Written in partnership with Mars Petcare

Vacation should be fun for the whole family, so why leave your fur baby at home? According to a survey1 conducted by Hilton, nearly 75% of dog owners feel that traveling with their pets makes the trip more joyful. And with more than half of dog owners planning to travel with their pups in the next 3-9 months, there’s never been a better time to pack your bags (and a leash!) for a getaway with your canine companion.

If you’re looking for last-minute ideas, plan to give your four-legged friend a pawesome travel experience in honor of International Dog Day, Saturday, August 26th.  To mark the occasion, Mars Petcare and Hilton are partnering so all dogs staying at Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton across the U.S. and in select Toronto area hotels will receive free CESAR® Canine Cuisine on Saturday, August 26 (while supplies last).

Mars Petcare and Hilton provide an exceptional stay for pets and their parents, ensuring their comfort and happiness throughout their entire journey, from booking to check out. And by offering CESAR Canine Cuisine across approximately 5,000 pet-friendly Hilton properties in the U.S. and Canada on International Dog Day – a holiday created by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige to celebrate all dogs – dog lovers and their pups can enjoy their travel experience together even more. The CESAR brand, proudly part of the Mars family of brands, has always believed that the best life is shared between pets and their parents. Providing pets with the meals and complements they love shows them the love they deserve – which can help make the most of a spontaneous travel adventure or celebration of International Dog Day.

Jet Set Pets! Mars Petcare Teams Up with Hilton to Celebrate International Dog Day

Pet parents have access to unique amenities through the Mars Petcare and Hilton partnership that make traveling together seamless. The Mars PET On-Demand service offers guests access to expert advice from the Mars Pet Expert Team (PET) during their stay, including guidance from behaviorists, nutritionists, vet techs, and other pet-friendly resources that meet Hilton pet guests’ needs.

To learn more about how Mars Petcare and Hilton are setting a new standard in pet-friendly travel, visit www.BetterCitiesforPets.com or stories.hilton.com.

  1. Hilton partnered with Morning Consult to inform the Pet-Friendly Survey study. Morning Consult conducted an online survey among a sample of n=2,200 adults, n=1,445 of the adult sample self-identified as owning a pet, and n=1,029 of the self-identified pet owners self-identified as owning a dog and n=773 self-identified as owning a cat. The survey was conducted in May 2023.

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