Your pet is part of the family, so when you go on holiday the last thing you want to do is leave them behind. Not only will kennels add to the cost of your holiday, no one really wants to watch those puppy dog eyes looking up at them as they leave their beloved pooch in a cage while they jet off to enjoy some sun, sea and sand.
So, rather than leaving your pet to pine for you, take them with you and have a whole new holiday experience that both you and the kids will enjoy! Whether that holiday is a staycation in a country cottage or a beachfront villa in the sun, there are plenty of options open to you and your pet!
More Britons are holidaying at home than ever before and is it any surprise when the UK has so much to offer? Whether you choose the palm tree lined golden sandy beaches of Cornwall, the enchanting woodland of the New Forest, or the changing scenery of our waterways, there is a wealth of dog-friendly accommodation and attractions across the country.
There are plenty of attractions and hotels that welcome pets in Scotland. Explore ancient forests, shaded glens, award-winning beaches and discover rich history, all with your dog in tow!
A cottage break with your pooch in Wales will provide you with plenty of beautiful walks, from costal paths to countryside. With an abundance of pet-friendly accommodation you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to stay!
Ireland is a truly dog-friendly destination and there is plenty of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from. From five star hotels rolling out the red carpet, to a large selection of pet-friendly cottages, situated both deep in the countryside and on the coast near to dog-friendly beaches.
Pets can move far more freely across borders than they used to be able to, as long as they have a passport and up-to-date vaccinations. France is an ideal location, as it offers all you could want from a summer break within easy travel distance from your home.
Another sunny hotspot that can be easily reached with your pooch, is Spain. Although dogs are banned from many Costa del Sol beaches, there are several that welcome man’s best friend so your pet will be able to enjoy the sand between his paws.
Entertain your four-legged friend and two-legged offspring with a holiday in Greece - although you may want to avoid going in the height as summer, as the conditions could make it an uncomfortable experience for your pet. Temperatures in the spring will be far lower, and the air-conditioned accommodation and a dip in the sea will keep them extra cool.
Although not actually a member of the EU, Switzerland has adopted the same rules and regulations regarding pets crossing the border. Here your dog can travel on public transport (for free if they are small enough) and join you for your evening meal at most restaurants!
If you don’t have a dog, but after reading this would love one to make your holiday extra special, then take a look at the puppies for sale from Freeads. But remember, a dog is for life not just for a holiday!