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Hotel Offers Luxury Days Out For Homeless Shelter Dogs

Hotel Offers Luxury Days Out For Homeless Shelter Dogs

If you have a puppa of your own, you'll likely treat them like kings and queens everyday, but for the less fortunate pooches who have no families, they don't often get to taste the high life.

That was until a hotel in the Cotswolds invited some homeless shelter dogs to enjoy a luxury day out.

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Tewkesbury Park, a Georgian manor house hotel, swung open its doors to dogs from Cheltenham Animal Shelter, which included Kolo, 16, Tinkerbell, nine and Oreo, one and treated them to a fabulous day of pampering and adventures.

The hotel itself is known for its inclusive approach to furry friends, allowing guests to bring pups along with them, but this special occasion saw the hotel treat the dogs as actual guests rather than the plus ones.

They served up a hearty roast dinner to the pooches in the Piano Lounge - an area of the hotel where dogs can dine with their humans.

Afterwards it was time to walk it off in the 164 acres of parkland the hotel sits on - aka doggy heaven.

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The pups soaked up their surroundings in the sunshine, before being so tired out they hitched a golf buggy ride back to their suites.

The dogs were treated to memory foam beds and rooms that had direct access to a patio (Credit: Tewkesbury Park)
The dogs were treated to memory foam beds and rooms that had direct access to a patio (Credit: Tewkesbury Park)

They were each shown to their dog-friendly bedroom, which was ready and waiting with a memory foam dog bed, doggy towel, bowls and of course plenty of treats for the VIPs, including neckerchiefs.

Their rooms all had patio doors too, so once they'd had enough R&R, they could pop outside as they pleased, under the watchful eye of their carer who came from the dog's home, of course.

These homeless pooches certainly settled into the lap of luxury pretty quickly.

Claire White, Director of the hotel, said: "We absolutely love dogs here at Tewkesbury Park and are always happy to welcome guests and their canine companions.

"As well as being a wonderful break for people, it's clear to see how much enjoyment dogs also get from our facilities and so we decided it would be a lovely idea to treat some deserving dogs from the local animal shelter to a fun day out at the hotel."

The dogs hitched a ride on a golf buggy back to the hotel after a run around the grounds (Credit: Tewkesbury Park)
The dogs hitched a ride on a golf buggy back to the hotel after a run around the grounds (Credit: Tewkesbury Park)

But the hotel isn't stopping there. This day out marks the first of many, as it will be welcoming puppas once a month from the shelter. Good, because they deserve it!

Peter Newcombe, General Manager for Cheltenham Animal Shelter added: "It was a wonderful opportunity for them [Kolo, Tinkerbell and Oreo] to spend time out of the shelter and have some fun together in new surroundings.

"As older dogs who need to be rehomed together, Kolo and Tinkerbell have been with us a little while, so it was especially nice for them to have an adventure and to meet new people, we're very grateful to Tewkesbury Park for spoiling them."

If you're interested in rehoming an animal in need from Cheltenham Animal Shelter click here to find out more.

Featured Image Credit: Tewkesbury Park

Topics: Dog, Life, travel

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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