LOOK: This guy travels around the Philippines with his golden retrievers

Most pet parents or “pawrents” who love to travel find it difficult to travel with their babies so they are left with no other choice but to leave their babies at home. When you travel with pets, it is likely that you need to make special arrangements for them, which is why other pawrents just leave them at home.

We met a pawrent who travels around the country and he never leaves his pets behind.

Chu has been traveling around the Philippines with his three golden retrievers since 2017.


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They have been to Baguio, Vigan, Lake Lumot in Cavinti, Pagudpud, San Teodoro in Mindoro, Looc in Romblon, and Infanta in Quezon Province.

Recently, another pup was added to his growing pet family or “pawmily.”

We did a quick interview with him and here’s what we found out.

What are the names of your golden retrievers?

I already have 4 golden retrievers named Rio (5 years old, male), Brandy (8 years old, female), Bachus (2 years old, male). My most recent child is named Galahad (98 days old, male).


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What are the challenges of traveling with your dogs?

Traveling around the Philippines with my golden retrievers is safe and fun. Although the difficulty I always encounter is the accommodations allowing pets in their hotel/resort. For that reason, I always have to look for accommodations via Airbnb. I don’t blame hotels or resorts because some guests are intimidated or terrified of dogs. They need to be educated that not all dogs are unruly or violent. There are several occasions that I have encountered during my trips in Metro Manila and in the province where the parents with their child or children would taunt their child to be a good boy or girl or the dog will bite them. It’s a wrong practice! If a child will be educated wrongly about dogs, this child will carry this mindset until their next generation and on and on and on.

What is your favorite place that you have traveled with them?

I really loved Vigan. It was an 11-hour drive from Manila but it was a week that will I never forget. We stayed in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur via beach front home I rented via Airbnb and the beach was private, peaceful, and clean. From Santo Domingo, we traveled to Pagudpud and Patapat aqueduct for another 5 hours which was an icing on the cake.

What are your tips for other pet owners who would want to travel with their pets also someday?

My advice to pet owners wanting to travel with their pets is to always plan ahead. Look for accommodations that are pet-friendly, restaurants that allow dogs in their open area. Don’t take risks when you travel with your dogs. When we trekked in Mt. Ulap in Benguet, Buruwisian Falls in Rizal, and Mt. Daraitan in Rizal, I hired a guide and a helper to assist us during our hike.

Any other details that you want us to include?

Traveling around the Philippines is always fun and safe with friends and families… even with your dog children.

Share with us stories of your travels with your furry friends!