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Where do your pets go when you're on hols?


Thousands of people go on holiday each year leaving their pets behind. What do you do with your pets?

Ricky's been to see a cat hotel where the pets get their own bedrooms, a play area and relaxing music.

We want to know where your pets go when you're on holiday? Do your friends look after them? Or do they go to catteries or kennels?

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"Well, when we had hamsters our Nan looked after them. We've now got a dog, the hamsters are gone. We've not been on holiday since getting the dog, but we'd take her to the nice kennels near us, where they treat the dogs very well."

Bethy, 13, Brittany, France

"My pets stay at home, so my big bro looks after them. I don't think he does because my brother is really lazy!"

Calli, 11, Suffolk, England

"The dog goes to a friend's house and the cat goes to a cattery, because my friend is allergic to cats!"

Poppy, 12, London, England

"My dog stays at my nan's house when I'm away."

Alison, 13, Wolverhampton, England

"When I go on holiday I put my dog in kennels."

Sophie, 12, UK

"When I go on holiday with my family, my brother's friends look after my cats and my grandad's dog comes with us."

Ellie, 10, West Midlands, England

"Just like Helena, I take my dog on holiday with me. I mean, what is the point of leaving them at home while you have fun?!"

Jessica, 13, London, England

"I don't have a pet but the cat hotel sounds cool!"

Sophia, 14, London, England

"My two guinea pigs and one rabbit go to my friend's house from school, they have hundred of animals! My fish have holiday food!"

Maisie, 9, Surrey, England

"The cat goes to a cattery and the dog goes to a kennel."

Lily, 12, Liverpool, England

"My neighbour comes in once a day to feed the fish, and the dog goes to my friend's house."

Naomi, 11, London, England

"My neighbour looks after the dog."

Tia, 12, London, England

"My dog goes to a kennel when I am on holiday."

Louise, 13, Leicestershire, England

"I give my dog to the next door neighbour because she loves dogs."

Paige, 13, London, England

"My dog goes to stay at a friend's house."

Chloe, 9, Somerset, England

"My cat goes to stay with my next door neighbour, who also has a cat and my dog stays with a friend who also has a dog."

Georgia, 12, Herefordshire, England

"My cat goes to the cattery and my guinea pigs get looked after by my friend."

Julia, 9, Stratford Upon Avon, England

"My hamster usually goes to a friend when we go away on holiday. Our cats go to the cattery but our dog goes to a very trustworthy friend or my Gran."

Lucy, 12, Berkshire, England

"We normally leave someone behind to look after the cat because my dad, he don't want to go to Iceland!

Melkorka, 10, Cambridge, England

"When I go on holiday it depends who is around to take the dog. The cats and chickens stay at home but the neighbour looks after them for my mum, dad and me."

Oliver, 11, Croydon, England

"I would leave my three dogs with my auntie and she has a puppy, so when she goes on holiday she would leave her puppy with us. We can't really go on holidays together but that might change because of the dog hotel! It sounds cool."

Demi, 11, Dublin, Ireland

"We take our lab on holiday with us, I mean, what is the point of having a dog and not even having fun with it on the beaches in the West?!! It really depends on where in the world we go!"

Helena, 13, Bournemouth, England

"When I go on holiday I put my dog in a kennel. The people who work there keep good care of her."

Bethany, 10, Barnsley, England

"My two guinea pigs are going to a guinea pig hotel!"

Harriet, 13, Manchester, England

"My dog and cat don't go anywhere because my mum is afraid of flying, so we don't go abroad."

Georgia, 12, London, England

"I am going on holiday on Saturday for a week and my dog is staying with my aunt, uncle and cousins."

Fern, 13, London, England

"My dogs go to the kennels."

Connor, 10, Co. Durham, England

"My next door neighbour looks after my rabbit, Honey."

Chrissie, 10, Bristol, England

"My kittens go to my grandma's house, she has another cat and they LOVE it there!"

Holly, 10, Co. Durham, England

"My cat goes to a cattery, but thankfully the people who work there treat the cats well."

Ellie, 11, Bristol, England

"My friend and her family look after my rabbit when I go on holiday."

Jade, 12, Exeter, England

"My dad and step-mum usually look after my dog, because my dad works at a vets, which is handy if something goes wrong!"

Ashley, 11, Durham, England

"My cat goes to a cattery and I think he likes it there."

Polly, 12, Grimsby, England

"My dog goes to a friend's to stay when I go on holiday. He loves it!"

Ethan, 9, Leicestershire, England

"I have two bunnies and my mum asks someone to come everyday to look after them."

Velvet, 9, Portsmouth, England

"My lizard stays with my uncle when I am on holiday and my rabbit stays with my grandad."

Callum, 12, Grimsby, England

"My relatives look after my dog, he gets really stressed out in a kennel and he barks and howls all night. I think a pet getting its own bedroom is well odd!!"

Kelsie, 11, Co. Down, N. Ireland

"My dog goes to a kennel when I go on holiday."

Teighan, 13, East Ayrshire, Scotland

"My dog Jessie goes to my auntie's. Luckily my dog loves going there and my auntie loves having her. We're so lucky to have that!"

Bethan, 13, Swansea, Wales

"My dog goes to a kennel when I am on holiday and I think he enjoys it because he is with other dogs."

Chelsea, 13, Dundee, Scotland

"My nan and grandad look after my dog when I'm away because my nan had a dog when she was younger."

Zoe, 10, Chelmsford, England

"My cat goes to a cattery when I am on holiday."

Willow, 12, Bradford, England

"My family has a dog called Bonnie. My nana looks after it for us when we go away! When my nana goes on holiday, we look after her dog for her!"

Kate, 11, Manchester, England

"It usually depends on where we go on holiday. We never take our dogs on planes because it might hurt their ears, so we put them in a kennel or ask a friend to look after them. If we don't go on a plane, we usually take the dogs with us."

Maddy, 12, Kent, England

"My dog always goes to my mum's friend's house. She is a dog sitter and always has other dogs there and they play together. My cats go to a nice big enclosure in a cattery and they run around in the garden."

Ellie, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"This summer my guinea pigs are going to a guinea pig hotel! The lady who runs it has a degree in looking after rodents?!"

Julia, 13, England

"I had a similar experience to Maeve but with a dog in a kennel. He didn't look as if he was given any food and had dirty water instead. He was so pleased to see us that he knocked us over and when we gave him food he wouldn't stop eating! We took him to the vets but thankfully he was fine after that. Now we give him to my friend who lives nearby."

Charlotte, 11, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I give my cat to my friend to look after because my cat and her cat are friends and she lives nearby to me."

Bella, 13, Essex, England

"I take my dog with me on holiday as I go away in the UK but my chinchilla and bird go to my nanna and grandad's house."

Holly, 11, Flintshire, Wales

"My cats always go to my dad's friend who loves animals. We know we can trust him and we know he will look after them well. When my sisters go on holiday I get their rabbit, hamster and six gerbils. It's a lot to look after when it's on a school night."

Lou, 13, England

"When I go on holiday sometimes my neighbour will look after my rabbit, Nemo, or we will take it to my nan's and my grandad will look after it."

Ellie, 10, England

"We have put our dog into a kennel a few times but now we ask our neighbours or gran and grandad to care for them!"

Ellie and Tess, 13 and 10, Dorset, England

"My aunt looks after my dog because she is good at looking after animals."

Flora, 12, London, England

"My cats went to a cattery once. The people there said that they would send me a picture of my cats, but where's my picture? When we picked the cats up they looked uncared for. We now leave the cats in the house with an automatic feeder and water pump."

Maeve, 11, Belfast, N. Ireland

"We give our dog to our Nan as we don't really agree with kennels."

Felixe, 11, London, England