Thursday, 23 April 2009

Design a Shed

Yes you heard us right Its time to Design a Shed!

We have joined forces with national institution Shed Week for a special Design-a-Doggy-Shed competition. From 16th April to 1st June, the public are being invited to submit designs for mutt motels and shaggy dog sheds. It could have an in-built bone dispenser, four paw-ster bed and doggy drawbridge or simply be a canine chill-out room; let your imaginations run wild!

The winner will be chosen by Shed Week judges including Sarah Beeny (presenter of Channel 4’s Property Ladder), Rico Daniels (star of the Discovery Channel’s The Salvager) and Alex Johnston (of plus Dogs Trust CEO Clarissa Baldwin.

The winning design will then become a reality* thanks to the organisers’ crack team of construction experts. It will then be installed at Dogs Trust Bridgend where dogs that are stressed by kennel life can enjoy the facilities!

Shed Week organiser Uncle Wilco explains:

“This slightly strange dog-shed partnership has evolved because I’ve gone canine crazy after recently adopting my dog Sprout from Dogs Trust Bridgend. It turns out Dogs Trust are big fans of sheds – in fact many of their 17 rehoming centres have on-site sheds – so they loved the idea of teaming up for this fab competition.”

Entries can be submitted online at or posted to:

Design-a-doggy-shed competition

Dogs Trust

17 Wakley Street

London EC1V 7RQ

*Dogs Trust and Shed Week reserve the right to make changes to aid construction where necessary. Sheds should not be used as canine living quarters.

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