If you are an owner who is looking to travel abroad and adore dogs, Europe is a great place to explore. While dog-friendly restaurants might not be as common as in other countries, there are still plenty to choose from. Here are some of the best places to take your furry friend.
Prague is a cosmopolitan city and is certainly a pet friendly place to spend a few days. Its historic old town, cool architecture, and quaint canals make it the perfect destination for a dog friendly city break. Most of the city’s public transportation is pet-friendly, so you and your pooch can make the most of your time in the city. The Czech Republic has a colorful countryside and plenty of dog-friendly eateries.
Vienna, of course, is a pet-friendly city. It’s home to hundreds of pet-friendly restaurants and cafes. In fact, there are so many that it’s hard to keep up with them all. From Norma’s to Café Wien to Rosso Rubino, there’s a restaurant to meet your canine’s culinary needs.
For a more laid back experience, check out Bruges. This canal-filled city will take you back in time. Bruges is also a pet-friendly place to spend a few days, and there are plenty of pet-friendly eateries to keep you and your pooch happy and well-fed.
Krakow, which borders the Czech Republic, is a dog-friendly place to spend a few days. Its medieval core makes it an ideal city for a quick getaway and its proximity to the rest of Poland means you can take your pup for a stroll. With its dog parks, dog-friendly bars, and dog-friendly cinemas, you’ll never be short of things to do with your pooch.
Other dog-friendly places to visit in Europe include Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. In fact, Italy is the most pet-friendly country in the world, and is a paw-some place to explore with your pooch. Besides the obvious perks of being a dog-friendly country, it offers an abundance of outdoorsy dining options in the summer. During the chilly months, a few of the country’s most dog-friendly cities boast outdoor terraces and patios.
There are also pet-friendly museums and parks in most of the major cities. Of course, if you’re not the type to take your pooch along on your next vacation, consider dog sitting. Using a sitter can let you focus on the sightseeing while your dog stays entertained and occupied.
Lastly, if you’re planning to travel with your dog, a few tips and tricks can help you get the most from your trip. Make sure your pooch is properly trained, and only venture out on your own if your pup is under control. Also, try to spend less time in your room and more time out and about, and you’ll enjoy your trip to the fullest.
A little bit of research and some legwork should get you on your way to finding a pet-friendly restaurant or a good time in the sun.