So you want to go on holiday, but have a dog. Since a lot of places do not allow pets, usually you have three choices:
1. Leave your dog with family - a burden on your relatives.
2. Leave your dog at a kennel - no one likes to do that.
3. Stay at home - bye bye holiday.
There are holidays you can book, however, that allow dogs, and most often these are self-catering, where you rent a holiday home for your stay. If you are planning your holiday anywhere in the UK, Ireland, or France, then I would suggest booking a Welcome Cottage from Dogs' Trust.
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Dogs' Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. They take in thousands of rescue dogs, and pledge never to put a healthy dog down.
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In 2003, Dogs' Trust teamed up with Welcome Cottages, and provides access to thousands of self catering cottages where pets get to go for free. As part of the partnership, Welcome Cottages donates 10% of every booking to Dogs' Trust. So far, over £580,000 has been raised.
Overall it is a win-win situation. You get your holiday, your dog gets to come along for free, and you will be helping other dogs in need of a loving home. You can search over five thousand cottages, with prices ranging from £76 - £4375 depending on location, length of stay, size of cottage, and number of pets.