Houndsley, Idéale & Île St.-Louis

Île Saint-Louis, Paris 

We’ve pushed the clocks back – this weekend – and the Indian Summer temperatures in the 70s that have spoiled us all Autumn-long disappeared this week, too, along with the daylight.  Winter is fast approaching and with it, thoughts of holidays and the gift-giving season.

Top on your lists, of course, is your beloved D-O-G  (God spelled backward, don’t forget).

Idéale and I were gifted a Houndsley dog walking bag and leather leash-collar set for our birthdays this year and now we don’t go anywhere without them.  Join  us on one of our favorite walks around the Île Saint-Louis….

Idéale and Houndsley photo by Paige Donner copyright 2018 IMG_8338


The Houndsley dog walking bag is made of showerproof heavy-duty canvas with the finest leather trim and quality brass fittings.  The unique detachable front pocket is an easily accessible receptacle for when your pooch has been busy and there is no available bin. It can also be used as a handy pocket for doggy treats. It can be removed, easily emptied and washed. The handy side mess bag dispenser allows quick access to bags and the inside pocket allows you to store two or more rolls.

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Workmanship and quality of product is of upmost importance to Houndsley. Therefore, when selecting a British based manufacturer, we wanted to work with someone who shared this ethos. John Chapman, founded in 1980 and based in Cumbria, use high quality materials of British origin wherever possible and were the perfect choice to help bring the Houndsley Bag to the market place.

For more gift-giving ideas, you can click on over to our Paris Food And Wine site. And be sure to catch our podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

For MORE Dog Walking Tips, pick up the Paris On 4 Paws guidebook.

Idéale à Paris, A Dog Lover’s Guide To The City of Light


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