We had a chat with Justine from Fido's Travel Guide to find out about her and the business.
Why did you start your business?
I started my business Fido’s Travel Guide as i wanted to create a website dedicated to pet friendly accommodation Australia wide. I’ve been a registered breeder for many many years now and was regularly travelling with my dogs and really struggled to find suitable accommodation that catered for my dogs as well so they didn’t have to be left in the car overnight.
How long ago, and how?
The business is relatively new. I launched it in January this year but then of course Covid hit and travel restrictions were enforced so planning trips away with your fur babies hadn’t really been possible for quite sometime.
What do you sell?
Fido’s travel guide is an online directory based website advertising business’s who offer accommodation which is pet friendly so when you book with them, you can book with confidence knowing that your fur baby will be allowed as well... our listings are also advertised on our Facebook and instagram pages.
Ultimately I’d like to incorporate pet friendly cafes and pubs etc into the listings on the website so when people are browsing accommodation they can also look at places to eat while out and about with their 4 legged friend while on holidays...
Tell me about your own dogs - and are they involved in the business?
Matilda(Tilly) is Fido’s Travel mascot, she’s a pure bred british bulldog nearly 10 years old now, is starting to loose her sight a little and is going deaf... she’s been everywhere with me , and has travelled many roads next to me... she has a huge input into what goes on in the business
What's the best thing about what you do?
The best thing about what i do is being able to bring accommodation businesses and people searching for accommodation together with one common interest... pets .
What was the last song that got stuck in your head?
The last song to get stuck in my head was Lady A’s. “ Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” ... Christmas isnt far away now, and i love the festive season.
What's the most recent photo on your phone?
My most recent photo taken on my phone was a screen shot of a receipt after paying a bill... Definitely nothing interesting lol.
Tea or coffee?
Definitely coffee , i cant function in the mornings with out my two cups of coffee...
Thanks to Justine for sharing some interesting things about her business. If you are interested in taking a holiday where your dog is welcome, the website is here