Written by

Ruth King

February 16, 2022


Brand network

Canine Cottages, Travel Chapter’s pet-friendly brand, celebrates 5-year milestone

We are proud to be celebrating the 5-year anniversary of our dog-friendly lifestyle brand, Canine Cottages.

Alongside sending thousands of happy dogs and their owners on quality UK holidays over the last 5 years, Canine Cottages has accomplished a host of other exciting milestones and we are proud of all our team has achieved.

The number of properties in our collection has more than doubled from 2,000 to over 4,800 pet-friendly holiday cottages, providing an ever-expanding, quality selection of holiday homes for our customers.

Our annual Canine Critics campaign first launched back in 2018 and has become a huge draw with 49,223 applicants in our most recent 2021 search. Since it began, 38 dogs have been selected to represent our brand and have done a fantastic job reviewing our cottages.

In 2020, we became headline sponsors of Bring Your Dog to Work Day, a fantastic initiative going into its ninth year that encourages owners to spend time with their pets, while raising money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs.

Canine Club also kicked off in 2020 and has developed into a supportive community of like-minded dog owners who can discuss and provide advice on canine ownership, alongside sharing fun and entertaining content.

Early last year, Battersea Dogs Home become an important partner when we began sponsoring its pet advice email series, The Battersea Way, which provides important information and tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy.

Between our growing collection of holiday cottages and informative guides, we knew it was time we collated our dog travel knowledge into one handy resource – as a result, in 2021 we developed our Dog-friendly Index. In this piece of research, we’ve gathered a wide range of pet-friendly places in the UK to make it easy and fun for our customers to plan a holiday with the family dog.

Take a look at our 5 years of Canine Cottages article if you’d like to find out more about what we’ve been up to over the last few years, or sign up to our newsletter if you would like to see what we get up to in the future.