Did you know that one in three UK households now have a four-legged resident? And when it comes to MINI owners, 74% of you have at least one dog. So it means a lot to us that your pooches have just as good an experience as you do.
While you’ve been training your pooches, we (with a helping paw from Dogs Trust) have been busy training our staff to provide truly doggy-friendly experiences. This is all part of our MINI mission to make our showrooms as accessible as possible – including for devoted dog owners and their companions.
That’ll be why we’re the very first dog friendly car retailer to be supported by Dogs Trust. High-paw!
To check if we really are now best-in-show, we invited a few furry friends to put us to the test …
Before we opened our showroom doors to more paws, the staff at both of our Sandal MINI retailers were trained for every aspect of a dog’s big day out:
We’ve even appointed a dog-friendly champion at each centre to ensure we keep up the good work.
It’s almost as if our cars were designed for dogs. They’ve got spacious boots, smooth handling, and a lovely low base to make jumping in and out a breeze. There’s an optional Pet Pack too, designed to keep your pooch safe and your boot clean with a Dog Guard and Rear Compartment Mat.
Don’t just take it from us, though. In the words of Sunday Times editor, Will Dron, ‘there's a lot going for the MINI Clubman when it comes to man's best friend’. You could say we’re the ultimate dog treat.
Our MINI Clubman has won ‘Dog friendly car of the year’ at the News UK Motor Awards 2021. Check out why it’s opening its split-rear doors to more paws below.