A picturesque walk along the beach followed by a surfing lesson, before being whisked off in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Corniche convertible for a half-day pampering session at Harrods, to then return to sink into a sumptuous bed by a warming, wood-burning stove – sounds like the perfect holiday, right? This, however, is not for humans, but for our four-legged friends, courtesy of The Paw Seasons.
A five star “hotel” for dogs run by the lovely Jenny Hytner-Marriott, The Paw Seasons is a kennel-free retreat, allowing your dog plenty of fresh air, exercise (watch this video!)….and no end of luxury extras, should you feel persuaded to over-indulge your dog (admit it, don’t we all?!)
The Paw Seasons has several locations across the south west of England, which cater for your dog depending on age and breed. Walks include the five miles of sandy beach near Burnham-on-Sea, and Gloucestershire’s National Arboretum, allowing your dog to get in touch with his inner tree-hugger. For a more relaxed tour of the scenic West Country, dogs can even board a Dunkirk little ship for a river cruise around historic Bristol Harbour.
Whilst owners are requested to supply their own food for their furry friend, The Paw Seasons are more than happy to accommodate any dietary extras (organic steak, anyone?)
The luxury extras don’t stop there. As well as offering a shuttle service from your home to theirs (saving you time whilst you’re running out of the door to catch your plane), The Paw Seasons use the same service to transport your pooch up the M4 to the Pet Spa at Harrods for a luxurious pamper session. Once your pet is happily ensconced back at The Paw Seasons, they can relax on one of the doggy beds set up around the cosy, kitchen wood-burner. Of course, if your dog’s tastes in sleeping quarters are a little more refined, Bespoke Impact can create a replica of your home for your dog to sleep in instead. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, “in the dog house!”
Speaking of being in the doghouse, if your troublesome terrier or mischievous Maltese needs a little help in the behavioural department (don’t worry, mine too!), The Paw Seasons offer the services of Stan Rawlinson, a canine behaviour specialist and obedience trainer.
Just in case you’re concerned that your dog might be having a better holiday than you are, The Paw Seasons staff use their Facebook page to upload snaps of your dog dashing about the country-side so that you can see what they’re up to. It really is a dog’s life!
To book a holiday for your dog at The Paw Seasons, go to www.thepawseasons.co.uk.