Your Dog Could Get a Job As a Canine Critic Reviewing Pet-friendly Hotels (Video)
And yes, you'd get to come along for the ride.
Reviewing high-quality hotels sounds like a dream job for any travel lover, including the canine kind.
According to Metro, Hotels.com is looking for the perfect critic to review the best pet-friendly hotels across the globe. One catch, though: they’re not looking for your typical human reviewer. This job is specifically for your dog.
Surprisingly, dogs need vacations just as much as humans do. Graeme Hall, a dog behaviorist, told the Daily Mail in 2018: “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.”
Jet-setting to several amazing, pampering, dog-loving hotels should do just the trick. The best canine candidate will receive 10 vouchers for dog-friendly hotels, each worth up to $200 USD. And yes, their human companion can come too.
Liz Oakman, senior director and general manager of EMEA, which owns Hotels.com, told Metro, “We love our pets more than we love our other half at times, so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a huge increase in travellers wanting to take their furry plus one on holiday with them.”
But, of course, any hotel should stand up to the scrutiny of a pampered pet as well as its human guests. “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’,” said Oakman.
Hotels.com has a special “Best For Pets” category for pet-loving travelers out there. This dog critic would be providing some valuable information for pet parents who want the most for their furry friend.
In order to enter the sweepstakes, participants must upload a picture of their glamorous, travel-loving dog using their personal Instagram account, and tag @hotelsdotcom within the caption or picture, using the hashtag #CanineCritic in the caption, according to the Hotels.com website. Participants must also follow @hotelsdotcom in order to be chosen.
Entries also must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. UK (GMT) time on Sunday, Aug. 25. Participants in other countries like the U.S. and Canada should note their local time difference. All human participants must be at least 18 years old and be a legal resident within the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, Turkey, USA, Canada (excluding Quebec), Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.
Winners will be notified by Sept. 18 via private message on Instagram. For more information on how to apply, plus terms and conditions, visit the Hotels.com UK website.
And if you are the lucky winner, make sure your pup is safe on your flight. There are a lot of things to do before taking an animal on airplanes.