Top 5 Dog Friendly Holidays
For many of us, our dogs are part of our family, so when it comes to looking at possible holiday destinations, we want somewhere that our beloved pooch can come and have a great time too!
On the Pet Travel Scheme, dogs can travel between all EU-listed countries using a DEFRA-approved Pet Passports, as long as their vaccinations are up to date and they are micro-chipped. If you are looking to go a little further afield you will need to have your dog’s blood tested 30 days after the rabies vaccination. Wherever you decide to go, do some research into how dog-friendly the area you intend to visit is; here are our top 5 dog friendly holidays:
Scotland is the perfect destination to explore with your dog, with ancient forests, shaded glens, beautiful lochs and award-winning beaches, there really is nowhere better when it comes to holidaying with your four-legged friend. There are so many things to see and do whilst enjoying the great Scottish outdoors, and best of all your dog will get plenty of exercise!
Sonoma Valley, California
Full of beautiful vineyards and acres of serene parkland, Sonoma Valley in California is the perfect place to take your dog on holiday with you. With over 50 wineries welcoming dogs, restaurants and bars offering dog specific menus, and fenced in ‘off the leash’ parks with specific times for smaller and larger dogs, it could quite possibly be the best holiday you ever have!
With 186 miles of breath-taking coastal scenery, Pembrokeshire in Wales has to be the ultimate walking holiday for man’s best friend! Enjoy small secluded beaches, a network of footpaths, bridleways, woodlands, rolling hills and rivers. Dog friendly accommodation is also widely available, with a wide range of hotels, guest houses and cottages with superb facilities for both you and your pooch.
This beautiful city is renowned for its dog-friendly atmosphere. Many cafés and restaurants will allow your dog to sit at your feet whilst you dine, and smaller dogs can be carried onto the bus and Paris Métro. If you’re looking for large open spaces, then the Luxembourg Gardens are a must-visit. With over 55 acres to explore, including a path and fountain specifically for dogs, it will keep you amused for hours!
Lake District, England
With wide open spaces, stunning views and an abundance of wildlife, the Lake District is the perfect destination if you are looking to go hiking with your dog. Whether you are just starting out or you are both experienced hikers, there are plenty of trails for different abilities; from the casual holiday walker to the hardcore trail blazer!
Whether you decide to holiday at one of these incredible destinations or choose your own dog-friendly location, as long as there is plenty of outdoor space and dog friendly accommodation, you and your beloved pet are sure to have a fantastic time together!