Camping with dogs
Camping holidays are great because they are one of the few options that allow you to take your dog on holiday too. Our pets are part of the family, and with approximately six and a half million of us owning a dog it is natural that we will look to holidays where they can come along too.
At the Camping and Caravanning Club we welcome responsible dog owners on our campsites - and dogs camp free too!
We want to make holidaying with your dog even easier, so below you will find some tips and advice of what to consider before you bring your dog camping to make the trip safe and fun for him.
You will also find a list of the best campsites for dog walks, as voted by our members, so you can be sure that you are bringing him to a truly pet friendly campsite with plenty to keep him occupied!
There are a few things to consider packing in your luggage to make sure that your dog has an enjoyable time on your camping trip.
Useful items to take with you
To help you choose which site to bring your dog to we have asked our members to tell us which sites they find best for dogs.
Top 5 dog-friendly campsites
Clive Latham and Mya
We camp to have our dogs with us, do lots of walking and let poodles Mya and Ella have some fun. Mya is a Pets for Therapy dog and visits a local nursing home. The residents love to hear of Mya’s adventures. It all leads to great conversation and companionship, which is why we enjoy camping so much.
Gillian Smith and Jack
I used to go caravanning with my husband but after he died last year I sold the ‘van’ and got a smaller car and a trailer tent. Jack (a Border Terrier) and I walk a lot. He has helped me to carry on camping.