All for the love of Chester...
On a warm August day, a small puppy, barely bigger than 2 palms placed side by side, took his very first car journey to the market town of Frome. His new home. The few weeks that followed were tough. There was lots of crying from both puppy and his new parents. But as they all got to know each other, this naughty, energetic, lovable puppy became part of the family, the Pack.
As a family, we want to go everywhere together. But how can we know where both humans and hounds are welcome?
The initial aim of Hounds Welcome is for residents of Frome and the surrounding areas, to find locations where they and their Hounds are welcome.
On a larger scale, there are a number of benefits of welcoming pets into any premises:
It reduces stress levels. It has been proven that stroking a dog releases happy hormones, and who doesn't need more happy hormones?!
It improves social interaction. Not just for your dog, but dogs can act as an ice breaker to promote conversation with people you meet. A little social interaction does everyone good.
It encourages further trade. This is obviously for businesses, but if a dog owner can enter with their hound they may spend longer with you, and spend more money with you.....
And for the 8 million dogs out there in the UK it would make everyones life that bit easier.
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As with everything in life there are certain rules that need to be followed. At the end of the day, not everyone likes dogs. So to change their minds, lets make sure our hounds are the best behaved they can be. And so our Hounds don't feel hard done by, there are some rules for you Humans as well.
For more information please check out the Kennel Club's campaign 'Be Dog Friendly'.
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