Animal lover and her cockapoo begin hunt for the UK’s most dog-friendly venue
Dog lover Becky Baker is setting off on a 2,500-mile road trip around the UK to find the nation’s most dog-friendly place.
Becky and her cockapoo Buddy will spend two months living in a campervan checking out cafés, pubs, walks, groomers, pet shops and public spaces.
She’s urging pet owners and businesses to get in touch with recommendations so she can provide pet parents with the most comprehensive, first-hand guide of things to do with their dog.
Becky, 35, from Wakefield, Yorks, left her job as a technical product manager and decided to take a leap of faith with her own business by hitting the open road.
She plans to blog about her #pawsontour2019 travels on her pet social media and review site, K9Nation.
She said: “It’s always been my dream to go on a road trip with Buddy and I’m hoping to check out as many dog-friendly places as possible.
“We’ll be doing lots of walking and it would be lovely if people would like to join us and show us hidden gems to visit with dogs.
“I want to create the most thorough guide I can for dog owners across the country and make friends – both two and four-legged!”
Becky’s tour will start in Peterborough on July 6. She hopes the road trip will help raise awareness of her work.
“The tour will take in some dog events including Just Dogs Live, Woofstock, Dog Lovers Festival and the Family Pet Show.
“Each place will be given a rating and at the end I’ll announce the most dog- friendly place.
Becky said: “Dogs are such a huge part of our lives which is why I wanted to create a social media site for them, where they can make friends, and also for owners to find services and resources.
“I hope to meet with charities, enterprises and rescue shelters along the way.
“It will be a challenge, as I’ve never camped before and can barely cook, but I know it will be wonderful.