One of Glasgow’s leading shopping and leisure destinations, Silverburn, announced its dog-friendly status on October 10. This means that dog owners can take their furry friends along without leaving them behind. So, happy times are ahead for every doggo out there!
After significant demand from shoppers and retailers, the decision was finally taken to allow dogs into Silverburn for a limited trial period. While shoppers should check with individual retailers first, four-legged friends will be allowed to accompany their owners for window shopping and coffee and lunch catch-ups with their owner’s pals, so visitors do not have to worry about their dogs getting lonely at home.
After consultation, a number of retailers will also welcome the dog-friendly status, including The Fragrance Shop, Paperchase, Waterstones, H&M, Pandora and Fossil, alongside the brand new Döner Shack and Krispy Kreme, which has recently added pupuccinos to its menu. One of the newest additions to Silverburn, estate agency Upload Abode as well as travel agents Barrhead Travel and Hays Travel has also given furry friends a green light to enter.
As a result, there will be water bowls around Silverburn, so guests’ fur babies don’t get thirsty. To best identify which restaurants and shops are welcoming doggies, a paw print vinyl sticker will also be present at the entrance.
However, the dog-friendly status at Silverburn still carries some rules owners must abide by. To provide the best experience for everyone, dog parents must clean up after their dogs in the instance of any ‘accidents’, must not leave them unattended and keep a lead on at all times.
David Pierotti, General Manager of Silverburn, said: “We pride ourselves on being a destination that is inclusive for all, and considering the 10% rise in dog ownership in recent years we wanted to trial opening our doors to everyone in the family, which includes some of the best-behaved dogs out there.
This new policy allows visitors to shop, eat and relax at Silverburn alongside their canine companions without the anxiety of leaving them behind. When asked, over 80% of our customers welcomed the concept so we’re excited to make this addition and will continue to monitor feedback throughout the trial period.”