Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays

September 07, 2011 01:00 ET

Bring Your Pet Pooch to Enjoy A UK Break for Only One Pound With Haven Holidays

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2011) - You've worked hard all year, saved up some hard-earned cash and fancy treating yourself to a well deserved holiday. But just as you sit down to start planning your UK break you hear a melancholy woof in the background.

Then it hits you – you can't possibly go on holiday, it simply wouldn't be fair on Fido.

If this sounds like an all too familiar scenario, then you're not alone. According to statistics released earlier this year* one in four pet owners have taken fewer family holidays since getting a pet. What's more, 30% of those surveyed who stated that they take less holidays admit that the main reason is that they simply can't bear to leave their furry friend.

Moreover, it seems that even those who do go away spend much of holiday struggling with the guilt of leaving their pet behind. A separate survey** found that 17% of men and 11% of women worry about their pets getting ill or going missing whilst they're away. So much for enjoying your break!

The good news for dog owners is that there is an easy solution to this dilemma. Take your canine friend with you when you go on holiday! Thanks to Haven Holidays, you can do this right now for less than the cost of a tin of dog food.

Between 5th September and 17th October no fewer than seven popular Haven holiday parks up and down the UK will be offering you the chance to take your pooch on holiday at the cost of just £1 per dog.

And prices for the rest of the family start from a very modest £79 for up to six people for four nights in Standard accommodation, although prices vary depending on dates and locations.

So instead of putting off that well deserved break for fear of ending up in the doghouse with Fido take advantage of this fantastic offer and your family – including your furry friend – will soon be enjoying one of Britain's favourite seaside holidays.

Visit www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900 for bookings.

Note to editors

The Haven Holiday parks offering the 'Pooch for a Pound' scheme are: The Orchards, Essex; Seashore, Norfolk; Hafan y Mor, North Wales; Combe Haven, East Sussex; Golden Sands, Lincolnshire; Craig Tara, Ayrshire; and Allhallows, Kent.

The usual price of taking a dog to a Haven Park is £40 per dog per 8/7/6 nights and £20 per dog per 5 or less nights.

There is a maximum of two dogs per booking.

According to Pet Food Manufacturers Association figures from March 2011 there are 27 million household pets in the UK (not including fish), with dogs and cats being the most popular (approximately 8 million each).

Source *: Petplan Insurance statistics, June 2011

Source **: Bristol Airport, June 2011

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