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I was thinking about doing the Camino de Santiago this year and I came across this post:
It seems to be quite easy to do it with a dog. I have a husky and I´m not sure if it will be too hot and exhausting for him to do it. Any advice from someone who´s done it with pets before? Much appreciated

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    Hi. I've done it without pets. I met a person who did it with two little dogs, she had to sleep most of the times in separate hostels or hotels as "regular" ones usually aren't pet friendly (this was 6-7 years ago). The dogs were fine most of the time and they even carried their own bags although they were in a very good shape and some days they looked tired. About the hot weather, it will depend on the time of the year you will do it and the "Camino" you choose. You can choose among different routes, the best knowns are the "French Camino" and the "primitive" one. In the first one you will have to cross the Castilla's region and there you will face with very high temperatures (35/40°c) and sunny dry days with almost no shadows, once you reach Galicia's region this will change. This route is the most popular one. The primitive route goes through the northern part of Spain (Pais Vasco, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia) and has an Atlantic wheather similar to some parts of France;thought you will experience high temperatures anyways (lower than in Castilla) you will find much more shadow thanks to the forests. If your dog isn't used to high temperatures, I don't know if it's a good idea to make it walk 20/30km everyday in summer, maybe early spring, late autumn or winter would fit better with it as temperatures go quite low. This is just my opinion, there are quite people who do the Camino with dogs. Maybe you can search for more info in Camino's related websites and associations. about 3 years ago

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