They are our furry best friends, treasured listeners and constant companion.
And now many businesses in Paisley are showing they love dogs as much as you by welcoming them inside.
Paisley First has launched Paws Friendly Paisley, a list of 30 businesses in the town centre where pet pooches are welcomed alongside their owners.
It’s all part of a drive to get people to shop locally, while staying safe and following the latest government guidelines.
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The list includes cafes and pubs, hairdressing salons and barbers as well as shops.
Joe Bisland runs card and gift shop White Cart Company in Paisley High Street and said his beloved 18-month-old cockapoo Fergus is a big hit with customers.
“People actively come into the shop to see him,” he said. “There are a lot of people in Paisley with their dogs and people don’t want to leave them outside shops.
“If you’re out and about, you want to take your dog with you. There are a lot more people walking in Paisley now with the restrictions and a lot more people have dogs.
“The more we make Paisley dog-friendly the better for everyone. You can’t take your dog into an out-of-town shopping centre so that’s something Paisley has.”
Colette Cardosi is chair of Paisley First, the business improvement district tasked with bringing more people into Paisley town centre.
She said: “As people spend more time outdoors than ever before, Paisley town centre is an ideal place to visit with plenty of fresh air and wide open spaces and leaving your furry friend at home is also a thing of the past.
“Whether you are shopping, having a bite to eat, or even having your hair done in Paisley town centre, we have 30 businesses who are all Paw Friendly.
“Available in our leaflet racks in both The Paisley Centre and Piazza Shopping Centre Paisley, our Paw Friendly leaflet lists a great variety of shops, businesses and eateries where you and your pooch will be made most welcome or you can check out full details on our website at https://bit.ly/3lmy2gE.
“Love Local, Love Paisley!”