National Trust and Forthglade announce three-year partnership

Europe’s largest conservation charity, The National Trust is teaming up with Devon-based natural pet food makers, Forthglade.

The three-year partnership focusses on the launch of a range of natural meals for dogs and supports the National Trust’s ‘Dogs Welcome’ project.

The ‘Dogs Welcome’ project will help canine companions and their owners enjoy the special places cared for by the National Trust, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The partnership is rooted in the values of enjoying open spaces and the wellbeing benefits of nurturing the relationships we hold dear – both human and with our four-legged friends, which both organisations passionately share.

A range of all-natural nutritionally balanced Gourmet dinners launches this month with a selection of grain-free complete wet meals, all with high-quality ingredients, a 75% meat content and free from any nasties.

Sales of the dog food range will contribute at least £50,000 per annum to support the Trust’s conservation work.

The special range includes recipes such as duck and venison with green beans and apricots or turkey and goose, with pumpkin and cranberries. A natural cold-pressed dry dog food range will be launched later in the year, as well as a selection of hand-baked grain-free natural dog treats.

The range will be available to buy directly from many National Trust shops over the next few months, nationaltrust.org.uk/shop, forthglade.com, Waitrose and Independent retailers.

Over the next three-years the project will put developments in place so that dog owners can enjoy a great day out with their four-legged friends, whilst helping to protect the special places that the National Trust care for. And for those that aren’t doggy fans, it will ensure there are consistent expectations of dog owners and highlight the dog-free places available to enjoy.

Rachel Forsyth, Dogs Welcome project manager at the National Trust, said: “With the launch of our new Dogs Welcome project, we’re excited to make the experience for dog owners and their beloved companions even more special. We’re thrilled to have the support and expertise of Forthglade, as their focus is on great canine nutrition and the importance of nourishing relationships between owners and their dogs. We’re also really excited to share the delicious range of natural Gourmet recipes with our dog owners’ supporters.”

Gerard Lovell, Forthglades’s Joint MD, said: “We’re so pleased to be supporting the wonderful work achieved by the National Trust and thrilled to have the Trust associated with our range of natural meals and treats for dogs, it really is an honour. We look forward to further bringing to life the National Trust’s Dogs Welcome activity, as the Trust provides so many incredible areas for dog walkers and dogs to enjoy together.”