Welcome to Dog Friendly Royal Forest of Dean - the website that puts you in touch with places where dogs are welcome
This dog friendly section of Royal Forest of Dean.Info will provide you with all the necessary information to enable you to visit and holiday in this beautiful and unique region of the UK with your canine friend.
It goes without saying the Royal Forest of Dean is a paradise for outdooor pursuits and walking in the hills and countryside is high on the list of activities and well suited for visiting with your dog.
This section of our website will allow you to choose your dog friendly accommodation, details of attractions that welcome dogs; dog friendly places to eat including restaurants, inns and pubs. We also even include a list of events taking place throughout the year that are designed to be enjoyed with your canine companion.
The Royal Forest of Dean region is well endowed with public rights of way over the hills, mountains and hidden valleys and an overwhelming choice of visitor attractions that you can share with your dog.
TIPS ON HOLIDAYING WITH YOUR DOG
When planning to take your dog on holiday please remember to mention to the holiday accommodation proprietor that you will be bringing him with you.
If you have more than one dog, or if they are of a particularly large breed, then do remember to mention this at the time of booking.
Do follow the countryside code and ALWAYS keep your dog on the lead when in the vicinity of farm animals.
Consider what to do with your dog whilst visiting attractions or eating in restaurants that don't welcome pets. If possible support pubs & eating places that do!
You may like to consider using the services of a local pet sitter or kennels if you decide that you want to take a full day out to see a major tourist attraction where dogs are not allowed.
Ensure you have access to water for your dog to drink - carry some with you if neccessary.
Never leave your dog unattended in a vehicle when it's hot or even just warm outside. Remember the temperature inside your car will be much higher than outside as the glass will act like a greenhouse. Not only will the heat already inside be retained but it can increase to DOUBLE the outside temperature. Dogs will quickly suffer from heat exhaustion and CAN DIE.
If you do see a dog left in a car and it appears to be in distress call the RSPCA or police immediately.
It is always best to exercise dogs in the cooler hours of a hot day - early morning and late evening are often the most agreeable times.
When going on holiday it is a good idea to use a temporary name & address tag in case you loose your dog. Include details of the address of your holiday accommodation and, if appropriate, the telephone number – if you have a mobile phone then that number could also be included.
In case of a holiday emergency you might like to consider taking note of a veterinary surgery that is local to your holiday accommodation, your accommodation provider will help with this.
ENJOY YOUR ROYAL FOREST OF DEAN HOLIDAY