Our four-legged friends are family, too, and as more people bring a pet into their homes following the pandemic, it’s been discovered Airbnb searches made with the “allows pets” filter increased 65 percent since January 2021, compared to the same time period last year.
Dr. Kate Bruce, an Australian veterinarian, shared helpful tips on ideal getaways for every type of dog based on the most wish-listed, pet-friendly stays made possible by Hosts on Airbnb.
I Sette Coni, Ostuni, Italy
According to Dr. Bruce, the fenced-in courtyard is the perfect place for your pet to lounge during their stay, and you and your pet can explore the countryside together.
Underground Hygge, Orondo, Washington
Dr. Bruce said this stay is great for active pets, especially as its situated among some fantastic walking tracks — you and your pup can get fit together on holiday.
Splendida Casa sull’Albero, Florence, Italy
Perfect for laid-back fur families, the elevated vantage point is perfect visual stimulation for dogs, allowing them to watch nature pass by them.
La Salentina, Tricase, Italy
There’s a dog-friendly beach just around the corner from this Mediterranean rental. But Dr. Bruce reminds owners to wash pets thoroughly after the beach to avoid skin infections.
Unique Architecture Cave House, Oia, Greece
This sun-drenched escape’s terrace is perfect for dogs who love to soak up the sun — keep them well hydrated and, for those with lightly pigmented skin, find a dog-safe sunscreen.
The Cozy Palace, Marrakesh, Morocco
Dr. Bruce stated, “Dogs require a little bit of calm and relaxation every now and then … This Moroccan beauty will let your dog rest on the cool tiles …”
Waterfront with Extraordinary View, Kotor, Montenegro
Humans will enjoy the Montenegran delicacies on offer during this stay, but bringing your pup’s favorite treats from home will ensure a better stay for them in Montenegro.
Trullo del 1800, Cisternino, Italy
Set among quiet Italian farms, dogs will find plenty of space here, from an outdoor courtyard to open fields and a warm fireplace inside to relax by at the end of the day.
Gold Coast Hinterland Villa, Mount Nathan, Australia
Do the property’s neighboring horses and cattle a break, and wait until your dog is out of their naughty puppy phase before traveling to this slice of luxury in the Australian hinterlands.
Douro Villa, Penafiel, Portugal
A happy dog is sure to be found here, with fresh air and gorgeous outdoors. Supervise your pup while swimming in the pool.
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