ROSEVILLE, Minnesota—For the past nine months, visitors to DogWonderful.com have not only enjoyed a wealth of entertaining and informative articles and features pertaining to traveling with dogs, they’ve used the site to research and book pet-friendly hotels around the world. Now, the specialty travel website is pleased to announce that it has removed all add-on fees and penalties from the booking process, making DogWonderful.com’s total rates, including taxes, often the lowest online.
Unlike many similar sites that just provide links to pet-friendly hotels, DogWonderful.com has a comprehensive hotel booking engine that automatically filters results to return only pet-friendly accommodations. The site also allows visitors to book airline tickets, car rentals and vacation packages. With the elimination of the fee, total costs of hotel rooms through DogWonderful.com are now almost always lower than the online travel agencies such as Travelocity and Expedia, as well as hotel brand websites.
“Since our launch last October, DogWonderful.com has received quite a following from both dog lovers and travelers in search of good deals. By removing the unwanted add-on fees and penalties, our visitors can enjoy a savings of as much as 6% or more on already low, low rates for pet-friendly hotels,” said DogWonderful.com creator and hospitality industry veteran Teresa Matsui Sanders.
Booking through DogWonderful.com also does some good, as 10 percent of the commissions and fees paid to the website from travel bookings are donated to the following national dog-related charities: RedRover, which focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals; and NEADS, which provides canine assistance for people who are deaf or have a disability.
DogWonderful.com’s ongoing content on the site includes practical how-tos about traveling with dogs, features on specific dog-friendly hotels, and fascinating travelogues from writers all over the world.