Happy kids = Happy parents1st November 2016
Different country, different rules
Let's pit stop - with doggy
I still remember the day when we arrived in the UK from Germany with our little West Highland Terrier, Sammy. One evening we decided to take Sammy for a walk and try out one of the local restaurants. We stopped somewhere that took our fancy but didn’t even make it over the threshold before the waiter told us that dogs were not allowed! Disappointed (and a little put out), we naively headed off to the next place – only to be told the same thing. Slowly it began to dawn on us that maybe dogs were just not welcome in cafés and restaurants in the UK.
If you decide to take your four-legged family member on holiday to Germany, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy and relaxed it is when going out for a meal. Most eating establishments welcome dogs and often provide water bowls and even a treat if the owner is feeling particularly generous! This makes it so much easier to try out the local cuisine after doing a full day of activities. I remember a wonderful experience we had at the Alpenhof hotel in Bayerischzell, in Bavaria. Our little Westie was made to feel very much at home with his own special bed in our room as well as a water bowl and an endless supply of treats! A lovely touch on the part of the hotel and certainly guaranteed to melt the hearts of any dog lover.
Why not treat your dog to a holiday and travel to Germany by car? There’s no need to find a dog sitter or feel guilty about leaving your beloved pet behind and you’ll even save money on the cost of the kennel! A win-win situation! Just remember that your companion will need an up-to-date passport along with all the necessary vaccinations. You’ll also need to allow extra time for the paperwork to be processed at the Eurotunnel Pet Centre, if travelling by train. Have a woofing holiday!