Our furry friends really do become part of the family. So much so that you can’t imagine going on a trip without them. Before you load the tents in your car, consider these questions to ask yourself about bringing your dog on a camping trip.
What will you be doing?
If you’re going to spend the majority of the time reading, I wouldn’t recommend taking your rambunctious friend; dropping him off at a doggy day care or with a friend will be a much better way to get your pup exercise while you enjoy your time in the great outdoors.
Will you have access to clean water?
Clean water is the number one issue every traveler considers before they leave their house. Will it be safe from the tap? Do you need water bottles instead? Consider buying a reliable hose that’s certified to dispense potable water. Luckily, these hoses have a range of 10 to 15 feet in length, making it the perfect length for the casual camper.
Is the location pet-friendly?
The worst thing you could do is put down a deposit for a campsite only to find out later that it isn’t pet-friendly. Do some research online before venturing out of the house with your dog in tow. While most pets are allowed in overnight accommodations in national parks, other hotels and forms of lodging do not allow dogs at all, let alone certain breeds.
Will you need a kennel service?
If you’re traveling to a location but want some time to get away from your responsibilities, you might find end up leaving your dog tied up somewhere or neglected in the hotel. If you foresee you and/or your family gearing up for a fun-filled vacation and spending time indoors, there are plenty of youth volunteers and experts built tot keeping your dog entertained despite
Does your dog need shots?
The fact of the matter is, your dog will be thrust into nature and its immune system may be susceptible to foreign invaders. Give your dog basic shots for ticks and worms and enjoy your new travel vacation with your pet during this exceedingly hot time of the year — in fact dangerous wildlife around San Diego hoard a slew of diseases your pet can pick up.
Following these simple steps is a great way to bring your dog on your next camping trip.