Have your ears pricked up at the mention of 21st century barkitecture?
We’re really excited about BowWow Haus London; our unique fundraising partnership with innovative community arts organisation the Outdoor Arts Foundation and internationally acclaimed photographer, Drew Gardner, to create the first ever public exhibit and auction of artistic dog kennels in Britain.
Throughout this year, we will gather over 75 one-off creations designed by architects, artists and celebrities, which will be publicly displayed in London and auctioned at a grand fundraising event in May 2018.
Simply glance at the photographs on this page from the BowWow Haus Tampa Bay event for a just taster of the spectacular designer dog kennels that will go on show at venues throughout the capital.
We have already had some fantastic names show an interest in designing a kennel for the event so we’re delighted to reveal one of our exclusive celebrity kennel designs.
The UK’s best selling classical male artist and four time Brit Award winner Russell Watson has teamed up with Manchester designer Travis Alan Mills to create a unique kennel inspired by Russell’s life on the stage.
Russell Watson said: 'I have three dogs who are part of the family and bring so much joy to my life, so being asked to be a part of designing a kennel to help other dogs in need seemed an exciting project. It has been fun to help shape the design inspired by my life on the stage and I can’t wait to see the final result and know it will hopefully be sold to help more pets in need .'
Here's a sneak preview of the glitzy design, with theatrical features including stage lighting, red curtains and mini-coat hangers for any canine couture.