Photographer: Mark Johnson

taking the lead on staycations

This year’s British tourism boost means nearly 9 in 10 dogs will be going on an unexpected staycation with their owners – with as many as 8 million pups set to go on holiday instead of being left behind. A recent survey showed 40% of dog owners are planning more than two staycations in 2020 with their pets. 32% of those holidaying with their hounds say taking their dog is key to spending more time outdoors, proving ‘#holidogs’ are great for us and our canine companions. So forget tourist hotspots and head off the beaten track for some R&R.

travelling tips

for staycations with your dog

planning for the pawfect trip

We caught up with Certified Animal Behaviourist Caroline Wilkinson for advice on preparing for breaks with our four-legged friends.

the canine code

We joined forces with the National Trust to support the development of their 'Dogs Welcome' project - aimed at improving access for four-legged friends across the places the Trust cares for in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The National Trust’s Canine Code is a great way to ensure dog owners look after the places we all enjoy and benefit from – check out what you can do as a dog owner to play your part in preserving these beautiful spaces.

summer dog care

In summer months, dogs are naturally prone to heat stress. Check out our tips on how to spot the signs of over-heating, what to do if you dog overheats and generally how to keep them cool during the warmer summer months.

best dog-friendly staycations in the UK

With the surge in staycations this year, we conducted some research to find out exactly what you love about a holiday with your dog and most importantly, where you think is the best place in the UK for a dog-friendly getaway. From the Lake District to Devon with the beautiful South West Coast Path, there’s plenty for your and your canine companion to explore.

staycations with the National Trust

We all love to visit some of the amazing places the National Trust looks after when we’re on our holidays. More than 135 gardens and parks are now open through advance booking, as well as hundreds of coast and countryside places that are perfect for a holiday dog walk. If you’re looking for a place to stay, the National Trust has over 200 dog-friendly holiday cottages, so there's no need to leave your four-legged friend at home. What's more, every booking helps support their work looking after special places for everyone, for ever.

win stuff

dog of the month

Could your four-legged friend be the next Forthglade Dog of the Month? Simply upload your favourite holiday snap of your four-legged friend to be in with a chance of winning £75 worth of Forthglade goodies and a coveted place in our hall of fame.


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