Traveling with a pet is costly, and it also requires much planning. It is limiting when it comes to the choice of destination and activities you can participate in. However, pets are great traveling companions; they help break the ice, and you are never lonely. Some destinations are more welcoming than others when it comes to welcoming pets. Therefore here is a list of pet-friendly destinations to take note of.
Pets holding the necessary documentation are welcome in Switzerland. An extremely dog-friendly place, in Switzerland you can bring your dog along to outdoor cafes, hiking trails, and jogging on the main streets. You can take your dog along as you window-shop. Most Swiss cantons are lenient when it comes to leashes, public transportation is also welcoming to dogs.
This is a country that prides itself on being the most pet-friendly country around. Dog and cat owners will be delighted by the reception that awaits their pets. In Germany, you can choose to stay in any one of the 2,100 pet-friendly hotels available. However, a holiday home is a good option as it offers privacy, and your pet will have enough room to move around.
In Germany, you can take your dog along with you when you travel on the tram, underground, and train. You will be happy to know that most restaurants and cafes welcome pets and so do shops and shopping malls,
A pet-friendly destination to take note of is Italy. Like most European destinations, Italy is friendly to pets. You can take your pet with you to all the major cities such as Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Palermo, and many others. A point to note, however, Italian trains only offer carriage to cats and dogs that weigh under 13 pounds.
In addition, when you are in public places, you are required to clean up after your dog. Otherwise, your pooch is welcome to most restaurants, clothing, gift shops, and many others.
There is an abundance of destinations in the USA that welcome pets, such as:
Lake Placid New York
Located in the Adirondack Mountains, this is a pet-friendly destination that offers activities such as skiing, hiking, and fishing. Your dog will be welcome along the beaches of Lake Placid, and most of the shops located along Mirror Lake also welcome dogs.
Sanibel Island Florida
Nearly all the beaches at this wonderful location on Florida’s Gulf coast welcome pets. Over two-thirds of this vacation spot is part of a wildlife habit. While here, you can visit the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge accompanied by your pet, provided it’s on a leash.
A bird watcher’s paradise, over 245 species of birds have been spotted here. You may also get a chance to spot a few of the 35 species of animals found here.
There is no shortage of possibilities if you decide to take your pet along with you on your travels. Unlike other travel companions, a pet will fall in with your plans without arguments. You will also find it easy to friends with like-minded animal lovers which will enrich your experience.
Pets are permitted into England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland provided they comply with the basic entry requirements. England is the ideal destination for hiking with your dog, and there is a good selection of pet-friendly hotels and restaurants that you can visit.
The Brits have a reputation for being ‘mad about dogs’, therefore there is an abundance of dog-friendly parks, beaches, and gardens that you can visit all over England.