Get ready to say Hello Summer! 

We have teamed up with The Gates Hotel Key West  and LazyDog to send you and your dog on the trip of a lifetime!

It’s a dog’s life in the best way when you, (a plus one) and your bestie are whisked away to an all-expense paid 3 night stay in the luxurious The Gates Key West Hotel .Your vacay would not be complete without some fun in the water with your bestie. The prize includes a doggy paddle board or kayak adventure courtesy of Lazy Dog & $500 spending money! 

We want to give you and your bestie the vacation you both deserve with pampering for the both of you in Florida’s premiere resort. The Gates Hotel Key West offers you and your pooch the royal treatment. On arrival you and your pooch will be welcomed with a plush dog bed, treats, a fresh bowl of water and a FriendshipCollar Goodie bag, full of New Hello Summer! accessories for you and your BFF to wear!

Your bestie will even be allowed on the furniture! Talk about the royal treatment!

We want you to escape from your everyday ruff life and immerse yourself in the verve of Hemingway’s “old school Key West”. The hotel is perfectly located at the entry point to the island and convenient to everything in New Town and across Key West. You can take a leisurely bike ride to the many close-by pet-friendly parks such as Higgs Beach Dog Park or Fort Zachary Taylor Historic Park, or if you want to get some sand between those paws, you can have some scenic beach walkies along the nearby Key West Dog Beach!

Rent a bike and explore Key West!

The Gates Hotel combines modern design with organic touches and Floridian flare, with a large luxurious pool and lots of shaded cozy spots for your pooch to snooze under the summer sun! This beautiful hotel sure will put your and your pooch in the relaxing holiday mood!

Fancy sunbathing with your pooch by this beautiful pool?

At The Gates’ on-site bar, Rum Row, a Yappy Hour invites pets and their owners to help raise money for the Keys SPCA, with raffle giveaways, drink specials, and more. So take your bestie with you and have a pre-dinner mock-tail or two! It’s awesome pawesome knowing that you are helping pooches in need!

Quench your thirst, get into the vacay spirit at Rum Row and help pooches in need! Now that’s something to Yap about!

Paddleboarding or Kayaking?  Let your bestie decide!

When you are ready to get out and explore there is no better way than to do so than on the water! Lazy Dog has just the fun filled adventure ready for you!  Here you can choose between taking a kayak out through a guided tour of the mangroves or having a paddle boarding experience with your dog on the open waters.

Check out these happy tour guides!

If you choose to Kayak:

Along with your experienced guide, you will paddle at a relaxing pace and explore the shallow, calm, blue-green waters of the back country of Key West!. Your adventure will give you a chance to view the mangrove environment up close with your bestie by your side! Expect to see tropical fish, crabs, sea stars, jelly fish, sea cucumbers, sponges and various aquatic birds! Your pooch will sure be super happy after this pawsome day out!

If you choose to Paddle Board: 

Paddle boarding is fun and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. You will get a short lesson before you leave the dock and then you can get to explore with your BFF wherever you would like to go!

Our Hello Summer! FriendshipCollar Collection is sun-friendly, UV-protected, water resistant and scratch resistant so it’s the perfect accessory to wear for this fun day out in the water!

Check out the hashtag #Unlockthekeys for more envy inducing well-rested faces! This could be you and your pooch! Want to WIN? 

Here’s How to Enter:

Repost this picture on your social feeds (Instagram, Facebook or Retweet on Twitter!) and tell us why you and your bestie deserve to WIN this summer vacay!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag  #FriendshipCollarSummerVacay

Winner will be announced on: 1st August 2018! 

Good luck, fingers and paws crossed for you!

Love & friendship x

Terms & Conditions:

Offer valid for one-year from the promotion end date of 1st August, 2018 and blackout dates apply (including traditional holidays and destination events), see list for reference: 2018: 9/1-9/3; 10/25-10/28; 11/9-11/10; 12/24-12/25; 12/31; 2019: 1/1; 4/19-4/22. Offer is subject to availability and excludes airfare/transfers. *Note: Participant will be responsible for airfare and additional on-property costs aside from original offer.

The winner of the contest must be 21 years or older to book at The Gates Hotel. The winner is entitled to 2 people and their pooch to go on this amazing get-away! So if you win and are younger than 21, please make sure your plus one is older than 21 and books for you!

For more information on our incredible prize collaborators,  or to book a reservation, please visit or call (305) 320-0940. For kayak rentals, visit or call (305) 295-9898.