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West Midlands is officially the
most pet-friendly place in the UK!

Pet Net Winners

IN this animal-loving nation of ours it seems there is one place in particular which attracts the most pet-friendly attitudes. 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. 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, Hathersage, Derbyshire

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 Midlands

Favourite Canine Hydrotherapy Centre: Woof and Water, Smethick, West Midlands

Favourite Pet Portrait Painter: Petographer, Whitton, Middlesex

TV vet and co-founder of 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.’ Awards 2009 were presented on 4 May at this year’s Ultimate Pet Show at the
Birmingham NEC.

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