Christmas diet, you can sink your teeth into the above during January! Expect to see the return of our ‘Sunday Dog Stories’ feature on the 8th too (as well as our first column of 2017 for The Good Vet & Pet Guide this month). Now that’s how you start 2017! Boom!
Looking forward to sharing the year ahead with all of you lovely lot! Let’s make 2017 a fab one!
Sarah, Ted & Millie xxx