Take Your Dog With You To Tuscany in 2017
Posted by Ruth (03/03/2017)
There’s no reason why Fido should be left behind on your Italian adventures. Instead of leaving your dog at home, bring him with you to Tuscany where you can enjoy lots of adventures together.
We’ve searched far and wide for the best dog friendly villas and apartments in Tuscany. You can view our fantastic selection of pet friendly villas here. With over 400 villas to choose from, you will be surprised at how much pet friendly accommodation there is in Tuscany.
Things to do with your dog in Tuscany
Thanks to Tuscany’s beautiful countryside, there’s plenty to do with your dog. You can go out hiking in the mountains, take your dog for a dip in natural thermal springs and even spend a day at the beach.
Choose a villa with a private enclosed garden, and your dog can play around outside while you enjoy a bit of relaxation. You might also want to take your dog for a stroll around some of Tuscany’s hilltop towns, or take them out with you to a local dog friendly cafe or restaurant.
Tips for travelling with dogs
If you are travelling by car to Tuscany, make sure you take plenty of breaks, so your pooch can stretch their legs. They will need to be safe and secure in your car in a dog travel crate, or in a harness and seatbelt.
Never leave your dog unattended in your car, especially when the weather is warm. If you are taking your dog on a ferry, check with the ferry company whether they allow dogs before you travel.
What to bring with you
Before you bring your dog to Tuscany, you will need to think about what to pack. You will need all the usual doggy supplies such as dog food, a dog bed, a collar and lead, and maybe some of their favourite toys to keep them occupied during the journey. You will also need dog travel products, and a travel water bottle or bowl for journeys in the car. Remember to bring your pet’s passport!
If you want to travel with your dog in Europe, they will need a pet passport. You can get a pet passport from your vet. Your dog will also need to be microchipped, and get a rabies vaccination, your dog can only travel 21 days after they have had this.
Depending on which country you are going back to, you might need to visit the vets in Tuscany before you go home. For example, in the UK, you are required to have a vet administer a worming tablet between 1 to 5 days before you return home. We can even help guide you to the nearest vets if you need your 'pet passport' stamped, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.