International Dog Day – how to spoil your fur baby

Spoil your pooch on International Dog Day

It’s time to spoil your pooches and four-legged mates.

In celebration of International Dog Day on August 26, 2021,  we have this list of great dog-friendly hotel packages for your beloved fur baby.

Paws and Pours with Ovolo

Ovolo is exclusively partnering with Sheep Dog Whiskey to launch Paws and Pours.

Indulge in the ultimate V.I.Pooch staycay for you and your four-legged friend at Ovolo before August 29 for any stay dates in 2021.

Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Australia’s first peanut butter whiskey, Sheep Dog Whiskey.

Launching in Australia, be among the first to taste the flavour sensation of Sheep Dog Whiskey as they combine the best things in life in one; whiskey, peanut butter, and four-legged friends.

Enjoy a Paws and Pour staycation at Ovolo Hotels.

Stay the night and enjoy a tipple of the tantalising tastes complimentary with Paws and Pours.

Enjoy all the perks of our V.I.Pooch package, inclusive of:

  • A doggy bed where your furry buddy can snuggle and relax like a real boss
  • An eating/drinking mat and food bowl so they can feast in style
  • A doggy bag with specially designed dog toys and treats, and…
  • Dog-friendly staff on hand to provide assistance when you need it

Paws and Pours offering it all and more with Ovolo’s ‘The Perks’ – free breakfast, social hour, Wi-Fi, and more!), along with a complimentary 200ml bottle of Sheep Dog Whiskey, to unleash and unwind.

To redeem book your V.I.Pooch stay for you and your four-legged friend before 29th August for any stay dates in 2021.

If you miss out on the package, never fear. Ovolo Hotels are all pet-friendly and offer dog-friendly accommodation all year round.


IHG Hotels and Resorts

Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, IHG

A special guest at Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour

A man’s best friend, pandemic pet or inseparable family pup –pooches will be welcome at more IHG Hotels & Resorts with new hotel packages as well as the arrival of pet-friendly luxe boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Sydney later this year.

You need not go much further than your local park, beachfront promenade or suburban street to see a fresh batch of lockdown puppies and their besotted new owners.

While some families have welcomed a new furry friend in lieu of travel this year, IHG is offering dog owners the best of both worlds with promises of more places to take their pup for post lockdown adventures and bonding.

IHG Hotels & Resorts is launching Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Sydney in late 2021.  Kimpton has dog owners covered with all of the goods to keep pets pampered and are world-renowned for inviting all pets to stay at no extra charge – no matter their size, weight, or breed as long as they fit in the lift.

Kimpton Sydney’s prized position in the heart of Sydney, combining Art Deco heritage with eclectic style is set to become a home away from home for stylish Sydneysiders and their pooches.

Close by, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour is the latest IHG property to add pet-friendly accommodation. Opened in October 2020, the hotel has just launched ‘Pawfect Packages’, allowing guests the perfect opportunity to staycation in Sydney’s CBD with their four-legged friend.

As part of the Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour’s ‘Pawfect Package’ people and their pups will be treated to room accommodation of their choice in either a Standard King Room, Superior King Room or Twin Deluxe room, plush dog bedding and food and water bowl facilities, as well as all-you-can-drink complimentary puppicino beverages at the Hotel’s Café 58.  The property even recently hosted local famed Instagram pooch, Whopper the Berner (@thebigwhop) to test out the experience.

There is no doubt every man and their dog will be ready for a change of scene once lockdowns end and no pet should be left behind.

 International Dog Day is a great reason to celebrate our furry friends and think about where to go for post lockdown R & R.

dog friendly, International Dog Day, voco Kirkton Park, IHG

voco Kirkton Park

IHG’s best post lockdown pet-friendly Sydney weekenders or staycations;

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach

Enjoy a weekend away at the stunning coastal location steps away from Coogee Beach complete with morning walks and stunning views for you and your four legged friend without the need for dog kennels or sitters. The Dogs Welcome’ package features dog bedding, food bowls and a welcome treat.

Book or find out more information here

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Let your puppy live the InterContinental Life with this Pet Stay package. Rooms include a dog bed in the lounge room and water and feed bowls in the bathroom. No one misses out on the In- Room Dining with the carefully curated pet friendly menu. Rate from $400* per room per night and more information below here

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Pooches can check into this pet-friendly hotel with two accommodation rooms featuring private courtyards for plenty of pup play. Dogs will be spoiled with their own bedding, water bowl and treats. With 70 acres of rolling mountain views, the Kirkton Park estate is the ideal self-drive stay-cay in the Hunter Valley just 2.5 hours from Sydney.

Book or find out more here

Holiday Inn Potts Point – Sydney

Bring your dog on your next city adventure and explore one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods. To include your pooch in your booking, book any rate on and add the code ‘DOG FRIENDLY’ in the optional special request field ensure your dog is greeted with a dog bed, bowls and a special dog biscuit welcome treat.

Book or find out more here

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport are offering dog friendly packages that include use of a comfy dog bed and bowls for food and water.  Each special pooch will receive a tasty dog treat and dog toy to take home.   Biggles Bar and Grill also caters to every puppy demand by making space on its terrace to accommodate furry companions who can enjoy a meal or beverage off the special dog menu.  Prices start from $285, book or find more information here

International Dog Day, fur baby, Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour

Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour