City dogs have the best walks
DOGS living the high life in London have the best walks in Eng- land, according to findings released by animal welfare charity the RSPCA.
According to the survey, which was carried out online at the beginning of July, London dog owners are most likely to take their dog out at least once a day and almost half treat their dog to two walks a day.
Capital city dwellers are more likely to let their pets run free off the lead and play with toys or other dogs.
The survey of more than 3,000 dog owners across the country also found hounds living in the south-east of England are more likely to have longer walks than those nationally, with 38% of pooches enjoying walks lasting longer than an hour, compared to 35% across the nation.
The survey was carried out in the run up to this month’s RSPCA Big Walkies challenge, which one familiar face is supporting.
Singer Peter Andre said: “It’s important to remember how much happiness dogs bring to our lives.
“Sadly there are many dogs which are ill-treated every day and the RSPCA works incredibly hard to combat animal cruelty.
“I encourage dog-owners to sign up for My Big Walkies.
“Taking part will help raise money which will enable the RSPCA to carry out this vital work.
“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get out and about with your dog, while helping less fortunate dogs at the same time.”
Dog walkers who sign up to the Big Walkies challenge will have to rack up 10,000 steps a day with or without their dog while being sponsored to do so in a bid to raise money for the RSPCA.
For more information and to sign up to My Big Walkies, head to the RSPCA website.
Peter Andre is supporting the RSPCA Big Walkies challenge