Welcome to Dog Friendly Cotswolds - the website that puts
you in touch with places where dogs are welcome
This dog friendly section of Cotswolds.Info will provide
you with all the necessary information to enable you to visit and holiday in this beautiful
and unique region of the UK with your canine friend; also included helpful information on dog training.
It goes without saying the Cotswolds is a paradise
for outdooor pursuits and walking in the rolling wolds countryside is high on the
list of activities and well suited for visiting with your dog.
This section of our website will allow you to choose your
dog friendly accommodation, details of attractions that welcome dogs; dog friendly places
to eat including restaurants, inns and pubs. We also even include a list of events taking
place throughout the year that are designed to be enjoyed with your canine companion.
The Cotswolds region is well endowed with public rights
of way over the rolling hills and hidden valleys and an overwhelming choice of visitor
attractions that you can share with your dog.
TIPS ON HOLIDAYING WITH YOUR DOG
When planning to take your dog on holiday please remember to mention to the holiday
accommodation proprietor that you will be bringing him with you.
If you have more than one dog, or if they are of a particularly large breed, then do remember
to mention this at the time of booking.
Why not have the best of both worlds
Whilst holidaying in the Cotswolds there will be some occasions when you don't or can't take your dog.
Have him personally looked after for as little or as long as you require
Do follow the countryside code and ALWAYS keep your dog on
the lead when in the vicinity of farm animals.
Consider what to do with your dog whilst visiting attractions or eating
in restaurants that don't welcome pets. If possible support pubs & eating places that
You may like to consider using the services of a local pet sitter or kennels if
you decide that you want to take a full day out to see a major tourist attraction where
dogs are not allowed.
Ensure you have access to water for your dog to drink - carry some with you if neccessary.
Never leave your dog unattended in a vehicle when it's hot or even just
warm outside. Remember the temperature inside your car will be much higher than outside
as the glass will act like a greenhouse. Not only will the heat already inside be retained
but it can increase to DOUBLE the outside temperature. Dogs will quickly
suffer from heat exhaustion and CAN DIE.
If you do see a dog left in a car and it appears to be in distress call the RSPCA or police
It is always best to exercise dogs in the cooler hours of a hot day -
early morning and late evening are often the most agreeable times.
When going on holiday it is a good idea to use a temporary name & address
tag in case you loose your dog. Include details of the address of your holiday
accommodation and, if appropriate, the telephone number – if you have a mobile phone
then that number could also be included.
In case of a holiday emergency you might like to consider taking note
of a veterinary surgery that is local to your holiday accommodation, your
accommodation provider will help with this.
ENJOY YOUR COTSWOLDS HOLIDAY