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Dogs Trust announces winners of
We Are Dog Friendly Awards’ 2004
- Devon, Cornwall….. and London are given “top dog” gong

Outside ‘Mucky Pups’, Islington

Spending time with the dog got a whole lot easier recently as Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, announced the winners of its “We Are Dog Friendly Awards”.

Over 900 dog lovers across the UK took part in the campaign, nominating their favourite dog friendly venues in three categories via the Dogs Trust website and through the charity’s supporter magazine, Wag!

Nominations included venues from Land’s End to Aberdeen but the final winners were: We Are Dog Friendly Pubs and Bars - The Mucky Pup, Queen’s Head Street, Islington, London;We Are Dog Friendly Hotels, B&Bs and Guest Houses - The Port Light Hotel, Bolberry Down, Nr Salcombe, South Devon; We Are Dog Friendly Tourist Attractions and Days Out - Pencarrow House, Bodmin, Cornwall

Dogs Trust Chief Executive, Clarissa Baldwin, comments:

“We are delighted to present the Dogs Trust “We Are Dog Friendly” Award to these venues. They all go out of their way to ensure that owners can share their spare time with their dogs and continue the wonderful bond between man and canine.

“What is particularly great about these awards is that they have been nominated by the dog lovers themselves and we will now be using all this great information to launch the FREE Dog Friendly Venues search engine on our website this week.”

Anyone wanting to find a venue which caters for their four legged friends can now simply log onto the Dogs Trust website and search for dog friendly bars, pubs, hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, tourist attractions and days out by county. As an interactive search engine, venues are recommended by dog lovers for dog lovers and people will be able to continue to recommend venues and suggest new ones, building a great resource for all owners. Every venue nominated also receives a “We Are Dog Friendly” window sticker.