Can I bring my dog?

You Can’t Bring Your Dog on Our Wine Tour (Unless You Have an Approved Service Dog)

Wine tours are a wonderful way to try new flavors and explore the beautiful landscapes of your favorite vineyards. However, furry friends must stay home – unless you have an approved service dog – as allowing pets on our tour is not permitted for safety reasons. Even though it may be disappointing news for pet lovers, this policy allows us to create an enjoyable experience for all guests participating in our wine tour!


Having a dog in a closed space like a tour van can be a problem, especially when it comes to allergies. Not everyone can tolerate being around animals and the exposure can cause severe reactions. Even if your dog is not shedding fur or dander, it can still bring allergens from outside into the enclosed space. Additionally, some people may have mild reactions to pet hair, saliva, or other bodily secretions that can be transferred to fabrics or surfaces in the vehicle. We want all of our guests to be comfortable and safe, so for these reasons we cannot allow dogs on our wine tours unless they are approved service dogs.

Fear of Dogs

For many people, dogs can be a source of joy and comfort, but for others, dogs can also be a source of fear and anxiety. Having a fear of dogs, also known as cynophobia, can cause people to experience intense fear and avoidance when it comes to dogs.
We understand that bringing your pet along on a wine tour might seem like a fun idea, but we cannot allow this in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of all of our guests. As some guests may have an intense fear of dogs, allowing pets into our tours would create an unsafe and uncomfortable environment for those who experience cynophobia.
At Red Dog Wine Tours, we want all of our guests to feel safe and comfortable while they enjoy their wine tasting experience. We are committed to creating an enjoyable and stress-free environment for everyone who visits us, which is why we cannot allow pets on our tours unless they are approved service animals.

Service Dogs

Service dogs can join their owners on a wine tour – providing invaluable assistance and companionship for those with disabilities such as blindness, deafness, seizures, autism or diabetes. These highly-trained pups are more than just furry friends; they can be lifesavers! However not every canine fits the criteria of being deemed a service animal according to The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For example individual training is necessary in order for them to do work or tasks that benefit their handler’s needs and they must remain housebroken while under control at all times..
If you plan to bring your service animal on one of our tours, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. We will also need to see proof that your dog is indeed a service animal.

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