Dog friendly holiday facts and tips
Posted: Thu 02 Jul 2015
More people than ever are taking their dogs on holiday with them and especially to our dog friendly holiday cottages in Suffolk. Will your four-legged best friend be joining you on your next holiday?
- 90% of dog owners would consider changing their travel plans to accommodate their dog
- 82% of women would consider taking their dog on holiday with them
- £140 per week – the average cost of leaving your dog in a kennel
- City dwellers are more likely to take their dogs away
- 76% of people aged 25-34 would consider taking dog away with them
- 72% of dog owners said they consider their dogs as family members when booking a holiday
- 1 in 3 confesses to talking to their dogs on the phone or leaving them voice messages!
- 1 in 4 would pay the same amount to take their dog on holiday, as it would cost to take another adult
- There are 450 dog friendly beaches across the UK
Tips before you go away
- Do a health check to ensure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date
- If travelling abroad ensure your dog is microchipped and have a pet passport
- Make sure your canine friend has a collar with your contact details on them
- Make a list of dog friendly places to visit, like beaches, parks and pubs
Tips while you’re away
- Always carry water and a bowl and never leave your dog in a hot car
- Clean up after your dog
- Dogs should be kept under control at all times, especially near livestock
At Gladwins Farm, we welcome your dog with a comfy bed, a dog bowl with biscuits and place mat! There are fantastic dog walks aplenty around Gladwins and further afield in the direction of dog friendly beaches.