Adorable Arlo adoption ready thanks to The Lindisfarne Inn

As the UK marks National Pet Day, The Lindisfarne Inn demonstrated its dog-friendly credentials by assisting Northumberland Dog Rescue complete the final assessment of a surrendered dog before being made available for adoption.


Arlo the Boston Terrier, who came into the care of the charity back in November 2023, and his key volunteer spent the night at the closest mainland pub to Holy Island to review progress on his suitability for rehoming.


Checking into one of the pub’s pet-friendly bedrooms, Arlo and his companion also enjoyed a relaxing evening in the pub, proving himself ready for the rescue to receive applications from prospective, new fur-ever homes.


It was a vital exercise to determine the work carried out by the volunteers to address Arlo’s reactiveness to other dogs and wariness of new places and one that general manager Amelia Dunn was keen to provide.


“Northumberland Dog Rescue do a fantastic job and after building up a good relationship with them at The Amble Inn and The Bamburgh Castle Inn, when they told me about Arlo and needing to test him before he could be made available to adopt, I thought we were the perfect place.

“We could give him and Anna somewhere that they would be able to see how he responded, but also with a safe space if he needed one.

“The team made Anna and Arlo as welcome as possible, and it was great to see him so happy and content and to pass his assessment with flying colours.”

The Lindisfarne Inn is fast making itself out to be one of The Inn Collection Group’s most pet-friendly properties, with a wall of fame filling up fast with photos of all their doggy visitors.

As with their stablemates, the pub has plenty of rooms where pets can stay in comfort with their owners and dedicated areas in the pub itself where they can curl up or enjoy items from the full range of Sir Woofchester’s canine hospitality products.


With full meals, tapas treats and even drinks that include Paw-Star Martinis and Bark Brew beer, it is an offering that allows both humans and their four-legged companions to enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional British pub.


It is an experience that Northumberland Dog Rescue are happy to endorse following Arlo’s stay and one that may be repeated in the future should the need arise.


They said: “We’re delighted to say Arlo passed with flying colours and this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the generous help of Amelia, the team at The Lindisfarne Inn and everyone connected with the dog welcoming The Inn Collection Group.


“Having experienced the hospitality of the Lindisfarne Inn and the extremely dog-welcoming attitude of all the staff there we have no hesitations in recommending them to everyone, whether it be for a hotel stay, a meal, or even a snack and drink in the restaurant.”


For more information on Northumberland Dog Rescue and the work that they do in England’s most northerly county, click here.


To book your next break at The Lindisfarne Inn, perfectly placed for exploring Holy Island and rural North Northumberland, click here