All Dogs Matter's Santa Paws 2017 Hampstead Heath

One of the things I look forward to the most this time of year is going to Christmas events, one of my favourite events is All Dogs Matter's Santa Paws at the Garden Gate Pub in Hampstead Heath. It is a great event for shopping for your dog and if you bring your dog along you can have your photo taken in the Christmas Grotto. I really enjoyed meeting owners and their dogs in the Grotto, there were so many adorable dogs to photograph in Christmas outfits.

They had a variety of supporters on the day from dog companies to charities, some of the people that attended Santa Paws were Christiana Hines from Hampstead Housesitters, if you need someone to look after your dog or cat when you go to work or on holiday Christiana has a genuine passion and love for looking after animals  ByBenji that provide natural and premium dog treats and Nowzad who have their own animal shelter in Afghanistan where they look after dogs and cats that have been rescued from the streets

All Dogs Matter hold different events throughout the year to raise funds for their dogs needing homes, they raised £1000.00 at Santa Paws which is a great amount. All Dogs Matter are based in North London, since the charity started they have rehomed about 400 dogs each year. Many of the dogs rehomed have come from puppy farms or the dog meat trade. If you know anyone who is interested in adopting or fostering a dog please visit their website

Below are a few of my favourite photos from Santa Paws and the Christmas Grotto