Christmas outings around the UK – from a festive afternoon tea to doggy treats

Christmas outings around the UK – from a festive afternoon tea to doggy treats

Hotel rooms you won’t be sleeping in (Picture: VRX Studios)New app Dayuse is bringing an elegant solution to the problem of needing somewhere relaxing and comfortable to get changed before the office Christmas party (rather than the shared loos), or to destress after barging your way along the high street looking for the perfect presents.

Needy golden retrievers muscle in on owner's bath time

Needy golden retrievers muscle in on owner's bath time

She joked she ‘felt like a tea bag’ in a mug (Picture: Kennedy News & Media)A woman has shared a video of her two adorable dogs gate-crashing her bath time, staring at her, and drinking her bathwater.

Send your sausage dog to get pampered at these hotel retreats

Send your sausage dog to get pampered at these hotel retreats

Sausage dog owners need not despair, because now you can send your pooch to a hotel to be pampered with nail trimming, teeth cleaning and coat conditioning, as well as playdates with other pups and walks in the countryside.

Luxury dog hotel has twin beds, TVs, room service, chauffeur and spa

Luxury dog hotel has twin beds, TVs, room service, chauffeur and spa

Owners can pick TV channels for their dogs (Picture: Noble Dog Hotel / SWNS.COM) It puts standard kennels to shame (Picture: Noble Dog Hotel / SWNS.COM) These two look like they’re enjoying their stay (Picture: Noble Dog Hotel / SWNS.COM)The hotel, which also serves as a doggy day care, has a ‘chau-fur’ service available so the pets to be picked up and driven to the property.

The UK’s best dog-friendly hotels and holiday homes

The UK’s best dog-friendly hotels and holiday homes

Most of the spacious bedrooms welcome pooches with bowls and goodie bags, plus spare leads to aid those walks — to which end, Dog Friendly Perthshire has more suggestions ( ).

The week in radio and podcasts: The Homeless Hotel; Talking Dogs; Dogs and the City – review

The week in radio and podcasts: The Homeless Hotel; Talking Dogs; Dogs and the City – review

For those who already share their lives with a canine, however expensive, Graeme Hall has a new podcast, Talking Dogs.Good is a sensitive and caring listener, the type of person who thinks dogs are better than people.

Hotel offers luxury day out for homeless shelter dogs and it is too cute

Hotel offers luxury day out for homeless shelter dogs and it is too cute

The pubs started off with a hearty roast dinner (Picture: Tewkesbury Park)Equipped with memory foam dog beds, bowls, dog towels and treats, the rooms make a pawfect retreat for pets and their people.

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

Guests are able to apply to adopt a dog at any time during their stay and they can bring their new pup up to their hotel room as soon as their application has been approved.

Want to get paid for being a ‘fur butler’ to Kitty the dog?

Want to get paid for being a ‘fur butler’ to Kitty the dog?

You’ll need to tend to Kitty’s every beck and call (Picture: kittythebernese)The job isn’t just suited to dog lovers, as the butler will be in charge of the entire Pet Programme.

Woman quits her job to search for lost dog and finally finds her after 57 days

Woman quits her job to search for lost dog and finally finds her after 57 days

When they went out for dinner one stormy night, the thunderous sounds scared Katie who had been left at the hotel.Soon, days turned into weeks but Carol never gave up hope.

There’s a hotel that will bring puppies and prosecco to your room

There’s a hotel that will bring puppies and prosecco to your room

But one hotel has stepped it up a notch – by offering guests the chance to have prosecco and puppies delivered to their door. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco, in Denver, has launched a new ‘Puppies + Prosecco Package’, where guests can book their own private puppy party while drinking bubbles.

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Courtesy of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and SpaThe program helps dogs get used to socializing with people and children, and gives guests a chance to spend time with a dog, which can be particularly meaningful if they’re missing one at home.

Woman opens luxury sausage dog hotel with beauty treatments and afternoon tea

Woman opens luxury sausage dog hotel with beauty treatments and afternoon tea

The sausage dogs get to chill in luxury (Picture: Dan Rowlands / )There are also health treatments on offer, such as teeth cleaning, nail trimming, coat conditioning and agility programmes to help with back problems – which sausage dogs are notorious for.

Bali hotel offers puppy therapy to its guests for free

Bali hotel offers puppy therapy to its guests for free

The best kind of therapy (Picture: @purigardenhotel)Some hotels in Bali are so luxurious you probably won’t even want to leave the place to go sightseeing.

There's now a dog spa where your pup can get massages and manicures

There's now a dog spa where your pup can get massages and manicures

(Picture: Caters News)Michael added: ‘The most popular treatment has been the dog de-stress massage, taking a pet anywhere long distance in a car can be a stressful experience, so that starts off with the de-stress massage oil and a pup dressing gown too.

Pet-Friendly Vacations: Spring Break in Nashville

Pet-Friendly Vacations: Spring Break in Nashville

“In line with the welcoming nature of Music City, many hotels are pet friendly, some even offering loaner pet-beds, water bowls, and mats for your furry companion.” By Mandy Whitley Here’s what Nashville has to offer pet parents and their dogs who visit.

Pet-Friendly Vacations for Spring Break: Orlando, Florida

Pet-Friendly Vacations for Spring Break: Orlando, Florida

The modern boutique hotel chain’s pet-friendly “arf” program provides guests with a special complimentary dog bed, dog bowl and a doggie bag filled with dog treats and dog toys.

Take a Pet-Friendly Vacation to Las Vegas for Spring Break

Take a Pet-Friendly Vacation to Las Vegas for Spring Break

The entire area is teeming with hotels, attractions and restaurants that increasingly welcome pups and their parents, making it a great pet-friendly vacation destination.

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Jerry Grymek is there to accommodate every need It’s the weekend before this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania is a bustle of canine activity.

New York Woman Adopts Homeless Dog She Met on Vacation in Columbia

New York Woman Adopts Homeless Dog She Met on Vacation in Columbia

“After several exchanges, we agreed on a plan [that] I was going to get Dominga from her usual spot in the square and bring her to a local vet where she would be treated for any health issues [and would be] spayed and boarded until we could find a flight volunteer for her trip to New York City.” Things didn’t turn out quite as expected, though.