Lately, travelers are no longer leaving their pets at home when heading on vacation. Two companies are joining forces to make sure your pets are getting the hospitality they deserve. Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy and Petco Health + Wellness have come together to provide an experience for your furry little loved ones.
Pet-Friendly Picks By Petco
The booking website for Marriott’s homes & Villas brand will feature a “Pet-Friendly Picks by Petco” selection. Highlighting vacation properties that Petco believes are the standards for pet safety, health, and wellness among the platform’s 80,000-plus properties.
Petco will also provide a collection of essential items for pet travel and safety. You will have the option to have these items sent to your rental property. Items such as beds, bowls, toys, and other travel accessories for your pet to feel right at home. Customers will also have access to articles, packing checklists, and infographics on the Homes & Villas website created by Petco to assist them in preparing for a trip with your pets.
“For many of our guests, family vacations mean including their four-legged family members, and since the pandemic, we’ve seen ‘Pets Allowed’ rise to become one of the top two most popular filters our guests choose when searching for homes,” said Jennifer Hsieh, Vice President, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International. “Our collaboration with an expert like Petco means we will better accommodate guests seeking the space and amenities of a vacation rental that welcomes pets and make traveling with your pet simpler, more rewarding, and memorable.”
Pets Need vacations Too
As more pet owners consider their pets as part of the family, almost a third of these pet parents plan to travel with their pets for the holiday season. Many cat and dog owners are seeking out accommodations where there pets would be safe and stress free with pet-friendly activities.
“As pets become more and more central to our lives, pet-friendly travel is the natural evolution in humanization and premiumization in the pet category,” said Jenny Wolski, SVP of Omnichannel Experience for Petco. “With pet parents increasingly traveling and exploring the world with their whole family – whether for vacations, work, or a combination of both – collaborating with Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will create a tailored experience with all the resources, assistance, and supplies needed for worry-free pet travel.”