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Dog-friendly places on the Isle of Wight

We’ve created the The Wightlink Woof Awards to celebrate the best dog-friendly spots on the Isle of Wight, covering everything from the best attraction to the best dog walk.

The Island is one of the top dog-friendly destinations in the UK, full of incredible people and places. We think it’s time to celebrate your dog-friendly favourites and let everyone know just how great they are.

Who wins? You decide! Wightlink wants you to nominate your top places to go along with the dogs and owners you think have gone the extra mile.

What’s up for grabs?

The awards will be presented at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show on 30 June 2019. Winners will receive a trophy, £100 in Wightlink travel vouchers, a goody bag and The Wightlink Woof Awards Golden Pawprint marque to display in recognition of the achievement.

Wightlink Woof Awards categories

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Nominations

Nominations are now open until midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2019. One nomination per person per category and only fully completed nomination entries will be accepted. Entries will be judged by a panel and announced on 30 June 2019.

The best place to relax overnight after walkies

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I'd like to nominate...
Where are they based?
Does this accommodation have any of the following dog-friendly features?
 Dog bowl with water Dog treats Dog litter bins Dog bed None Other - please use 'Tell us more' box below
Tell us more about what makes your chosen nomination dog-friendly (character limit: 1000)
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The attraction that has the upper hound for our four-legged friends

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I'd like to nominate...
Where are they based?
Does this attraction have any of the following dog-friendly features?
 Dog bowl with water Dog treats Dog litter bins Dog bed None Other - please use 'Tell us more' box below
Tell us more about what makes your chosen nomination dog-friendly (character limit: 1000)
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The beach that is pawsitively the best for dogs

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The place that takes the biscuit as far as dogs are concerned

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I'd like to nominate...
Where are they based?
Does this place to eat and drink have any of the following dog-friendly features?
 Dog bowl with water Dog treats Dog litter bins Dog bed None Other - please use 'Tell us more' box below
Tell us more about what makes your chosen nomination dog-friendly (character limit: 1000)
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Which kennels, vet, dog groomer, retailer or dog walker deserves a round of appaws?

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Your name
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I'd like to nominate...
Where are they based?
Does this retailer have any of the following dog-friendly features?
 Dog bowl with water Dog treats Dog litter bins Dog bed None Other - please use 'Tell us more' box below
Tell us more about what makes your chosen nomination dog-friendly (character limit: 1000)
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The best walk to get tails wagging

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Where does the walk start?
Where does the walk end?
Describe the route as best you can
What are the highlights of the walk and what makes it special? (character limit: 1000)
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Do you know a local four legged friend that spreads a smile with a woof and a wag wherever they go? This dog can be a well-loved pet, a therapy/assistant animal, or a dog with a job that helps make someone’s life easier, safer or happier.

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I'd like to nominate...
Where are they based?
What's the best way to contact the pooch's owner? Please give either a phone number or email address
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An owner, handler, trainer, walker, vet, business owner who goes the extra mile for our furry friends.

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Your name
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I'd like to nominate...
Where are they based?
What's the best way to contact them? Please give either a phone number or email address
Tell us more about what makes your chosen nomination special (character limit: 1000)
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If you are a company on the Island and would like to get involved with the Woof on the Wight Awards please send Wightlink a message with the subject heading ‘Marketing WW Awards’.  We’ve produced a suite of images you can download to help spread the word – follow the link below to check out the toolkit.

Want to know more about activities you can do on the Isle of Wight? Head to our new dog-friendly page, full of top tips on what to do on the Island with your dog and how to travel safely with your dog.

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