the Ruff Guide

About The Ruff Guide - Dog friendly accommodation directory

About Us

We are some friends who met walking our dogs every day.

Apart from walking, chatting and stopping for tea and cake, we also love visiting and staying in new places around the country with our four legged companions.

However, we found that finding somewhere to stay that actually lets you eat with your dog and sleep with your dog was really quite hard.

Unfortunately we had a few difficult experiences where our dogs were heard howling in the next county while we tried to look inconspicious as we tried to eat our meal...dogs being left in bedrooms/cars !

We decided therefore to try to create a comprehensive, single resource for ourselves and other like-minded dog lovers which would include, as far as possible, a great selection of dog friendly hotels, inns and pubs which will welcome us and our pets.

We have spent a lot of time collating the information which is in this website but we have not had time to visit all of these dog friendly establishments personally. And of course, whilst we are continuing to research and add to this site we would love your recommendations or feedback.

Therefore, to make this website as valuable a resource for us all as it can be, please do send us your dog friendly holiday recommendations and we will follow them up.