We understand how difficult it can be when you have to leave your pet at home, so when you stay at Casa Alpina Self-Catering Apartments in Aosta Valley you won’t have to!
Whilst we love having well-behaved dogs and cats to stay, we do have a few rules to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their stay.
Casa Alpina Pet Policy
1. Doggy guests must be at least one (1) year of age or older.
2. Vaccinations must be up to date (including rabies).
3. Heartworm preventative is highly recommended.
4. Pets are not allowed on furniture and beds at any time.
5. The guest is fully responsible for cleaning up all/any pet’s waste.
6. In case where there is damage caused by your pet, the cost of it may be deducted from your security deposit. If there is no security deposit or it does not cover the whole of the cost, we may recover our costs via an Additional Charge.
7.Pets cannot be left unattended for a long period of time, either indoors or outdoors. Owners are not permitted to leave the premises for any period without their pet/s during their stay.
8.The apartment owner assumes NO responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
Restaurants in Italy are generally dog-friendly, they won’t mind you bringing your pooch along with you as long as s/he is well-behaved!
Dr Roberto Pelizzaro is an English-speaking vet based near Aosta town
Address: Località Plan Felinaz, 9/Int. 1 11020 – Charvensod (AO)
Tel: +39 0165239891
If you lose your pet
Always make sure your dogs and cats are wearing a collar with identification tags. Microchipping is an excellent (and obligatory in Italy!) form of identification as well.
Visit local dog pound (shelter):
Avapa onlus. Località La Croix Noire, rue de l’Aréne, 10, 11020 Saint-christophe
Tel: +39 0165 34627
Petstore Conad. Località Anserod, 27 Sarre
Acquario Octopus. Via Torino, 6 Aosta and Villaggio Amerique, 89/a Villair-Amerique
Pet Shop. Rue du Mont Blanc, 65 Morgex
La Bottega del Pulito. Via Emilio Chanoux, 110 Saint-Vincent
On public transport
Dogs may ride on the buses and trains which take you the length of the Aosta Valley, but they must be muzzled and held on a lead. Tickets 50% discount.
If an activity or attraction that you would like to visit doesn’t cater for dogs but you don’t want to miss out – why not book a sitter to care for your dog while you are out?
Ask Tania for details +39 3358376414
Hiking with dogs in Aosta Valley
In summer, it’s great to head up the mountain with your dog, and we’re sure that they’ll love it as much as you. There are plenty of open pastures and lakes for them to dive into! However, bear in mind that there are certain restrictions in place in the mountain parks which vary according to the time of year.
A quick overview of where your dogs are allowed to go:
Dogs can be walked on leads only at the bottom of the valley and, from the 15th of July to the 15th of September, along some of the paths, in compliance with the Park’s Regulation.
Download maps and routes of the areas accessible the whole year, as well as summer itineraries authorized by derogating the Regulation. http://www.pngp.it/en/visit-park/walking-dogs-park
Pila / Aosta.
Free in all ski lifts of the resort and can be walked on leads only.
5€ round trip. Dogs must be muzzled and held on a lead.
Sky Way Mont Bianco.
7€ round trip. Dogs must be muzzled and held on a lead.
Cervinia & Chamois.
Free in all ski lifts of the resort. Dogs must be muzzled and held on a lead.
Our Top 7 Hiking Tips:
1. Maintain your dog’s energy levels. Don’t give your dog a big meal in the morning of your hike to ensure they have enough time to digest.
2. Pick up after your dog – is important hiking etiquette. Dog excrement contains harmful levels of bacteria that can harm and disrupt local wildlife, native habitats and groundwater supplies.
3. Remember to make sure you stop for water breaks frequently. When you need a drink, chances are your dog will too so make sure you carry enough fresh water for you and your dog
4. Food. Carry nutritious snacks for your dog and offer them regularly to keep your dog’s energy level high.
5. Dog clothing. Putting an argyle sweater on your dog so he looks fancy on the golf course is not what we’re talking about. If you have a shorthaired dog or a dog that spends the majority of their time indoors, they could benefit from an extra layer against wet and cold conditions.
7. Collar with a tag that has your telephone number on it in case you get separated.
If an activity or attraction that you would like to visit doesn’t cater for dogs but you don’t want to miss out – why not book a sitter to care for your dog while you are out? Ask Tania for details +39 3358376414