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UK’s first doggy bingo sessions being trialled for International Dog Day

The events give dogs and owners the chance to spend quality time together

Tansy Liu

Posted 53d ago

A brand new bingo session for dogs (Image: Buzz Bingo)

Many dog owners have felt a sense of guilt since Freedom Day as they have spent more time away from home, leaving their dogs alone indoors. So why not grab the chance to spend some quality time together with your best pal to celebrate International Dog Day? 

Brand new dog-friendly bingo sessions are taking place across the UK this afternoon as a trial by Buzz Bingo.

The UK's largest bingo operator announced plans to bring its first ever 'Dog Bingo' sessions to the country following research which revealed British pet owners have spent 28 million hours less per day with their dogs since restrictions were eased.

Pups attend Dog Bingo (Image: Buzz Bingo)

It also revealed that nine in 10 owners struggled to find pet-friendly venues, so Buzz Bingo decided to create the sessions, allowing owners to have fun with their pets.

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Mark Fletcher, head of brand at Buzz Bingo, said: “So many of our customers are doting dog owners and with the UK opening back up again, we also know it can be hard to balance pet-parenting life with going out and having fun again – especially if venues don’t permit dogs.

Owners and their dogs can enjoy a one-of-its-kind bingo session (Image: Buzz Bingo)

“That’s why we wanted to trial a series of dog-friendly sessions this National Dog Day – we want to make it easier for our customers to come out and socialise without the guilt of leaving their pups alone.”

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Guests are encouraged to get in touch with their local clubs via Facebook first and check they will be participating before going along to join the fun. The sessions are taking place from 3.20pm to 4pm on August 26.

Upon arrival, owners will be greeted with a glass of fizz, while pets can enjoy snacks and refreshments including 'pup-corn' and 'pawsecco'.

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