In This Issue
Ancol says its poop bags are biodegradable despite ASA ruling
Claims that poop bags were biodegradable ruled misleading
UK dog owners demand more dog friendly restaurants, as Wetherspoons closes its doors to canine diners
PATS Telford is THE place to be this September
Hard work pays off for sales reps in the pet trade
Connolly’s Red Mills – Go Native range of grain-free dog food, treats and dental superfood sticks
Pet firm reaches gold standard for customer service
Expansion for door-to-door pet food delivery franchise
Top ‘barks’ for puppy graduates across the UK
Pets at Glee opens its doors at the NEC on Monday
RSW International to launch RSPCA collection
Get your own copy of Pet Trade Xtra
Man charged with theft from pet shop
Expects warn of pet blues as kids go back to school
Nutriment knock at number 10
Mars Petcare introduces NUTRO to UK market
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
Canine ‘Think Tank’ determines what makes a pub dog-friendly
Electric shock collars for pets to be banned in England
Pet firm donates £1m to charity to mark 25 years of trading
Tripe-based product sales soar for Cotswold RAW
Find out how Pet Trade Xtra can help to promote your business and products.

If you have a story for Pet Trade Xtra contact for all editorial matters.

Email to discuss advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
Canine ‘Think Tank’ determines what makes a pub dog-friendly launched its third annual Dog-friendly Pub Awards with the first ever Doggy ‘Think Tank’ to find out what dogs really want from a dog-friendly pub – is it tasty treats, pawsome playthings or just a good ol’ bowl of doggy beer?


The event, held at the famously dog-friendly pub, The Woolpack on Bermondsey Street, London, welcomed all kinds of pups to test some of the fun and essential components of a truly dog-friendly pub. DogBuddy created five different testing stations for the dogs to decide which aspects they each enjoyed the most.

  • Treat testing
  • Dog bed testing
  • Doggy Beer testing
  • Dog bowl testing
  • Toy testing

Lisa Hens, Senior Scientific Officer at the RSPCA, who is one of the judges of the Dog-friendly Pub Awards  said: “It’s great to see establishments considering the needs of the dogs that might visit them and the Dog-friendly Pub Awards is a brilliant way to recognise this.


"Whilst letting dogs decide what they want from a pub in the ‘Think Tank’ is all just a bit of fun, it is important to consider the well-being of dogs in a busy, sometimes crowded, environment such as a pub, and to ensure that all their needs are catered for whilst there.”


Richard Setterwall, CEO and founder of DogBuddy adds: With the launch of the 2018 Dog-friendly Pub Awards, DogBuddy is encouraging pubs across the country to embrace ‘paw power’ and welcome not just two, but four-legged customers as well.


"Not only will the awards show some well-deserved appreciation of existing dog-friendly establishments, but they also aim to promote dog-friendly values across all pubs nationwide, inspiring dog owners in the UK to discover and visit their local pubs.”



Voting is open from Sunday 26th August 2018 - National Dog Day. Voting closes on Sunday 28th October 2018 and winners will be announced Friday 9th November 2018.  Anyone can vote for their favourite dog-friendly pub by visiting


For every vote received in the Dog-friendly Pub Awards, DogBuddy will also donate 50p** to the RSPCA who rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of dogs every year.


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn