We’re working in partnership with MINI UK on a mission to help the nations dogs feel calm and confident when they’re travelling.
Not only are we working with MINI to help make their showrooms dog friendly and allow our four-legged friends to experience pawsome test-drives, we’re also working together to educate the nation’s dog owners on how to help their dog travel happy.
Since March 2020, there has been an undeniable surge in people getting a four-legged companion. We have seen the UK dog population increase from 9 million to 12.5 million. Google searches for “buying a puppy” increased by a huge 213% after lockdown began compared to the previous twelve months.
With this drastic increase in dog ownership, there will be an increased number of dogs being transported on the roads – including many drivers who will be travelling with their dog in cars for the first time. We’re working with MINI to ensure dog owners have the tools to educate themselves on dog safety and can purchase the necessary accessories to ensure safe travel, that MINI dealerships are dog friendly and MINI staff are trained to appropriately welcome dogs into retail spaces.
For more information and advice, visit the MINI X Dogs Trust Hub