Shopping centre Dalton Park, in County Durham, is now dog friendly after bosses responded to customer requests to be able to bring along their pets.
Hydration stations, disposable poo bags, and dog waste bins have been installed at each entrance. In addition, dog first aid kits are located in the centre.
Retailers that are happy for dogs to enter their stores are marked by a ‘We’re dog friendly’ window sticker and pets are also able to enjoy the 55 acres of Dalton Park’s landscaped parkland.
Richard Kaye, Centre Manager at Dalton Park, said: “We continuously ask customers how we can improve their experience and being dog friendly is always top of their wish list, so we know we’re not barking up the wrong tree.”
He added: “We do have a few ‘dog house’ rules we are asking people to follow, including keeping dogs on a short, non-retractable lead while in the centre, using the new green dog waste bins to clean up after their pets, and being respectful of customers who may be afraid of dogs.”