Recently, we were lucky enough to take care of Dave “Hughesy” Hughes’ Rescue Dog Bubbles, as she travelled to Sydney to record a segment for Channel Ten TV Show, “Hughesy we Have a Problem.”
Bubbles is a fantastic traveller who loves spending time in her Jetpets Pet Travel Crate, but she also enjoyed the many cuddles she received from our Pet Handler Marni.
Our Pet Handler Robyn chaperoned Bubbles on set of the show, and we were thrilled to see Bubbles rocking a Jetpets bandana throughout the segment.
For such a sweet girl, we have no idea what Bubbles problem is! I guess we will all have tune in to Channel Ten on Sunday night at 9pm to find out.
We were feeling the love here at Jetpets HQ this month as we celebrated Valentines Day, not just with our human partners and children, but with our furry friends as well.
We know we love our dogs because they are adorable, they greet us with excitement, they give wonderful cuddles and they are extremely loyal. But we wanted to find out if there was a scientific reason behind why we love our dogs SO MUCH… we did a bit of further investigation and found out why.
There really is no other love like the way we love our dogs. It truly is unwavering and as we found out, it is mutual, our dogs love us just as much in return.
Researchers found that the same hormone, oxytocin, spikes in both human and canine brains when a dog is gazing at its owner.
Oxytocin is known to play a strong role in triggering feelings of unconditional love and protection when parents and children look into each other’s eyes or embrace.
So the findings suggest that we love our pets in the same way as we love family members, and our dogs return their devoted affection.
Researchers from the University of Tokyo and Duke University in the US believe that oxytocin has been strengthening the bond between a man and his best friend for millennia, suggesting it evolved during the domestication period of dogs which began around 34,000 years ago. This research was published in the journal Science.
So it is no wonder our feelings for our pets are so strong!
Here at Jetpets, we understand that pets are part of the family unit, and one of the best parts of our job is reuniting families with their pets at their destination. No doubt it is at this part of the travel journey that the oxytocin levels are at an all time high for both owners and their dogs, and we can tell because the smiles and tail wagging say it all!
Travellers’ Tails– Sahara’s story
Sydney’s Langham Hotel is the height of luxury for humans and their furry friends. Located in the heart of Sydney, the Langham is the perfect getaway for the whole family, conveniently located close to the many attractions that this amazing city has to offer.
At the Langham, rooms are pet friendly, and come with luxury pet bedding, gourmet food and treats! (They do have human perks too like private terraces and luxurious bathrooms.)
Recently, our animal ambassador Sahara was lucky enough to spend a few nights at the Langham in Sydney, and her owner Dave tells us that she had an amazing time!
“When it comes to pet-friendly hotels, it doesn’t get much better than this” Dave says. “We had an amazing time, and Sahara of course, was treated like a princess by the team!”
Not only did she enjoy the spectacular views from her private balcony, she was treated to gourmet meals cooked just for her (and delivered to her room,) talk about luxury!
Sahara was truly in pet heaven, relaxing on her own custom-made Langham plush bed (pictured,) before heading out on the town to check out some of Sydney’s best pet-friendly attractions.
At the Langham, pet-sitting and dog walking services are also available on request.
If you would like to know more about the Langham in Sydney, or book in your own pet-friendly vacation at the hotel, click here.