Homes & Villas by Marriott partners with Petco for pet-friendly stays

US: The Homes & Villas by Marriott website will now highlight “Pet-Friendly Picks by Petco” featuring vacation properties that meet pet safety, health, and wellness. 

Petco Health + Wellness Company will produce infographics, articles, and packing checklists on the Homes & Villas platform, as well as curate a travel collection of items including beds, bowls, toys, and travel accessories, which can be shipped to a guest’s US rental property.

In the future, Marriott expects to work with Petco on a program for hotels within its portfolio that also welcome pets.

“For many of our guests, family vacations mean including their four-legged family members, and since the pandemic, we’ve seen ‘Pets Allowed’ rise to become one of the top two most popular filters our guests choose when searching for homes,” said Jennifer Hsieh, VP Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International. “Our collaboration with an expert like Petco means we will better accommodate guests seeking the space and amenities of a vacation rental that welcomes pets and make traveling with your pet simpler, more rewarding, and memorable.”

Jenny Wolski, SVP omnichannel experience for Petco, added: “As pets become more and more central to our lives, pet-friendly travel is the natural evolution in humanisation and premiumisation in the pet category. With pet parents increasingly travelling and exploring the world with their whole family – whether for vacations, work, or a combination of both – collaborating with Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will create a tailored experience with all the resources, assistance, and supplies needed for worry-free pet travel.”

Separately from the partnership, Homes & Villas will begin to offer bespoke pet-friendly experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. The experiential platform enables members to bid points they have earned for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The first in the series will feature a photoshoot at a Homes & Villas by Marriott property for members and their pets by photographer Shayan Asgharnia.