Posts Tagged ‘pet shop Ireland’

Why Would A Dog Need A Coat?

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

We often hear this remark from first time dog owners in our Pet Shop in Dun Laoghaire.

I can understand why, they have a fur coat already so you may wonder, why would they need one more? It’s simple really – your mammy was right when she told you take your coat off indoors or it’ll be no good to you outside.

The winters have gotten colder and colder in Ireland over the past few years. Smaller, older and thin coated dogs have always come to us to get a new dog coat to keep warm on winter walks, but since we started getting snowy winters, hardier dogs have been shopping for an extra layer (or two!) also.

I do find it amusing to hear remarks such as “that’s cruel!” from people (usually non pet owners) I must say, as if someone who loved their dog and wanted the best for them would be cruel to them! From our many years of experience kitting dogs out for the winter season, I can tell you that there are a few options you may wish to consider before the snow arrives again.

The first one is a simple extra layer for warmth on chilly days. You may notice your dog (particularly if they are smaller, older or thin coated) shivering on a cold day. Do him a favor, get him a nice warm dog fleece or a simple dog jumper – it’s what you would do for yourself on a cold day!

Another important thing to think about is going out for a walk in the winter. A good quality waterproof dog jacket is a great investment for dogs (like Molly!) who insist on being walked regardless of the weather conditions. It also cuts down on bathing and mess in the car – wet jacket comes off, dry dog is happy underneath.

Another great addition for winter walks is something to make your dog more visible, such as a pet reflector vest.

The most important consideration for wintertime is if you have an outdoor dog or your dog usually spends time or sleeps outside. Please, please think about bringing them in on colder nights, even if its just to a garage or utility room. They may have coats and be happy to stay out in warmer weather, but freezing winter nights are different. They’ll be good, I promise :)

Discount Code For

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Join our page on Facebook and get a discount code for free shipping on all orders from!

We have recently expanded our range to include lots of extra great products such as Royal Canin Dog and Cat Food (at up to 35% off shop prices too!) great training treats and natural chews, tons of new toys, gorgeous (but well priced!) cat beds & furniture and a fabulous new range of carriers!

We’re not even done yet, there are more items arriving soon! We have also restocked favorites that had sold out such as our Christian Audigier collars and leads. Be quick though, they’re almost sold out again already 😉

We currently offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over €75 in Ireland, but we’re so excited about our new products and would love you to try them, so we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders between now and the end of May. Our standard shipping takes just 1-3 working days for your order to arrive, but if you’re in a hurry our next day express delivery service is also available at the reduced rate of €4.50 (usually €9)

While you’re checking out the code on our Facebook Page, please take a minute to join it by clicking the “like” button for more special offers and updates. :)

Happy Shopping,

Molly & the Team. x