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Bring Your Pooch!

bring your pooch

Herefordshire, the dog friendly county… for friendly dogs! Our open spaces, woodlands, rivers and streams are all perfect for your four-legged friends.

Dogs welcome
As you browse the site, you'll find lots of providers include the ‘dogs welcome’ tag on their listings. Also check out our Trip Ideas section, including our top dog-friendly places to stay and a dog-friendly getaway in Symonds Yat.

Follow the guidelines
Herefordshire  is a great county to visit with your dog but, of course, it’s important to follow sensible guidelines to keep you and your dog safe.  You are legally responsible for everything your dog does so keeping control at all times is so important. If your dog runs off unattended they could get hurt or injure grazing farm animals. This could cause a lot of heartache and there is the risk of prosecution for any damages caused.

Here are some straightforward steps to you, and your dog, enjoying Herefordshire in the right way.

On the Lead

Please keep your dog on a lead around our farmer’s livestock or wildlife. Ensure your dog’s collar/harness fits well so they can’t wiggle out of it.

Keep Control

While most of us love dogs, remember there are some who are less keen. It’s important to keep your dog under control around other people so they don’t jump up, especially around children. 

In Sight

Always keep your dog in sight so you know what they are doing, chewing or drinking. While some dogs love puddles, don't let them drink water that doesn't look clean. A blue/green paint-like scum of algae floating on the surface of still water can be irritating or even fatal.

Clean Up

Picking up your dog’s litter ensures a safe and clean space for everyone to enjoy. Always throw the bag in the bin, or take it home with you.