A new website is helping dog owners easily find places they can go with their pet. Dog Furiendly lists attractions in Wales where dogs are welcome.
It covers shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and visitor attractions. Adele Pember set up the site after struggling to find places to take her Jack Russell cross, Charlie, who suffers from separation anxiety.
WATCH ADELE TALK ABOUT DOG FURIENDLY IN THIS VIDEO
The Cwmbran entrepeneur said: “A lot of dogs like Charlie don’t like being away from their owners. It’s heart-breaking when you have to close the door and look at those puppy dog eyes. Many owners in Wales face this tough situation every single day.
“Since launching Dog Furiendly in October, we’ve helped so many people to find new places, our community is growing every day.” She plans to expand the site to cover Ireland, Scotland and England.
Some of the surprising dog friendly spots she has come across include:
Llandaff Ghost Walk– Dogs are comforting so taking your best friend on a spooky tour of Llandaff is a good idea.
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales– Take your pet on an underground adventure at this popular attraction The FAQ page says: “Friendly family dogs are permitted into the Showcaves, but dogs must be on a short lead at all times, with owners having ‘doggy bags’.”
Guide and assistance dog owners
Adele said that despite the law some guide and assistance dog owners have enjoyed using the site as it has given the extra confidence when visiting somewhere new as the owners have declared they are ‘dog friendly’.
Dog Furiendly is free to use
The website is free to use and dog lovers are invited to sign up, review and submit listings. The platform has helped over 5,000 people to find dog friendly places in Wales since its launch this October.
Dog Furiendly is supported by Entrepreneurial Spark in Cardiff, the world’s largest free people and business accelerator, powered by NatWest.
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