You may remember us mentioning the fact that we are getting a dog over the past couple of weeks. We posted a bit on dog friendly travel, have been asking for plenty of recommendations on Twitter, and dropping general hints here and there across our channels.
Well, he arrived last Thursday!
Meet Giorgio, our perfect, loving, six year old Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu mix. He’s truly a bundle of joy, and we cannot wait to start traveling with him! Giorgio is one of my (Kelly’s) family dogs from the U.S. We decided to move him over to the UK with us earlier this year and, after a ton of paperwork and research, we did it! Giorgio got his microchip and all of his shots, filled out all of his paperwork, and boarded a plane to London. We kid – humans did most of the work for him!
Dog Friendly Travel
Moving forward, we plan to incorporate Giorgio into our travels and our blogging. This includes: tips for traveling with a dog, tips for traveling without your dog, dog friendly cities, hotels, etc., and lots of pictures of the beautiful pup himself! We are always keen to try new things, so if you have any recommendations, or any dog friendly travel products you would like us to test out, let us know. We are happy to test products or places, review, and let you know our experiences. Although Giorgio is a family dog, Sean and I are first time dog owners together, and we look forward to sharing our dog/travel experiences with you.
Also, if you are London/UK based and know of dog friendly places, we would love some recommendations! We already have some locals, but do not know where to start when it comes to travel. Pubs, hotels, attractions – every piece of knowledge that you share will help us immensely 🙂
What does this mean for A Pair of Passports?
Yes, we are still going to travel! If anything, Giorgio will help us experience a new kind of travel – slower, more outdoor adventures, dog friendly cities, etc. To start, we are looking forward to seeing more of the island that we live on. We plan to travel around England, Scotland, and Wales whenever we have a free weekend, traveling by car and by train. Once Giorgio is used to traveling, we will then look at further distances – The Netherlands, Ireland, Jersey/Guernsey, etc.
And yes, we are still going to travel without Giorgio. It’s not realistic to think you can take your dog everywhere with you, and we don’t! While we hope to be responsible puppy parents and spend as much time with him as possible, we have a great network of friends who are willing and able to look after him when we are away. We have done plenty of research and lined up plenty of options so we can ensure Giorgio is having the best experience while we are away. Then we, too, can have a great experience on our trip!
We look forward to giving you a glimpse into the sweetness and the sass that makes us love this dog so much!
x Kelly & Sean
Do you have dog friendly travel recommendations?
Let us know in the comments below!