Welcome to Dog Friendly Cornwall


Our story

Dog Friendly Cornwall began as a blog by Viki Carpenter owner of Rosie the Newfoundland. 

Viki was deputy editor at Cornwall Today magazine at the time and often visited places along with Rosie as part of her job.  She soon found that taking a Newfie into a place was a great way to find out if a business was really, truly dog friendly. The best part was that many really wonderful hotels, pubs, restaurants and even art galleries in Cornwall welcomed dogs, but didn’t actually let people know about it.

So, she began writing a blog to help other dog owners find the best places to go with their dog. It started out as fun, but as more and more people began following, they also started sharing ideas about how the blog could be improved to provide a useful guide that all dog owners who wanted to explore Cornwall could use.

Today, the Dog Friendly Cornwall team are all based all around the county, the site has over 30,000 followers and it also has it’s own popular magazine with over 7,000 subscribers. There are also two free printed guides each year which are given out for free all around the county.  Through Dog Friendly Cornwall, our team of dog lovers and our followers share a love of discovering the best things to do, places to stay and visit around the county.

Whether is is trying a new walk, discovering new dog friendly eateries, scouting out boutique B&Bs or wonderful hotels which welcome dogs, or sharing fantastic days out, we love exploring Cornwall with our dogs.

Cornwall has so much to offer, and many businesses and attractions welcome our four-legged friends. One thing we do like to stress is that we do our very best to feature places which genuinely welcome dogs — there is a big difference between being dog friendly and dog tolerant!

Our readers are wonderful at suggesting new places and giving reviews, and feedback is welcome.

How does it work?


Dog Friendly Cornwall is the county’s most popular online resource and magazine for anyone who wants to enjoy and explore Cornwall with their dog.

Dog Friendly Cornwall provides both local businesses, consumers  and visitors to Cornwall with a smart set of tools to showcase & search for dog friendly places and services around Cornwall.

For local residents and visitors looking to find great dog friendly places for eat, walk, run, stay and play, simply search our directory database and read our articles – it’s that simple! Or pick up one of our free guides in tourist information centres, stands, pet shops, pubs and attractions around Cornwall.

For dog friendly businesses: Connect your business to your community & customers. Adding your own business listing is simple, intuitive and easy to use so add your listing now and connect with more customers or see our media pack if you would like to find out more about magazine advertising and our print and digital packages.

We encourage feedback and honest comments so remember to return to Dog Friendly Cornwall to post your views after your days out or experience with the family and your dogs.