When we were at The National Pet Show in Birmingham, we met a lovely business called Olive’s Larder and decided that we would like to do a Dogpreneur interview with them. Hello there! Welcome to City Dog Expert. Could you introduce yourself, please? Hi I’m Katy Handley-Quint, mother of 3 beautiful girls and the owner of Olive’s Larder. And what is your business, Katy? Olive’s Larder is an independent family run Hampshire based business specializing in hand baked artisan dog treats. Who / What inspired you to come up with the name “Olive’s Larder”? The business name “Olive’s Larder” was…

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This year we ran our annual Halloween Costume competition and this years winner was Patrice Scalera with her pups Rita and Francis. Please introduce yourself and where you live. I am from Long Isand, New York and I have been a dog lover since I was two years old and used to stand on my Great Dane to open the refrigerator, my Mom said. I also have a small based business PAWfect Dog Beds. Part of  my proceeds are applied to Adopt A Boxer Rescue, Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue and to Senior Dogs in Shelters. Please could you introduce your…

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Continuing with our dogpreneur interviews, we have the incredible Michael C Barber III who has built the most amazing dog studio under his stairs.   Thanks so much for the Interview, can you please tell us a little about yourself My name is Michael C Barber III, I’m 33 and married to my beautiful wife Tamira. We both work in the corporate world but when we come home we just like to relax and enjoy each other’s company. We don’t have any kids yet but we do have 2 cats Halo (10yrs old) & Angel (6yrs old). Can you introduce…

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  Hi there! Let me introduce myself. My name is Emma and this is my 7 yr old American Staffie cross Jaina. I am the second in command here at City Dog Expert and I am also a new dog owner. Together with my family, I live in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in North East England. Jaina originally comes from Sweden and has only been in the UK for about a year and half. The reason she is with us now is that her original owner had to move back to Sweden very abruptly and, as Jaina doesn’t “speak” English, it was felt…

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As part of a new series feature we are doing, we want to highlight City Dog Owners and their dog related businesses. These people have dedicated a huge part of their life not just to their pets, but to bringing products to fellow city pet owners to help improve their life and that of their dog. Being an entrepreneur is difficult given the best of circumstances. With expensive rents, small spaces and limited transport options, our featured entrepreneurs have carved a name for themselves with savvy business skills and with their city pups by their side. In this installment of our Dogpreneur…

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