Can We Take The Dog?

by Mary Hughes in Abinger Hammer, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 3rd April 2020 we successfully raised £1,037 with 29 supporters in 28 days

Develop our dog friendly website and create mobile app to help pet owners find dog friendly places when they are out and about.

by Mary Hughes in Abinger Hammer, England, United Kingdom

                                     

When I became a dog owner in 2010 I assumed we would take our beloved pet on holidays and days out with our family - but I soon discovered it wasn't that simple! 

The idea for Can We Take The Dog came after our first frustrating attempt at a holiday with our dog Meg. 

Although we had researched dog friendly accommodation before we left, when we arrived we found it difficult to find places to visit that would allow us to take Meg with us. It was equally difficult to find pubs, cafes and restaurants that we could eat in while we were out. We found that very few small business had websites, and after a few wasted trips we ended up phoning places in advance to ask if they allowed dogs.

We also found that the beaches all had varying dog policies, some of which weren’t clear until you got to the sign in the beach car park. 

After compiling lots of information about dog friendly places while we were away, we decided to share the knowledge with other dog owners to make travelling with dogs easier and the Can We Take The Dog blog was created.

About the Website

www.canwetakethedog.com

We provide information to dog owners about tourist attractions, holiday accommodation, cafes and restaurants that welcome dogs.

The website has been running as a blog for a while and has attracted a great following of dog owners. We now want to take the next step and develop the site into the source for dog friendly information in the UK.  

Over the last year we have averaged 13,900 hits per month, from approximately 5200 unique users per month.

Just over 90% of our traffic is from the UK, 4% from the United States and the remaining 6% from the rest of the world.

We have worked hard to provide excellent content, and 89% of our visitors come through organic search. 

What is the aim?

The aim of the project is to develop the blog and create a mobile friendly website, and eventually an app, that dog owners can use when they are out and about to find dog friendly places near them. 

We would expand the website past Meg's own visits, so it included tourist attractions, holidays and places to eat all over the UK. The blog will also be developed to include useful information for pet owners and reviews of dog products and services.

The information will be in a uniform format, and users will be able to submit their own suggestions for places as well as rank the ones listed for their level of 'dog friendliness'.

We hope to make it easier for dog owners to take their pets with them on holidays and days out.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£8 or more

2 of 24 claimed

Supporters Bumper Pack!

This is the ultimate 'Can We Take The Dog' supporters pack. It includes a supporters window sticker, a pack of 10 handmade grain free dog biscuits, and a mention on the supporters page on the website (this can be personal or a business).

£2 or more

Be part of the supporters page on the website.

Get a 'thank you' mention on the supporters page of the website. If you are a business there will also be a link to your company website.

£3 or more

0 of 24 claimed

Handmade Dog Biscuits

A pack of 10 handmade grain free dog biscuits. These large bone shaped biscuits are a delightful treat for your pet, and are grain free so suitable for sensitive stomachs. Made from gluten free rice flour, you can pick either gravy or cheese flavour.

£5 or more

2 of 250 claimed

Supporter's Window Sticker

Receive a 'Can We Take The Dog' window sticker to show you are a supporter. The sticker measures 12cm x 12cm and can be placed on the inside of any window. The sticker will be the Can We Take The Dog logo.

£10 or more

4 of 100 claimed

LIMITED DEAL - dog friendly business listing

SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE FIRST 100 PLEDGES! Your dog friendly or pet related business listed on the website. An advert for your dog friendly business with an image and a link to your website and social media will be added to the site. You will also receive a 'Dogs Welcome' window sticker to display at your premises. SPECIAL PRICE - Usually priced at £15.

£15 or more

Website listing for your dog friendly business

Your dog friendly or pet related business listed on the website. An advert for your dog friendly business with an image and a link to your website and social media will be added to the site. You will also receive a 'Dogs Welcome' window sticker to display at your premises. START DATE CAN BE DEFERRED UNTIL AFTER COVID-19 CLOSURES HAVE FINISHED.

£25 or more

2 of 100 claimed

LIMITED DEAL - premium dog friendly listing

SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE FIRST 100 PLEDGES! A premium listing for your dog friendly or pet related business. Your business will be listed on the website in a prime position to appear at the top of the page for your category. You will also receive a 'Dogs Welcome' window sticker to display at your premises. SPECIAL PRICE - Usually priced at £30.

£30 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Premium website listing for your business

A premium listing for your dog friendly or pet related business. Your business will be listed on the website in a prime position to appear at the top of the page for your category. You will also receive a 'Dogs Welcome' window sticker to display at your premises. START DATE CAN BE DEFERRED UNTIL AFTER COVID-19 CLOSURES HAVE FINISHED.

£50 or more

0 of 24 claimed

LIMITED DEAL - Blog article about your business

Your dog friendly place, pet based business, dog product or service, or animal charity will be featured in a blog article on the website. The article will be a write up of your service or a review of your product, with images and links to your website.

£100 or more

2 of 24 claimed

Featured blog article about your business

Your dog friendly place, pet based business, dog product or service, or animal charity will be featured in a blog article on the website. The blog post will be featured on the homepage for 30 days. The article will be a write up of your service or a review of your product, with images and links to your website.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Become our 2020 Sponsor!

Our top reward! Become the main sponsor of Can We Take The Dog for the 2020 season. Your business will be listed on the website and social media as our main sponsor.

Got an idea like this?

Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.