Dog friendly days out in Cambridgeshire this December
November 7, 2021
The run-up to Christmas can be a busy time spent out and about shopping for presents and seeing friends & family. But does this mean your dog has to spend more time home alone? Dogs thrive on attention and time with their favourite human companions. A bored and lonely dog can develop behavioural issues like destroying your belongings, excessive barking, and soiling indoors.
How can you can spend time with your dog AND tick off your Christmas to-do-list?
There are plenty of shops and cafes that are dog friendly, meaning you can include your dog in your Christmas preparations. Our 28 Clarendon Street team have listed some ideas below, and feel free to share your tips for dog friendly days out with other local dog owners …
Clarendon Street Vets’ top ideas for places you can take your dog:
- Cafés, restaurants & pubs – With so many dog-friendly options in Cambridgeshire, why not persuade your friends to meet you at a venue where your dog can hang out too? Remember though, six hours sat under a table in a rowdy pub while you drink and talk with your friends isn’t ideal either. Everything in moderation, and we suggest reading some reviews first to see if the establishment is a good fit for you all.
- Pet shops – Pottering around your local pet shop is a great way to make both you and your dog happy. While you’re shopping, your dog can enjoy all the lovely smells a pet shop has to offer.
- Garden centres – Many garden centres welcome well behaved dogs. You can often get some lovely Christmas gifts and enjoy some tea & cake. Your dog will enjoy wandering around, taking in the interesting sights and smells.
- Markets & shops – Some fantastic Christmas gifts can be purchased at outdoor markets. Dogs are normally welcome but be careful if they are wary of large crowds.
- Countryside walks – Catch up with friends and family by going for a dog walk. Everyone gets some fresh air and exercise, and your dog gets to be by your side.
- Dog friendly holidays – If you’re planning a Christmas break, check out the wide variety of dog friendly accommodation on websites like Airbnb and dogfriendlycottages.co.uk research local dog friendly attractions before you visit too.
To ensure you are welcomed back to these places time and time again, our team recommends:
- Cleaning up and disposing of your dog’s poops.
- Keeping your dog on a lead (unless you see a sign saying otherwise) and under control.
- Being courteous to business owners and other visitors by not letting your dog eat or soil any goods, furniture, or decorations.
We hope you enjoy some fun times with your canine companion this Christmas. Don’t forget to share your favourite dog friendly places on our Facebook page. And if your dog is older or a little shy or unsociable, and prefers to be home alone (ideally tucked up on a comfy bed somewhere cosy) send us those pictures too!
If your dog has been spending more time home alone lately and you notice any unusual behaviours, book an appointment with our team.