Be Dog Friendly is a Kennel Club campaign to encourage, recognise and reward non-pet businesses and places that go the extra mile for the benefit of the UK's 8.5 million dogs and their owners. Winners of the Be Dog Friendly Awards in each of the 10 categories will be chosen by public vote. To cast your vote, choose a category below and click on the vote button for your favourite place or business. If your favourite location is not listed, please enter their details by clicking the add button above.

As a thank you for recommending or voting for a location, the Kennel Club and our supporters DogFriendly will be giving away one holiday voucher worth £500, and runner up prizes of tickets to Eukanuba Discover Dogs and Crufts 2017. Everyone voting will be entitled to a free, full membership of Dog Friendly for one year worth £5.99!


Hotel / Places to stay

Small independent hotels, cottages, self-catering, bed & breakfast accomodation, and hostels where dogs are welcome to stay.

Pub / Bar

Individual pubs, bars, and small chains with facilities for dogs where muddy paws and thirsty pets are in good company

Day Out

The best castles, parks, events, attractions, shows and concerts where your dog can have as much fun as you.


Your favourite wide open spaces, sheltered coves, sand dunes, pebble beaches and rocky shorelines where dogs can play on or off the lead.

Cafe / Restaurant

Independant restaurants and small chains that allow dogs to sit with their owners.

Camping / Caravanning

The best locations and sites where dogs are safe and secure with room to let off steam.

Great Outdoors

Ideal locations away from it all such as The Cotswolds, The Lake District, Snowdonia, highlands and moors where dogs can run free under the Countryside Code.

High Street

Small high street shops or businesses that open their doors for dogs and go out of their way to cater for their needs

Town / City

Your favourite town or city that make a special effort to welcome dog owners and their dogs throughout the year.

Large Organisation

Public or private sector companies, institutions or national chains with dog friendly policies. Businesses with an exceptional commitment to the wellbeing of dogs.