Over the last 12 months we have been monitoring and promoting our Facebook page so that members and other dog owners can post questions and provide answers. Our page has now become an active community with more than 31,000 followers and it is great to see how quickly other dog owners respond to questions that are raised. So if you are travelling somewhere with your dog and have a question, such as "where can I stop on route to walk my dog" - simply post your question and watch for the replies. To visit our page, go to https://www.facebook.com/dogfriendlyinfo/
Please keep sending us your recommendations and feedback so that we can share it with other members. Also, our next magazine will include a 16 page special review on taking your dog to the Vale of Glamorgan. If you have visited the area in the past and have any information that you can share with us, please simply reply to this email.
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This month's magazine is now available with a 16 page special on taking your dogs to Derbyshire. With 68 pages packed full of information on places to visit with your dogs, written by dog owners for dog owners, including:
Pomone - The Isle of Wight
Eltermere - The Lake District
Wild Camping in The Outer Hebrides
Blacksmith's House - The Brecon Beacons
Matfen Hall - Northumberland
Our magazine is available in hard copy delivered to your home every two months, or in e-format to download straight away.
To find out more, visit www.dogfriendlybooks.com
The 2016 DogFriendly Photo Competition Winners
The 2016 DogFriendly photo competition closed for entries at midnight on 31st August. The four category winners were chosen by public votes and the overall competition winner was selected from all of the entries (and we received more than 5,000 wonderful photos) by our celebrity judge Adam Rickitt.
Our special thanks go to the sponsors who provided the prizes:
All of the entries can be viewed at www.dogfriendlycompetition.co.uk
Please keep sending in your feedback so that we can share it with others
This picture of Pete was from a couple of years ago before she was diagnosed with an adrenal gland tumor. She stayed with us for over a year longer than the vet expected, and has been to our house in France twice this year. Eurotunnel is a fantastic way to get to the continent. France is really dog friendly, but I have felt over the last few years Britain has been catching up, and I think newsletters like yours have helped dog owners share where we are welcomed. Because after all, your doggie is your true companion. She was my angel and helped me through some really difficult times.
Here are some places that really welcomed Pete. Filmore and Union cafes Skipton and Ilkley. Square and Compass pub North Rigton Harrogate. William Cecil pub Stamford. We stopped here on the way down the A1 on our way to France. Royal Oak Helperby.
Janet W and Pete, who sadly passed away last week.
Dogs can access all areas.
Hopfuzz is a Microbrewery turned pub in West Hythe. Dogs on leads allowed inside and out.
Beer brewed on premises for owners but no food. This is a pub with no entertainment just people and their dogs enjoying a chat.
Just spent 4 days in Ambleside which must be the most dog friendly place around. Stayed in the 'old vicarage' superb spot. Sheila's Cottage great food great people and loved the dog. Unicorn Pub also and virtually all the shops.