The Business Times did a feature on local dog owners in Feb, just in time for the Lunar Dog Year to roll around. Terry (founder of GDP) talked about the challenges faced by dog owners and how we’re always thinking of ways to make responsible pawrenthood a more meaningful journey. One of the key points raised was the birth of HeyVet, our online veterinary self-help platform in partnership with Vet Mobile - we launched this in hopes of improving the accessibility of accurate, vet-authored resources to the pets community.
Still reeling from the CNY celebrations, we held an encore celebration by co-organising a Lunar Dog Run with Tampines Central CSC - the first ever human-canine running event! 600 running enthusiasts and 150 furry companions ran into the new lunar year with us. An adoption drive and flea market were also set up for post-run recovery fun!
We joined hands with Ohpopdog this time and curated a range of Peranakan inspired bandanas in hopes of shining a light on the Peranakan heritage in Singapore, while also integrating doggie elements. Check out our vogue worthy #pawranakan models!
Following the successful launch of HeyVet, our friends at VetMobile invited group of us over for a cosy hangout session. During the Vet Chat session, we talked about different ways we could improve the quality of our canine companions’ lives - be it physically or emotionally. All of us left enabled with new insights and knowledge, as well as bonus new additions to our furry friend’s contact list.
Tapping into the national day pride and love, we took this opportunity to highlight a neglected part of the dog community - the Singapore Specials. Often abandoned and discriminated against, the Singapore Special breed has come a long way for acceptance.Here, we met with Natalie and Pebbles, and Andrew and Adele, to find out what it means to bePeranakans and Singapore Specials living in a culturally diverse city like Singapore.
In October, the lovely people at DBS & MediaCorp gave us a platform to share GDP’s mission to becomeSingapore's better online pet store. We shared our thoughts on how we plan to attain our goal through the enforcement of stringent sourcing standards, making quality food affordable and providing support with vet authored resources. Check out the full storyhere.
We’re extremely grateful for the remarkable year that GDP has had and we want to share that with you. So, here’s a small token of appreciation from us to you - enjoy $3 off your next order valued at > $100 with the code ‘THANKSFROMGDP.’
We’re excited for what awaits us in 2019 and will definitely bring with us the positive energy and love that we received as we step into the new year. Our desire to better the pet community will never diminish, and will only continue to burn brighter from here on. A heartfelt THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for the endless support! Happy New Year from all of us at GDP!
Kim is an avid dog lover, serial guac and chips eater, and thrill seeker - all in one body. Currently chillin’ with her dogs.