About Us

How was Pet Check-in born?

Welcome to Pet Check-in, I’m Gareth Brock - founder and best-selling author of pet travel guides Have Pet, Will Travel & Pets On Holiday. I’m no stranger to the sometimes frustrating process ‘pet parents’ experience when trying to plan pet inclusive holidays. As a frequent traveller and passionate pet owner myself, I found it time consuming and often challenging to find truly pet friendly, not just pet tolerant, accommodation for myself and beloved dog, Ebony (pictured).

After experiencing some of my own travel nightmares I spoke with many other pet parents and found I wasn’t alone and that many like myself, had either experienced the same challenges or just found it too hard to plan a holiday where their pet could accompany them. I made it my mission to alleviate this angst and unleashed Pet Check-in in February 2014.

Pet Check-in is your passport to stress free travel with your pet in tow. We’ve dug up accommodation Australia wide identifying all the pet policies you need to know before you book so there are no surprises when you arrive. This allows you to easily search, compare and book pet friendly get-aways, no matter what your budget, where pets aren’t just tolerated but welcomed no matter what their budget is.

For those pet parents keen to find fun activities while on holiday you’ll find fantastic places to eat, walk and play in my book Pets on Holidays or in our blogs.

We’re continually adding new accommodation to the site so if you can’t find what you’re looking for be sure to come back later or join our community where we’ll share free tips, advice and exclusive offers to get you and your 4-legged friend on the road stress free. Alternatively, if you’ve stayed at or know of a pet friendly place we haven’t listed on our site please drop us a note and we’ll be sure to check them out. As seen in: