Your sought-after summer holiday is finally here and you’ve thought of everything: the sun cream, passports, travel insurance…but what about pooch? To keep your dog happy this summer, we’ve put together a list of dependable canine holiday care options.
Borrow My Doggy
This one’s great not just for dog owners, but for those who like to be part-time pooch-sitters! You can sign up online and create a profile: simply fill in the details about your dog’s location, size, age, likes and dislikes, and availability. You can then look for available sitters and send direct messages. The service is free but there is a premium option which costs £12 per year and increases the likelihood of your messages being seen.
As endorsed by national media, DogBuddy is a comprehensive search engine for finding dog boarding, day care and dog walking options. Type in your postcode and your holiday dates on the homepage and you’ll be provided with links to local, affordable dog carers. Every booking comes with public liability insurance and £2,000 of vet care cover; plus there’s also a 24/7 emergency line for your sitter.
One of the largest canine home boarding services in the UK, Holidays4Dogs provides a thorough service which allows you and your carers to get to know each other before you set off. Fees start from £20.50 per day, with online discounts available, and applicants are walked through the careful process of finding local contacts, registering your dog’s details and selecting your carer. There are also online courses if you ever want to sign up to be a carer!
Your Dog Holidays
Can’t bear to be without your pup? Try Your Dog Holidays, which offers a database of the best dog-friendly holiday accommodation in the UK. Covering everywhere from Brecon Beacons to the Yorkshire Moors, it provides details on the most beautiful walks around, plus information on how many dogs you can bring to your chosen accommodation. There are also lots of helpful tips for first-time dog travellers, such as packing, camping and dealing with car breakdowns.
Wishing you Safe & Happy travels!