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Travel company looking for world's first canine hotel critic

Can your dog decide which hotels are up to scratch? © hotelsdotcom - Instagram

A leading global travel company are looking for furry canine critics to review the very best pet-friendly hotels and guesthouses all over the world. 

By Ashley Murphy, 18 Aug 2019

Travelling with their pets has become an increasingly popular choice for many owners. Some find it's cheaper than boarding a cat or dog, while others can't cope being separated from their four-legged friends for more than a few days. 

A new 'paw-some' trend

The new trend has led to a 63% increase in pet-friendly hotels over the last few years, and needs your dog's help to find the best and the worst of the bunch.


It's a dog's life darling. Ciao for now and good luck! xxx @Dolly_Pawton #CanineCritic

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If your pooch has discerning tastes, you'll need to enter them into the Canine Critic prize competition by Aug 25th. Visit the Instagram page, then upload a picture or video of your dog, tagging @hotelsdotcom. And don't forget to include the #CanineCritic hashtag. 

The winning pup will enjoy 10 nights stay in dog-friendly hotels, and all human chaperones must be at least 18 years-old.


Never not living my best robe life. @Dolly_Pawton x #CanineCritic

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Liz Oakman is a Senior Director and General Manager EMEA for She said: 

"At, we want to make sure you find the paw-fect place to check into, so we're excited to add a Best for Pets category to our Loved by Guests awards – but it doesn't stop there." 

"Our hunt for a Canine Critic is our way of ensuring our pet-friendly hotels really are up to 'scratch' with a four-legged expert's 'paw of approval."

The benefits of a good holiday

Aside from the prestige of becoming the world's first canine travel critic, a few days away can do wonders for your pet. Graeme Hall is a dog behaviourist. He believes: 

"Dogs feel overwhelmed, too — it's not exclusive to us — and a holiday is a great way to alleviate stress for both dogs and their owners."

So post a super-pic of your dog to be in with a chance to win this amazing prize. The winner will be announced on Sept 18th. Good luck to all the entries!