Caravanning and camping vacations are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, chill with friends and that should also include your dog.
Caravan, Campervan and Motorhome rental platform Camplify has seen a huge spike in demand for pet-friendly bookings in the last 12 months, specifically, an increase of 190% in pet-friendly booking enquiries for those Aussies wanting to travel with their doggo. As such Camplify has teamed up with Stylish Hound to create the ‘pawfect’ dog friendly caravan and campervan to provide everything an owner and their four-legged friend would need for their next road trip.
Before you plan your trip, be sure to:
• ensure your dog is fully vaccinated and rego up-to-date
• check your dog tag is clearly marked with it’s name and contact details.
• research your destination and check if the area you are going is dog friendly. eg. parks, beaches, holiday parks, cafes
• don’t leave home without everything your dog needs for the trip, as sometimes you might not be able to purchase on the road or at your destination point. Items include, pet food, toys, blanket, poop plastic bags, collar and lead, travel water bowl.
Til the 16th August 2021, 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, available to book on Camplify, will be kitted out with an array of playful and high quality essentials from Australian dog accessories and training experts Stylish Hound, making it the ultimate puppy friendly holiday. Each guest will even receive an adorable take-home comfy matching pyjama set for them and their pup.
Stylish Hound provides all the necessities to keep dogs entertained and safe on the road. When parking and setting up camp, it’s helpful to keep dogs stimulated while you take care of any ‘human stuff’. 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 health hound entertainment. Each van comes with a cosy dog blanket to keep your pup warm on those winter camping trips.
Many dogs love a good swim and on a road trip in Millie or Van Morrison, there are plenty of dog friendly swimming holes to explore. 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 an Adventure Pack that includes 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. After a day of exploring, travellers can then change into some take-home comfy matching PJs for you and your pup and wrap up in a cosy Stylish Hound blanket.
Millie is a 1974 Millard vintage caravan and has been decorated with the coast in mind. Beach vibes fill the caravan, making it the perfect road trip home with pooches who love to be by the water.
Van Morrison is a luxury campervan that has been fitted out with a variety of power options, allowing travellers to live entirely off grid any time of the year. With luxury comforts such as a king size bed, air fryer, running water, double gas cooktop, hammock, heater and ceiling fan, the off grid camper is perfect for family, couple or solo trips with pups in tow.
Commenting on his favourite dog friendly gems for camping in Victoria, owner of Van Morrison, Delaney Stewart commented: “My favourite pet friendly caravan park in Victoria is Sambell Park in Beechworth. There are beautiful well established trees all throughout the campgrounds and a lovely creek running down the back end of the sites. The caravan park is also positioned on Sambell Lake which is a magical place to cool off in summer with your pooch and watch the sunset.”
Commenting on her favourite dog friendly gems for camping in New South Wales, owner of Millie, Skye Pike commented: “There are so many fun areas to take pets when camping. A popular pet friendly beach is Lakes Beach in Budgewoi while Toowoon Holiday Park is a great place to take dogs and has gorgeous beachside campsites.”
Camplify Founder & CEO Justin Hales struggled to find dog friendly vans to hire with his wife, this gap in the market was actually where the idea of Camplify came from, he recalls: “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. In fact almost half of our Australian fleet welcomes furry friends, so there’s thousands of vans to choose from.”
To book Millie, the dedicated dog caravan, from AUD $80 per day, head to the Camplify website. To book Van Morrison, the dedicated dog campervan, from AUD $160 per day, head here on the Camplify and for dog accessories, visit Stylish Hound.