Launch of dog-friendly caravans creates 'pawfect' road trip

Are you one of those pet owners who place the happiness of your furry friend ahead of your own? Do you only travel if your ‘fur baby’ is allowed to come along?

It turns out you are not alone.

According to caravan and campervan rental platform Camplify, they have seen a 190 per cent spike in demand for pet-friendly bookings in the past 12 months.

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To take advantage of this, Camplify has teamed up with pet accessory specialists Stylish Hound to create ‘pawfect’ dog friendly caravans and campervans.

Up until 16 August, travellers who book a long weekend (Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday) in the decked out Millie the Vintage Millard or Van Morrison, the dedicated dog friendly caravan and campervan, will be treated to a doggy’s dream.

The vans will be kitted out with an array of playful and high-quality essentials from Stylish Hound, making it the ultimate puppy friendly holiday. Each guest will also receive an adorable take-home comfy matching pyjama set for them and their pup. 

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The dedicated dog friendly vans contain a variety of enrichment products to keep pups captivated, including a slow feeder, for hounds who like to gobble their grub in seconds, a suction lick mat for pets to benefit from a little mental stimulation and also a Hercules, a nifty tool that can be used as a chew toy or as another food bowl, providing hours of healthy hound entertainment.

Each van comes with a cosy dog blanket to keep your pup warm on those winter camping trips. 

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To ensure pups can swim safely and have fun doing so, both dedicated dog vans come with a Stylish Hound swim jacket, meaning owners and their furry friends can revel in the water.

To make sure you’re prepared on this adventure, the vans come equipped with adventure packs that include a handy pouch for treats, poo bags and a water bottle. as well as a selection of Stylish Hound no-pull harnesses for a variety of dog sizes.

Camplify founder Justin Hales said that the difficulty he and his wife had finding dog-friendly vans was actually where the idea for the caravan booking platform was born.

“We recognise that pets are important members of the family, and are thrilled to see our community of van owners embrace and welcome them to the holiday experience,” Mr Hales said.

“In fact, almost half of our Australian fleet welcomes furry friends, so there’s thousands of vans to choose from.

Mille the dedicated dog caravan is available to book from $80 per day and Van Morrison, the dedicated dog campervan, is available from $160 per day.

Do you take your dog on holidays with you where possible? Where are some of your top pet-friendly destinations around Australia? Why not share your thoughts in the comments section below?

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Written by Ben



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