The DogFriendly Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced at Eukanuba Discover Dogs on the 21st October 2017.
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
Having proudly carried over 2 million happy pets since 2001, we understand they are part of the family. We love pets and believe your furry friend deserves to enjoy your holiday with you. Travelling with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle means you can all stay together for the short 35 minute crossing from Folkestone to Calais.
Enjoy stress free travel for you and your pet:
- Dedicated pet areas with artificial grass (no muddy paws in the car)
- Friendly and trained staff
- The Kennel Club’s no.1 choice for crossing the channel
- DogFriendly winner for 5 consecutive years.
Pets can travel for only £18 per pet each way (applicable for dogs, cats & ferrets) DEFRA Pet Travel Documentation required.
For more information please visit https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/tickets/travelling-with-your-pet/
FIND DOG FRIENDLY PLACES AND BUSINESSES
Over the last fifteen years DogFriendly has built a database of more than 40,000 locations across 19 categories where dogs are welcome too.
DogFriendly also publishes a magazine with reader reviews of top dog friendly locations, an iPhone and Android app for when you are out and about and want to find a good location nearby, and a website with special offers and discounts for dog lovers.
SIGN UP FOR THE DOG FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
If you are a dog friendly business but are not on the DogFriendly directory click here to request your free listing.
Listed businesses will appear in the DogFriendly directory, published online at www.dogfriendly.co.uk and on the DogFriendly iPhone and Android apps.
THE BE DOG FRIENDLY CAMPAIGN
Be Dog Friendly is a campaign run by the Kennel Club which aims to encourage non-pet businesses and public places across the UK to adopt a dog friendly attitude for the benefit of the nation's 9.4m dogs and their owners.
Dogs are often regarded as man's best friend but do not always get treated as such, with dog owners finding it difficult at times to cater for their needs especially when out and about.
BENEFITS OF BEING DOG FRIENDLY
Whether you are a pub, hotel, restaurant or high street store who could benefit from the improved atmosphere that dogs foster or a firm whose employees could benefit from the reduced stress that dogs help to create - you are encouraged to get on board!
In Kennel Club research, four out of five businesses said that trade increased as a result of welcoming dog owners and their dogs.
A recent US study found that half of all businesses surveyed noticed a decrease in absenteeism after dog's were introduced, 56% said that dogs had helped improve work relations, and 67% said that having a dog at work had improved staff morale.
If you are not currently running a dog friendly policy, but would like to give it a try, why not join the Kennel Club's The Dog Friendly Week. It is the perfect opportunity for businesses owners and managers to discover the many benefits of being dog friendly.
Read more: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/bedogfriendly
Practical tips to ensure your dog is always welcome:
- Introduce your dog gradually to new locations and gently encourage them to make friends
- Carefully train them to sit, stay and come on demand in public places
- Teach them not to bark, jump up or be too boisterous when meeting strangers
- Be extra vigilant with house-training and hygiene
- Never leave your dog unattended or unsupervised in public places or businesses as this could cause unnecessary stress for you and your dog
- It is a good idea to take a pet carrier with you as your dog's den and a place of safety
Read more: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/petiquette
TRUSTED SERVICES FOR YOUR PET
Mypetpeople.co.uk is the recently launched public facing website from the Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the UK’s largest trade association for pet businesses.
The website enables PIF members to showcase their fantastic products and services to the public, whilst adhering to codes of conducts to ensure that customers have complete trust in the service they are receiving. MyPetPeople is built around an intuitive search facility to enable users to locate their nearest trusted PIF business easily and quickly.
www.mypetpeople.co.uk – trusted services for your pet.
HELP BUSINESSES BECOME PET-FRIENDLY
Join our Purina Pets at Work alliance to help businesses becoming pet-friendly.
If you are a dog-owning employee, you won’t need to be persuaded by the arguments in favour of bringing your dog to work. Who wouldn’t want to have their four-legged best friend beside them all day? But if you are the employer, you may be wondering: what’s in it for you? Why should you go to the bother of rearranging your office to make it dog-friendly?
For over 14 years, Purina PetCare has encouraged its employees to bring their pets to work, recognising the positive impact pets can have in a professional environment. Purina’s parent company, Nestle, followed suit in 2014 when their City Place HQ became completely dog friendly. So far, over 100 staff have chosen to go through the company’s three-step “pawthorisation” process. This involves a detailed questionnaire about their dog’s habits and behaviour, both at home and in the office, by an independent dog specialist. The dog then joins the PAW (Pets at Work) programme and gets its own “passpawt”.
In June 2017, Purina launched a toolkit, as part of the Pets at Work (PAW) Alliance, that offers a six-step approach for businesses of any size to successfully introduce their own scheme, containing health and safety advice, responsible pet ownership guidelines, advice on work space requirements and ready-to-use resources.
Purina aims to help 200 organizations open their doors to pets by 2020.
If you want your firm to join the Pets at Work (PAW) Alliance and access the toolkit please visit: https://www.purina.co.uk/pins/pets-at-work or email firstname.lastname@example.org