For pet owners, the idea of leaving their furry family members behind when embarking on a holiday can be heart-wrenching. Fortunately, there’s an alternative – bring your dog with you! While it may require a bit more planning and consideration, traveling with your canine companion can turn an ordinary trip into an extraordinary adventure. We’re exploring why bringing your dog on holiday is not only an amazing choice, but also a better option for our guests.
Dogs Are Family
Dogs hold a special place in our hearts, and for many, they’re more than just pets – they’re beloved members of the family. This strong bond means that leaving them behind during a getaway can feel like leaving a piece of your heart behind too. Bringing your dog along ensures that the entire family, including your furry-friend, can share in the joys of the break together.
Combating Separation Anxiety
Dogs, just like humans, can suffer from separation anxiety. The stress and emotional turmoil they experience can lead to destructive behavior and unhappiness. Bringing your dog on holiday eliminates this anxiety, as they can stay close to you, their trusted guardian, providing comfort and assurance.
Fresh Air and Health Benefits
Even pets need a change of scenery and fresh air to stay healthy and happy. A holiday can provide them with the opportunity to explore new environments, exercise regularly, and engage in mental stimulation. Whether it’s running on the beach, playing fetch amongst our spacious grounds, or simply enjoying the sights and sounds of a new place. The physical and mental benefits of a holiday can have a lasting impact on a dog’s overall wellbeing.
Save Money on Dog Sitters and Kennels
One of the hidden benefits of bringing your dog on holiday is the money you can save on dog sitters or kennel fees. Professional pet care services can add up quickly, and leaving your dog in someone else’s care can be an added and unnecessary stress. By including your dog in your holiday plans, you not only save money but also gain peace of mind knowing your dog is safe, content, and happy with you.
Creating Unforgettable Memories
When you bring your dog on holiday, you’re not just creating memories; you’re creating unforgettable ones. Every adventure becomes a shared experience, whether it’s exploring scenic trails, relaxing on a dog-friendly beach, or savoring leisurely meals at a local cafe. These moments of togetherness are the building blocks of cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Cornwall: A Dog-Friendly Destination
Cornwall is not just a picturesque destination for humans; it’s also incredibly dog-friendly. With its miles of dog-friendly beaches and attractions plus a warm community that adores four-legged visitors, Cornwall is the perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday with your dog.
Kilminorth – A Haven for Dog Lovers
If you’re considering a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall, Kilminorth is a haven worth exploring. Here, dogs aren’t just tolerated; they’re celebrated. Kilminorth offers a range of amenities for furry guests, including our dog-friendly cottages, a dedicated dog shower for post-beach clean-ups, special dog treats and a welcome gift pack upon arrival, comfy beds supplied by Poppy & Teds and personalised dog collar tags to ensure your pet’s safety during their holiday. You’ll also find a crate of tennis balls down at Marley’s Bar so your four-legged friend can really enjoy zoomies, whilst you enjoy a beverage, or two! Doggy ice-cream and dog-friendly beer is also available to purchase – honestly, everybody is thought about here!
There is plenty of secure and safe space for your pup to enjoy, and Kilminorth Woods is just a stone’s throw away and easily accessible from our cottages. If you’d like to stick to Kilminorth as your base, the wild meadow with lawned pathways is a real winner with pups, and we often see them bouncing through the fields.
Kilminorth also has established partnerships with dog-friendly brands to enhance the experience for both you and your dog. Poppy & Teds items are available to purchase in our Reception area, including collapsible water bowls, leads and poop bags.
We are also extremely proud to have won awards for our dog-friendly accommodation. Back in 2021/2022, we won Silver in the Cornwall Tourism Awards for Dog Friendly Accommodation, and 2022/2023 saw us win a silver award. The 2023 awards are fast’approaching, and let’s just say – we’re going for gold. We’ll keep you posted with that one!
Bringing your dog on holiday is a much better choice for pet-loving travelers. The companionship, financial savings, unforgettable memories, and the opportunity to explore dog-friendly destinations like Cornwall make it an enriching and fulfilling experience. When considering your next vacation, think about the incredible moments you can create with your loyal canine companion. And if you’re looking for the perfect dog-friendly haven, look no further than Kilminorth in Cornwall, where both you and your furry-friend will be treated like family. The journey is as important as the destination, especially when you have your furry family member by your side, ensuring a happy and healthy life for your beloved pet.
If staying at Kilminorth with your furry friend sounds like the perfect UK staycation, reach out to us – we’d love to meet you, your family and your four-legged friends. Contact us to start planning your dog-friendly staycation.
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