Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

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Your dog could be getting a lot of pampering (Picture:

If your pooch loves being pampered, this could be the perfect job – the Canine Critic.

Booking website is looking for their first ever doggy reviewer to test out pet-friendly hotels across the world.

The winner will enjoy 10 nights in dog-friendly hotels – and their owner gets to come too, of course.

Travelling with your pet has become increasingly popular as research reveals reviews of dog-friendly hotels have increased by 62% in the past two years.

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The winner will get to review 10 hotels across the world (Picture:

The site now has a new category in its annual Loved by Guests awards: Best for Pets to help pet-owners find the best place to stay for them and their furry friend.

To get your pets paws on the Canine Critic prize, you need to enter between today and 25 August, through the Instagram page.

You need to upload a picture or video of your dog, tagging @hotelsgotcom and including the hashtag #CanineCritic. Liz Oakman, Senior Director and General Manager EMEA, from Brand said: ‘We love our pets more than we love our other half at times, so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a huge increase in travellers wanting to take their furry plus one on holiday with them.

No night vision goggles needed! Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.

‘At, we want to make sure you find the paw-fect place to check into, so we’re excited to add a Best for Pets category to our Loved by Guests awards – but it doesn’t stop there.

‘Our hunt for a Canine Critic is our way of ensuring our pet friendly hotels really are up to ‘scratch’ with a four-legged expert’s ‘paw of approval.’

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