Weekends away with furry friends on the Surf Coast
It's a growing trend with accommodation businesses now allowing pets on mini breaks or weekends away. It means that you don't have to stress about who is going to look after them and also means your mini break or weekend away doesn't have to cost you a bomb. We travel with our dog when ever we can, he has always been part of our mini breaks and weekends away and he loves us for it.
When looking for accommodation make sure that there was enough space for your dog to run around in the yard and unless you absolutely have to, make sure they know their spot if they have to come in the holiday house.
Always a good idea to pack a bag for your furry friend too. This should include things like dog bed, leads, treats, ball, dog toy, food and poo bags (always important to clean after your dog).
It's really important to make sure your dog has a tag with a clear phone number on it, so that if they do get out or get away from you, someone will be able to reach you.
Most of our Surf Coast locals love animals and dogs especially are welcome. They appreciate responsible dog owners who abide by the rules at the beach and really appreciate the ones that pick up after their dogs, as this has been a problem in the past.
There are a few off the lead dog beaches you can take them to, you just need to check in with the local council regarding times etc.
So nice to know that your furry friends can get a well deserved beach break too.