By Calum Johnson

THERE are just a few hours left to vote for your favourite dog-friendly pub in Lancashire. 

The annual Dog-friendly Pub Awards are open for voting, but only until midnight tonight. 

The vote, dubbed the “national wooferendum”, is run by dog-sitting platform, which is scouring the country for Britain’s most canine-friendly pubs.

The Butlers Arms in Pleasington, The Top Lock in Chorley, The Admiral Lord Rodney in Colne and The Spreadeagle Inn in Clitheroe feature among the region’s shortlist.

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

The Top Lock in Chorley PIC: Charles Rawding

The awards aim to promote canine-friendly values in establishments across the country and inspire pet owners to discover well-equipped pubs in their area.

Perhaps your favourite provides treats and water bowls for four-legged clients as well as advertising that they welcome dogs, to allow owners to plan their visits around facilities. will donate 25p to the RSPCA for every vote cast and Lisa Hens, Senior Scientific Officer for the charity, is on the judging panel.

She said: “It’s great to see establishments considering the needs of the dogs that might visit them and the dog-friendly Pub Awards is a brilliant way to recognise this.

“It is important to consider the well-being of dogs in a busy, sometimes crowded, environment such as a pub, and to ensure that all their needs are catered for whilst there.

“These pubs deserve to be celebrated, so don’t forget to vote.”

Visit - winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 20.