DOGS and owners looking alike . . . it’s a bit of a problem. Not many of us want to look like our Bichon Frise or Weimaraner, or gigantic Great Dane. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop any likeness between you and man’s best friend dead in its tracks.

The trick is to go for a make-over — that’s you, and your canine companion.

So pamper your pooch, then pamper yourself — and Bury Market is as good a place as any to do this in style.

Diddy Dapper Dogs, “the smart dog shop”, can be found at the Garden Block on the open market. Quality, style, value-for-money, it’s all added into the mix at this stall.

A quality leather collar with Fido’s name picked out in rhinestone or chrome letters? No problem. Want to add special tags or jewels for that extra bit of “bling”? That can be arranged. There’s a range of warm, waterproof and good-looking coats, too, allowing your dog to look on-trend, yet feel comfortable.

Healthy treats, top toys, cool collars, lovely leads . . . and you can rest safe in the knowledge every product has been road-tested by Diddy Dapper Dogs’ very own Rufus, Dexter and Lola. If they don’t give it the paws up, it doesn’t appear on the stall.

Diddy Dapper Dogs now offers a coat or harness fitting service to any owner who brings their dog along, for more information see As for your own appearance, head for Burrows Promotions, “your one-step hair stop”, also on the Garden Block. The good news is that you just need to mention “Bury Times” in order to receive a 10 per cent discount here. Whether you are looking to make your locks lovely with 100 per cent human hair extensions, a glamorous full-head wig, hair piece long or short, this stall has everything covered, including a great range of “bling” hair accessories to jazz up any hair style.

It’s all great for a night out or special occasion — and don’t forget one of the great advantanges: There will be a definite difference between you and your dog. You’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons . . .

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