Dogs very welcome

Are we dog friendly??

Here are the things we get asked most often about dogs and pets at Queensberry Bay. .

Can I bring my dog?

Yes – but see below re numbers and dog friendly units.
We love animals at Queensberry Bay.
And by that I don’t mean we carry miniature dogs around in our handbags and dress them up in ballerina outfits or anything – I just mean we care about animals.
Partly that comes from John.
We call him the Doctor Doolittle of the caravan world. He has this magnetism that simply draws animals to him.
He was a farmer after all.

John - the Dr Doolittle of the caravan world

John – the Dr Doolittle of the caravan world

 

Does my dog have to be on a lead?

No
But it does have to be under control
If you’re a dog owner you’ll know the difference!
Many guests can’t believe the freedom that pets are allowed here.
But John and I always said that we wanted to be pet friendly.
We didn’t actually plan though to become an informal sanctuary for waifs and strays – but that’s how it’s ended up!
As for dogs and cats – we welcome both on the park (subject of course to not allowing pets on the dangerous dogs list or known to have inter personal issues) and we welcome dogs into specific self-catering and glamping units.
We can’t take cats or other pets in our letting units because of the increased effect of allergies for other guests and damage caused (usually by scratching).

Bored, bored, bored

Bored, bored, bored

 

Do you have a dog walk?

Yes – it’s called the beach!
No, seriously, we say that the land behind the park  is our dog walk area and we don’t get hung up on walking areas or leads. Apart from the dangerous and anti-social dogs restriction we have some basic common sense rules:

  • Pets must be kept under control (which can be a lead, or voice command or, in the case of our Labrador, a complete disregard for everything we say but a generally really happy and welcoming character with a very waggy tail …)
  • Owners must clear up after their pets – and that includes on the beach (which is a protected nature reserve) and on the doggie walk (which is our private driveway)
  • Used doggie waste bags may not be left lying or tied to anything – they have to go in the bin or you’ll find them at your caravan door!
  • Dogs may not be left alone in a unit, awning or vehicle at any time
  • Dogs may not be left chained up outside your unit unless you’re also sitting outside

And the beach is a great place to explore. Our mongrel, Wombat, even takes new pets down to the shore to show them the ropes.
Strange but true.
We also give visitors a copy of Wombat’s Walks – which talks about our dog walk, expected behaviour and what to be careful of in this area.

Here's Wombat tagging along with a complete stranger!

Here’s Wombat tagging along with a stranger!

 

Why so many rules?

If you’re a dog lover these rules won’t bother you.
A dog lover for example wouldn’t dream of leaving their dog in their caravan in a strange place while they went shopping.

How many dogs can I bring?

It depends.
As animal lovers we fully understand that you want your “pack” with you.
But a large group of dogs can be intimidating to other park users – so for visitors we generally restrict it to 2 pets per pitch.
If you have more than 2 dogs then call us before you book and we’ll see what we can do.
If you’re booking one of our units – glamping or letting – it will also depend on the unit.
So we can definitely only take one newfoundland in an S-Pod – and you have to clear up the slobber!! – but could potentially take two of them in a letting unit.
As I said – talk to us!

What have you asked for my dog’s name?

So we can stalk him on Facebook . .
No seriously – it really seems to bother guests why we do this.
The answer’s simple – our letting and glamping guests get a little welcome bag for their dogs. It’s nothing big – and certainly nothing sinister!
But you’ve paid to bring your dog and it’s a little thank you from our Wombat and us to you.

My dogs don’t come in the house – can I bring a kennel?

No
Lots of people keep their pets in cages at night either inside or outside in the garden – but that’s when they’re at home in familiar surroundings – you wouldn’t want to do that to your faithful friend in a strange place.
In addition, you have a responsibility to your neighbours on our park – and leaving your dog in a kennel in a strange place is something we wouldn’t tolerate.
And no – it’s not discrimination against working dogs ….

Pet ferrets

Pet ferrets

 

I have a ferret – can he come on holiday?

Yes – if it’s in your own van.
But not in any of our units – glamping or letting
And if your pet is allowed out onto the park in any form they must be under control and there will be a pet charge to pay.

The animals in the pets corner bit don’t look cared for

All of our animals are resuces that are either ill or have been abandoned or mistreated or all three – that’s why we don’t call it Pets Corner.
It’s a rescue retreat for all manner of animals.
We work closely with our vet, Paul Armstrong of the Firth Vets in Annan, the Mossburn Animal Sanctuary and the SSPCA and can assure you that in our care these animals are very well cared for indeed.
But on bad days they look poorly.
And on good days you’ll see how happy they are to be alive.

See Wombat’s Walks here
Read about our work with rescue animals
Here’s Eric’s third Scrapbook
Here’s Eric’s second Scrapbook

Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/ball.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
My ball - mine! My ball - mine!
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/Inka2 (2).jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Inka Inka
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/DSCF8718fb.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Boo Boo
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/johm 113.JPG): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Molly and a biscuit  Molly and a biscuit
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/IMG_1072_edited.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Wombat - cool dude  Wombat - cool dude
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/QBMay13 434.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Milly and Maddie riding high  Milly and Maddie riding high
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/DSCF6952FB.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
A visitor and a ball A visitor and a ball
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/Chill.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Just chilling  Just chilling
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/DSCF4302.JPG): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Clyde    Clyde
Warning: getimagesize(/home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/thumb/DSCF4217.JPG): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 407

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430

Warning: Division by zero in /home/queensberrybay/public_html/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/frontend/views/BWGViewThumbnails.php on line 430
Sophie  Sophie