My name is Neil Stanton and I am the Managing Director of Big Dog World. I live with my partner Cath and our 13-stone Newfoundland, Elvis, in a small village in the Surrey countryside.
What We Do and Why We Do It
Big Dog World was formed in 2010 as an online shop dedicated to products for larger dogs.
In 2008, Elvis became part of our family. In the following months and years, we discovered that many of the products we bought for him from supermarkets, pet shops and online pet retailers were not suitable for large powerful dogs. Chews lasted 5 minutes, toys were destroyed in 2 minutes, accessories weren't available in the size we needed, and we found ourselves trawling through thousands of products looking for ones that would be appropriate for a dog of his size and strength.
After scouring the internet, we discovered that there wasn't anyone in the UK specialising in products for large and giant breeds, and the idea for Big Dog World was born!
After nearly 10 years managing and developing IT systems and websites in the public sector, I decided to set up on my own and do something I am passionate about - to produce an easy-to-use website supplying high quality products at great value prices for fellow owners of big dogs, with unbeatable customer service. A bonus is that I get to spend more time with Elvis!
Your Support Helps Dogs In Need
Here at Big Dog World we are committed to supporting the fantastic work done by dog rescue centres and charities across the UK.
From 1 July 2012, we are donating £1 to a UK dog charity or rescue centre for every £100 spent on our website. Since starting the scheme, we have raised over £1600 in the first 6 months!
The charity is selected by a poll on our Facebook page every 3 months, and we are currently supporting Homeless Hounds, a wonderful non-profit organisation dedicated to rehoming dogs in need.
We have also donated to organisations such as Dogue de Bordeaux Welfare, UK German Shepherd Rescue, Neopolitan Mastiff Aid, Alaskan Malamute Rescue and Large Breed Dog Rescue. Please spread the word and help us to help them.
Young Business of the Year 2011
In February 2011, we were honoured to receive the "Young Business of the Year" award in the 2011 Surrey Business Awards for our commitment to outstanding customer service.
A huge thank you to all our customers who have supported us so far, and we will continue to grow and bring you more great new products and offers.
Providing our customers with great service is our number one priority, and we are now ranked as one of the top online pet shops by Trustpilot, the independent customer review site.
Some recent quotes from customers:
"Friendly, outstanding, a great company...they really know the meaning of customer service and bend over backwards to help"
"Responsive, accurate, transparent, fast and credible - just the way online shopping should be"
"I order regularly from this company and can honestly say that I have never had any reason to be any less than totally happy with the service I have received...my order always arrives exactly when I am told it will. I have used a number of other dog food companies previously but this one is by far the best."
"Great communications and a pleasant manner on the phone combined with excellent delivery and competative pricing make Big Dog World my choice"
Customer Service Rating (source: Review Centre. Ratings correct as of 3 March 2011)
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All the best,
Neil Stanton (Managing Director)
Elvis (Quality Control Manager)