New indoor dog play area in South Shields sets tails wagging

A new indoor play area for dogs in South Shields town centre is proving to be a hit with owners.
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The new indoor play area 'Maverick Madhouse' has only been open a couple of weeks and has already attracted many dogs and their owners.

The business is ran by Kate Dinning who also operates her pet supply business 'Milo and Co' on the ground floor of the building on 13 Ocean Road.

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The play area is named after her Cocker Spaniel, Maverick whilst the pet business is named after her Cocker Spaniel x Lakeland Terrier, Milo.

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Iris posing at Maverick's MadhouseIris posing at Maverick's Madhouse
Iris posing at Maverick's Madhouse

Inside the play area there a range of toys for dogs to play with, a ball pit, an agility course and disco lights for owners to enjoy a boogie with their dogs.

As there was nothing similar in the area Kate wanted to create a play area for dogs that was indoors for bad weather but also a space for dogs to play in an enclosed area who can't be let off their leads outdoors.

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As there was plenty of space in the building Kate decided to utilise the space and open Maverick's Madhouse on the top floor meaning the two businesses could be under one roof.

She said: "I've had great feedback from those that have used it so far. Both the owners and the dogs love it and so do my dogs.

"It has also helped bring in customers to Milo and Co as people have been booking the play area not knowing the shop was here so it's been a great boost for both businesses."

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Kate looks forward to welcoming more dogs and their owners along to Milo and Co and Maverick's Madhouse which can be hired out for £10 an hour and bookings can be made by contacting Milo and Co on Facebook.