Friday, 21 March 2014

A Night at the Gallery

I was honoured to be invited to the launch of ‘The Company of Dogs’ exhibition last night (20th March 2014).

Rosie Fortescue
Amanda Abbington
The exhibition is a joint venture with PetsPyjamas and animal portrait photographer Gerrard Gethings. 

We were lucky to be asked to provide 20 of our own lovely dogs - who at the time were all looking for homes - to be photographed and displayed along with the many cute pooches belonging to some very famous faces!

I had, of course, seen the pictures before the exhibition but nothing can prepare you for the grandeur of seeing them framed and pride of place in the wonderful space at PetsPyjamas.

Our feature wall of Dogs Trust dogs was simply stunning and every one showed the dog to perfection, it was hard to choose a favourite.

Dogs Trust Feature wall 

The event itself was dog themed (Pugsecco anyone?) and the canine guests were not left out with doggy cupcakes and biscuits being the first canapés of the night! As well as a cosy nook to chill out in - could have done with a quick break there myself as a night in heels began to take its toll!

As the drinks flowed and new doggy pals were made I met many many people every one a dog lover and every one loved all the photographs. I’m going to admit I’m not a big celeb follower so many of the famous names passed me by but I could probably tell you the name of every dog I met!!

We took many bids on the night for the portraits (pawtraits?) But you can still bid for your favourite by visiting  all proceeds will come to Dogs Trust. 

We also have an amazing sets of print postcards priced at  just £1, you can buy yours here!

The Company of Dogs Exhibition takes place at PetsPyjamas gallery, 81 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS from 21 - 29 March. The gallery is open from 10am until 5pm. The exhibition is free and if you are in the area I do encourage you to go you really won’t be disappointed!

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