Take your dog on an autumnal adventure

Our top tips for travelling with your dog this season

A dog giving paw to their owner in an autumnal landscape

As the nights draw in and the days get shorter, why not cheer yourself up with an autumnal adventure. Our six tips will ensure you have a pawsome holiday with your pooch.

  1. Road trip
    If you are travelling by car with your pooch, make sure you’ve planned plenty of stops to exercise your dog. You are also legally required to make sure you dog is travelling safely. They should either be secured using a dog crate or dog guard or they should be using an appropriately sized dog harness.
  2. Collar chip change
    Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and an ID tag and is microchipped. Make sure your ID tag has a number you can be contacted on while you are away from home, e.g. your mobile, and that your microchip details are up to date.
  3. Keep warm
    If you have a puppy, short-haired or older dog, consider buying them a dog coat to help them stay warm. Make sure you wipe your dogs' legs, feet and stomach when you come indoors as grit and dampness can irritate their skin.
  4. Check before you travel
    If you are planning to use public transport, remember to check with the travel provider before you travel as some providers have certain rules. Take a look at our advice for using public transport with your dog.
  5. Stay visible
    Ensure your dog is visible in the dark with a flashing collar or high-vis jacket, especially if you are visiting a rural area without much street lighting.
  6. Pack the essentials
    Bring long-lasting chews or puzzle feeders to help keep your dog occupied while you take a well-deserved break. Our easy DIY snuffle mat is the perfect enrichment toy to keep your dog content and occupied.

A spaniel going for a walk in front of a cottage Find your pawfect holiday

At Dogs Trust Holidays you can book a trip for you and your family to visit some of the UKs most picturesque parts - the best bit, pooches can come along too! Fancy getting back to nature to experience the sights, sounds and beauty of the English countryside? Whether it’s a cosy country cottage, or a lovely lodge you’re after, there’s something for everyone and thousands of pet-friendly options available.

So why not treat yourself to a staycation, the really pawsome part is 10% of the accommodation part of each booking is donated directly to Dogs Trust to help us continue to look after the wonderful canines in our care.

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