Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield, London
The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)
Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping. You can pick up all the gifts you need and your pet will enjoy a stay at the Merry Mutts Motel canine winter cabin. While you’re jostling for the last L.O.L. Surprise Chalet Dollhouse , or trying on party dresses, your doggo will be taken on a winter walk to the local park, get to dress up for a Christmas card shoot and learn a few new tricks.

The service is available in two slots, from 5 pm until 7 pm and 7 pm until 9 pm, on 4, 5 and 6 December.

It’s also available from 12 pm until 4 pm on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December.

You can book a slot online for a minimum donation of £5, with all money raised going towards the Wild at Heart Foundation, who rescue dogs across the world.
Dog guests attend the launch of Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield London
It looks so cosy (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)

There are some rules to make sure dogs, owners and staff are comfortable.

Dogs must be over a year old, sociable with other animals and humans, happy in supervised dog care, fully vaccinated, in good health and neutered or sprayed.

If there’s anything else the staff need to know about your dog, you can let them know before you arrive.

On a hot summer day, fill up an inflatable pool with water and ice.

Dog guests going on a walk at the launch of Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield London
Walkies! (Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)

Organisers add that you might be turned away if your dog seems distressed or unhappy, so make sure the experience is right for your fluffy friend before you book.

And of course, don’t forget to pick up a very special gift for your pet while you shop.

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