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Welcome to

Let My Dog In

As most life-changing projects, this website was created out of despair and frustration and as a way to fix something that’s wrong about everyday life.

Everyone who owns a dog has tried to visit an establishment with their canine friend in tow only to be barred at the door. And the reasons are always the same: “Dogs have misbehaved here in the past”, “It’s management rules”, “It’s a food preparation area”, blah blah blah… Not only is this frustrating and embarrassing but really unfair! When was the last time all human beings were banned from a bar because one had misbehaved before? How many restaurants have stopped allowing children in because of management rules? And don’t get me started on the food preparation excuse… some of the best food I’ve ever eaten was in pubs and they invariably allow dogs in.

SO… I decided that in order to remove the cringeworthy experience of being told that my dogs can’t go somewhere with me, I would have to check before leaving home.

And this website was born!

Community

Dog-Friendly Places

In this section of the site you will find scores of bars, pubs, cafés, restaurants, etc where you can take your dog. I didn’t just take Google’s word for it – I called every single business and got a positive answer!

And by dog-friendly I don’t mean a place that allows your dog to sit outside; we all know that the weather in this country is irregular at best. Whenever a business only allows your best friend to sit outside, we will still list it if (and only if) the rest of the experience is worth it. Other than that, we prefer to focus on businesses which allow dogs full access, just like they do humans.

Pampering

Grooming

I’ve had bad experiences of pet grooming in the past and, while they didn’t necessarily mean low standards of animal care, highlighting these situations could prevent them from happening again in future. Equally, if you’ve received excellent service from a dog groomer, why not recommend it to the next person?

Special offers are all the rage these days so let everyone know of the best deal in town! Humans are often rewarded for loyalty to a business, so why shouldn’t dogs be?

Social

Cafés

A lot of cafés are very small spaces so they use that as an excuse to not allow dogs inside. If the customer service, outdoor offer and overall experience are excellent, then we will still advertise their services. Otherwise, only real dog-friendly places will do!

Merchandise

Check out our Store

Check out our store for some fantastic items and support our community.

Merchandise

Check out our Store

Check out our store for some fantastic items and support our community.

Merchandise

Check out our Store

Check out our store for some fantastic items and support our community.

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Testimonials

Are you a dog-friendly business?

Fernandez & Wells

“Dog-friendly? Oh absolutely! We’re very enthusiastic about dogs!”

West End cafe

The Merchant

“Oh God, yeah!”

Battersea pub

The Refinery

“You’re more than welcome to bring along your family member”

Bankside bar

No. 32, The Old Town

“Of course, we love them!”

Clapham pub

Konnigans

“Yes, don’t worry about it, sir! We even give them treats…”

Wandsworth restaurant

Crown & Anchor Seven Dials

“Dogs are better than people.”

West End pub

The Ring

“No!”

Southwark pub to avoid… surprised

Bellanger

– “Yes, as long as they’re not barking, biting or screaming… “

– “Oh! What about the owners?…” laughing

Islington café

No 11 Pimlico Road

“We’re definitely very dog-friendly!”

Pimlico Road pub

The White Ferry House

“We’re more than dog-friendly, we’re extremely dog-friendly!”

Victoria pub

Ace Hotel

“Yes, absolutely. We love dogs!”

Shoreditch hotel

Charlotte

“Yes. And we don’t charge extra.”

West Hampstead guest house

The Montague on the Gardens

“Leave us a note under Comments so we can organise stuff like a dog bed”

Bloomsbury hotel

Melia White House

“Dogs?? Animals???”

Regent’s Park hotel to avoid… surprised

Brewers Inn

“Yes, we even host special dog events here.”

Wandsworth boutique hotel

Aloft

“Oh yes, we’ll give you a complimentary dog bed and a water bowl.”

East London hotel

Our DogBlog

July’s DogBlog 2020 (Covid – Part 2)

July’s DogBlog 2020 (Covid – Part 2)

VICTOR TEIXEIRA - LMDI Last month we wrote about how bringing home new puppies or rescue dogs had saved so many of us during lockdown. We got so many stories and photos that we had to split the issue into two parts for the first time since the start of this DogBlog....

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June’s DogBlog 2020 (Covid – Part 1)

June’s DogBlog 2020 (Covid – Part 1)

VICTOR TEIXEIRA - LMDI After 3 months of lockdown, with more or less restrictions depending on where you're reading this from, you'd be forgiven for not recognising your previous life - or yourself for that matter. Some of us have changed jobs (and industries), some...

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May’s DogBlog 2020

May’s DogBlog 2020

VICTOR TEIXEIRA - LMDI Only 2 months ago our March DogBlog talked about how Coronavirus was affecting us all - dog owners, walkers, groomers, daycares and shop owners - and how we were all coping with the changes. Now, one way or another, we've possibly embraced these...

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Featured Patrons:

Ballucci is a small independent Coffee Bar & Lounge situated in Isleworth, West London. We launched on 27th September 2017 and have been very successful ever since.
 

Karin Davies – Pet Groomer in Everton, Lymington

I love animals, and dogs in particular, and although I really enjoy my job as long haul cabin crew, I have always had dreams of owning an animal sanctuary if I won the lottery!! 
 

Photobox offers everything you need to turn your favourite moments into beautiful gifts for family and friends. Choose from a wide range of products – from Photo Books to Mugs to Canvas, and so much more – it’s all yours to experiment, get creative, and have a lot of fun along the way!

 
Ballucci is a small independent Coffee Bar & Lounge situated in Isleworth, West London. We launched on 27th September 2017 and have been very successful ever since.
 

Karin Davies – Pet Groomer in Everton, Lymington

I love animals, and dogs in particular, and although I really enjoy my job as long haul cabin crew, I have always had dreams of owning an animal sanctuary if I won the lottery!! 
 

Photobox offers everything you need to turn your favourite moments into beautiful gifts for family and friends. Choose from a wide range of products – from Photo Books to Mugs to Canvas, and so much more – it’s all yours to experiment, get creative, and have a lot of fun along the way!

 
Jacqueline Delaney is a friend of mine and well-respected local dog walker who recently trained as a Professional Dog Trainer. She provides one-to-one services in most post codes neighbouring Waterloo. Get in touch by phone and check out her website!

Our Team

Dog Lover, enthusiast, dancer & singer often seen on FIRE’s stage.

 

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