We are all ready for summer. Even our dogs are ready! Staycations are on the cards and we know a lot of you will be bringing your best friend with you. Check out our tips for bringing your dog on holiday this summer:
First things first, you really need to pick somewhere that is suitable for your dog. Ireland has some amazing pet-friendly hotels and rental places. There is actually so much choice. We are thinking a coastal cottage or maybe a cabin by a lake? Whatever you choose, just ensure they know you are bringing your dog so there are no surprises.
Bringing your dog across the country on holiday isn’t quite the same as driving to the local park. The journey might be long, so you need to ensure your car is prepped. We sell all kinds of pet accessories for our range of cars so have you covered. Whether it’s a shield for the back seat, a little ramp for them to get in and out or even just comfortable mats for them to sit on, you’ll find it at Spirit.
Once you’ve got the place sorted and your car is kitted out, you need to plan your route. Remember, your pet will need comfort breaks too. Give yourself plenty of time and enjoy the break from driving as you take a pitstop.
Did you know that if you’re driving an electric car you can use this handy map to plot your recharge points?
A holiday should be a stress-free experience, right? Do a little preparation and research some walks which might suit your dog. Are they used of being off their lead or around other dogs? All of this will impact where you can go. Don’t forget to bring a high visibility coat or collar add-on just in case you’re out late too.
This one sounds like a no-brainer, but we’ve all gone on holiday and left something behind before! Always bring a little more than you think is necessary just in case. Don’t forget, it’s always better to bring it with you than buy it there, that way you can be sure your dog has got what they’re used to. Remember, if you are tight on space you can always add bike carriers or roof boxes to your car. Talk to us today and we’ll help you get ready for your upcoming trip.
Wherever you go, we hope you enjoy your summer holiday - you deserve it!