This month (February, 2018) we are launching a new initiative – The Dog Friendly Dealership, inviting customers to bring their four legged friends along when they visit.
Aptly launching at the start of the Chinese ‘Year of the Dog’, our dealerships across the group are now displaying ‘Dogs Welcome’ signs, with water bowls on offer in both sales and service departments and complimentary dog poo bags for customers to take away with them.
In addition to being welcome inside the dealership, clean and well behaved dogs will also be welcome to attend test drives with customers. Keith Brock, our Managing Director explained:
“Many of our dealerships were already ‘dog friendly’ but our customers simply didn’t know. We wanted this to be more visible and to provide more facilities to those customers who do bring their pooch along”.
As part of the campaign Wessex Garages teamed up with Bristol Animal Rescue Centre(formerly Bristol RSPCA), to film some of their current residents enjoying the new facilities.
Marcella Pinto, Communications Officer at Bristol A.R.C. said: “We were delighted to be asked to feature in the advert, and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the filming and meeting all of the staff at the garage. “We are pleased to hear that Wessex are opening up their doors to dogs so that customers can bring their four-legged friends along with them. We have lots of lovely dogs, cats, small animals and exotics all waiting patient for their forever homes, come down and meet them!”
Bristol A.R.C. has been caring for the city’s pets and wildlife since 1887, helping, healing and homing over 14,000 vulnerable animals each year. They rely entirely on local support within the community to fund their vital work.