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6 Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations Around The World

Written by: Renee Moen
| Published on June 1, 2015

Ever dreamed of dashing around Düsseldorf with a Dalmatian? Ambling along Buenos Aries with a Bichon? Traipsing through Tokyo with a Terrier? Luckily, in this day and age, international pet travel has been made easier with information readily available on the internet and greater compassion for pet parents.

Many hotels and vacation rental agencies recognize that dogs are family members and allow them to reside with their owners while on vacation. These exotic locals aren’t often on the radar for canine vacation hot spots, that’s what makes them so divine!

Menorca, Spain


Staying in Menorca, dog parents have their pick of where to stay. Most hotels, vacation rentals, and villas welcome dogs and some provide amenities for a pampered pooch. Dining out is not a problem, dogs are welcome in most eating establishments. Take a walk around the village or romp on the beaches. This island paradise is the perfect getaway.

Fjords of Norway


Looking for a little adventure, steeped in mystical history, wrapped in absolute beauty? The Fjords of Norway offer all of it and a dog-friendly atmosphere too. Most hotels, restaurants, and hiking trails are dog friendly. With a package like this, who could resist?

St Croix, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Looking for something on the leisurely side? Consider a cruise on The Queen Mary 2. This luxury liner offers comfortable accommodations for both owner and fur baby. Stopping off in St. Croix, most establishments happily welcome leashed dogs. Enjoy a sunset walk along the pristine beaches.



Tasmania offers miles and miles of hiking trails both on and off the beaten path. There are beautiful beaches to explore and a dog friendly atmosphere tempting enough to make anyone want to stay permanently. Most hotels and vacation rentals gladly welcome dogs. This is an energetic dog’s dream vacation.

Budapest, Hungary


Hotels, restaurants, sightseeing with a four-legged companion, Budapest offers all of this and more. Walk along the river edge, take in the stunning architecture. Dogs are welcome almost everywhere. Play in one of the city parks and when it’s time for a break, relax in one of the many canine-friendly cafés that line the city streets.

Auckland, New Zealand


Not only does this New Zealand destination offer dog welcoming accommodations, but they also provide amazing hiking trails, dog-friendly beaches and tons of off-leash dog parks to choose from. From the botanical gardens to the wharf reserve, Auckland is a dog (and dog lover’s) paradise.

Do you know of any other dog-friendly destinations? Tell us in the comments below! 

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