5 Reasons to Bring Your Pet on Vacation

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Summer may have turned its back on us, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of time left in the year to enjoy a fun vacation in any of the nation’s beautiful holiday spots. Whether you prefer to relax and unwind by the beach, wander our nation’s beauteous countryside or simply spend a few days living like a local in an AirBnB, there are no shortage of places to enjoy a break away from the pressures of your job and career.

But rather than leaving your pet at home with a dog sitter or in a kennel or cattery, why not take them with you on your voyage of exploration and relaxation? Your vacation will benefit you (and them) in a number of ways if you bring them along for the ride. So, pack a comfy bed, some blankets, a few choice toys and treats and a few tins of the best wet dog food you can find. It’s time to take the whole family (both 2-legged and 4-legged) on a holiday you’ll never forget…

Pet-friendly accommodation is easier to find than ever

There was a time when hotels, lodges and BnBs turned their noses up (and their doors shut) at the sight of travellers with canine companions. Now, however, more and more accommodations are realising that it’s in their best interests to make their accommodations pet friendly. The lost revenue from turning away people and families with pets far outweighs the risks that accommodating pets represents. So travellers with pets are increasingly finding that they have more options than ever in terms of great accommodations in stunning locations. 

You save a fortune on board / kenneling

Committed pet owners want to ensure that their furry friends get the very best care while they travel. The trouble is that this rarely comes cheap. Whether you pay a friend or neighbour to look in on and feed your pet while you’re away or you opt for a professional kennel or cattery, this can add significantly to your holiday expenses. 

Taking them with you alleviates this cost and ensures that…

You don’t need to worry about them

Separation anxiety is a huge issue for pet owners, and can easily cause them to forego their holiday plans for fear that they might upset their beloved fur babies. Most pet owners find themselves plagued by worries and insecurities when leaving their pets in the care of someone else while they travel. 

Bringing your pet with you saves both themselves and their pets a great deal of anxiety and worry. 

They can help relieve stress and anxiety

Even holidays can get stressful at times. Getting caught in traffic, getting stuck in long queues for popular attractions and paying inflated peak season prices can be maddening. Fortunately, bringing your pets is a great way to regain perspective and keep yourself calm and happy on vacation.

And finally… it’s just not the same without them

It’s okay to admit it… your pet is a member of the family, and travelling without them can make the family unit feel incomplete and detract from all the fun there is to be had. When you travel with pets, you know that you’re well and truly getting the most out of your holiday!  

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