We recognise that your pet is very much part of your family and with this in mind we have had pet friendly vans on our fleet since 2016.
In 2020/21 we will have 5 pet friendly vans on our fleet.
Our pet friendly motorhomes are of exactly the same quality as the rest of our fleet and are meticulously cleaned between each hire.
We don’t charge extra for you to bring your pet, but for us to be able to maintain a high standard of vehicle, for pet friendly hires you are expected to follow some basic pet friendly rules. Please read and agree to our Pet Policy prior to booking.
You will find our pet friendly policy HERE
Top tips for happy holidays with your favourite furry companion!
With the addition of our pet friendly hire motorhome in 2016, we have put together some helpful information to make sure your pet has just as good a holiday as you do!
With a motorhome being a different environment and experience, even for most humans, remember your pet will be out their comfort zone! This may also be the case if your pet isn’t used to being able to roam freely in large open space or close to wildlife and nature.
Remember their collar and lead! If you haven’t already attached your details, mobile number and name, make sure you do so, just in case Shep decides he’s not happy with his new surroundings and tries to run home!
It’s a good idea to have a few walks in countryside close to home to give them the opportunity to get used to the exciting sights, sounds and smells of somewhere new.
Pre-holiday pet health check – It only takes a few minutes to make sure they are up to date with all their vaccinations, worming and flea treatments. Especially if they are going to be able to roam freely in large open spaces with plenty of bushes, trees and long grass to explore!
It is extremely important to make sure you keep your dog under control. Some people are not always confident around animals and if you are on a campsite there will be lots of other campers who may be wary of animals. Keep your dog on a lead and not just freely roaming outside around the motorhome. We have provided a handy dog stake to help keep them close but give them some freedom outdoors whilst you are parked up.
In Scotland dogs must be kept under control near livestock. To avoid disturbing breeding birds, keep dogs on a short lead between April and July in areas such as moorland, forest, grassland, loch shores and the seashore.
It is always good to keep the peace - if your dog has a particularly loud bark or barks frequently the walls of the van will only keep so much noise in! Just be mindful of who is around you. It goes without saying but NEVER leave your dog unattended at any time in the motorhome.
During holiday health care - A tick removal tool is really useful to bring along, at certain times of the year in the Highlands ticks are in abundance. If you are packing a few first aid bits for yourselves, (although there is a basic first aid kit in the van) remember to put a few pieces together for your companion!
Make sure to pack some toys, don’t forget their favourite one! This keeps some things familiar to them.
We have a pet bed available for your use, but make sure to bring along their bedding so they have a familiar safe place they can settle and sleep well! They will need it with all the new adventures they will be going on!
As always, it is extremely good practice to make sure that you clean up after your dog. Just because you're maybe in a less populated landscape, don’t forget to bag it and bin it!
We have a good range of leaflets and brochures available to help you enjoy your holiday and guide you on how to follow the Scottish outdoor codes. If you wish to look at this before your holiday the link to this information is HERE
There are also some great pet/dog friendly websites that give you information on great dog friendly places to visit.
Most importantly make sure you make the most of your holiday by being able to have your companion with you and make sure they also have lots of fun too in exciting new surroundings!
If you have any questions regarding our pet policy or about our pet friendly hire vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01667 493976.
Inverness was a great starting point for us and to have Highland Campervans on the doorstep at the start of North Coast 500 route. I hope some day we will return!