IN this animal-loving nation of ours it seems there is one place in particular which attracts the most pet-friendly attitudes.
ThePet.net Awards 2009 have revealed that most pet-owners rate the West Midlands as the best place in the UK to own a pet after thousands of pet-owners were invited to vote for their favourite pet-friendly businesses.
ThePet.net Awards were completely free to enter with hundreds of different pet-related businesses and passionate pet-owners taking part nationwide, but almost half of all winners are based in the West Midlands including the favourite Pet Shop, Vets, Pet-friendly Pub/
Restaurant, Pet Sitter, Cat Breeder and Canine Hydrotherapy Centre.
The winners were:
Favourite Pet Friendly Hotel or B&B: Little John Inn,
Favourite Cattery: Broadlands Cattery, Lincolnshire
Favourite Dog Trainer: Canine Communications, Hampshire
Favourite Groomer: Give a Dog a Comb, Hampshire
Favourite Boarding Kennels: Ridge Hill Kennels & Cattery, Taporley, Cheshire
Favourite Pet Shop: Doolittles Pets and Aquatics,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Favourite Pet Friendly Pub or Restaurant: The Why Not Inn, Halesowen, West Midlands
Favourite Caravan Site or
Holiday Park: Pitton Cross, Swansea
Favourite Vet: Rosewood
Animal Hospital, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Mark Cash
Favourite Holiday Cottage: Coquet Cottages, Northumberland
Favourite Dog Breeder: Foxypoms, Northwich, Cheshire
Favourite Cat Breeder: Exotiquesamour, West Midlands
Favourite Dog walker: Animal Magic, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Favourite Pet-sitter: The Pet Minder, Dudley, West
Favourite Canine Hydrotherapy Centre: Woof and Water, Smethick, West Midlands
Favourite Pet Portrait Painter: Petographer, Whitton, Middlesex
TV vet and co-founder of
ThePet.net Marc Abraham said: ‘We hope the awareness raised by the Awards will help highlight those deserving pet-related businesses that proudly put ‘pet before profit’, offer great value-for-money and fantastic customer service. This will in turn keep Britain owning pets forever as well as reduce pet abandonment and increase rescue pet adoption.’
ThePet.net Awards 2009 were presented on 4 May at this year’s Ultimate Pet Show at the
To find out more about
ThePet.net’s ‘Year of the Rescue Pet’, 10 Top Money Saving Tips to help you and your pet through the
credit crunch, or to find or add pet services in your area, visit www.ThePet.net today.
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