It’s a dog’s life: Pawfect holidays are just a click away with Pawsup.com
Apr 1 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Pampered pooches now have an entire database of holidays at their pawtips thanks to Pitchup.com’s snappy new venture.
With boutique hotels for pets now edging towards the norm, Pitchup.com is after the best in show award from pups everywhere as they embark on creating hols especially tailored to pooches.
Launching on Wednesday 1 April, Pawsup.com is a hounds’ holiday haven with specialist facilities and pet outdoor accommodation across the UK and Europe, to ensure that four-legged friends never have to put up with a humble pup tent again.
Based on the same principles as Pitchup.com, Pawsup.com will feature tents, tipis, yurts and all other types of outdoor accommodation, each one specially vetted by the Pawsup.com team so that pampered pooches can enjoy all types of extras such as pets’ TV, spa treatments, showers, private beaches and ‘speed mating’, where pups can find a companion for a holiday romance.
Pawsup.com even lists campsites with bespoke cafés serving healthy alternatives to satisfy your canine’s sweet-tooth cravings Pawsup.com even lists campsites with bespoke cafés serving healthy alternatives to satisfy your canine’s sweet-tooth cravings with the likes of pupsicles and woofles on the menu. Owners are not forgotten either as sites will offer equally suitable accommodation and facilities to ensure the owners enjoy the stay as much as their pampered pet.
Founder Dan Yates commented: “Dogs are a very important part of life with an average owner spending between £16,000 and £31,000* on their pet over the course of the dog’s life. ‘Pet-friendly breaks’ is one of our most popular searches and with owners looking for more than just a site that welcomes their dog we thought it was time to get something more interactive available for them. We are working with a number of places to sign up to Pawsup.com where they feature all types of extras for dogs.with the likes of pupsicles and woofles on the menu. Owners are not forgotten either as sites will offer equally suitable accommodation and facilities to ensure the owners enjoy the stay as much as their pampered pet.
“We even have a dedicated Pawsup.com watchdog in place to ensure sites are delivering on the standards and services they are advertising for their guests. Sites providing exceptional care for their furry visitors will be awarded with the Pawsup Pedigree Award and we’re delighted to have already awarded one of these prestigious prizes.”
Sites already signed up to Pawsup.com include:
This five-paw site offers a whole Dog Camp - a dedicated area for pups! Services include dog-sitting, a dog shop and a 2,000m² agility camp. There's even a dog-friendly bar and restaurant and pups will be in safe hands with Dr. Dog at the on-site veterinary clinic.
After a hard day exploring Alicante and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, pooches can become once again pristine and fresh thanks to their very own private dog shower.
Who needs humans getting in the way of some much deserved sunbathing! At Camping Lago di Levico pups can relax on the campsite’s large private beach just for dogs - complete with lifeguards looking out for the welfare of your pooch!
Holidays needn’t be an excuse for piling on the pounds, dog training and agility classes are available at this campsite meaning that pets can keep in shape and enjoy a fitness busting break!
For more information visit https://www.pitchup.com/pawsup/
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Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer journey from landing on the homepage through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. It’s also possible to check out water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
In 2013 Pitchup.com became the first business of its type to launch a bookable mobile app and site, making the site easily accessible to users of mobile and tablet devices. The mobile site, m.pitchup.com, now accounts for 21% of bookings.
Pitchup.com enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one-off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.
Awards include Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011, and most recently Best Travel / Leisure / Sports / Mobile Strategy / Campaign at the Marketing on Mobile Awards 2014.