It really is the era of the pampered pooch. Although some owners take things a step too far (ie painting nails!), we’re spending more money than ever on looking after and keeping our pets groomed to purr and paw perfection.
We all know though that despite any flashy collar being bought for them or stylish coat, it’s the big excitement of walkies that dogs love more than anything (although food and treats will definitely be up there too!).
Spending time with your dog is the best thing ever for all concerned and so holidays or short breaks are always the pinnacle and in the Lake District, the dog friendly capital of the UK, even more so. The chance to enjoy the fells on daily walks with the knowledge 2 and 4 legged visitors are welcome in most pubs and inns, even some cafes and shops now.
But to not in any way lapse with the pampering there is now quite a choice of luxury places to stay and lets face it, self catering is a good option for a dog friendly holiday. A new collection of luxury holiday cottages is now available. They’re only Visit England graded 5 star and/or Gold and the dog friendly section has 18 of these to choose from I areas such as Ullswater, Coniston, Cartmel and Ambleside. A standard, they’re all gong to be places neither dog nor any owner will want to leave and all with walks straight from the front door. Created by The Lakeland Cottage Company, dog owners and lovers themselves, visit the website here, https://www.lakedistrict-cottages.co.uk/ and book a pampering pooch and owner breaks in the Lakes in 2016.