National Dog Day 2022

23rd August 2022

Every 26th August is National Dog Day. For most dog-owners every day is Dog Day, but this dedicated occasion provides even further reason to celebrate man’s best friend!

It’s no secret that the sight of paws on The Pantiles delights us, therefore in this week’s blog we’re exploring ways in which you can pamper your pooch on their special day.

A Dapper Dog

Get grooming and create a dapper dog. A regular brush will help with shedding hair, prevent your dog’s coat from matting and will leave your four-legged friend looking fly.

Keep in mind that some dogs, especially poodles and cocker spaniels, require more grooming than others. With rain forecasted, removing dirt and water from your dog’s coat is easier said than done. Thankfully, Collared at The Pantiles has everything from towels to microfibre mitts, ideal for keeping your furry friend fresh when they’re strutting their stuff about town.


If you’ve come home to find that your favourite slippers have been chewed to shreds, it could be a sign that your pooch needs more outdoor time.

Exercise for our four-legged friends is just as important as it is for us humans. Many dogs love to swim, so why not take your pet to the nearest park or somewhere for a paddle? Having time to interact with other pooches is essential. Prep them for their walk with a stylish lead and collar from Collared… and don’t forget the poop bags!

Play Time

Dogs have a seemingly endless supply of energy. After a hard day at work, it’s often difficult to muster the motivation to leave the house for a walk. On these occasions, it’s important to have a variety of toys for your pal to play with.

Although cats can be pretty picky about toys, dogs are often more than willing to play with any object they can get their paws on. We recommend firm rubber chew toys, robust ropes for them to play tug of war and, of course, durable stuffed toys (emphasis on the word ‘durable’)!

Doggy Style

Whether it’s a raincoat, sweater or just a cute bow tie, ensure your faithful friend looks the mutt’s nuts with some stylish gear and accessories from Collared!

Kipping Canines

After working like a dog, your pooch deserves a night sleeping like a log (and probably 5 additional naps throughout the day). While dogs will kip almost anywhere, a soft and cosy bed is certainly where it’s at. If it’s comfortable enough, it might even keep them out of your bed for a night – although, we can’t guarantee it!


Collared is located at number 9 The Pantiles. It is a dog accessory and gift shop that sources top quality products from around the world for puppies and dog lovers. These include Puppia, West Paw, Wacky Walker, Rough Wear, Walters, Hunter and Flexi. The staff at Collared love to meet customers, especially the furry variety, and are ideally placed to offer advice on all dog-related topics.

Celebrate National Dog Day and pay Collared a visit!