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Best friends welcome too in new initiative by Solihull BID

Solihull Editorial 6th May, 2022

DOG lovers are being invited to bring their furry friends into Solihull town centre this Saturday, May 7, for the launch of a new ‘Dog Friendly’ campaign.

The pooch friendly drive has been sniffed out by Solihull BID – the Business Improvement District for the town centre – to highlight the 45 plus businesses that welcome dogs with open paws.

It comes as a new page on the BID website – – lists the venues and shops that are dog friendly. The list includes retail favourites as well as banks, estate agents, cafes, restaurants and pubs and is being expanded on a regular basis. Participating venues will also have a ‘Dog Friendly’ sticker in their windows.

The campaign coincides with the monthly Solihull Producers’ Market and will also see the beginning of the Dog Friendly competition. Visitors need to pick up a postcard from one of 15 participating businesses, fill in their details and post it in one of the BID post-boxes to be in with a chance of winning a prize totalling more than £300 including a night’s stay with your dog at voco St John’s Hotel.

Photographer to the stars Andrew Ogilvy will also be on hand to take the perfect pawtrait free of charge.

Melanie Palmer, chief executive of Solihull BID, said: “Our dog friendly campaign showcases yet another reason for people to visit Solihull town centre.

“Our businesses are totally invested in the customer experience for everyone, including our four-legged furry friends!”


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