When planning to take your dog on holiday please remember to mention to the holiday accommodation proprietor that you will be bringing them with you.

If you have more than one dog, or if they are of a particularly large breed, then do remember to mention this at the time of booking.

Consider what to do with your dog whilst visiting attractions or eating in restaurants that don't welcome pets. If possible support pubs & eating places that do!

You may like to consider using the services of a local pet sitter or kennels if you decide that you want to take a full day out to see a major tourist attraction, such as the Eden Project, where dogs are not allowed.

Ensure you have access to water for your dogs to drink - carry some with you if neccessary.

Never leave your dog unattended in a vehicle when it's hot or even just warm outside. Remember the temperature inside your car will be much higher than outside as the glass will act like a greenhouse. Not only will the heat already inside be retained but it can increase to DOUBLE the outside temperature. Dogs will quickly suffer from heat exhaustion and CAN DIE.

If you do see a dog left in a car and it appears to be in distress call the RSPCA or police immediately.

It is always best to exercise dogs in the cooler hours of a hot day - early morning and late evening are often the most agreeable times.

When going on holiday you might like to consider using a temporary name & address tag in case you loose your dog. Include details of the address of your holiday accommodation and, if appropriate, the telephone number – if you have a mobile phone then that number could also be included.

In case of a holiday emergency you might like to consider taking note of a veterinary surgery that is local to your holiday accommodation.