New App For Dog Owners Who Can’t Bear To Part With Their Pooch

To celebrate National Dog Friendly Day on the 29th May, Dog Furiendly are launching a ground-breaking new app to revolutionise planning activities with dogs. 

The free-to-use app provides dog owners with a search engine to find dog friendly places locally across the UK and Ireland. With over 12,000 dog friendly cafes, pubs, restaurants, attractions, events and more.

Research* suggests that 85% of dogs suffer from separation related anxiety, feeling frightened, lonely or sad whenever their owners head out to work or pop out of the house.

The wave of separation anxiety has increased since lockdown amongst dogs who have grown accustomed to having their owners at home.

The new app from Dog Furiendly aims to alleviate the problem, by supporting dog owners to make more travel choices that include the dog. 

Other features of the app include a user based rating system where users can make decisions based on the reviews and experiences of other dog owners. Dog owners can also use the app to create their own profile, save their favourite places, follow friends and send messages. 

The app isn’t just limited to places to go, it also includes vital services like vets, pet shops and dog groomers. If it’s dog related, Dog Furiendly are barking mad for it! 

Adele Pember, founder of Dog Furiendly, was inspired to start the business after struggling to find places to take her Chihuahua, Charlie, who suffers from separation anxiety.

Adele said: “The life of a dog is way too short, and many will spend it waiting for their human to come home from work or the pub.

“Our new app means leaving the dog at home is a thing of the past. Owners can now include the dog in plans, providing more memories to cherish.”

“For so many people, dogs have been a great support through the pandemic. Now that things are opening back up it would feel wrong to leave them at home while you go out and have fun. They deserve the same love and support that they offer us and our new app means we can always be together.”

Early estimates suggest that up to 12 million dog owners will benefit from this new platform. This means that wherever you go in the UK or Ireland you can use Dog Furiendly to find somewhere who welcomes your dog with a wagging tail.

Eliana Carmen from Norfolk has had a great experience with the app:

She said, “We love being able to pull up the app no matter where we are in the UK and finding the perfect spot for lunch or a day out- that will happily welcome us and the dogs!”

Dog Furiendly are supporting dog friendly businesses after lockdown restrictions by encouraging them to add their dog friendly place to the app free of charge.

Download the Dog Furiendly App for free from https://dogfuriendly.com/app/

Dog owners are encouraged to share their favourite dog friendly places on the platforms social channels Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @dogfuriendly.

Use the App to plan the perfect trip with your pooch!

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About Us

DOG FURIENDLY is a travel platform for 12 million dog owners across the UK and Ireland. We have a free to use, up-to-date website and app filled with dog friendly places, including pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, accommodation, attractions and destinations. We also host dog friendly events. Dog owners can create their own account and leave reviews on the places they have visited to help others in our community make informed decisions on their next excursion. Like TripAdvisor for dog owners.

Editor Notes

Adele Pember is available for all media interviews.

Test app links for journalists:

Please remember this is a beta test, and we are still in the final stages of testing.

Photos available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d4NbwPEk4S089SQuQHF01CSluibxqXfK

Research: *Research carried out for Channel 4’s ‘Dogs: Their Secret Lives – Sad Dogs’

Photos to be credited to Tom Harper Photography

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