Dogs: Two-thirds of owners put off pubs not friendly to animal

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Dogs: Two-thirds of owners put off pubs not friendly to animal

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Two-thirds of dog owners are put off a pub if it isn't dog-friendly it has been claimed as a new award has been launched to promote pooch-loving venues.

The research, undertaken by online dog-sitting platform, also claims that nearly a quarter have taken their dogs elsewhere if a pub said it was dog-friendly but that wasn't the case.

The news from a survey of more than 2,500 dog owners comes alongside the launch of's Dog-friendly Pub Awards, which aims to find the UK’s best canine welcoming drinking establishments.

It also discovered that a third of dog-owners often struggling to find a dog-friendly pub, and as a result the firm is now calling on pubs to embrace the animals.


The awards will showcase existing dog-friendly establishments but additionally aims to promote dog-friendly values across all pubs nationwide - inspiring dog-owners to visit local pubs during walks and on all occasions.

Ceo and founder of, Richard Setterwall, said: "We’re delighted to be announcing the launch of our Dog-friendly Pub Awards, to celebrate the pubs that recognise that our dogs enjoy getting out to their local pub just as much as we do.

"We value dog welfare and care above all, and these awards will help us to further promote happy lifestyles for both pets and their owners.”

Voting is open today (Friday 26 August), which is also National Dog Day, at​ and the closing date for the competition is 31 October.

If your dog-friendly pub isn’t listed, nominations are open for pubs all over the UK at

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