International Dog Day: 7 vacation rentals that allow pets

Luffy, TikTok’s pet star. Handout

MANILA – August 26 is International Dog Day, and Airbnb marks the occasion by listing pet-friendly vacation rentals Filipinos can book on their next getaway, once the pandemic improves.

For its list of properties, Airbnb turned to the owner of pet star TikTok, Luffy, known in the Philippines as the happiest dog on the internet.

Luffy went viral earlier this year when his owner, Sarah Jayne Balbidadez, posted a snippet of his huge smile when she picked him up at a grooming salon in Imus, Cavite. He went to amass 1.5 million followers on TikTok.


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“I love traveling and exploring new places with Luffy, it makes my travel experiences so much more memorable when I share them with my best friend,” Balbidadez said in a statement released by Airbnb.

Below are the best Luffy vacation rentals on the platform:

According to Airbnb, searches for the “allow pets” filter increased 65% at the start of 2021 compared to the same period last year.

He added that thousands of customers have booked stays with their pets since the platform launched in 2008.

Last June, Airbnb rolled out more than 100 upgrades to adapt to the effects of the pandemic on the global travel industry.

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