My wife and I have decided to look into buying an onsite van on the south coast. We have two small dogs and we thought it wouldn’t be hard to find a pet friendly caravan park where we could buy a van or cabin as there appears to be quite a few parks on the south coast that allow dogs.
Wrong! Several parks state on their websites that dogs are allowed but when you enquire about it an interesting trend arises. Some parks state pets are only alllowed during off peak times which is fine, but I’ve come across several parks that although have a pet friendly policy for casual campers have the condition that onsite van owners can’t have pets.
What’s that all about? Surely if you own the van, and the park is pet friendly, you can bring your dog? Does anyone have any insights as to why this would be a common scenario?
The other situation we’ve come across is at one particular caravan park at Tomakin that seems to have a lot of vans for sale on AllClassifieds.
We’ve enquired to several of the owners and they’ve all come back saying that the park is pet friendly in one way or another.
On enquiring to the actual caravan park I’ve been told that they changed their pet policy about five years ago and that while existing owners can bring their dogs, new owners can’t.
Firstly, these owners are being a bit dishonest, unless they do not know about the change in policy. Are all these people selling because of the change in policy, or because of a change in owners and they don’t like the way the park is managed anymore?
I would love to hear from anybody who has any advice, recommendations or insights into caravan parks and pet policies.