Pets and holidays

Summer has finally come around, bringing with it plans for holidays and getaways with family and friends. For pet owners, it means upheavals and changing routines. Our furry friends are used to having us around and to our daily grind, so they’re very sensitive to the slightest change. That means there’s no way we can just leave them, guilt-free. Some of your options? Asking a neighbour to pop in to feed your cat, paying a friend to walk your dog or looking for pet-friendly accommodation when booking your holiday. Not an option? Leaving your pet home alone, neglected, whether you’re off for 48 hours or 2 weeks.

In Portugal, you may face up to 6 months in prison for abandoning your pet, as per the penal code and article 388 of Decree-Law No. 48/95, which has been in force since October 2014. Nowadays, there are so many options when it comes to making sure our pets are looked after, from cat or dog hotels to people who provide pet-sitting services, there’s no reason not to. Because, let’s face it, sometimes we need a break from the responsibilities that come with being a pet owner too! You know that distance really does make the heart grow fonder, so when you come back, you’ll be able to give them your full attention and appreciation.

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Formulário de Encomendas de Bebedouro

Se está interessado em adquirir um bebedouro preencha os campos abaixo com os seus dados e leia com atenção o Regulamento.


  • Fotografia angariada através da nossa campanha nacional, com a possibilidade de escolher uma das fotografias disponíveis na nossa base de dados.
  • Quero personalizar o bebedouro com uma fotografia do meu animal de estimação (ver instruções aqui).


If you’re interested in purchasing a water bowl, fill your information in below and have a careful read of our Terms and Conditions.


  • All photos used on our water bowls will be sourced from entries to the Pet Friendly Routes countrywide challenge. You can then choose one of the available photos from our database.
  • I want to personalise my water bowl with a photo of my pet (view instructions here).

Thank you!

This route just got more pawsome!