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Pet-friendly weekend adventures

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Trip planning with your pet

From SheKnows Australia
You spend so much time away from your pet during the week that it's only natural to want to spend your weekend with him. Unfortunately, weekend activities aren't always pet-friendly. Learn how to plan the perfect pet-friendly weekend adventure with these simple ideas.

1. A casual road trip

If you've ever taken a road trip with your pet, you probably realised pretty quickly that it's not as simple as it sounds. Not only do you have to make frequent toilet breaks, you also have to figure out where you can eat and sleep without leaving your pet in the car. Luckily, sites such as Holidaying with Dogs and BringFido help take the headache out of the process. They'll show you dog parks, hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions along your road trip route that allow you to bring your pet.

2. Beach trips

Not every pet owner is as responsible as you and, unfortunately, that means that dogs aren't allowed at all beaches. If you're looking forward to seeing your pup run along the shoreline and jump through the waves, check out Paw Club or Doggo to find the best dog-friendly beaches. You'll also find on- and off-lead parks along the Australian coastline.

3. Dog-friendly weekend getaways

Outdoor adventurers should check out Dog Adventures for dog friendly campsites, parks and hikes. You can load up your car and go paddling and boating with your pal during the summer months or hit the snow during the winter for a snowshoeing or cross-country ski trip. Not sure you're up for that type of adventure? You can find pet-friendly caravan parks and campgrounds throughout Australia.

4. A more cultured experience

When all you want to do is sit down for a nice meal with friends without leaving your dog at home, look no further than some of the top pet-friendly eateries in the country. Doggy Dining lists cafes, restaurants and bars that allow you to dine with your pet while still experiencing great food and service.

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