Take Your Dog on Holiday This Summer!

I have just read a rather disturbing report from the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), which claims that there is an “alarming increase” in the number of animals being dumped across England and Wales during the summer months.

The RSPCA report reveals that there is evidence to suggest that, “some people chose to get rid of their pets rather than pay for them to be looked after while they are on holiday”, and that “money may be spent on holidays and other summer ‘treats’ rather than seeking vet attention for ill or newborn animals, so they are simply discarded”.

Coming from a nation of animal lovers, I am shocked and surprised to read that people would actually abandon a beloved pet just so they can go on holiday, and as someone who travelled across four continents with my own pet dog, I cannot understand why people simply do not take their pets on holiday with them!

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I appreciate travelling with pets may not be easy, many hotels are not ‘pet friendly’, and there can be a lot of paperwork involved, but since the wonderful invention of the Pet Passport system, it is now possible to take your beloved pooch almost anywhere in the world, and with carefully planning everything is possible.

If taking your pet on holiday with you is not an option, there are hundreds of companies across the world offering Pet Sitting services, and during our time in South Africa, we often had Pet/House sitters coming to stay while we went on holiday.

Looking after both the house and our beloved dog, we found this to be the perfect solution, and it cost much less than sending a pet to a kennels for a couple of weeks.

As long as your dog has been micro-chipped, has a pet passport, and is up-to-date with all vaccinations you can take them across the countries within the European Union with ease. Entering more ‘exotic countries’ such as Africa and the Caribbean does require extra paperwork – but then, it does for us humans too!

If you need help transporting your pooch, contact Animal Couriers – they transport all kinds of animals across the world, and they always arrive in style!

Our little lady may have taken her final journey over the Rainbow Bridge, but as you will see below, she was quite the world traveller during her 11-years…

Travelling with Pets
Chillin’ at the Pool in Marbella
Travelling with Pets
Mountaineering in Spain
Travelling with Dogs
Enjoy 5-Star Service at the Sofitel Hotel (Beady eyes!)
Take Your Dog on Holiday This Summer!
On top of Athens
Travelling with Dogs
Springtime in Crete, Greece
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Checking out the view in the Austrian Alps
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Life’s a Beach… St. Maarten Caribbean

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. pfstare says:

    She was beautiful!

    1. Equatours says:

      She was… Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. There’s never an acceptable answer for abandoning a pet. None. When a pet is brought into the home a set of responsibilities accompany the animal.

    1. Equatours says:

      I could not agree with you more Sheri! It is beyond shocking to think that someone would abandon their pet under ANY circumstance, let alone for a holiday…

  3. Wonderful, wonderful photos of your dog. I had no idea you could take animals with you to so many countries, mind you, our dog would run away from us at the first sign of a cat so that cancels out all the Mediterranean countries, and then there’s Paris…

  4. And as I’ve written to you before, this is the only dog we have taken overseas with us:- (Coco, International Dog of Leisure)
    http://lifeincamelot.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/34/

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