With help from CarStore
Christmas should be fun for all the family, including our pets – and our new research* shows that on average, dog-loving drivers are planning to cover 111 miles each with their four-legged friends in the car this festive season.
Whether you’re visiting far-away family and friends, taking a Christmas staycation or driving to a picturesque countryside spot for a refreshing stroll amongst the festivities, travelling with your dog this December needn’t be a cause of stress, with help from CarStore.
For those who haven’t yet planned their festive route, and for the 74 percent of pet owners who worry about where they can safely stop to let their dog have a break, we’ve created an innovative tool to help. The Pooch Pitstop Planner works using Google Maps to automatically generate suggested stops at suitable increments along your journey.
Just input your start and end postcode, and the clever planner suggest stops** including parks, beaches, and service stations.
For more great advice on car ownership and driving safely with your dog, please head over to our Advice for Pet Owners section.
*Research conducted by OnePoll, November 2022
**The Pooch Pitstop Planner tool utilises data that is generated from Google’s API and the stops have not been audited or endorsed by CarStore or Battersea, so drivers should visit them at their own discretion.