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Campervan and Camping Holidays with Your Dog: A Guide

Dog on campervan or camping holiday

Going on a campervan or tent camping holiday with your furry friend can be an amazing experience, but it also requires a bit of preparation. From finding the right campervan or tent to securing everything you need for your pet, there are a few things you need to consider before hitting the road. In this guide, we'll help you plan the perfect holiday with your dog.

We love animals here at Eco Escape Campsite in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, and we wholeheartedly support you bringing your furry companion along on your adventure with us - we in fact have just changed our pet pricing policy to be even more simple - one flat fee no matter how long you stay and no matter how many dogs you have with you (if you have more than 3 dogs, please get in touch with us before booking just so we can chat about how many dogs you have with you.)

Choosing the Right Campervan / tent

When choosing a campervan or tent, it's important to consider your dog's comfort. You want to make sure that there's enough space for your pet to move around comfortably and have their own designated sleeping area. Some campervans come with pet-friendly features like built-in kennels or tie-out points, so be sure to ask when making your reservation. It is important that your tent has enough space and a good area for your dog to get warm and comfortable in - especially if it has been raining as we can expect in the UK! You may also want to consider the type of vehicle, as some campervans offer more height and headroom than others, which can be beneficial for larger dogs.

Pet-Friendly Destinations

Once you've found the perfect campervan or tent, it's time to start planning your route. Look for pet-friendly destinations that welcome dogs, such as national parks, other campgrounds, and beaches. Keep in mind that some places may have restrictions on where dogs can go, so be sure to check beforehand. Researching dog-friendly pubs and cafes along your route is also a great idea, as it will give you and your pet a chance to rest and recharge.

Pet Supplies

Before you hit the road, make sure you have all the necessary pet supplies. This includes food, water, bowls, a leash, poop bags and any medications your pet may need. You should also bring a bed or blanket for your pet to sleep on, and any toys or treats that will keep them entertained on the road.

Health and Safety

It's important to keep your pet safe while on the road. Make sure they are up-to-date on all their vaccinations and have a proper identification tag with your contact information. You should also bring a first-aid kit for your pet in case of any emergencies. Additionally, it's a good idea to research any local health and safety regulations, such as leash laws and pet waste disposal rules plus beach rules for dogs - some stretches of beach may not allow dogs at certain times of the year and fines can be costly if you are found not adhering to these rules.

Taking your dog on holiday can be a great way to bond with your furry friend and explore new places. By planning ahead and taking the necessary precautions, you can ensure that you and your pet have a safe and enjoyable trip. Happy travels!

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