Manchester's top dog-friendly shops as it is named among best cities for pooches - full UK top 10

The city ranks as a great place for some retail therapy with your four-legged friend.

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Manchester has been named among the most dog-friendly cities in the UK - with a particular nod to how the city’s shops treat pooches. 

Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance's research ranks Manchester in the top 10 city destinations when it comes to thinking about our four-legged friends. 

The study also highlighted that our fine city leads the way for dog-friendly shops, making it a great destination for some retail therapy with your pooch. It identified three in particular for praise.

Top 3 dog-friendly shops in Manchester

  • Afflecks Palace – our favourite made emporium is very dog-friendly
  • Oklahoma – quirky and unique homeware shop that welcomes well-behaved pooches
  • Piccadilly Records – browse the vinyl with your dog in tow

Afflecks Palace is noted as particularly dog friendlyAfflecks Palace is noted as particularly dog friendly
Afflecks Palace is noted as particularly dog friendly

The research saw Sainsbury’s Bank analyse the most dog-friendly restaurants, pubs, hotels, rooms for rent and walking routes in each city with Carlisle taking the number one spot. The city had the most dog-friendly hotels overall while there is also an abundance of natural beauty in the local area of for pooches to enjoy.  Durham and Plymouth completed the top three with Manchester 10th. 

Jason King, chief customer officer at Sainsbury’s Bank, said: “Our customers tell us that their dogs are one of the family and so it’s great that our analysis shows that public spaces and hospitality owners are creating dog-friendly environments so that the whole family can get together for holidays and days out.” 

Top 10 dog-friendly destinations in the UK

  1. Carlisle 
  2. Durham 
  3. Plymouth  
  4. Portsmouth  
  5. Edinburgh 
  6. Birmingham 
  7. Gloucester  
  8. London  
  9. Aberdeen 
  10. Manchester