Over 100 dog-lovers and their four-legged friends attended The Green Room at the weekend to celebrate the launch of a new project in Perth.

Puppies and Prosecco is the first event of its kind in Perth that launched at the weekend. The Green Room, a friendly dog venue hosted the event with a launch of a new friendly dog website.

Katie McCandless Thomas originally set up Dog Friendly Perthshire as a Facebook page in 2015. As a long-time resident of Perth, she and her loyal Lhasa Apso Baxter are on a mission to promote Perthshire as the Dog Friendly Capital of Scotland. With well over 7,000 followers, and new businesses signing up daily, the campaign has gained momentum, and now has its very own dedicated website.

Dog Friendly Perthshire will list all the cafes, restaurants, accommodation and shops in the area which welcome dogs. Katie and ‘ambassadog’ Baxter will also sniff out the very best places to stay, walk, eat, and shop with your dog and regularly post blogs about all their adventures.

Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, said: “With beautiful spacious parks, scenic woodland walks and a host of dog-friendly cafes, restaurants and shops, Perthshire is a pedigree destination for dog owners. The launch of this brand-new website will highlight the region’s wonderful tourism offering for both visitors and their furry friends.”

Emma Rae, one of George the Ambassadog’s owners, said: “George is a big fan of Perthshire, especially walks around the Loch Leven Heritage Trail and the Birks of Aberfeldy. He loves to explore the forests and discover the dog-friendly cafes in Crieff and Perth. We hope that the new website will inspire many people to explore the region and organise their next pawfect adventure.”

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