About Us

Eight Paws was created to provide pet owners
with access to the best artisan and designer
pet products from New Zealand and around
the world

Crumpet and Bentley - Eight Paws

We love our dogs and wanted product for them that suited their practical needs, was well made and looked great. As animal lovers and lovers of good design we understand what a pet owner needs (and wants). We have selected an extensive collection of product which ticks all these boxes and more. Our online store contains product ranging from the highest quality designer pet beds, coats, collars and leads, to innovative toys and those everyday items that are just a little bit different and special. We hope you and your loved one enjoy these just as much as Bentley and Crumpet do.

Our aim is to make rest and play with your pet functional, beautiful and fun.

Best wishes
Tanya & Peter (Bentley & Crumpet)

Meet the Team


— CEO of Play

One half of the inspiration behind Eight Paws. Also known as crumb, little crumb, little monkey and munk munk. Crumb loves all things water and ball. Combine the two and she is in heaven. She is also obsessed with food. Crumb is our chief play (and treat) tester.


— Sleep Expert

The other half of Eight Paws. Also known as bug, bugster, buggie, Eeyore, and Mr Bug. Being a bit of a princess (and part Eeyore) Bentley takes his comfort very seriously. All our beds come with the Bug seal of approval.

Peter Widdows

Peter Widdows
— Founder & Marketing Director

Peter is passionate about design, and has worked in the retail industry for many years. He is dad and expert ball thrower to bug and crumb.
Time spent in the design and retail industry has meant that Peter brings an amazing skill set to the Eight Paws team

Tanya Wood

Tanya Wood
— Founder & Owner

Tanya is a lawyer, expert shopper and is mum / provider of hugs and food to bug and crumb. Growing up around dogs, cats and horses Tanya has a wealth of experience of what animal lovers need and want for their pets.