One in 10 owners are considering taking their dogs abroad with them this summer, according to MORE TH>N, and in a humorous attempt to remind owners the importance of pet passports, the pet insurer has set up a special 'Pet Paws-Port Photo Booth' at two events this month.
If you're in the capital with your pooch on Thursday 22 June, head over to The Hub Café, Victoria Park, for an experience like none before. You'll be directed to the dog grooming station, where pet stylists and groomers will be on hand to make sure your pet looks his best.
Dogs will then pose in a custom-built booth with special features, such as a pet-friendly adjustable basket-seat, a speaker which plays a variety of dog-friendly noises to relax them and peep holes next to the camera where owners can squeeze squeaky balls to get their dog's attention. Dog owners will receive a square of four photos to take home, plus the option to share their photos straight to social media.
The booth is designed to give owners the opportunity to capture the best possible picture of their canine for their travel documents this summer, as well as raising awareness among pet owners that their pets must have a passport before travelling abroad.
The photo booth is open to the public and is completely free, with appointments available on a walk-in basis, and will also feature at DogFest on the 24th and 25th June in Knebworth.
Remember, if you're going away your dog must have a microchip, be vaccinated against rabies and carry a pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate. To get a pet passport, visit your local vets or contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency.