Cool accommodation for animals in hot weather in Cyprus

by mike

We have moved over to Paphos last Nov and they tell me Aug is very hot and I was wondering if it would be cooler for the animals up in troodos. We have 2 golden retrievers 14 years old each and 3 cats and 1 rabbit but the rabbit could stay. Is it cooler up there and by how much and is there anyone willing to take in the animals?

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Sep 27, 2013
Surviving the summer in Cyprus
by: Helen (website owner)

Glad to hear you survived your first summer! But I hate to tell you that this summer was not that hot with only a couple of really steamy days.

Maybe it's because after 9 years, you just get used to it more, but summer for us near Polis/Droushia started quite late ie. mid June and it's already turned cool when September is usually far hotter.

A really hot summer - something to look forward to next year!

Sep 23, 2013
We managed our first summer
by: Mike

thanks Helen for your advice and we managed it without venturing to troodos but boy did we find it hot last month and the humidity was horrid.

Apr 30, 2013
keeping my dogs cool
by: mike

Thanks for your reply and good info but maybe if it is only a few degrees it is not worth it. Our golder retrievers are very hairy so a cut would be good and at 14 years old i dont want to stress them. Many thanks for the advice anyway.

Apr 30, 2013
Staying cool in summer in Cyprus
by: Helen (website owner)

July and August are the hottest months in Cyprus and if you have just moved here, it is a bit of shock to the system getting through your first summer!

We have 2 dogs and 2 cats and live near Polis. When the temperature starts to soar, you just get up earlier ie. at sunrise for walks, getting things done etc then chill for the rest of the day until evening when you sit out to eat. Pets do the same.

If you can't stand the temperature, then yes Trodos is cooler, usually about 4-5 degrees C on average as it's much higher. I know the agrotourism place in Lofou village used to take pets some years ago, but I did enquire last year and they didn't seem so keen. Worth a try though.

Your best bet if you want to spend some time up in Trodos in August is to enquire with agrotourism or villa owners to see whether they will take them. Hotels certainly won't take pets.

My only other tip would be to get your dogs clipped if they can't stand the heat, although from my experience, they will just lay in the shade until dusk and it cools down enough for them.

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