Very Important Pup | Meet Doug the Pug Therapy Dog!
"Since 2011, Doug has worked in London and the home counties as a Therapy Dog and a Reading Dog. Working only for love and kindness, Doug enjoys each and every one of his working days seeking no financial reward.
At London ExCeL, in 2016, Doug received Professor Noel Fitzpatrick’s Super Dogs Live “Most Heroic Hound Award” for supporting positive mental health and emotional well-being. Helping us all to recognise and acknowledge that we need to look after our positive mental health and emotional well-being, in order to be physically well, makes us feel very proud.
Doug's book, "Doug the Pug - A Working Dog's Tale" encourages us all to be happy with who and what we are and to celebrate the wonderful differences we all hold. It is available through amazon with all royalties going directly to the UK charity, Pets As Therapy. " - Cate Archer, London.
Website, contact & blog - www.dougthepugtherapydog.com
Follow Doug on Facebook and Instagram @dougthepugtherapydog
Twitter - @DougPugTherapy
Doug's favourite place in Britain is his home patch of Belgravia in South West London.
"Most people think that central London isn't a great place for dogs but there are plenty of wonderful dog friendly places to eat, walk and play if you look carefully for them. Belgravia sits between Victoria and Sloane Square stations. And here, Doug has many favourite watering holes! Poilane Cuisine de Bar, just off the Kings Road, is very dog friendly and has a quiet little outdoor area downstairs. Tom Tom Mess Hall, in Eccleston Street, serves a great selection of meat and vegetarian burgers, and is very welcoming too. And, for something pretty and sweet, Peggy Porschen's tea room in Elizabeth street is an absolute delight. All three of these places serve good food with a very warm welcome. And if you're looking for something a little more glamorous, and your budget is ready to be blown, then look no further than Ruben's Hotel for a doggy afternoon tea near Victoria or The Egerton House Hotel near Knightsbridge. Seeking fresh air and exercise, Doug loves life in Battersea Park with it's fabulous dog friendly lakeside Pear Tree Cafe. St James's Park and Green Park, either side of Buckingham Palace, are an easy walk from us too and have wonderful open spaces with cafe stalls and ice cream stands to sustain a walk to the west end. If you're after a good photo back drop, these are the places to be! Doug loves the adoration he gets from all these dog friendly places, where he's always greeted with much excitement, and trots around like a proud dressage pony!" - Cate.