New study unveils Solihull as one of UK's top dog-loving towns - The Solihull Observer

New study unveils Solihull as one of UK's top dog-loving towns

Solihull Editorial 26th Mar, 2024   0

A NEW study by pet insurer Waggel reveals that Solihull is one of the top dog-loving areas in the UK.

The study compared 2023 gov.uk data on dog population against the human population of each town or city that houses at least 100,000 people to discover where the dog ownership rate is at its highest.

Topping the list is Swindon, with a ratio of 316.48 dogs per 1,000 humans.

Solihull closes the top five with 252.75 dogs per 1,000 humans.

Andrew Leal, CEO of Waggel, said: “Dogs are humans’ best friends, and this data proves just how much Britons enjoy having a pet by their side, in some areas more than others.

“And regardless of the UK being a highly pet-friendly country in general, it’s interesting to see how all the cities in the top 10 offer both owner’s and dogs’ broad and frequent recreative areas to enjoy each other’s company.




“Understanding this and other trends that influence the ranking, the study offers valuable insights into the diverse factors influencing dog ownership and community dynamics across different cities.

“By recognising and celebrating the bond between humans and their furry companions, we can work towards creating more inclusive and pet-friendly environments that benefit both residents and their beloved pets.”


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