Our founder, Deanna Toth, has been thrilled to work in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, including part ownership of a resort on the Sunshine Coast, BC and working at the Hotel Vancouver, with the infamous green roof, also in B.C. Deanna and her husband, a veteran hotelier, have two great kids that are also in the hospitality industry. You could easily say that the hospitality industry is her life of choice.
As managing partner at their resort on the Sunshine Coast, it became quite apparent that guests wanted to stay with their dogs. So Deanna, wanting to welcome everyone, created a pet amenity package for their new 'guests with pets'.
But she soon found it challenging to help operate a resort and maintain quality pet welcome packages. Authenticity and consistency were being sacrificed: time was valuable and offering pet items from the local pet store (and yes, even the dollar store!) were not supporting their brand in the fashion they were after.
Then came the age old question...'there has to be a better way'. Knowing she was not alone...Pet on Vacation was born! But Deanna took it a couple of steps further: feeling that both hotels & their guests would want something personal, fresh and of quality for these new furry family members, she created a professional, recyclable, biodegradable, vegan, home baked, hand packaged and charitable offering. -Yes, they also donate to the SPCA!
"Having the passion for excellent customer service, and what we feel, a very cool, premium product, we just had to give it a whirl": says Deanna.
Pet on Vacation welcome pet packages are designed for you, anywhere you are welcoming a customer travelling with a pet.
Pet on Vacation opened in 2011, and they feel honoured to assist their valued clients across North America and they would love to work with you!