Planning a trip to Goa with your Dog

Planning a trip to Goa with your Dog

Dog-friendly places are still a rarity even in this age of social awareness and eco-friendly initiatives. Hence, you might be apprehensive about planning a trip to Goa with your dog in tow. However, if you dig a bit deeper and plan carefully, you’ll find that there are ways to make your dog’s vacation to Goa an enjoyable one. Read on for more information regarding bringing your dog with you to Goa, along with helpful tips for making the most of your vacation with your furry friend.

 

How to Bring Your Dog to Goa

First things first. Before you can even begin to plan your trip to Goa with your dog, you’ll have to make certain that you have all the necessary documentation. It goes without saying that you’ll have to ensure that your dog’s vaccinations are up-to-date. You’ll also need to make arrangements for a Health Certificate issued by a Veterinary doctor certifying your dog’s good health. You should also acquire a valid International Health Certificate for Dogs. You’ll also need to make arrangements for a valid Dog Travel Crate. It’s not just the crate that you’ll have to consider carefully. You’ll also have to factor in the climate of Goa. In the summer months, temperatures can soar to over 35 degrees Celsius. So it would be best to avoid bringing your dog along during this time of the year.

 

Traveling by Road with Your Dog to Goa

If you’ve decided to drive down to Goa with your dog in tow, you must remember that dogs are not permitted inside the cab. So you’ll have to drive with your dog in the back of the car. Make sure to have plenty of water, food and a bed or crate and don’t forget to take breaks every couple of hours. Plan your journey accordingly to avoid putting undue stress on your dog. You might think that driving with your dog in the car with the windows down would be a good idea. But this is not a good idea for long distances. The continuous flow of air might cause your dog to get dehydrated. If you’re not driving during the night, you can cover the car with a tarpaulin or a large cloth to shield your dog from the glare of the sun. Above all, remain calm and positive.

 

Things to be Aware of When Traveling to Goa With Your Dog

First and foremost, do not expect hotels or homestays to allow dogs. Hence, it would be best if you plan your trip to Goa during the off-season when tourist footfalls are low. This would also lower your chances of being turned away by accommodation owners. You’ll also have to keep your dog on a leash at all times. This is not just to ensure that your dog doesn’t run away but also to avoid harming other people who might be allergic to dogs. Most importantly, you have to keep your dog clean. Make sure to bathe your dog at least once while vacationing in Goa. Above all, don’t forget to keep your dog cool by offering plenty of water and shade.

 

Where to Stay With Your Dog in Goa

As we’ve already mentioned, you’re not likely to find hotels or homestays that will allow dogs. If you do find a hotel that allows dogs, it’ll probably be in the off-season. Hotels also tend to charge a hefty fee for allowing dogs inside the premises. Hence, it’s best to hire a villa or a house that allows pets. This will allow you and your dog to travel in style. Above all, don’t forget to be on your best behavior at all times. Don’t let your dog jump on furniture or soil the floors. Above all, don’t forget to keep your dog clean.

 

Which are the best beaches to visit with your dog in Goa?

As we’ve already mentioned, Goa is a popular tourist destination. Hence, you’ll find that most of its beaches are dog-friendly. Some of the best beaches to visit with your dog in Goa include the following – – Baga Beach: This beach has a picturesque view and is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. – Cola Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. – Calangute Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. It’s also a good place to visit with your dog during the high season. – Morjim Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. – Asvem Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. – Betal Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. – Caranzalem Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season. – Canacona Beach: This beach is a good place to visit with your dog during the low season.

 

Sightseeing With Your Dog in Goa

If you want to sightsee with your dog, you’ll find that most attractions are dog-friendly. However, you should familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations pertaining to dogs at the various attractions. For example, most churches allow dogs but don’t allow them to be taken inside. You’ll also have to keep in mind that dogs are not allowed inside the Fort Aguada. And they are not permitted inside the Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. In fact, visiting most churches and temples with your dog would be a strict no-no. But you’ll find plenty of attractions that are dog-friendly. Some of them include the following – – Goa State Museum: The museum is a good place to visit with your dog. – Mard Goa: This is a good place to visit with your dog. – Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception: This is a good place to visit with your dog. – Paroda River: This is a good place to visit with your dog. – Dona Paula: This is a good place to visit with your dog. – Cabo de Rama: This is a good place to visit with your dog. – Boum Waterfall: This is a good place to visit with your dog.

 

Conclusion

Planning every detail of your dog’s vacation to Goa would be nothing short of an uphill task. However, with a little bit of research and planning, you can ensure that your dog’s vacation is as enjoyable as yours. After all, dogs are man’s best friend. And they deserve to be treated like royalty.

Jaiveer Talwar

Animal lover, web developer, foodie and photographer. I have written over 115 articles in the field of pets.

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