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8th November 2018

By Karen Pickwick

Eleven Pembrokeshire businesses have been named the most dog-friendly in the region at a judging ceremony hosted by Burns Pet Nutrition and Pembrokeshire Tourism.

The awards, now in their second year and the only ones of their kind in the UK, celebrate and recognise Pembrokeshire businesses that go above and beyond to welcome dogs to the area, covering a range of categories including best pub, town, beach and hotel.

The awards were judged by Welsh pet food maker Burns, which is keen to promote responsible dog ownership and to help pets and owners lead happier, healthier lives. To this end, the company has its own charity that funds the Burns By Your Side reading-to-dogs scheme to help children improve their literacy and communication skills. BBYS volunteers and their dogs helped with the judging process.

Burns founder and veterinary surgeon John Burns said: “We are extremely passionate about developing the bond between humans and animals. These awards allow us to celebrate this and praise Pembrokeshire for its efforts in ensuring its facilities welcome holiday makers and their animal friends.

“Taking your dog with you on holiday eliminates the need to find care arrangements, which is often a major concern for pet owners when embarking on a holiday.”
New research has shown that over a quarter of UK households own at least one dog and in 2018 alone, £23bn was spent on UK ‘staycations’, with 59 million staycations taken.

Saundersfoot was named Best Dog Friendly Town.