We must admit that we are a little in love with the faces of the gorgeous A Dog’s Best Mate dog and cat – they are pretty damn cute. What people don’t know is that for us personally, they are a loving tribute to our beautiful boy, Shadow and our adorable sassy cat, Kitten.

We adopted Shadow when he was 21 months old. To say he was a challenge is an understatement – but our love and commitment to him rewarded us with having the most loveable and loyal Labrador a girl could ask for (my best mate). He was our everything for many years. 

Kitten came to us as an adorable little 9 week scrap of a thing, and quickly stole our hearts, staying with us for almost 17 years, every day making us fall in love with her even more.

Sadly, we lost Shadow in July 2017 and Kitten in May 2021. It was devastating to lose them both, but they are never far from our thoughts and are now with me every day when I go to look after your best mate, be that a dog, cat, horse, bird or fish. Shadow, Kitten and I look after them all.