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Our founder, Deanna Toth, has worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years, including part ownership of a small resort on the Sunshine Coast in BC and working at her alma mater, The Hotel Vancouver on Georgia street, Vancouver, B.C. Deanna has two great kids and is married to a long time, admired hotelier. You could easily say, hospitality is her blood :).
As managing partner at their Resort on the Sunshine Coast, it became quite apparent that guests wanted to stay with their dogs. So Deanna, along with her two children helping out, created a welcome package for these 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 and cost kept creeping up.
Then came the age old question...'there has to be a better way' And knowing she was not alone...Pet on Vacation was born! But Deanna took it a couple of steps further, knowing that both hotels and their guests would want something authentic, fresh and of quality for their new guests with furry family members. So she created a professional, recyclable, biodegradable, vegan, 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, yet premium & fresh product, they say: "we just had to give it a whirl".
Pet on Vacation opened in 2011, and now has over 55 valued hotel clients within Canada and the USA and they would love to work with you!