A Suffolk pet owner has launched a luxury dog hamper business, after deciding there was a gap in the market for ‘upper-crust’ canine treats.
Karen Rhodes, of Coddenham, has styled her offerings around human hampers from upmarket London department store Fortnum and Mason, according to a report in the East Anglian Daily Times.
Retailing at up to £75 for an ‘Ultimate Indulgence Kong hamper’, each contains ‘sustainably sourced, safe and decadent’ gifts and is presented in a reusable wicker basket.
Karen told the Times she was inspired by her love for her elderly collie cross, Bailey, which she rescued 12 years ago from a council pound.
“I was watching and thinking about the luxury hampers Fortnum and Mason create for humans and how there might be many dog owners who would like the same,” she said. “I googled ‘luxury dog hampers’ and there was nothing out there, so I decided to create them myself. It meant I could care for Bailey at home as he became less active.”
Karen, who runs dog walking company Suffolk Dog Services, launched Luxury Dog Hampers in October, making Bailey her chief taster.
She researched and sourced safe, healthy and natural products from other independent, UK businesses.
Retail Prices start at £35, with each gift box containing a selection of treats, accessories, enrichment toys and grooming products, with all items either re-usable or recyclable.