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Would you want to take your dog on holiday with you if you could?

Research by the hotel brand Mecure found 33% of dog owners miss out on going away because of their pets and 41% feel guilty when they do travel. 

This hotel chain actually wants you to bring your dog on holiday. They are offering guests the chance to pamper their pooches with fine dining and other fancy treats.

As any pet owner will know, leaving your beloved furry friend to go on a two-week break can make you feel a bit guilty. While you’re off sunning yourself in Majorca, your dog is sent to the kennels to spend a fortnight wondering where you’ve gone.

One hotel chain is trying to resolve this by catering to dogs, too. Guests can book their dogs in to join them at 42 Mercure hotels for up to £15 a night. So, whether your pooch likes cities or plenty of countryside to run around in, there are plenty of destinations all over the world to choose from.

Hotel bedroom (Mecure Hotels/PA)

Dogs can sleep in the rooms with their owners

What are your views?  Would you prefer to take your dog on holiday if you could? Do you leave your dog in the kennels or with friends or family? Does owning a dog impact on your holiday plans?

Would you want to take your dog on holiday with you?

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WendyJ21
3 days ago
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I would opt for holidays in Britain unless you intend to drive.
lilibetlane
6 days ago
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Tried to take my small dog to Italy by air the cost was ridiculous ( my friends took their large dog to Canada for less) . North of England to my daughters on the Amalfi coast just too far to drive and a long journey by train and boat.
ceb
6 days ago
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Our dog, Sam travels everywhere with us. He's just about to undertake his 18th transatlantic flight - only wish he got air miles !
sueharbottle
14th Aug 2017
1
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Bryn is a 9 year old Border Collie, he is family and always comes on holiday with us. He always behaves, never whines for his own way and is happy to do whatever we want as long as he's fed and walked. Altogether easier tban a lot of children I see.
Mika
14th Aug 2017
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We spend three months in Spain every winter. Use channel tunnel and drive down through France and Spain, taking five days for journey. Mika, our Akita, loves the fact that she is with us 24/7. We find hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. on the continent are very dog friendly, and we have never encountered a problem. And the bonus for her is that we are on holiday so she gets lots of attention, unlimited walks, and is made a fuss of everywhere we go!
AmandaC6
14th Aug 2017
1
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I have 3 dogs and work as a dog walker/minder but I still want to take mine away with me. Obviously from my job I know that sometimes people just want a break from everyday life so don't want to take their pets. It can also restrict what things you can do once you are there. I think it's healthy to be able to take a break from them and from a professional view..... trust me after a couple of hours they've forgotten about you !!
KarenT2
14th Aug 2017
1
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Holiday Inn in France let you bring your dog. No extra cost - must be kept on a lead - except in the bedroom - simply sign that you'll pay for any damage
HeatherC862
9th Aug 2017
1
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We've had our lovely Monty 7 years, and this is the first year we've been abroad since getting him, and the first time we've holidayed without him. It was rather strange having no dog to worry about, but he hates hot weather so wouldn't have been happy in that environment anyway. We were lucky enough to have dog sitters so we knew he was happy too.

We normally holiday in the UK and will only go to dog friendly places - wouldn't dream of going on a beach or a walk without the dog but I guess it depends what sort of holiday you have.
Munsterlander
9th Aug 2017
1
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I would love to take my Munsterlander away on holiday with me. It upsets me every time we go away and I leave him at the kennels or my brothers house. he looks sad....I feel sad...it costs money. Why shouldn't he be with his family? It makes a lot of sense and I think this idea is a winner. Good on the folk who thought of it.

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