Love Island’s Laura Anderson Supports Virtual Dog Show Raising Funds for Covid-19 Relief

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Love Island’s Laura Anderson Supports Virtual Dog Show Raising Funds for Covid-19 Relief

Laura Anderson from ITV’s Love Island is supporting a virtual dog show called Bark Aid hosted by digital community, Dog Furiendly

The virtual dog show will raise funds for over 20 charities that desperately need support to cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19). Charities include FareShare who redistribute food to frontline charities and Age UK the leading charity for older people. 

To take part, dog owners will upload photos of their beloved pooch in a series of fun categories. 

A panel of judges, including Laura Anderson and TOWIE’s Pete Wicks, will then select the top dogs to win rosettes and prizes sponsored by dog-related businesses across the UK including 

Islander Laura Anderson and her Pomeranian Buddy are joining over 1,500 other dog owners who have taken part in this nationwide social media craze, to date raising £2,300.

Laura said, “As a huge dog lover it was a perfect match for me to be involved with Bark Aid. I feel so lucky at this time especially living alone to have my loving pooch Buddy by my side.”

“I’m thrilled to be a judge and supporter. This campaign is lifting community spirits and raising money for those in need. It’s a woofing good idea!”

Founder of Dog Furiendly, Adele Pember said: “Our tails are wagging to have the support of Laura Anderson from Love Island!”

“We’re a nation of dog lovers, so many of us will be taking comfort with them and no doubt, cute photos during this uneasy time!

“To lift spirits, we came up with Bark Aid, a virtual dog show raising funds for 22 charities helping to get our society back up on all four paws.”

The campaign has also gathered support from pupfluencers such as Winnie the Cocker Spaniel famed for having ‘Disney eyes’ and Kratu the rescue dog who recently made a show stopping appearance at Crufts by stealing an agility bar. 

Entries cost £1.50 per category and are open from now until the 23rd April. To enter the Bark Aid virtual dog show and for more information visit

Dog Furiendly is a new, interactive website for dog owners looking for places in the UK to take their 4-legged companions, listing; pubs, cafés, restaurants, shops, visitor attractions and events across the UK, which allow dogs on their premises. 


Editor’s Notes

Enquiries: Adele Pember | Founder of Dog Furiendly | 07807 919681 | [email protected] 

Adele is available for interviews for all media.

Laura Anderson is also available for interviews and an exclusive chat.

Chosen Charities for the Campaign

  • FareShare 
  • National Emergencies Trust 
  • Age UK 
  • British Red Cross 
  • Wetnose Animal Aid 
  • Broken Biscuits 
  • StreetVet 
  • City Hospice 
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People 
  • When You Wish Upon a Star 
  • The Trussell Trust 
  • Serve On K9 Team 
  • Dogs for Good 
  • Mind 
  • Carers UK 
  • Blue Cross 
  • Samaritans 
  • International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA) 
  • The Cinnamon Trust 
  • Hope Rescue 
  • Give a Dog a Bone 
  • DOTS Dogs on the Street

Businesses Sponsoring the Campaign

  • Dogstival
  • Protect My Pet
  • Lucky Penny Petwear (Barnsley)
  • Dobbys Coats (North Wales)
  • Tors & Co. (Leicester)
  • Uniqecorn Designs (Cardiff)
  • Kyki Craft And Design (Worthing)
  • The Bark Side (Birmingham)
  • Collar Club (London)
  • By Buddy (North Wales)
  • Pawty Pooch (Cardiff)
  • Reach Your Pawtential Dog Training (Glasgow)
  • Canine Perspective CIC (Birmingham)
  • Pawfectly Impawfect Pet Boutique (West Yorkshire)
  • Dog-about-town (Cheshire)
  • Bellas Boutique (Stoke-on-Trent)
  • Forsyth And Tedd (Plymouth)
  • Lucky Penny Petwear (Barnsley)
  • Mutts Like Us Photography (Wales)
  • Lunas Loft (Oxfordshire)
  • Pupcakes By Lilian (Glasgow)
  • Tom Harper Photography (Wales)

About Dog Furiendly

DOG FURIENDLY is a brand new digital community and website for 8.5 million dog owners across the UK. We have a free to use, up-to-date website filled with listings including cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, accommodation, attractions and beaches. We also host and find dog friendly events across Wales. Visit our exciting new website. 





More photos available here:

Laura Anderson with her pooch Buddy
Laura Anderson with her pooch Buddy @Lauraanderson1x
Laura Anderson and Buddy


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