Last Updated on May 23, 2020 by ellen
Our pets are such a huge part of our lives that taking a pet friendly vacation just seems natural. After all, our pets make us so happy that there is no reason that we shouldn’t bring them along with us when we relax. This post has been sponsored.
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Taking a Pet Friendly Vacation
There is a lot to consider when planning a pet friendly vacation. Where will you go? How will you get there? What will you do once you arrive?
One of the biggest questions that most people consider when taking a pet friendly vacation is where they will stay? After all, not all hotels or bed and breakfasts will allow their guests to bring pets when they visit. Unless you are staying with friends or family, you’ll need to search dog friendly lodges to find accommodations.
These lodges often offer special accommodations for pet owners including special walks and trails that you and your dog can enjoy during your visit. After all, your dog will be much happier if they can get outside and run around rather than stay inside in their crate all day.
Be certain to ask if there are rooms that would be better suited for large dogs or if you plan on bringing along more than one pet. There are hotels and lodges that will accept your cat as well as your dog so make sure that you check when placing your reservation.
Most businesses will prefer that you keep your pet off the bed and chairs so make sure that you ask if a pet bed is provided. If it isn’t, make sure that you pack a pet bed for your pet to relax on while you’re there.
You will also want to look for dog friendly attractions to visit with your pet on your vacation. Ask the at the information desk if the lodge has any recommendations for local attractions including restaurants or outdoor eateries that you can both visit for lunch or dinner.
Have you ever taken a pet friendly vacation?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She has been running a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont for the past five years. She’s a proud Mommy to a shelter kitty named Scout. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.
12 thoughts on “Tips for Taking a Pet Friendly Vacation”
Taking our dog on vacation never sounded relaxing! Maybe if she were smaller we might consider it.
I can imagine!
My son and his wife have a border collie puppy named Mia. She goes with them when they come here to visit us every time.
I bet she’s adorable!
Thanks for the tips. We have never taken Paisley with us on vacation yet.
I’m sure she’d enjoy it!
I never thought about asking for a pet bed. Great tip!!
Glad to help, Angela!
My sister in law went on a 53 day trip across country with her husband and her dog. She had an app on her phone to find pet friendly hotels which was how they were able to travel at their own pace
That’s a great idea!
I’ve noticed there are less places that accommodate large dogs. My german shepherd is a great dog yet most hotels will not allow a dog over 50 pounds.
That can definitely be a challenge!