Buzz Bingo, the UK's largest retail bingo operator is bringing doggy bingo sessions to the UK this week.
To celebrate National Dog Day on 26th August, Buzz Bingo will trial its first-ever Dog Bingo.
The specially created sessions will take place from 3.20-4pm on the day and will see the pampered pets served with doggy nibbles and refreshments, such as pup-corn and pawsecco. Meanwhile, the pet owners will be welcomed with a glass of fizz to enjoy as well.
The welcome bingo news comes as research reveals that UK dog owners have spent a whopping 28 million hours less per day with their pets since national lockdown restrictions were eased. Meanwhile, 39% of dog owners say they have felt a sense of guilt since ‘Freedom Day’ as they have spent more time away from home, leaving their dogs alone indoors more.
Unsurprisingly, 9 in 10 owners said that they struggled to find venues that allow dogs, with 9 in 10 also stating that they’d do more with their pooches outside if more places were pet-friendly places. Research demonstrated the positive effect spending time with our dogs can have, as 51% of owners said they felt happier when with their dog, 43% said to feel more relaxed and 34% felt less stressed.
Another fun bit of data showed that 32% of dog owners from Sheffield preferred to spend time with their dog over either a partner, sibling, parent, or friend.
Mark Fletcher, Head of Brand at Buzz Bingo, says: “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.
“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.”
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 paw-ty.
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