Pickpockets fabric food foragers

We eat from a plate, however our dogs love to search for their food using their powerful sense of smell. Pickpockets were designed by a pet owner and canine behaviourist with this in mind, and combine exciting foraging with a fabric feeder. Pickpockets can be hung from a crate with ties, or simply be placed on the floor as a foraging mat.

Pop some treats in the pockets for your dog to find

Why does my dog need a Pickpocket?

  • ideal for dogs on restricted exercise
  • excellent for crate training
  • perfect for anxious dogs
  • great distraction from unwanted behaviour
  • fabulous for puppy development
  • suitable for dogs with sensory impairment
  • perfect mental stimulation for golden oldies
  • recommended by canine professionals
  • fully washable and can be tumble dried
Pickpockets simply tie to your dog's crate
Pickpockets make crates more cosy for dogs, restricting visual stimulation which helps relaxation
Pickpockets are versatile and can be used as a floor foraging mats too!
“It’s marvellous! Sophie, my Golden Retriever, loves it! Pickpocket is one of the best things she has tried. And the cats like it too!” Sherri Steel, East Yorkshire, UK

Who is the Pickpocket suitable for?

The Pickpocket is suitable for most dogs and puppies for mental stimulation and emotional well-being. It is especially therapeutic for dogs on restricted exercise, for senior dogs or those with sensory impairment, and foraging can help to calm anxious dogs.

Pickpockets are perfect for elderly dogs or those with sensory impairment

How can the Pickpocket be used for training?

  • Grooming – encourage your dog to forage while you brush him
  • Husbandry – distract your dog while you trim nails and inspect him
  • Distraction – use to interrupt unwanted behaviour such as barking
  • Crate training hang in your dog’s crate for foraging fun!

Can my dog be alone with a Pickpocket?

It is not recommended you leave your dog or puppy alone with a Pickpocket. All dogs should be supervised and some very determined dogs may destroy or ingest fabric if left unsupervised. Please seek veterinary advice if you have any concerns.

My dogs love the Pickpocket! They are perfect to keep noses busy, and as a veterinary nurse I can see their value for dogs on crate rest, restricted exercise or recovering from orthopaedic surgery. With a Pickpocket your dog can ‘exercise’ with his nose! Nikki Caddick | Registered Veterinary Nurse

Our ranges

Essential fleece range

Comes in three colourful paw designs made from high quality 100% polyester fleece fabric, soft to touch and kind on your dog’s nose.

Designer fleece range

brings you all the benefits of our essential fleece range but with exciting themed patterns to choose from for the fashion-conscious dog

Designer cotton

We scoured the shops to bring you the best doggy prints made from strong 100% cotton fabric in designs that will make a crate a home.

Gift sets

Pickpocket and matching bandana

Are you looking for that extra special gift for your 'bestie'? Look no further than our pawesome gift set of Pickpocket and matching bandana.

Pickpocket and matching bandana

celebration box

Or how about our celebration box for that special birthday or seasonal holiday? This comprises our gift set (Pickpocket and matching bandana) with the addition of mouth-watering treats and card - and comes with our waggy tail satisfaction guarantee!

Celebration box with mouth-watering biscuits and waggy tail satisfaction guarantee

pawfect presents

Pickpockets make pawfect presents for every occasion!

custom Pickpockets

Have you found a fabric that you and your dog will love? We also make custom Pickpockets to order in a fabric of your choice.

Fabric designed by Sally Grist Artwork
Fabric designed by Sally Grist Artwork



  • small (e.g. toy and small dogs/small terriers) approximately 40 cm wide x 45 cm high
  • medium (e.g. spaniel/collie/labrador) approximately 70 cm wide x 45 cm high
  • large (e.g. german shepherd/giant breeds) approximately 70 cm wide x 90 cm high

Please enquire for custom-made sizes.

Care of your Pickpocket

Your Pickpocket is fully machine washable at 30° and can be tumble dried on a cool setting.


We are sure your dog will love their Pickpocket but if you are not satis ed in any way, we o er a 14 day money-back guarantee.

Postage and packing

  • £2.95 for 1 – 3 items
  • £4.95 for 3 – 5 items
  • Over 5 items – please enquire


For trade discounts and bulk orders or five or more please enquire.


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Pickpockets - the pawfect present!

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