So, you’ve booked a charming self-catering cottage in the heart of England, and guess who’s getting a taste of country life too? Your furry best friend! Holidays are about breaking free from routines, and so is taking your dog with you, and if you book your break at a Squirrel Lettings property, you can feel relaxed because they’re all dog friendly with fully enclosed, dog safe gardens just waiting for your pet to explore. Watch them rediscover the joy of chasing butterflies or splashing in puddles. Their unbridled enthusiasm for life is a contagious reminder to slow down, appreciate the simple pleasures, and find joy in the little things.
So, ditch the doggy boarding kennels and open your holiday adventure to the boundless joy of sharing it with your four-legged friend. After all, what’s a trip without a wagging tail by your side and a wet nose nudging your hand for a pat? Grab your leash, pack that extra chew toy, and get ready for a holiday that’s twice the laughter, twice the love, and twice the pawprints on your heart.
But before you hit the road, let’s ensure your four-legged co-pilot has everything they need for a pawsome adventure.
What To Pack When You Take Your Dog On Holiday
Food & Hydration:
Enough kibble for the entire trip: Don’t rely on local shops – pack familiar food to avoid tummy troubles. Consider travel-sized portions if space is tight.
Treats for training and rewards: Keep those tails wagging with delicious snacks for good behavior and exploring new places.
Collapsible water bowl and portable water bottle: Stay hydrated on hikes and adventures with easy-to-use water solutions.
Poop bags and waste disposal bags: Be a responsible pet parent and clean up after your dog. Pack plenty of bags and find out local disposal options.
Bedding & Comfort:
Familiar bed or blanket: A familiar scent will help your dog relax in unfamiliar surroundings. Consider a portable bed if space is limited.
Toys and chews: Keep boredom at bay with a selection of your dog’s favorite toys and chew toys. Why not pack a new chew toy for extra excitement and to make your dog’s holiday extra special!
Essentials for Walks & Adventures:
Leash and collar with ID tag: Ensure your dog is always safely secured with a comfortable leash and collar. Don’t forget an up-to-date ID tag with your contact information.
Harness (optional): Some dogs prefer harnesses for better control, especially if they pull on walks.
Warm coat or rainwear (weather-dependent): Keep your dog comfortable in unpredictable English weather.
Towel and drying brush: Dry off muddy paws and wet fur after walks.
First-aid kit for dogs: Pack basic essentials like bandages, antiseptic wipes, and tweezers (just in case!).
Tick and flea repellent: Stay ahead of these pesky parasites, especially important in rural areas.
Portable food mat: Keep mealtimes tidy and prevent spills.
Travel-sized poop scoop: Makes cleaning up after your dog easier and more hygienic.
Waste bags dispenser: Keep poop bags readily available during walks.
Travel muzzle (optional): If your dog requires one for specific situations or public transportation.
Research dog-friendly pubs and restaurants: Plan your route to avoid leaving your furry friend home alone.
Check local dog walking routes and parks: Give your dog plenty of opportunities to sniff, explore, and make new friends.
Download a dog-friendly app: Find dog-friendly beaches, cafes, and other amenities nearby.
Pack a copy of your dog’s vaccination records: Just in case they’re needed.
Most importantly, relax and have fun! Your dog will thrive on your positive energy and shared adventure.
Remember, a happy dog means a happy holiday for everyone. So, pack your bags, grab your leash, and get ready to explore the beauty of England with your furry companion by your side! And don’t forget to share your pawsome adventures on social media using #DoggyHolidayUK!