A study done by raw dog food company Ethically Raised has concluded that Glasgow is the second most dog-friendly city in the UK, based on the amount of bars, restaurants, pubs and cafes in the city that advertise dogs being welcome.
The study revealed that Glasgow has 51 dog-friendly restaurants, with 260 online searches for dog-friendly cafes, and 320 searches for dog-friendly restaurants, per month. The UK’s friendliest city placed above the likes of Liverpool, London and Manchester overall – but this doesn’t surprise us.
Manchester has been home to dog-friendly venues including The Palais Bar, BrewDog (that throws dog birthday parties, by the way), The Finnieston and many more for years, and most new openings that pop up tend to welcome furry friends. These often also offer benefits for the dogs themselves, with comfy areas for them to chill out, outside spots for those so inclined, and treats such as puppy ice cream to keep them occupied.
Pooches are in fact welcome in many of Glasgow’s shops, such as Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow Fort and CCW, meaning your dog-friendly day doesn’t have to stop at coffee and a cake. Add to that the variety of parks and green spaces dotted around the city, and you’ve got yourself an entire day out with your pup!
It’s actually no wonder that interest in dog-friendly locations is so high in Glasgow – take a walk through literally anywhere, and you’ll see just how many city-dwellers come in a package with a dachshund or Italian greyhound.
The study seems to have shown how the city is adapting to the needs of those living, eating and socialising in Glasgow, and it truly is on its way to becoming the UK’s pooch capital, prioritising dog owners and lovers.