Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne visited the Lowes Arms, Hyde Road, Denton, to promote the Be Dog Friendly campaign.
Be Dog Friendly is a campaign run by the Kennel Club which aims to reward and encourage businesses and public places across the UK to adopt a dog friendly attitude towards the nation’s 8.5 million dogs.
There is a common misconception that dogs are not allowed in premises where food is served, such as restaurants and cafes, when in fact it is only food preparation areas that are out of bounds, not areas where food is served and sold.
The campaign aims to address that, but also promote the financial benefits of running a dog friendly business, and to encourage people to take their dogs with them more often to see that they lead happier, healthier lives.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“As a proud dog owner, I know how frustrating it can be to have problems accessing services simply because I have a dog.
“That is why I have introduced a Bill in Parliament to ensure blind people with dogs are not turned away by taxi drivers.
“The Be Dog Friendly campaign is a crucial step forward in making sure all businesses in Tameside are welcoming to dog owners.”
If you own a dog, you can find out which businesses are particularly dog friendly at www.dogfriendly.co.uk