Free holiday alert! Could your pet be the next Creature Critic?

dolly pawton
(Image credit: dolly_pawton)

Can’t stand the idea of being away from your pet? is looking for dogs and their humans to apply to review pet-friendly staycations – and you can come along for free, too.

To be a ‘Creature Critic’, your pooch just needs to meet three criteria:

  • Love hotels
  • Big personality
  • Can fit into a hotel room launched the campaign after its research revealed that more than a third of UK pet owners feel stressed about being apart from their pets post-COVID.

Their study showed that nearly 50% of Brits prefer to take their pet on holiday, and nearly a fifth said it was less stressful to travel with their furry friend than with people.

So you think your pet has what it takes? To apply, head to Instagram and share your favorite photo of your pet. Tag and follow @hotelsdotcom and use the hashtag #CreatureCritics.

You can also enter on Twitter by tagging and following @hotelsdotcomUK, using the hashtag #CreatureCritics and explaining why your pet deserves to win. The deadline for applications is Friday, 9 October.

Last year’s Creature Critic winner was Dolly Pawton (above), a diva Chihuahua with over 164,000 Instagram followers.