The world’s first ever passport photo booth for dogs, where every element of the experience caters to man’s best friend, is arriving in London.
We’re a nation obsessed with our pets and 2017 sees more owners than ever planning and booking holidays with their pooches in mind. With pet passports having doubled over the past two years, it’s only fair we give our pets the best chance at looking good in their passport photo – they will be stuck with it for life after all!
That’s why pet insurer MORE TH>N has launched the Pet Paws-Port Photo Booth, giving dog 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, with one in 10 owners considering taking their dog away with them this summer.1
Located in one of London’s most scenic dog walking hotspots, Victoria Park, the ultimate Paws-Port photo booth enables dog owners to get the best possible picture of their pet. Unlike human passports, when it comes to pet passports there are no rules around the photograph – anything goes!
Upon arrival, you and your dog will be directed to the dog grooming station, where pet stylists and groomers will be on hand to prep the pets that come along to ensure they are looking their best in front of the camera. Hair cuts, brushing and grooming will be available, but we do ask owners to ensure their dog has had a bath the night before, as this makes grooming a lot easier for our stylists and the dogs.
Once prepped and ready, dogs will pose for their photo in our Pet Paws-Port Booth, which includes:
- A pet friendly basket adjustable seat catering for any size dog, to ensure dogs both big and small can be seen on the camera
- A speaker which will play a variety of noises such as dogs barking and whistles being blown to alert the dogs to the camera
- Peep holes next to the camera containing squeaky balls which owners can squeeze to get their dog’s attention, and raw meat to heighten their senses
- A drawn curtain to give the dog privacy prior to being snapped
- A viewing window will help owners encourage their pets to look at the camera
- Toys and treats on hand for distraction
- Touch screen camera capability which dog owners can control with the ability to post pictures to social media directly from the booth
- Resulting photos which will be available in squares of four for owners to take home and use in their pets passport
To get your pet a passport visit your local vets, or contact the Animal and Plant Heath Agency - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency
Although there are no strict photo rules to abide by, you can only take your pet dog abroad if it has:
- Been microchipped
- A pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate