New website helps owners plan doggie-friendly trips

Rover Recommended Team
Louise Dolan and Simon Howgill with rescue dog Holly. They have set up a website to help dog owners plan days out and holidays PHOTO: Supplied
An UPPER Broughton couple has launched a website to help dog owners plan days out and holidays with their four-legged friend.

Simon Howgill and Louise Dolan, who have a rescue dog called Holly, spent the last couple of years researching places to visit and stay that welcome dogs.

Louise said: “Dog owners were often surprised because they didn’t realise their dog would have been allowed in the places we went with Holly.”

“It soon became clear that dog owners needed an easy way of finding out about dog-friendly places, so that’s when we decided to start our website”

The website is growing fast and already has thousands of B&Bs, hotels, cottages, pubs and attractions that allow dogs.

One of the site’s most useful features is the ‘what’s near’ button which can find things to do near you.

Simon added: “We want new recommendations and reviews from the dog-owning community that dog owners will trust.”

“The website isn’t about making money – it’s just about you and your dog having more fun together. “Our objective is to create a nationwide community of dog owners who can share experiences and pass on tips.”

To plan a trip with your dog or to list your dog-friendly business for free log on to
Published in The Melton Times 24/01/11