3 Dog-Friendly Vacations To Take This Summer!
When the weather gets better and the days get longer, it’s the perfect time to plan a well-deserved break! Bring your four-legged family member along for the ride and make memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Preparing your pup for your getaway
Before you book your tickets and get packing for your trip, make sure that your dog is feeling up to travelling with you. Take a look at our travelling with your dog guide to help you decide if it’s a good idea to bring your pet with you...
Once you’ve decided that your loyal companion will be coming along for the ride, it’s time to get ready to go!
We came up with four simple steps for preparing your pup for your next adventure. Follow this four-step guide for a stress-free trip:
- Take them on a trial trip to get familiar with travelling
- Stock up on supplies and travel essentials
- Keep their safety in mind at all times
- Try your best to maintain a routine whilst you’re away
Planning the paw-fect trip
After getting some ideas about how to prepare your dog for your trip, the planning can begin! With so many dreamy destinations and different types of trips on offer, it can be tough deciding on the perfect place to take your pup.
Wherever you’re located, scroll down to read our top three holiday ideas that you can discover in any part of the world, on every budget. If you don’t want to travel far, a staycation in your local area can be just as relaxing and rewarding as a far-flung holiday!
1. Embrace the great outdoors with a camping trip
If you live in a town or city, the hustle and bustle of urban life can be exhausting! There’s no better way to escape your daily routine than heading to the countryside for a camping trip. And the best part is, your dog can come with you!
Fresh country air, endless space for dog walks, cosy campfires and late night stargazing are just a few of the wonders of camping! Plus, you can plan a last-minute camping trip without needing to make reservations at many camping sites.
The beauty of exploring nature with your pet is that you get to disconnect from the noise and pollution in the city, spend lots of time outdoors and go for lots of scenic walks.
2. Discover a 'home away from home' in a countryside cottage
Are you dreaming of a get-away but appreciate the comforts of a fully-equipped home? As a pet owner, it can be more relaxing knowing that you have a private space and garden for you and your pet to enjoy.
For a change of scenery, explore the option of renting out a holiday home for your next trip. Wherever you decide to go, there are usually many options that allow you to bring your pet with you! From cute country cottages to sprawling barn conversions, search ‘dog friendly holiday rentals’ in Google and discover what’s on offer! Many accommodation websites like Booking.com and Airbnb have a pet-friendly search filter to help you find the best options for you and your pet.
If you find a great property rental that doesn’t mention a pet policy, don’t panic! Contact the owner directly and ask them if your loyal companion can tag along.
3. Hit the road in a van or caravan
Does your fluffy friend jump at any opportunity to go for a car ride or explore new surroundings? Then it sounds like a van or caravan adventure could be perfect for your next trip!
There are many perks of travelling and sleeping in a camper van, caravan or a van decked out with sleeping space. You get to visit lots of different places and beauty spots, you save money on hotels and accommodation, and your pup can enjoy lots of outdoor exercise and playtime!
If you don’t have a vehicle of your own, you can still plan an exciting road trip! Search for caravan, van or RV rentals in your area and explore your rental options. That way, you get to enjoy the motorhome for the duration of your holiday and simply hand it back after! How easy does that sound? However, it’s important to keep in mind that not all rentals will allow you to bring your dog so it’s worth checking with the company first!
We hope that our ideas have inspired you to plan an adventure and enjoy some quality time with your fluffy family member!
If you’re planning a trip or have fond memories of a holiday you went on with your pup, we’d love to hear about it in the comments!