ONE Hampshire dog and their owner could be in the the chance of getting their paws on a free holiday.

Canine Cottages have announced the launch of their biggest recruitment drive to date and will be spending the next month searching for ten special dogs from around the UK to join their team.

Applications are now open and will close at midnight on June 28, with successful applicants being offered positions as ‘canine critics’ – four legged ambassadors of the brand who will act as the paws on the ground and be responsible for reviewing cottage holidays.

Canine Cottages PR manager, Jo Price says: “Due to the overwhelming success of Canine Critic 2018, with the recruitment of the adorable Poppy the Cockapoo who went on to become an invaluable member of our team, we have decided to maximise the fun this year and recruit no less than ten new furry members of staff who we hope will become the beating heart of this unique brand.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the UK’s most faithful friends and we’re looking for a diverse selection of ‘real’ dogs with character who love to travel, are not camera shy and who have a willing human who can accompany them on their adventures.”

More than twenty thousand hopeful hounds have already pre-registered in a bid to be one of the first applicants to be considered.

Full details can be found on the Canine Cottages website and you do not need to have travelled with Canine Cottages previously to apply.