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Shores Dreams Vacation Rentals and Spokes-dog "Jazz" to Be Featured in National Pet Friendly Travel Magazine

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The Atlanta-owned and Destin-based company is finding success catering to travelers who want pet friendly vacation rentals in Northwest Florida including Sandestin Resort, 30-A and the Destin Area.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals, owned by Atlanta resident and former entertainment executive Renata Circeo-Loudon, is being featured in the upcoming fall issue of national pet friendly travel magazine, Fido Friendly.

The company – which represents property along the Northwest Florida coast, including the Destin area – has adopted a pet friendly policy in most of their properties, evidenced by their slogan: “Pet friendly Travel for Pet-WELCOMING Memories.”

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals is one of the few vacation rental companies that court pet-travelers, and its decision is paying dividends, including its upcoming feature in FIDOFriendly. Currently, Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals is listed in the Destinations section of the magazine.

FIDOFriendly Magazine showcases FIDO-friendly destinations and scours the country for pet travel information in order to abide by their mission: “Leave no dog behind.” They sponsor contests, conduct product reviews, have a radio program and are launching a pet adoption tour, "Get Your Licks on Route 66” with Animal Planet's Victoria Stillwell.

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals Owner, Circeo-Loudon has rescued animals for years and says that pet owners are some of her best customers.

“I find that the people who travel with their pets are compassionate – they care, not only about their animals, but also about others and their property,” Circeo-Loudon said. “They know it is a privilege to be able to bring their pets with them, and they want to continue to do so. So, I find that most are ultra-conscientious about cleanliness, picking up after their pets and respecting others." She adds, "They are some of my best customers.”

As a vacation rental property owner since 1999, Circeo-Loudon started Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals in 2009 and has grown the business in Florida to include the Destin, Sandestin, 30-A and Panama City areas.

Spokesdog, Jazz communicates his adventures through a new Facebook page: Shores Dreams Pet Adventures, where he encourages people who travel with their pets to share their pictures, stories and tips about pet travel. Jazz meets pets and their owners from all around the world and spreads the message that a family vacation isn't complete unless the whole family gets to go – including the family pet.

A recent partnership with the online booking and reservation software, LiveRez, has allowed Circeo-Loudon to better highlight her company's pet friendly policy, by giving her the ability to makes changes to her website content in real time, define categories and advanced search options for pet-friendly properties, and to set up extensive options for pets at the global and per property level.

This seamless website integration, and ensuing increases in search engine optimization, have resulted in a 30 percent increase in bookings in just the past year.

By targeting the pet friendly travel niche, Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals is on the forefront of a national trend. PetTravelCenter.com states that more than 29 million people in the United States reported traveling with a pet on a trip of 50 miles or more within the past three years. Many travel-related companies are now focusing their marketing efforts toward this previously ignored – and often shunned – segment of travelers.

It has traditionally been difficult to find a hotel or vacation rental that allows travelers to bring their pets. But in the last few years, many hotel chains across the U.S. are revising and updating their pet policies to be more pet friendly.

Some upscale properties, like the Westin in Atlanta, are going out of their way to accommodate pets. Now in its third year of hosting the upcoming BarkWorld Expo—the only social media conference for the pet industry – the Westin will even pamper pets with luxurious custom beds and other amenities.

About Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals:
Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals] is a Florida licensed vacation rental company owned and operated by Renata Circeo-Loudon, For more information, go to http://www.shoredreams.net or call (404) 550-8005.

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals spokes-dog Jazz is owned by long-time Atlanta residents, Herb Thompson, managing director of The Private Bank, and Deborah J. Thompson, a writer, photographer and marketing consultant. For more information on Jazz, please contact Deborah J. Thompson at inspireddesigns@me.com or (404) 310-0009.

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals and spokes-dog Jazz will be attending the BarkWorld Expo from Oct 25-27, 2012 to continue networking with pet travelers and those who write about them. Be sure to stop by their booth for a photo opportunity.

About Our Featured Media and Sources:
For more information about FIDOFriendly magazine, contact Publisher Susan Sims at http://www.fidofriendly.com.

For additional information on the BarkWorld Conference and Expo, visit their website http://www.barkworldexpo.com or contact the founder--Denise Quashie at denise@barkworldexpo.com.

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