Want to take a holiday, but don't want to leave the pup at home? Well, here are a number of places throughout the UK ready for you and your dog!
Trees in Bedrooms, camping pods and a Gothic tower: The quirkiest hotels in Britain to stay with your dog revealed in a new book
'A canine guide to British holidays, seeking out the best dog-friendly days out, beaches, hotels, pubs, campsites, cottages and holidays. An amusing and informative guide, illustrated with photos of different dogs, from pedigrees to mutts, at various locations around Britain.
The book builds on the success of the website www.phileasdogg.com, which has been running for 18 months and has a mailing list and social media following in the thousands. The site's main canine correspondent is Attlee, aka Phileas Dogg, a three-year old Battersea mongrel, owned by freelance journalist Jane Common. As well as Attlee, the site is written by a team of Rover Reporters from as far afield as the Shetland Isles and Cornwall.
In the short time it's been running, the site has been picked up by The Evening Standard and The Guardian - "even if you don't have a dog we urge you to read this"; Waitrose Weekend, Prima, Real People and Dogs Today magazines as well as generating local paper stories around the country, in places where Phileas has visited. Jane has been invited on to BBC Radio as an expert in dog travel and worked with Visit England, the Kennel Club and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to promote dog-friendly holidays and days out.'
Book Description posted on www.amazon.co.uk/Phileas-Doggs-Friendly-Holidays-Britain/dp/1472112601
This morning, I was at Heathrow on my way to a friend's wedding in Poland when I noticed the second cutest dog I've ever seen (coming in a close second to my darling and gorgeous Monty, mind you). I noticed the pup and his owner at first down near check-in, and then again up at Gate 25. The owner pulled out a soft-sided carrier bag, the little pup crawled in, and popped his head out the other end. Totes cute! Then, off they went through the doors to the Helsinki-bound flight.
It got me thinking. I'd love to take Monty with me when I fly. But the thought of him being down in the hold makes me feel a bit nervous. Plus, let's face it. I'd rather have him with me for the duration of the flight. I think there might be a bit of separation anxiety, and that would not be on the part of the dog! What can I say? I loves me pup!
So this morning was a bit of a learning opportunity for me.
I checked online and, of course, all airlines have information about traveling with your beloved dog. I had known about this before, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that dogs can travel with their owners in the cabin.
I also found this article which I found very informative.
Do you travel with your dog? How often? What advice would you give to other dog owners about the adventure we call travel?
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