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Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Your dog could land one of 10 jobs reviewing UK holidays


Canine Cottages has opened applications for the fourth annual Canine Critics competition. Applicants will be battling for one of 10 coveted Canine Critics positions.

Successful applicants will act as the company’s paws on the ground, responsible for reviewing cottage holidays, getting involved on their social channels and sniffing out the very best adventures across the UK.

In its debut year, Canine Critics received just over 7,000 applications, whilst in 2020, there were more than 60,000.

Each Canine Critic will receive a £1,000 voucher for a cottage holiday and a doggy bag full of treats.

Also, the successful dogs will be celebrated on the Canine Cottages website and appear regularly across the company’s social media channels.

Potential Canine Critics will need a little help from their faithful humans when applying. However, the application process is extremely simple and involves little more than uploading a favourite snap (ideally one that shows the pup’s personality) and completing the short online form.

This year, Ali Taylor, Battersea’s head of canine behaviour and star of ITV’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs will be joining the panel to judge the rescue category.

Canine Cottages PR & communications manager, Shannon Keary, said:

“Canine Critics 2020 was just the light-hearted fun we all needed, and it’s been a pleasure to send so many beautiful pups on their holidays this year to explore what the UK has to offer. Although the judging process is never easy, the last litter of Critics have been wonderful, and we’ve all got to know and love each of them.

“This year, we’re recruiting another 10 four-legged friends to join our pack and explore with their humans, giving their paw of approval to our canine-friendly properties.”

Last year’s winners from the East of England, Talyn, had a pawsome year and commented:

“We were very honoured when we were picked! We love adventures, our Isle of Skye trip was absolutely amazing. Our adventure isn’t over yet though! As we still have a holiday booked in October.

“We can’t recommend canine cottages enough, who truly put the canine into cottages! Making sure your four legged friends have the best time. And as always we give them 6 out of 6 toes.”

Full details can be found on the Canine Cottages website and you do not need to have travelled with Canine Cottages previously to apply. Previous applicants may also enter.

This really is the op-paw-tunity of a lifetime.

John Guinn
I am the editor of The Flitwick Chronicle. This is an independent, local news service based in Bedfordshire. The Chronicle provides local news that is investigative, inclusive and relevant to the residents of Flitwick.

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