This Travel Company Wants to Pay Your Dog as its Next ‘Furrfluencer’

updated Oct 4, 2019
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Any dog owner can confirm that such an honorable endeavor involves far more than playing fetch and scooping poop. The truth is that the cost of dog ownership averages somewhere between $1,400 and $4,300 annually, which is a substantial amount for family members that can’t support themselves or contribute to household expenses…or can they?

In case you’re terrified at the thought of your poor pooch anxiously toiling away at a crappy day job, worry not: We’re pretty sure this Furrfluencer gig is more fun than stressful. Recently launched by Snaptrip, the new initiative hopes to get a pair of doggos to travel to dog-friendly cottages in a few UK locations with their humans, who will then review the establishments with respect to various dog-centered factors such as  the level of “dog enjoyment, dog practicality, access to local walks” each venue offers.

The requirements for this coveted canine job are pretty simple: Snaptrip only asks that applicants possess “exquisite taste and an eye for detail.” With their humans in tow, selected dogs will partake in a 10-property tour of various locations like Wales, Cornwall and the Lake District. The trip will take place over 12 months and all expenses are covered. Afterwards, the human part of this exploring duo will be responsible for pen a 500-word review critiquing the properties according to their respective dog accommodations.  Upon submittal, Snaptrip will upload the blog posts to its site to assist travelers who are searching for the perfect dog-friendly vacation spot.

In addition to having each stay comped (for dog and human), each review pays $369 USD. 

So, there you have it! An honest and fun way for your dog to earn its keep (because face nuzzles don’t pay the bills). Humans generally hang out with dogs for companionship and for a better quality of life, but if you happen to have a doggie that’s into traveling, working as a Furrfluencer might be the way to go.