The idea for Passpawt came about after one of our co-founders spent a frustrating weekend trying to research, find and book a seaside holiday for all the family, including the family Labrador, Crunchie. The problem was that no single site had a nationwide selection of pet-friendly holiday cottages. There were plenty of sites that allowed you to search for dog friendly holiday rentals, but there was precious little additional information to help make the right decision. Even worse, there were properties that appeared in the results as being pet friendly, but when contacted, turned out to not accept pets. This was an extremely frustrating experience.
After a little bit of research, it became clear that there was definitely a need for a dedicated holiday site that catered just for guests who would not consider a family holiday to be complete without their pets coming along too. After all, 24% of UK households have a dog – that’s 8.5m households – and 37% of those households take their pets on holiday. That’s over 3m dogs going on holiday every year!
Passpawt’s mission is to be the most complete pet & dog friendly site catering for holidays in the UK and Europe, offering guests the most extensive and complete selection of 100% pet & dog friendly accommodation with useful area guides to help guests find the best beaches, the best pubs, the best walks and the best experiences for all the family – especially the four-legged ones!
Everyone at Passpawt is a pet lover and we all have firsthand experience of travelling and holidaying with our pets, so we understand how important it is to find the right holiday accommodation. We will continue to add new properties, share new holiday ideas, and always strive to help you have the best holiday with your pet as we can.
Just such a good idea. We really need to know how dog-friendly these self catering homes are. We need to know where they can sleep and if we can bring both our pooches, not just one of them! There is nothing like speaking or emailing before making an important holiday decision.
D. Haddle, Norfolk
We have been taking Drake and Francis on holiday for years and we always want more information and a good choice, so a dedicated website that allows us to chat with the owners and make us feel comfortable booking is fantastic!
Michael S. Birmingham