Kingscliff Dog-Friendly Accommodation

Did you know that there are around five million pet dogs in Australia? This means that approximately twenty percent of us share our homes (and hearts) with Man’s Best Friend.

And who could blame us? Not only are our furry friends super-cute, but studies have shown that dog-owners are sick less often than non-dog-owners, are more resistant to allergies, have better heart health, exercise more often, have more empathy, and are just generally happier!

So why should you leave all that behind when you go away on holidays? It’s upsetting and stressful for you – and can be devastating for your dog!

With more and more people seeking out dog friendly accommodation for their holidays, it’s no surprise they are turning to holiday homes rather than traditional hotels or resorts. Holiday homes offer an affordable, comfortable and relaxing environment for the whole family, Fido included.

Kingscliff and the wider Tweed Coast area is an extremely dog-friendly region, and you will find many activities to enjoy with your pooch. Dogs must remain on lead when out and about, unless at a designated off-lead beach or park where they can run freely.

Check out our top tips below to ensure you are ready to enjoy your next holiday with your best friend!

How to prepare your dog for holiday

Once you have booked your Kingscliff dog friendly accommodation, all that is left to do is ensure you and your pooch are fully prepared for the trip.

Here are some suggestions to make sure your dog is comfortable during his holiday:

  • Visit your vet for a check-up, and ensure vaccinations, worming and flea treatments are up-to-date.
  • Organise any paperwork you may need, such as vaccination certificates, other medical records and phone numbers of local vets.
  • Plan your route. Having a dog with you means your trip will take longer, with more breaks required. Research suitable places to stop along the way, where your dog can eat, drink, go to the toilet and have a quick run.
  • Arrange any care required. If you are planning on attending an event and will be away from your holiday home for a period of time, you may need to find a local kennel or doggy daycare provider to care for your dog during that time. Please ask us for recommendations if this applies to you.
  • Consider safety. Just as you buckle up yourselves and your children, the safety of your dog is just as important. Ensure you purchase either a car harness or crate for your dog to travel safely.
  • Pack all of your dog’s requirements, including:
    • Food and water
    • Bowls
    • Leash
    • Toys
    • Bed
    • Medications
    • Blankets and towels
    • Brush and shampoo
    • Poop bags and scooper
    • Anything special from home that will bring him comfort.
  • Ensure your dog is wearing his collar, with a current phone number and microchip so he can be easily reunited with you if he gets lost.
  • If your dog gets car sick or anxious, prepare him in advance. Take him for a long walk to exert some energy before the trip, and don’t feed him a heavy meal right before. Start taking some extra trips in the weeks before, such as the school run, to get him used to the car.

Kingscliff dog friendly accommodation guidelines

We love that you can bring your dog along with you on holidays, however we do ask you to follow a few simple rules. Each house will have their own guidelines, however generally the following rules will apply:

  • Please ensure that your dog is up to date with their flea and tick treatment. Any extra cleaning or sanitisation of the premises may be subject to an additional cleaning fee.
  • All mess must be immediately removed and disposed of.
  • Please do not let your dog bark excessively or make other unreasonable noise.
  • No aggressive dogs, hunting dogs or banned breeds.
  • Please bring everything your dog needs, including beddings and blankets. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on human beds or furniture.
  • All dog owners, whether you have expressly agreed or not, assume all liability regarding your dog being on the premises and indemnify us against all and any damages, all or any claims or other suits that may arise as a result of your dog being in the property.

With just a little bit of planning and preparation, your whole family can make holiday memories. It truly is a dog’s life!

 

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