The Dog and I

Supporting local businesses and artisans is at the core of what we do. Keri, the founder of The Dog and I runs a small family business in Dorset that combines her professional experience as a dog groomer with her passion for soap making and looking after the planet.

Here she tells her story behind The Dog and I:

I retrained as a professional dog groomer a number of years ago now and during this time I discovered , to my amazement, that there is no legislation around dog shampoos and other skin care products at all. This means there no requirement to list ingredients or even any control over what ingredients are used.

I was hearing all the time of dog groomers with skin problems, dogs with skin problems and at the same time I was becoming more and more aware of the issues around pollution, plastic and chemical and this led to extensive reading around the subject and eventually The Dog and I was born.

The Dog and I is all about luxury grooming products which are kind to you, your dog and the planet. We use high quality, plant based ingredients which are gentle and effective and natural, dog friendly essential oils and absolutely no harsh detergents such as SLS and SLES which you will find in the majority of commercial brands.

All our products are handmade, tested only on humans and completely cruelty free.


What we love about the soaps is that they are packaging free and really last. Keri has cleverly designed soaps specifically for dogs that are delicately fragranced with added ingredients such as poppy seeds to provide extra grip.