Canine Cottages launches search for 10 ‘Canine Critics’ to review dog-friendly holidays

Canine Cottages has opened applications for the third annual Canine Critics competition.

Successful applicants of the competition will be offered coveted positions as ‘Canine Critics’; four-legged ambassadors of the brand who will act as the paws on the ground and be responsible for reviewing cottage holidays, posting on Canine Cottages’ social channels, sniffing out adventures along the way and generally living the doggy dream.

This year, Canine Cottages is hoping that Canine Critics will be the most successful yet and are looking to recruit 10 special dogs from around the UK to join their pack, receive a free UK holiday as well as some awesome treats.

The competition has exploded in popularity from 7,000 hopeful applicants in its debut year to more than 50,000 in 2019, with dogs all over the UK dreaming of being crowned a Critic.

The rewards for becoming one of the newly recruited Canine Critics include each lucky pup receiving a £1,000 voucher for a cottage holiday and a doggy bag full of treats. In addition, the successful dogs will be profiled on the Canine Cottages website and appear regularly across the company’s social media channels.

Potential Canine Critics will need a little help from their faithful humans when applying. However, the applications process is extremely simple and involves little more than uploading a favourite snap (ideally one that shows the pup’s personality) and completing the short online form.

Canine Cottages Digital PR Manager, Shannon Keary says: “Our 2019 campaign was phenomenally successful, and we were overwhelmed with the calibre and quantity of entries. The chosen 2019 Critics have been amazing and we’ve loved having them as ambassadors for our brand. Now we cannot wait to recruit ten, new top dogs for 2020. We’re on the hunt for a diverse selection of ‘real’ dogs who love to explore the UK and have their photo taken, as well as a willing human to sit, stay and lie down with!”

Last year’s winner from the Midlands, Woody, had a pawsome year and his human commented: “There were so many amazing things about being chosen as the Midlands’ Canine Critic but I think if we had to pick one, it would be the getting chosen part! Woody’s my hero and for one year, he was also the Midlands’ hero – that’s pretty special and I don’t think anything can beat that feeling. I just wanted to bottle it up!”

Full details can be found on the Canine Cottages website here and you do not need to have travelled with Canine Cottages previously to apply. Previous applicants may also enter. This really is the op-paw-tunity of a lifetime.

Midlands Canine Critic Winner Woody