Holidaying with Your Hound: Our Guide to a Pawfect Dog Friendly Getaway

Em-bark-ing on a holiday is always an exciting adventure, and what could make it even more special? Bringing your four-legged friend along for the journey! Travelling with your dog can be so exciting as they get to explore a whole new area. Together let’s explore the ins and outs of planning a pet-friendly holiday, from choosing the right destination to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend.

Choosing a Pet-Friendly Destination

Not all destinations are created equal when it comes to catering to dogs. Before packing your bags, research and choose a pet-friendly destination that offers a range of activities suitable for both you and your dog. Look for places with dog-friendly parks, trails, and beaches, ensuring that your pup can enjoy the great outdoors just as much as you do.

Check out our recent blog on our top dog friendly destinations.

Don’t be left in the doghouse!

Finding suitable accommodation is a crucial aspect of planning a pet-friendly holiday. Many hotels, hostels, and rentals now recognise the importance of catering to pet owners. Look for spots that not only allow dogs but also provide amenities such as pet beds, bowls, and even special treats.

Watch out: remember to tell your accommodation that you will have a fluffy +1 with you. Some places may charge extra per pet, so make sure to let them know in advance to avoid any extra fees.

Pack Smart for Your Pup

Just like you, your dog needs a little suitcase of their own. Pack essentials such as food, treats (bonus points for healthy treats), favourite toys, and any medications your dog may need. When you go on unfamiliar walks take a pocket full of your dog's familiar BrewBix treats as a distraction when they get anxious, overexcited or as security if they are unsure. It’s a great idea to bring along a comfortable bed or blanket to provide a familiar scent in unfamiliar surroundings. Don't forget grooming supplies and plenty of poo bags so you’re not caught short on your stay!

Plan Dog-Friendly Activities

Research and plan activities that both you and your dog can enjoy together. Here is some inspiration:

  • Go hiking on a trail with a beautiful viewpoint
  • Enjoy a picnic on a dog-friendly beach (remember and bring a parasol for shade if it’s hot)
  • Grab lunch at a local dog-friendly café or bar
  • Roll down the windows and head out on a day trip to see more of your holiday destination

It’s worth searching up recommendations of dog-friendly spots in your chosen destination. There might be some quirky and unthought-of activities on offer.

Top Tip: research local rules and regulations regarding dogs. The destination might require all dogs on a lead or have heavy fines for dog fouling, so it’s always best to check.

Travel Comfortably

Whether you're driving or flying, its super important that your dog is comfortable during the journey. Think about investing in a sturdy and well-ventilated travel crate for air travel and secure them safely in the car with a harness or crate for road trips. It’s great to take regular breaks for some fresh air, a little walk, and some water to break up the journey.

Traveling with your dog can create unforgettable memories and strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. With careful planning, thoughtful consideration, and a dash of adventure, a pet-friendly holiday can be the perfect way to explore the world together. So, pack your bags, get your pup’s collar on, and get ready for a pawsitively perfect holiday that you and your dog will cherish forever.

Safe travels!


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