Weymouth among top 10 holiday spots for pets

Weymouth among top 10 holiday spots for pets

Published by George Sharpe at 11:32am 10th October 2019. (Updated at 11:33am 10th October 2019)

British pet owners said Weymouth was one of the most pet-friendly destinations in the country.

1,000 animal-lovers voted for Weymouth as part of a survey by Money Pug.

It joined the likes of Cornwall, Keswick, London, Glasgow and Devon as the most pet friendly getaways. 

Out of those, 54% said they'd be prepared to spend £500 or more on their pet's holiday with them. What's more, 9 out of 10 pet owners won't travel without their companions.

Dog playing on the beach
Dog playing on the beach

The results indicate that British pets are also living the good life when they are not travelling. Aside from taking trips abroad, the majority of pet owners (69%) take their animals with them to pubs and restaurants, 52 per cent take pets out shopping, 17 per cent take them to work , and three per cent even admitted to attending university or college with them.  

Lee Whitbread, CEO of Money Pug and dog owner himself, says:

"It's no surprise that pets are part of Brits' families and are treated as such.

"People tend to form deep connections with their animals and don't want to leave them behind, even when travelling the country. Because of this, they evaluate carefully which locations are best suited for their experience together and are not frugal when it comes to paying for this luxury.

"The travel industry is having to adapt to accommodate pet owners' growing desires to travel with their pets. To keep their minds at ease and prepare for unpredictable situations, such as accidents, injuries or theft, we recommend finding the best pet insurance deals to ensure assistance when required."