Fundraising Pets On Tour Mark A Rise In Dog Friendly Holidays

A large increase in pet friendly holidays brings increase in charity donations, Argyll Holidays
A large increase in pet friendly holidays brings increase in charity donations, Argyll Holidays

Wednesday, 01, Aug 2018 02:31

By William Coleman

A pet's life can be a tough one. Being paid constant attention, specialty treats, pampering and holidays away with the family. Now they even have their own private beach at a top holiday park in Scotland where they have been sunning it up and raising funds for charity. It's a dog's life for me from now on.

A very lucky group of four legged friends were let off the the leash at a Loch Lomond private dog beach on Sunday 29th July as Argyll Holidays launched their new partnership which will see them raise a minimum of £2,000 in the next year for the Scottish SPCA. The pooches that were invited to this exclusive event were from the Cardonald SSPCA Centre.

Recently the holiday industry has seen a 56% increase in families taking their dogs with them on their staycation across Scotland. With so many pets going on tour the donations towards the Scottish SPCA will enjoy a new wave of donations.

Holidaymakers are barking mad for dog-friendly staycations within the UK, with over 9,000 pooches visiting Argyll Holidays since 2014. The holiday park operator has seen a 56% increase in dog holidays in the last four years, and is encouraging pet owners to take a paws and think about dogs that aren't as fortunate as their own.

For every pampered pooch that stays with Argyll Holidays, a donation will be made to the Scottish SPCA to help keep dogs safe across Scotland.

Lisa Allan-Downie, Head of Marketing, at Argyll Holidays, said: "As a proud owner of two rescued Collies, Bonnie and Clyde, I understand that dogs are an important part of the family - and that means they're part of the family holiday.

"We're excited to be partnering with the Scottish SPCA to promote our dog friendly breaks and give something back to furry friends that might not have the opportunity to go on holiday this year.

"At Argyll Holidays, we're welcoming more and more dogs to stay every year and we make sure that they have a pawsome time, with special dog bowls and some of the most spectacular dog-walking routes for them to enjoy."

Sharon Comrie, Superintendent at the Scottish SPCA said: "We're delighted to have this exciting partnership with Argyll Holidays.

"Dogs really are part of the family and it's great that they are so welcome to stay at the holiday parks.

"We don't receive any government or lottery funding which means we rely on the public to be able to continue our work rescuing and rehoming animals in desperate need of our help. Partnerships like this help us fund vital projects and day-to-day costs of running our rehoming centres."

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