Lonely Planet Writer

Meet the adorable pups from Portugal travelling the world in style

Meet Max and Louise, the two adorable pups from Portugal travelling the world in style thanks to their loving owners.

These two fun-loving dogs have probably travelled more than most humans, spending their holidays in luxury hotels, diving into swimming pools and riding in the back of fancy convertibles!

From relaxing in Lisbon and Greece to checking out The Leaning Tower of Pisa, skateboarding in Miami and winter holidays playing in the snow in Austria, Max and Louise are living a life most people can only dream of. The dogs actually met for the first time in Venezuela!

Max and Louise have stayed in some of the world’s best dog-friendly hotels, from the Intercontinental in Lisbon, the Conrad Algarve (where you will find those famous Portuguese sea dogs!) to the Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa in Austria and the Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. 

“When we are planning our trips with Max and Louise, we usually choose the hotels and then we call them to ask if they accept dogs or not. Talking to them, we are able to feel if the hotel is only pet friendly and more than this, if they are comfortable to have pets at the hotel,” says owner Thiago Ferreira.

Thiago says that Greece, where they are currently on holiday, is definitely the dog’s favourite destination.

“They have amazing dog-friendly beaches, restaurants and hotels. They are with us 24 hours a day. Never seen before….usually we leave them at the room to have breakfast, dinner etc but here we do everything with Max and Louise!”

So what sort of exciting adventure is next for Max and Louise? “We are planning to go to Rio de Janeiro before Christmas,” says Thiago.

Max and Louise aren’t the only celebrity dogs on Instagram, meet the New York dogs with thousands of followers or the cute hiking dogs behind a cute new holiday tradition.