Why create Paws4Rest?
We found that when we were planning to go away (for business or pleasure) trying to identify those places to stay that allowed dogs wasn’t especially straightforward. Sure, one or two hotels or inns popped up in search results, but plenty of others that were eminently suitable and happy to accommodate the four legged editor didn’t. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to agglomerate a number of accommodation options in various areas of the south west (a region we know well) for the use of others.
That’s about it, really.
Why do you link to sites such as Booking.com and LateRooms.com?
There are several good reasons, actually. First is that they provide feedback from former guests (an increasingly important factor for those seeking accommodation). Second, they are trustworthy and respected reservation services and using them means that you are still in communication with the hotel or bed and breakfast. And, last but not least, if we are the final referring site which results in a completed booking, we receive a small commission which means the editor gets a biscuit. Or a squeaky toy if he’s really lucky. And we get to pay the hosting fees.
Of course, you can still go and book with the hotel directly if you prefer. No problem. It’s just that we don’t charge a fee for any of the listed hotels, B&B’s or inns to be included on the site.
When using them it is important to let the hotel or inn know of your intention to bring your dog in advance. To do this, please provide relevant details in the “additional information / requests” box. It is also a good idea to take the opportunity to ask them to email you with their detailed policy on dogs.
Finally, we need to stress that Paws4Rest plays no part whatsoever in the actual reservation or booking process. None. So please don’t ask us about availability, tariffs, very detailed hotel pet policies or such as we’re unlikely to have the foggiest idea.
How do I contact Paws4Rest?
You can email us if you like via email@example.com. We prefer not to include telephone numbers and a physical address on account that the site is run from an untidy corner of a home where two small children also live (in the house itself rather than just the corner, as that would require the NSPCC).
I’d like my hotel featured. What do I do?
Just get in touch at the above email address. However, we very much prefer it if the accommodation is listed on the aforementioned reservation service websites (or similar) where potential visitors can read reviews from past guests.
Can we link to the site?
Yes, of course. Feel free. The more people who know about it the more biscuits the editor might get. Please note, however, that we do not participate in link exchanges. So if you’re the chap who keeps emailing asking for a mention regarding timeshare rentals in Chad or whatever, stop it. It’s getting on my wick.
Who is The Editor?
The Editor is Dan. He’s a neurotic, needy, and utterly delightful fellow who adores biscuits, children and mooching about. Being a Lurcher he’s a bit of a mixed bag, and we believe he’s made up of Deerhound and Whippet. He is thus a “Whoppet”.