Sadly, after 16 years, the website dogpeople.co.uk decided to come offline, and the desicion was made to close the business Dogpeople Limited.
Dogpeople.co.uk is a website we have followed for at least the last ten years in our pursuit of dog-friendly things to do and sneaky holiday spots from around the UK.
We first spoke to Jo Sheppard, the director of Dog People Ltd, about the business closing back in January 2019.
At that time, we already had the idea of this site Dog Friendly Getaways in fact our site was around a year old.
Over the years, we had always wanted something similar to dog people to share everything we did with our dogs with our readership.
The idea of purchasing Dog People from Jo threw a spanner in the works for us, as we hadn’t considered the possibility of acquiring a brand that was already established with the UK online dog community.
We paid an amount both we and Jo were happy with, and we acquired the domain.
The domain was first registered on 21/6/2003 by Jo’s company, so we knew that over that length of time, if we had become readers, then the chances we’re there would be a lot of other UK dog owners that had followed along too.
And it was a good feeling to know that Dog People would continue in some capacity.
The vision of the two websites was very similar, although dogpeople.co.uk had a 16+ year head start on us.
Should we stay as DFG or continue on the dogpeople.co.uk domain.
Eventually, after almost a year of changing opinion, we decided that we wanted to stay as Dogfriendlygetaways.com and have dogpeople visitors hopefully come and join us here.
We love this site, and although it’s a lot of work, we are enjoying the journey thus far.
Disclaimer – Please note we only purchased the domain – dogpeople.co.uk and not the website database or files. Neither did we buy the limited company Dog People Limited. We have never had access to previous customer details of Dog People, and we never will.
The purchase was solely intended so dog people’s readership could continue with DFG.