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Dog Friendly launches the new iPhone app to download on your iPhone

From your iPhone you can - Find a Dog Friendly hotel, plan your Dog Friendly day out, go to the beach and end the day eating at a Dog Friendly Pub

The Ultimate Directory of Places to Stay and Play with your dog

The iPhone app, launched this week by Dog Friendly helps dog owners to find all the dog-friendly restaurants, pubs and hotels in the area where they live or where they are visiting. The app, which lists more than 10,000 dog friendly places, will be welcomed by dog owners who say they struggle to find places that allow them to enjoy a day out or holiday with their four legged friends in tow

The GPS-enabled app, which can be downloaded for £1.79, also shows dog friendly beaches, suggested days out and veterinary surgeries within the user’s vicinity. You can have all that information on hand whenever and wherever you are.

“From your iPhone you can - Find a Dog Friendly hotel, plan your Dog Friendly day out, go to the beach and end the day eating at a Dog Friendly Pub”

Dog Friendly is the largest and most comprehensive website in the UK to offer members more than 10,000 venues where pet dogs are welcomed as warmly as their owners. Dog Friendly provides comprehensive information especially tailored for dog owners which is not found in standard directories.

Steve Bennett, co-founder of Dog Friendly said: “As a dog owner myself, I know how frustrating it can be when you can’t find anywhere to go that will allow your dog in as well. This iPhone app has long been an ambition of mine and I am glad that we are now able to launch it and help bring together the country’s dog owners and the very many dog friendly businesses that are out there.
The app could soon be adding more businesses to its 10,000 strong database as more and more businesses realise the economic benefits of reaching out to dog owners in difficult financial times.

The cost of putting your dog in kennels can put hundreds of pounds on to your holiday expenditure. More and more people are holidaying in the UK and there has never been a better time for hotels and restaurants opening up their doors to our canine friends.

Dog Friendly was started in 2002 by Husband and Wife team Steve and Lin Bennett in their search to find somewhere to stay in the UK with their three dogs Buster, Billy and Blossom. Dog Friendly was then born, a database of dog friendly places to stay and play with everything that a responsible dog owner really needs to know.

There are four ways you can plan your Dog Friendly days out and holidays with your beloved pets.
1. Download the iPhone app to your iphone which will give you immediate access to the complete database of Dog Friendly venues wherever you are.
2. Become a member of the Dog Friendly website by logging on to www.dogfriendly.co.uk
3. Purchase any of the 3 Dog Friendly Books to have on hand to find Dog Friendly Hotels, Dog Friendly Days Out and Dog Friendly Camping and Caravan sites.
4. Subscribe to the Dog Friendly Out and About quarterly magazine jam packed with information and stories of Dog Friendly places to take your pets.

Benefits of joining Dog Friendly

A full member of Dog Friendly can search all of the databases including:
Dog Friendly Camping and Caravan Sites
Dog Friendly Hotels
Dog Friendly Pubs
Dog Friendly Days Out
Dog Friendly Beaches

Other Benefits

Contact details for over 4,000 vets and dog wardens located throughout the UK.
Dog News updated regularly
A monthly e-newsletter
An Annual Photograph competition
Useful links

The Dog Friendly team telephone “every venue” at least once a year to ensure that they are still dog friendly. Typical questions asked

What size of dog is welcomed?
How many dogs you can have in your Caravan / Hotel room?
Whether dogs can be left alone in the hotel room?
Any extra charges for your dog?
Area’s for walking dogs?
Are dogs living on the premises?

Notes to editors

Dog Friendly iPhone App
• The Dog Friendly app can be downloaded onto your iPhone for £1.79.

Dog Friendly website
• Dog Friendly is the UK’s largest database of places to go and stay with your dog, to offer dog owners a free search service. The website lists 10,000 dog friendly places in the UK www.dogfriendly.co.uk
• Members can pay £5.99 annually to upgrade to a full Dog Friendly service, which provides further information about all of the dog friendly venues

Dog Friendly Magazines and books
• There are also alternative cost options for receiving the Dog Friendly Out and About magazine at £3.99 a quarter and the Dog Friendly Hotel, Camping and Caravan sites and Days Out books which include dog friendly pubs, beaches and days out at a cost of £9.99 each.

Dog Friendly statistics
• Members – circa 20,000
Hits – over ½ million per month
Unique visitors – circa 30,000 per month
Database – over 10,000 Dog Friendly venues


Ends

For interviews, photographs, case studies or press information contact:

Steve Bennett
Tel: 0845 094 2297 / 07908 705188
Email: steve@dogfriendly.co.uk