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Going on summer holiday…. with the dog

Going on summer holiday…. with the dog

UNITED KINGDOM — Research by The Caravan Club shows that 69 percent of members choose to holiday with their four-legged friends. Caravanning provides the perfect solution to having to find pet care when owners go on holiday and are separated from their furry friends, a release from The Caravan Club stated.

The Great British holiday is seeing a huge resurgence this year and for those choosing to holiday in a caravan or motorhome, it completely solves the issue of what to do with their pets when they are away.

The Caravan Club represents over one million caravanners, motorhomers and trailer tenters, many members take their pets with them when they holiday. Just some of the pets that have been seen on campsites include parrots, giant rabbits, cats, dogs, tortoises and gerbils. Animals lovers don’t like to be parted from their pets or having to put them in kennels or catteries.

Andrew Ditton travels with his Airstream caravan and faithful companion Dougal, a spirited little Jack Russell Terrier who enjoys nothing more than hitching up and heading off to new adventures. Holidaying in the caravan is second nature to Dougal, who delights in maintaining his daily routine of which all dogs are so fond.

“Dougal just curls up in his crate and sleeps while we’re en route to our destination,” says Ditton, “But it’s by motorbike that he really loves to travel. I carry the bike in my pick-up, then once we’re settled in on site we go off exploring the local area on two wheels. Dougal rides in a dog-carrier on my back enjoying the new smells. He also loves his creature comforts, so it’s nice to come back to central heating and all mod cons in the caravan  Dougal is my best friend and my constant companion, and his company makes the holiday complete. Without him, the holiday would be empty.”

To see a video of Dougal enjoying his holiday, click here.

Harvey Alexander, director of marketing at The Caravan Club said, “That’s the beauty of ‘vanning, you get to take the whole family with you on holiday. So next time you are planning a holiday, make sure you include the furry ones too! We have some great facilities on Club sites, many have specific dog walks on site or very close by.”

SOURCE: Caravan Club press release

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About Darian Armer

Darian Armer is the assistant editor for RV Daily Report. She lives in Billings, Montana, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and three stepchildren. Introduced to the RV industry in 2012, she is happy to be writing for one of the greatest industries around.

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