Top 6 Dog Friendly Countries in EuropeBy Wooftogether, Category:Travelers
Here are our top 6 of the dog friendliest countries in Europe. We came down to these results based on…
The hospitality industry has become much friendlier to travelers with pets over the past years. However, if your dog is medium or large-sized, the pets allowed filter may be unreliable for you. Most pet friendly hotels in Europe are happy to accommodate small-sized dogs, but they seem reluctant to accommodate larger breeds. To prevent disappointments, find below some basic steps to be reassured that your furry friend will be truly welcomed at your destination.
Pets allowed filter needs explanation: this mostly applies to travelers with dogs larger than 10 kg. Many online booking platforms do not provide space for pet friendly hotels or properties to expand on their pet policy. According to Booking.com travel trends 2020 survey, 4 out of 10 pet owners feel that the information provided to them online regarding the pet policies applied is insufficient. If your dog does not fit into a carrier and if your only clue that accommodation is pet friendly comes from the activation of the “pets allowed” filter, you should contact the accommodation and ask for their pet policy booking.
Starting your journey: your booking is made, great! Be prepared to carry some basic equipment as most pet friendly hotels in Europe do not provide for dog beds, food/water bowls, and other essential pet amenities. Pet travel accessories are vastly available at the market, so you won’t find any problems acquiring the basic travel equipment.
Upon arrival: if you visit a pet-friendly hotel, do not forget to ask about where a dog can go on the property. Most hotels prohibit pets at all food and beverage areas (this is usually required by law). Others prohibit the entering of pets in some specific areas (i.e., the pool).
Sightseeing: if you’re planning on visiting archaeological sites at the destination, make sure that you are allowed to leave your dog in the room unattended or that your travel companions are happy to take turns sitting with your dog. Museums, galleries, and other indoor sites are usually applying a “no pets allowed” policy. Of course, there are some exceptions and plenty of outdoor sightseeing for you and your dog!
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