Public signage can tell a lot about the culture and attitudes of a place. I love to come across a sign that manages to get information about dogs across to the public in a positive, welcoming and inclusive way. Here are some of those signs and the places I’ve found them:I was surprised and delighted to see this sign outside a restaurant in Sitges, near Barcelona, Spain.
You will always find dogs in pubs across the UK. They really add to the homely atmosphere that you find in the quintessential English pub. I saw this very polite sign inside a pub in a little village in Derbyshire.
This quirky sign is on the terrace of a restaurant in a small seaside town called La Franqui in the South of France. I like the way the message is put: ‘Our friends – the dogs must be kept on a lead’ – the cartoon makes you smile, it’s very friendly and still gets the point about the leads across well.
Finally, one found outside a bookshop in Vancouver in Canada (thanks, Peter!) –is so open, dog-friendly and welcoming – I love it!