Recognising – Rewarding – Inspiring

Pembrokeshire Tourism and Burns Pet Nutrition Team Up to Launch the County’s First Dog Friendly Tourism Awards

Does your business have what it takes to be crowned the most dog friendly establishment in Pembrokeshire? Does your local town or village roll out the welcome mat for tourists and their dogs?

The open spaces of Pembrokeshire are becoming increasingly attractive for dog owners as a holiday destination and with miles of fantastic coastline there’s every opportunity for the holidaying pooch to enjoy themselves just as much as their owners without having to endure the trauma of separation. Many of Pembrokeshire’s tourism providers and businesses are dog friendly and their numbers are increasing as demand to accommodate four legged visitors continues to rise.

The awards are designed to champion responsible pet ownership and recognise the efforts of outstanding local businesses throughout the county who help to make Pembrokeshire a dog friendly destination.

Environmental impact is a vital consideration for tourism providers in the county and Pembrokeshire Tourism together with the team at Burns Pet Nutrition are working with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to stress the importance of visitors helping to keep Pembrokeshire dog friendly by following the Countryside Code, respecting other people and their animals and protecting the natural environment to make sure everyone can enjoy our great outdoors.

Burns By Your Side is a community project funded by Burns Pet Nutrition- one of the UK’s most successful natural pet food companies. The aim of the project is to instil confidence in schoolchildren and improve literacy skills with the aid of reading dogs and their companions. The project is currently active across West Wales with potential plans to expand across the country.

The categories for the awards are:
Best Dog Friendly Beach                                       (Judging 10-31 March)
• Best Dog Friendly Town / Village                         (Judging 10-31 March)
Best Dog Friendly Holiday Accommodation      (Judging 22 March)
Best Dog Friendly Pub / Restaurant / Café         (Judging 18 March)
Best Dog friendly Day Out / Attraction               (Judging 18 March)
Best Dog friendly Caravan / Campsite                (Judging 22 March)

Nominations for the awards are open until midnight on Monday 27th February. The judging will be done by the Burns by Your Side reading dog teams between 1-31st March and the awards winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Slebech Park Estate on 23rd May.

Members of the public, visitors, tourism operators, community councils and local tourism associations are encouraged to submit nominations.

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Burns Pet Nutrition are the main sponsor of the Dog Friendly Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards 2017

The Milford Waterfront development was the main sponsor of the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards 2016.

Day’s until the launch of the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards 2018