One of the best aspects of campervan travelling is the freedom to choose a destination and hit the open road. However, nothing quite beats road tripping with man’s best friend by your side. Therefore, here at Samco Campervans, our Dog Friendly Campervan Hire allows you to bring your furry friend along for the ride!
This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the legal requirements you need to be aware of, together with a few handy tips on how to make your campervan hire journey more comfortable for you and your pet! We also list some of our favourite Dog Friendly Campervan Hire sites across the UK too.
All our VW Californias offer Pet Friendly Campervan Hire. One of our hireable extras is the ever-popular pet adventure pack. This includes the necessities that your pooch may need! For only £10 per hire, we provide a dog bowl, poop bags, ground stake and a tie out cable. Just remember to include anything else your pet may need when packing for your trip. This may include leads, dog beds, towels, and food! Click here to see our Packing Tips and Advice guide.
It may sound obvious that in the summer months, the back of a hot campervan is no place for your pooch. We want to make sure your pets have an enjoyable time too, so please always avoid leaving your dog alone in our Pet Friendly Campervan Hire. Whilst travelling on the road however, all our VW Californias are equipped with air conditioning, so you can be sure that both you and your furry companion will be kept nice and cool during those hot summer days.
In colder weather, a doggy jacket may just help to keep those chills away. If you are expecting snow however, some paw boots not only make your pet look adorable, but also have the added benefit of keeping their paws warm too! In addition to this, all our VW California Dog Friendly Campervan hire vehicles come fitted with diesel heaters for those chilly winter night stays.
Your Pet Friendly Campervan Hire is a new space for your dog, and the odds are they will settle in quicker than you think. However, to help your pooch get comfortable, we recommend trying to keep their feeding and walking routines similar to that of what they are used to at home.
When road tripping in one of our Dog Friendly Campervan Hire VW Californias, it is important to regularly clean and tidy your camper. Make sure to sweep and brush the inside regularly, wiping down your pup’s muddy paws before they enter the campervan. Just remember that we do not allow any pets to be on any of the soft furnishings inside the vehicle!
Our VW California Oceans are all equipped with outdoor showers, which can be handy for washing down your pet after a countryside walk. Most Dog Friendly Campervan Hire sites also have hose pipes available for you to keep your pooch clean too.
The highway code states that any pet inside of a vehicle must be suitably restrained so they cannot distract you whilst driving. This also ensures that they cannot injure you or themselves in the event of an emergency stop.
The best way to secure your dog is by having a pet harness. This way you you can ensure your pooch is safe from any sudden stops inside one of our Dog Friendly Campervan Hire vehicles. Check out our hireable Pet Adventure Pack here. Just remember that we do not allow any dog / pet cages inside our campervans as they are prone to damaging the furniture, which can be costly to repair.
If traveling abroad it is also important to make sure your pet passport and vaccination card is all up to date!
For full terms and conditions on bringing your pet, please click here.