Camping is a fantastically fun thing to do with your dogs! With summer here the warm weather is upon us, so bring out the tents! If you are going to bring your dog with you, make sure to follow these important steps to keep your dog’s experience as relaxing and stress-free as it is for you.
NO DOGS ALLOWED
There’s nothing worse than hitting the road with your four-legged friend, only to arrive at your destination and find a “No Dogs Allowed” sign. Whatever kind of camping trip you have in mind, be sure to call ahead or research online to find dog-friendly campsites and trails. Check on leash laws, too. Some campsites only welcome restrained pets, whereas others are okay with your dog being off-leash as long as she’s under voice control (and you pick up the poop, of course).
FIND DOG-FRIENDLY SITES ONLINE
BringFido.com is probably the slickest dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet-friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide. It is easy to use and easy to read.
PetFriendlyTravel.com is basically a long list of dog-safe campgrounds. It is a little hard to tell when it was last updated. It does have a clickable map that takes you to the state you are interested in.
DogFriendly.com is very similar to PetFriendlyTravel.com but it seems to have more listings. Once you click on the state you are interested in, you get a full list of each dog-friendly city. Once you click on the city you can see a full list of dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, events, and more.
Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide all the services and treatments your pet needs under one roof. Bring your furry family member in for checkups, shots, and vaccines to Gresham Animal Hospital before you travel! Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.
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