If you love camping, but can't bear to leave your beloved pet at home, why not bring your pet along?
You can find many pet-friendly camp and RV sites. There are also many trails and parks that welcome pets. With just a little research about pet-friendly places in the area, you can plan a vacation that you and your pet will love.
When you're preparing for a trip with your pet, you need to find an appropriately pet-friendly area. You'll need to plan your accommodations in advance. If you are RVing or camping, first find a campground that welcomes pets and then use Camping.com's reservation system to book your site. Many hotels and motels are not pet-friendly, so you may find that you're best off staying exclusively at campgrounds and RV parks.
Another important aspect of pet camping is making sure your pet is physically and medically capable of travel. Before you leave on your trip, make sure your pet has fully up-to-date vaccinations. If your pet has any special needs, such as medications or extra steps for getting in and out of the RV, make sure you are fully prepared before you leave. You also need to be sure your pet is comfortable with travel. Young animals can learn to enjoy travel if you take them on short road trips fairly often.
When you travel with a pet, you need to be as prepared for them as you are for yourself. Bring plenty of food and water, especially when you go hiking. You will also need your pet's lead and harness, if you use one, and anything you need to comfortably secure your pet while driving. Air travel with pets takes even more preparation, since airlines have specific rules regarding the transportation of animals.
The most essential aspect of camping with your pet is to have fun together. In order to do this, you will need to plan plenty of fun activities, so that both of you will enjoy the entire trip. You also need to engage in proper pet etiquette: Clean up after your pet and restrain your pet unless you are in an off-leash area. Proper pet etiquette will make your trip more enjoyable as well as making all those around you more comfortable.
The next time you get the urge to go camping, bring your pet along! You can all have fun camping together. Gather your and your pet's camping gear and be off on your next vacation with your best friend.