Dogs have the option to be added to the list of bachelor party attendees as animal-loving grooms can enjoy their special weekend with their companions. A growing number of venues in Newcastle, England, host bachelor parties that are inclusive to dogs. After all, no guest list would be complete without the groom’s best friend.
Dog-friendly games and activities are available such as obstacle courses, doggy-paddleboarding, paw golf and even canine yoga. The organizer of these games is a Newcastle-based company, Last Night of Freedom.
Managing Director Matt Mavir said: “They say a dog is a man’s best friend, so it seems only right that they should be able to spend the stag or hen by their owner’s side.”
Mavir added: “Millennials went dog mad during the lockdown. Now a couple of years later they are all getting married, so that’s left many customers facing the problem of what to do with their dog during their weekend away. Rather than dump them in a kennel, we believe this is the solution, plus having your canine by your side only enhances what will already be one of the most memorable weekends of your life.”
Animal-loving bachelors can avoid paying dog sitters and spend that money on a wild night on the town at dog-friendly pubs, bars and hotels.
One of the venues is Gateshead’s Central Bar, which overlooks the iconic Tyne Bridge in the city near England’s border with Scotland. Activities on offer include groomsmen taking their dogs on a knock-out-style assault course and teaming up for a game of doggy dodgeball.
Active bachelors can also take their dog paddleboarding to enjoy the waters.
Dogs can attend sports games that feature Premiership team Newcastle Falcons playing a home game.
If the groom isn’t a fan of sports, more relaxing options are available including a pet-friendly spa and canine yoga classes. Dogs with a good understanding of basic commands will fit right into the yoga class. They just have to sit on the mat while their partner stretches it out in yoga poses.
There are plenty of options for the groom-to-be and there are no excuses to leave the dog behind.