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Celebrating four years of Doggy Devon

Posted: Friday, January 12th, 2018

Four years ago today (12th January) the Doggy Devon Facebook page was launched and the start of a new business for me!

I’ll never forget the first comment and photo I got from Nathan and Wilson recommending their favourite dog friendly pub, The Cricket Inn at Beesands – Nathan wasn’t a friend or family member kindly liking and commenting on the page for support, he did so because he’s a dog owner and a regular visitor to Devon!

There was no way then that I could have known how Doggy Devon was going to grow – from starting this website directory that continues to increase with recommendations weekly and now has over 300 dog friendly Devon businesses and services included, to having over 20,000 likers, followers and subscribers on social media, to launching a merchandise range of window stickers and dog tags (the range ‘may’ be increasing this year too!), to publishing the popular pocket-sized Guide (the 2018 version will be out in April), to having articles published, to talking at conferences, to sponsoring awards, to being nominated for awards, to combining my love of marketing with my love of dogs and my county, but mostly to meeting such wonderful people, both dog owners and dog friendly businesses, both in person and via the power of social media!

It hasn’t always been easy – when has owning a small business ever been – but oh my goodness it has been, and continues to be worth it every day to help dog lovers and dog friendly businesses come together in my beloved county!

So I just want to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to each and every one of you for your support – you’re all pawesome!

Here’s to the next four years!

Claire, and Alfie, of course


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