With more Australians owning a pet and more Australians holidaying at home, PetCloud has partnered with Wyndham Destinations to ensure pets can enjoy a holiday as much as their owners while also educating pandemic pet parents about the services available to them when they want to get away.
For pets who are joining the trip, PetCloud’s nationwide network of pet sitters, dog walkers and pet taxis are available to assist when pet owners need some help looking after their fur baby on holiday, while a National Pet Directory uses GPS to locate pet-friendly beaches, parks, pubs and cafes nearby.
For pets who are staying at home, PetCloud offers everything from house visits and house sitting to pet sitting, doggy day care and dog walking. Services vary depending on the animal’s needs and how long their owners will be away.
The pandemic saw more Australians than ever welcoming a pet into their home and PetCloud CEO Deb Morrison said she wanted pet parents to know that there were services available that allow them to have their pet and holiday too.
“Australia already has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world with animals in around two-thirds of households and when the pandemic hit, we saw a surge in pet adoptions, sales and fostering. It’s wonderful to see so many animals in loving homes and that’s where we want them to stay so we’d love to see all pet parents take advantage of services such as pet sitting, dog walking and house visits to ensure their pet is safe and well whether they stay or go on vacay,” Ms Morrison said.
Lorna Groves, Director Customer Experience & Lifestyle, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific said the timely collaboration between Wyndham Destinations and PetCloud would help travelling pet owners save money while also reducing any travel anxiety.
"Pet resorts and kennels can be more expensive than a hotel room. At selected Club Wyndham vacation club resorts, we offer pet-friendly accommodation across the country from Hobart to Dunsborough, the Gold Coast and The Victorian Alps, which welcome families and their pets," Ms Groves said.
"With vaccinations underway and borders reopening, Australians are eager to plan their next getaway and thanks to PetCloud’s range of accessible and affordable pet services, pet owners can more easily care for their pets at home or on the great Australian road trip."
PetCloud’s network of more than 30,000 sitters, drivers and walkers is the largest and most trusted in Australia. All PetCloud sitters have had police checks, are trained in animal handling, insured, and have the backing of RSPCA Queensland, which is a proud partner of PetCloud.
"Australians are as obsessed with travel as they are with their animals, so partnering with Wyndham Destinations, especially while we’re all holidaying at home this year, makes perfect sense. Our mission is to make responsible pet care easy and this collaboration is all about making it easier for pet owners to travel with or without their pet,” Ms Morrison said.
"Club Wyndham’s pet-friendly resorts allow travelling pet parents to easily accommodate their pets and when they want to head off on a sightseeing activity that isn’t pet friendly, PetCloud can step in and offer peace of mind with easy, trusted, local pet care."
To celebrate the partnership, PetCloud is offering a $30 credit* to Lifestyle by Wyndham members to use on their first pet service.
*The promotional offer of $30 credit is available only to new PetCloud customers and Lifestyle by Wyndham members having a qualified stay at any participating Club Wyndham vacation club resorts. Travellers must book and complete their stay by December 31, 2021. Pet policies vary by hotel and may include certain restrictions on the type, size, and number of pets allowed. Additional hotel fees may apply. Learn more at https://www.lifestylebywyndham.com/petcloud-pet-care-services-30-off
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Media Contact: Christine Allen Coastal Communications 0405 020 288
PetCloud is the industry leader in responsible pet care services. The Australian owned and run company offers a safe, convenient and affordable way for pet owners to find someone to look after their pet whether they require pet sitting, dog walking or a pet taxi. The platform is part owned by RSPCA Queensland with PetCloud’s Customer Support run through the RSPCA Qld’s National Call Centre. Guided by experts and industry leaders, PetCloud is Australia’s most trusted and reliable pet sitting platform. PetCloud is a social impact organisation, which plays a positive role in helping to change the lives of pets and people in Australia.
ABOUT WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS ASIA PACIFIC
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is the largest timeshare development operation outside of North America. The company markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to vacation owners in Club Wyndham South Pacific. The Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific team also provides support for affiliate Wyndham Destinations International Limited, responsible for the development of Club Wyndham Asia and Innovative Holiday Club by Club Wyndham.