No need to ruff it on dog friendly holiday

Hannah May (22) and her 18 month Coton de Tulear, Willow.  Picture: Malcolm BIllingham

Hannah May (22) and her 18 month Coton de Tulear, Willow. Picture: Malcolm BIllingham

A pampered pooch from Doncaster has become a rover repawter featuring in a new best selling dog friendly travel guide.

Willow - The 18-month-old Coton de Tulear was assisted by her loyal owner Hannah May in reviewing a trip to Northumberland and a canal boat holiday in Shropshire for the book.

With the help of Willow and Hannah Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain, written from the point of view of the pet pooches, has leapt to the top of the Amazon charts since its release.

The book follows in the paw prints of the popular blog Phileas Dogg - a canine travel guide to the UK, highlighting the best dog-friendly days out, beaches, hotels, pubs, campsites, cottages – and even windmills.

Speaking about their involvement Hannah, 22, of Saffron Road, Tickhill said: “I was a fan of the blog as I like doing research to find out about dog friendly places to visit with Willow.

“So I contacted Jane to see if Willow could become one of the reporters.

“When I found out that our reports would feature in the book I was so excited, I had to sign a contract and everything.

“Everyone was so impressed when they saw the book.

“I think it’s a great idea as it’s a really funny read but also great for finding dog friendly places to visit as it can sometimes be a challenge.”

Author Jane Common decided to produce the book to build on the success of her website www.phileasdogg.com, which has been running for 18 months.

The website has over 30,000 visitors a year and brings together reviews of over 300 doggie destinations from The Shetland Isles to Cornwall.

Written by dogs, for dogs, the book’s primary canine correspondent Attlee, aka Phileas Dogg, is a five year old Battersea mongrel owned by freelance journalist Jane Common - the writer behind the book.

In addition to Attlee’s reports, dispatches from a team of Rover Reporters give a dogs-eye view of the really important aspects of a holiday, from hearty walks, the best place to find a good sausage to handy locations for a late-night pee.

To find out more visit www.phileasdogg.com. Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain is available from bookshops or online.




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