Tips for Traveling with Pets
If you are heading away there is no need to keep your pets at home. However, there are some unspoken rules (and known rules) about taking your pets to holiday parks. We round up some handy tips for travelling with pets to make sure you have the best holiday possible.
A quick guide on taking your pets on holiday
Before you leave
- Ensure your pet is fully vaccinated and its registration is up to date
- Make sure your pet has a name tag and contact phone number on its collar
- Pet friendly parks all have different conditions for allowing pets, so make sure you confirm with management the holiday park’s pet policy when booking
- Check what pet friendly public parks and beaches are near your destination
- Ensure you have the proper equipment to transport your pet
- Take a ‘pooper scooper’ or plastic bags to keep park lands clean
- Take a coat or blanket for your pet
On the road
- Keep your pet on their regular pet food – it’s no time for a change of diet
- Make sure you take your pet’s favourite part of home, such as a blanket or toy
- Bring grooming equipment such as dog shampoo (you don’t want a smelly dog in a confined space).
- Pack treats for your pet
Pets at holiday parks
- Respect the holiday park’s regulations and other campers and caravanners; don’t allow your pet to dominate the space. Other travellers may not find your pooch good company like you do!
- Always pick up any dog droppings
- Make sure you have complete control over your pet at all times, as much for their own safety as well as those around them.
Are dogs at holiday parks a go or no-go? Have your say in our Dog-Friendly parks discussion forum.
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