Listing FAQ & Guidelines

What is a Listing?

A listing is a dog friendly place or business. It contains the location, details, dog owner ratings, reviews and photos. It may also contain responses to dog owners reviews. 

Anyone can add a new listing, dog owners, dog lovers, business owners, business managers or representatives – and yes it’s completely FREE! Businesses can also claim listings added by Dog Furiendly or the general public. 

By claiming your listing, you can accurately represent your business by keeping it up-to-date and being able to respond live to feedback and reviews.

What kind of places does Dog Furiendly list?

We list permanent places that allow dogs on their premises. Places have to be of interest to dog owners and will need to be easily verified via tools such as ‘Google My Business’. The person adding the listing will also have to adhere to our guidelines, terms and conditions. 

Our listing categories include (but isn’t limited to):

Eat and Drink: Gastro Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, Desserts, Snackbars, Pubs, Bars, Coffee Shops, Juice bars

Accommodation: Hotels, B&Bs/Inns, Lodges, Cottages, Glamping, Camping

Shopping: Clothes, DIY, Garden Centres, Department Stores. 

Things to Do: Permanent attractions or points of interest, parks, tours, activities, boat trips, trains, dog walks.

Dog Services: Grooming, Pet Shops, Photographers, Vets

Human Services: Banks, Post Offices, Corner Shops, Letting Agents

Wedding Venues: Barns, Park/Garden, Mansion, Country Clubs, Hotels 

How do I request that a place or business be added to Dog Furiendly?

We’re always looking to add new listings on Dog Furiendly! If you can’t find a place you know is dog friendly on the website, then feel free to submit your very own listing for free. 

Before you submit your request, please be sure that the place or business that you want to list meets our guidelines. If it does then click here to submit your free listing.

Why was my listing rejected?

Listings can be rejected for various reasons. Here are some of the common reasons why: 

  • The listing already exists on the website. 
  • The listing doesn’t meet our guidelines.
  • Insufficient information online to verify the business and unable to find with a simple Google search.
  • Lack of content or too many grammatical errors within the listing.

How do I report inaccurate listing information, let you know if a business is not dog friendly?

If you notice that information about a listing is missing or inaccurate, please let us know via the report (three dot icon – drop down menu) button on the listing menu. By doing this you’re helping the next dog owner to understand that place a little better. 

Information that is helpful for us to know:

  • The listing is not dog friendly 
  • The listing is only part dog friendly
  • The listing is a duplicate of another listing 
  • The listing has closed permanently 
  • The listing does not exist 

Owner of the business and don’t have access to the listing? Please click the claim now button at the bottom of the listing. 

Owner of the business and have access to your listing? Visit your dashboard to change or update information on your listing. 

How do I report that a listings has now closed or moved location?

There’s nothing worse than rolling up to a dog friendly place that no longer exists. So if you know a listing is now closed or moved, please let us know via the report (three-dot icon – drop-down menu) button on the listing menu.

If permanently closed, this listing will be immediately removed from our site (unless it is owned by a business and needs to be verified). 

If reported as temporarily closed for renovations or seasonal closure, this listing will be temporarily hidden on the website, and marked as temporarily closed. 

If reported with a new address, we will either contact the manager of the listing to verify and update the address on the original listing.

If reported to have a new name at the same address, the listing will be removed from our site and if it continues to be dog friendly a new listing will have to be submitted.  

Listing Guidelines

Places to Eat and Drink must following criteria: 

  • Dog friendly
  • Serve food and drinks
  • Open to the public 
  • Open on a regular basis 
  • Stationary with a permanent address 
  • Have a valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify:

  • Cafes
  • Tearooms
  • Gastro Pubs (serving food) 
  • Restaurants
  • Fast Food Places
  • Coffee Shops 
  • Bars/Pubs
  • Juice Bars
  • Sandwich Shops 
  • Snack Bars
  • Streetfood (with a permanent address)
  • Ice cream Shops 
  • Dessert Places
  • Wineries
  • Bakeries

The following do NOT qualify: 

  • Takeaways
  • Catering businesses
  • Personal chefs 
  • Pop-ups
  • Cooking classes (This should be listed under Things to Do) 
  • Food shops that sell products (This should be listed under Shopping)
  • Private clubs that require membership
  • Strip clubs
  • Food Court area or a general place with bars and restaurants (Food places should be listed individually) 
  • Eating a meal while watching theatre (This should be listed under Things to Do) 
  • Eating a meal on a boat (unless stationary) (This should be listed under Things to Do) 

Accommodation must have the following criteria: 

  • Dog friendly
  • Open to the public 
  • Have an official business name (no advertising language in the title) 
  • Have an official address at a single, permanent location 
  • Open for at least 12 consecutive weeks of the year
  • Currently open or taking bookings
  • Valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify:

  • Hotels
  • Inns/B&B’s
  • Lodges
  • Cottages
  • Hostels
  • Camping
  • Glamping
  • Caravan Sites
  • Holiday Parks
  • Apartments

The following do NOT qualify: 

  • Booking Companies
  • Property Management Companies
  • Airbnb Listings
  • Multiple properties listed under the same company, but located in different locations (these should be listed separately)

Things to Do must meet the following criteria: 

  • Dog friendly
  • Interest to dog owners 
  • Open to the public 
  • Have an official address at a single, permanent location 
  • Open for at least 12 consecutive weeks of the year
  • Valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify (but are not limited to):

  • Sights & Landmarks
  • Tours (ghost tours, food and drink tours, attraction tours)
  • Nature, Parks and Gardens
  • Castles
  • Museums
  • Boat Tours & Water Sports
  • Train Rides
  • Visitor Centres
  • Theatre
  • Cinema
  • Vineyards
  • Art Galleries
  • Fun & Games (bowling alleys, mini-golf, zip wire, indoor rock climbing, escape rooms, murder mysteries, arcades and theme parks)
  • Beaches
  • Zoos, Farms & Aquariums
  • Bingo Halls

The following do NOT qualify: 

  • Cities, towns, or airports 
  • Item rentals (baby strollers, beach umbrellas, cameras etc.)
  • Events and festivals (Should be listed as an Event)
  • Workshops and Classes (Should be listed as an Event unless permanent then it would be listed under Things To Do)
  • Concerts and Shows (Should be listed as an Event)
  • Any business that requires membership
  • Casinos or any other AGC’s
  • Gyms or Health Clubs with Day Passes (Should be listed as Human Services)
  • Hair and nail salons spa facilities (Should be listed as Human Services)
  • Yoga or Pilates studios (Should be listed as Human Services)
  • Bloodsports (see our animal policy) 
  • Mobile massage services
  • Properties which are not formal zoos or aquariums

Places to Shop must meet the following criteria:

  • Dog friendly
  • Open to the public 
  • Have an official address at a single, permanent location 
  • Open on a regular basis 
  • A valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify:

  • Department Stores
  • Clothes Shops
  • Independent Shops
  • Speciality Shops
  • Garden Centres
  • Chain Stores
  • Shopping Centres
  • Antique Shops
  • DIY Shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Charity Shops
  • Gift Shops 
  • Corner Shops

The following places do not qualify:

  • Betting Shops
  • Pet Shops (This will go under Dog Services)
  • Tobacco or Vape Shops
  • Gun Shops

Dog Services Must meet the following criteria: 

  • Applicable to dogs
  • Open to the public 
  • Have an official address at a single, permanent location OR a geographical range of where their service is based
  • Open on a regular basis 
  • Valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify on the basis that they have a permanent location:

  • Dog Groomers
  • Pet Shops
  • Dog Bakeries
  • Dog Yoga
  • Dog Daycare
  • Vets
  • Dog Photography
  • Dog First Aid 
  • Dog Training
  • Dog Massage and Physiotherapy
  • Holistic Dog Care
  • Pet Cemeteries and Cremation Services
  • Dog Boutiques
  • Aqua Therapy
  • Dog Agility
  • Rescue Centres
  • Dog Boarding 

The following places may have to list their workshops as events based on not having a permanent business address:

  • Dog First Aid
  • Dog Training 
  • Dog Agility

The following places qualify on the basis that they have a geographical location:

  • Dog Photography
  • Dog Walking
  • Mobile Dog Groomers
  • Mobile Dog Trainers
  • Mobile Dog Masseuse
  • Dog First Aid

The following do NOT qualify

  • Dog breeders
  • Dog Insurance
  • Any Services Relating Solely To Other Animals
  • Online Pet Shops or Dog Boutiques
  • Anyone does not obtain the correct qualifications, licenses or insurance to run a dog business. This is applicable (but not limited) to: Dog Groomers, Home Boarders, Dog Walkers, Dog Masseuse, Dog First Aid, Dog Trainers, Aqua Therapy. 

Human Services must following criteria: 

  • Applicable services for humans
  • Dog friendly
  • Open to the public 
  • Have an official address at a single, permanent location 
  • Open on a regular basis 
  • Valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify:

  • Banks
  • Letting Agents
  • Post Office
  • Hairdressers
  • Barbers
  • Tattoo Parlours
  • Laundrette
  • Beauty Salon
  • Nail Salon
  • Service Stations
  • Gym and Health Clubs
  • Yoga or Pilates studios
  • Council Offices

The following do NOT qualify

  • Hospitals
  • Dental Surgeries 
  • Optometry Services

Wedding Venues must following criteria: 

  • Dog friendly
  • Open to the public 
  • Have an official address at a single, permanent location 
  • Open for wedding bookings
  • Valid website or easily sourced on Google for confirmation

The following places qualify:

  • Barns
  • Park/Garden
  • Mansions
  • Manor House
  • Country Clubs
  • Hotels 
  • Castle
  • Industrial Venues

Event Guidelines

What is an Event Listing?

An event listing is a dog friendly event which takes place for social purposes, celebratory reasons, educational purposes or for dog businesses to come together. Events can be one-off or recurring.

Anyone can add an event listing, dog owners, dog lovers, business owners, business managers or representatives – and yes it’s completely FREE – after all, they bring the community closer together! 

What kind of events does Dog Furiendly list?

We list any events that allow dogs on their premises and that are of interest to dogs and thier owners. The person adding the listing will also have to adhere to our guidelines, terms and conditions. 

Our event categories include (but aren’t limited to):

Sports and Fitness: Agility, Flyball, Swimming, Group Walks, Heelwork to Music, Bloodhound Trials, Doga, Disc Dog, Canicross, Dock Diving, Herding, Lure Coursing, Nose Work, Scent Trails, Catchball, Obedience, Rally Obedience.

Food & Drink: Pub Crawls, Themed Parties, Food and Drink Festivals, Wine Tours, Dining Events, Cocktail Classes, Pop up Breed Cafes, 

Film, Theatre, Media: Cinema Showings, Comedy Shows, Fashion Shows, Dance Shows, Theatre

Business: Networking Events

Education and Health: Workshops, Seminars, Training, First Aid, Pop up Health Checks

Dog Shows, Festivals, Charity Events and Causes: Dog Shows, Festivals, Professional Dog Showing, 

Breed Interest Events: Specific Breed Meetups and Parties. 

Event Guidelines

Events must have the following criteria: 

  • Dog friendly
  • Open to the public 

The following events qualify:

Sports and Fitness: Agility, Flyball, Swimming, Group Walks, Heelwork to Music, Bloodhound Trials, Doga, Disc Dog, Canicross, Dock Diving, Herding, Lure Coursing, Nose Work, Scent Trails, Catchball, Obedience, Rally Obedience.

Food & Drink: Pub Crawls, Themed Parties, Food and Drink Festivals, Wine Tours, Dining Events, Cocktail Classes, Pop up Breed Cafes, 

Film, Theatre, Media: Cinema Showings, Comedy Shows, Fashion Shows, Dance Shows, Theatre

Business: Networking Events, Marketing Events

Education and Health: Workshops, Seminars, Training, First Aid, Pop up Health Checks

Dog Shows, Festivals, Charity Events and Causes: Dog Shows, Festivals, Professional Dog Showing, 

Breed Interest Events: Specific Breed Meetups and Parties. 

The following does not qualify:

  • Any activity or event that expresses hatred towards any group through harassment or intimidation (including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or dog breeds)
  • Any blood sports, including hunting, fishing, hare coursing, badger baiting and animal fights (cockfighting, dog fighting, etc.), which either cause bloodshed or result in the death of an animal(s) for ‘sport’. 
  • Activities or events expliciting sexual activity or pornography, including escort services.
  • Illegal gambling 
  • Events which promote, sell or encourage the ingestion of illegal drugs, other illegal substances. 
  • Events which provide cannabis-infused products (including CBD) for free, as part of the ticket purchase (including free samples, infused food/beverage, gift bags, product discounts, and giveaways). 
  • Activities that principally promote commercial products or services (including promotion or the sale or distribution of any goods or services) unless the promotion is specifically expressed and indicated to users in a legally sufficient way with prominent “Advertising” disclosures in the description.
  • Raffles, sweepstakes, or giveaways that are not part of a live event listed .
  • Terrorist activity or organised criminal activity.
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