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The Scottish Highlands is a great place to bring your dog on holiday, with so many choices for walking. 

Dogs Stay for Free! We're dog friendly at Moniack Lodges and welcome up to two dogs in Affleck Lodge and up to three dogs in Smithywood Lodge at no extra charge.

Our Dogs’ Favourite Local Walk

Just a short stroll away is Reelig Glen Tall Trees Trail: a popular, all abilities' walk of around 1 mile in the lower glen. Extra rambling areas can be found in the upper glen, uphill from the car park and also accessed from part way around the trail.

Visit the walkhighlands website for good walk routes and maps, etc. for the local area and beyond.

Secure Dog Fields - 

Wagg Tails Woods has three enclosures bookable in advance. They're situated on the Black Isle, at North Kessock, just north of Inverness, less than a half hour drive from Moniack. 

The Field, Inverness has one enclosure bookable in advance. It's located just outside Inverness, on the A82, about 20 minutes' drive from Moniack.  

Nearest Vets

Conanvet - Ardlair, High Street, Conon Bridge. IV7 8AZ (approx. 10 miles on A862 towards Dingwall). Tel: 01349 861203

Pet Food and Equipment Retailers

Just a few here -

Highland Pet Supplies (approx. 6 miles on A862 north), Muir of Ord Ind. Est, Great N Rd, Muir of Ord. IV6 7UA

Pets at Home (approx. 9 miles through Inverness and out on A96), 8, Inverness Centre, Eastfield Way, Inverness. IV2 7GD

Dog Friendly Inverness - Shopping and Places to Eat Out and Drink with your Dog

Find out more information on where dogs are welcome in and around Inverness on Dog Friendly Inverness’ website 

Booking Contract Extract - Dogs Welcome

We have had some great reviews from previous guests - most mention that our lodge was very clean and well presented upon their arrival; we’d like your help in maintaining this high standard – therefore, if you are bringing your pet on holiday, we ask you to respect these few simple, common sense and polite requests:

  • Please don’t leave your dog unattended in the property or garden – your dog must be kept on a lead/closely supervised when in the garden grounds; 
  • Please ensure your dog/s use/s their own bedding – we can provide a rigid plastic dog bed for use during your stay (please get in touch to request if required). Please use a crate if preferred; 
  • We present our lodges to a very high standard, including regularly updating linens and soft furnishings, etc. Being dog owners ourselves, we love to take our dogs on holiday with us, and so love to welcome guests along with their four-legged companions. That's why we don't charge extra for our dog guests; however, there is often extra cleaning associated with pets staying in our lodges - in particular, when dogs relax or sleep on the beds, or other furniture, it can lead to the need for stain removal treatment and soaking, as well as a couple of extra washes, to remove pet hairs, paw prints and stains from the bedding, and linens, soft furnishings and furniture can require to be replaced more frequently as a result of staining and damage from pets, so, please, don't let your dogs up onto the beds or furniture. 
  • Any fouling in the lodge grounds or surrounding areas must be removed by owners immediately and disposed of in the bin provided - to ensure that future guests do not encounter dog waste, particularly children when playing in the garden grounds. Poop bags for use during your stay – please deposit used bags in the general waste bin; 
  • Please ensure that you have cleaned down and dried your dog following exercise, before entering the lodge; a clean dog drying towel is provided for use during your stay; 
  • Please be aware that ticks may be present in the area; 
  • Please clean up any residual mess and pet hairs, including in the garden, before you leave - please leave the lodge and garden grounds as you would expect to find them, with the exception of dirty linen/towels and general cleaning – no obvious signs of dog, pet hair, etc. should be present when you depart. 

Some of the garden walls/fences may be low enough in height that dogs may be able to jump or climb over them. Affleck Lodge's water-side boundary is not fenced and Smithywood Lodge's waterside boundary is partially fenced, so dogs may be able to venture out into neighbouring gardens and the road and onto the adjacent fields which are used for sheep farming; therefore, dogs must be supervised and/or kept on a lead when in the garden - please observe the country code during your stay in the Scottish Highlands, especially in respect of livestock and farmland. 

You are responsible for the safety of your dog and for ensuring that your dog does not cause damage to any furniture, fixtures, fittings or structures within the boundaries of the property.

Updated: May 2023

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