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Travel company looking for world's first canine hotel critic

Can your dog decide which hotels are up to scratch? dog-happy
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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!