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2014 Paw Pageant review

27 August 2014

by Lilly Shahravesh

2014 Paw Pageant

Looking terrific in tweed

Tipped as one of the top three events by Metro & Time Out to visit over the recent bank holiday weekend, this year’s Paw Pageant event certainly didn’t disappoint.

The Paw Pageant is LoveMyDog’s annual fund raiser for The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and despite it raining cats and dogs all day, proved to be a real hit.

Catwalk shot of the new Edison collection from LoveMyDog

Catwalk shot of the new Edison collection

LoveMyDogs’ Creative Director and Paw Pageant planner Lilly Shahravesh says, “It was a fantastic day for all dog lovers. Not only did we have lots of fun, we were also raising money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and awareness of micro chipping & dog tags”.

Elegant in Ellesmere

Elegant in Ellesmere

Lilly conintues, “Many thanks to all involved, including all our supporters leading up to the show. It takes a long time to organise the Paw Pageant event and it’s all done by volunteers. I can’t thank them enough.

I was amazed at the large crowds that turned up at Old Spitafileds Market to support this very special fund raiser.”

The Judging Panel

The Judging Panel

The team at LoveMyDog (which obviously includes studio muse Rabbit) would like to say a big thanks to Jo Good & Anna Webb (BBC London Radio), Gabby Roslin (BBC London Radio), Jonathan Ross, Tuuli Shipster, Lee Lapthorne and Miriam Goodall from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for all their help. Thanks also to our roving Re-Paw-Ters on the day: Barkarama, PhileasDogg and Kelly Convey.

Big crowds came along to support Battersea

Big crowds came along to Old Spitalfields Market to support Battersea

The Paw Pageant has since been featured by several papers, blogs and websites. These include:

The Guardian“London’s snazziest dressed canines strut their stuff at the 2014 Paw pageant fashion show. The bank holiday event took place at Old Spitalfields Market to raise funds for the Battersea Dog and Cats Home while their admiring owners looked on”

The Telegraph “A host of doggy dudes donned couture designer fashions from the queen of canine couture, Lilly Shahravesh of LoveMyDog to fund raise for Battersea Dog & Cats Home in a special doggy fashion show at the Old Spitalfield Market Paw Pageant 2014 on Bank Holiday Monday“

A model gets ready for the catwalk backstage

A model gets ready for the catwalk backstage

The Telegraph‘Pictures of the Day’: “Rabbit, a Jack Russell cross, takes part in the canine fashion show during the Old Spitalfields Market Paw Pageant in London”

Mail Online“Dressed up the canines! Dogs wearing tutus, sunglasses and even a shirt and tie battle it out at annual Spitalfield’s show”

Metro“A host of doggy dudes donned couture designer fashions from the queen of canine couture”

Goose was the 'Best in Show Winner'

Gus was the ‘Best in Show Winner’

Don’t worry if you missed the 2014 Paw Pageant. You can still help support Battersea Dogs & Cats home by donating here.

Below is a video by Re-Paw-Ter Kelly Convey (which features in her blog post about the day).

Did you attend the Paw Pageant this year? What were your show highlights? Please let us know in the comments below.

You can keep up to date with future events by following LoveMyDog via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram here.

All photos © JunctionEleven

  • Maria M. Ruiz Rosado

    As Gus’ owner (pronounced Goose, no worries about the misspelling) my favorite moment was, of course, when he was selected best in show, I couldn’t believe it! It was a great show from the beginning, lots of dog lovers saying hi to Gus (he was so happy!), the catwalk was great and the other contestants were amazing too. Gus had a great time, me too, and we helped other dogs without homes, what else can we ask for? We will be there next year, with no doubt. Thanks for an amazing event!

  • http://www.lovemydog.co.uk Lilly Shahravesh

    Gus was the star of the show!

    Thanks for commenting Maria, we have fixed that typo too ; )

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