on 9th May 2010 | 1 Comment »
Most pet owner take their pets on holiday more than once a year, according to a new survey released May 4 — although it means that they stay closer to home.
Pet travel specialist PetRelocation.com surveyed 6,000 pet owners around the world and discovered that 61 percent of pet owners take their pet further than 80 km at least once a year.
Thirty-eight percent of those are very regular travelers, taking their beloved companion with them once a month.
on 5th April 2010 | 27 Comments »
Hotels are always claiming they offer all the comforts of home — and a little bit more besides.
But the people at Fairmont Hotels &Resorts have been taking things a step further by introducing “Canine Ambassadors” at select establishments around the world.
If you miss the pampered pooch you had to leave behind on your travels, meet the likes of Zeus, a “handsome Chocolate Labrador” who has in the past month taken up residence at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in California.
on 18th January 2010 | No Comments »
According to The Daily Mail, David Beckham has allegedly spent Â£2,000 ($3,300) flying his pet bulldog puppy to Los Angeles.
The British Bulldog puppy was a gift from Victoria and was put on a plane – first-class of course – and flown out to their LA home by a specialist service.
The Beckham’s used the UK’s premier pet transportation company, PetAir, for the 5,500-mile journey which reportedly begun with a slap-up meal at the home of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
on 14th August 2009 | No Comments »
UK daily the Telegraph reports that an Israeli woman paid the El Al airline USD32,000 to allow her dog to travel with her in business class from Paris to Tel Aviv.
The woman, identified by the paper as Rivkah, 60, took up an entire compartment to ferry her, her boxer “Orchuk” and a vet on the four-hour flight.
Airline El Al had to remove several seats to make room for Or’s cage.
on 29th July 2009 | No Comments »
German pooches are getting the royal treatment as owners dish out more than $7 billion each year for pedicures, winter jackets and even wedding dresses for their dogs, the German Kennel Club (VDH) said on Monday.
Boutiques are popping up in cities across the country along with many websites that let owners buy posh accessories for their pups.
Monika Knut, the owner of Hundestolz (Dog Pride) boutique in DÃ¼sseldorf says owners frequently come in looking for outfits for their pets to match their own.
on 21st July 2009 | 24 Comments »
The latest hotel to open at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport won’t be any comfort to stranded passengers and businessman with canceled stopovers.
The new facility that opened last month is built… specifically for goldfish !
Travel agent D-reizen has opened the Goudvissen Hotel so travelers have a safe place to leave their pet fish while they are on vacation.