DON'T LET THE DOGS OUT
Number one rule for pet owners: If you love them - don’t bring them to Boom - animals are not allowed at the festival!
It goes without saying that Boom is an intense environment of extreme climatic conditions, lots of dust and big, boom-bastic sound system. Keep pets safe by leaving them at home with family and/or friends.
DOGS DON'T LIKE LOUD MUSIC
Dogs can detect sounds in the frequency range of approx. 67-45,000Hz. Compare this to humans who hear within the frequency of 64-23,000Hz. It means they can hear sounds we cannot. So can you imagine what it would be like for them to hear the bass-lines of a dark forest track? We doubt your dog will show any appreciation for hi-tech either!
Animals are beautiful because of their ability to love us so unconditionally. They provide mental, emotional, physical benefits, stress relief, entertainment, companionship and comfort. They can relieve depression, anxiety and even physical pain. They hold up their side of the bargain with all this. So we must too by being responsible pet owners.
DEADLY DOG DISEASE
Temperatures across Boomland can soar up to 40 degree celsius. But it doesn’t stop there. In this region of the Iberian Peninsula, there are high rates of leishmaniasis - an illness which causes extreme pain and is deadly to pets.
Furthermore, the subspecies of the parasite leismania donovani can infect dogs, causing a form of disease called visceral leismaniasis. Dogs serve as a reservoir of infection because the disease is transmitted between them and to people by sandflies.
ABANDONED DOGS ATTACKING BOOMERS
Whether you meant to do it or not - it is NOT COOL to abandon your dog. At previous editions of Boom, there have been many cases of abandoned dogs, leading to incidents where fellow Boomers were attacked by pets left alone and in stress. It’s not clever to bring your dog to Boom.
DON'T TAKE THE RISK
If you bring your dog to boom and get caught, don’t take it personally when we escort you out of the festival.
CARAVAN PARK B: THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN BRING YOUR DOG
You can bring your dog to Boom but only if you stay in Caravan Park B and have the right conditions to keep you pet there. When staying in Caravan Park B with your dog, make sure you keep your dog on a leash to prevent dog fights or attacks.
If you can’t find family or friends to take care of your pet, you can check your animal into one of the following doggy hotels. It’s got to be the most sensible and responsible thing you can do!
Monte da Cotovia Kennel: +351 91 762 11 48
Covilhã Kennel: +351 275 325 755
Quinta do Côvo Kennel: +351 256 602 140 / Mobile: +351 96 603 48 47
Ócio do Cão Kennel (Coimbra): +351 91 495 26 31 (www.ociodocao.com)
Quinta Monte dos Vendavais Kennel (Lisboa): +351 21 444 08 53 (www.montedosvendavais.com)