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Dog-Friendly Travel


There are many favorite things we do with our pups but the best thing is our family RV trips. We don't have to even go far, just being together is fun. Our Golden Retriever was the co-pilot and sat up front on our journeys. She would jump up into the seat and lay her head on the arm rest as we traveled. Our favorite time was in the mountains the pups looked out the windows at the deer eating grass outside. I think spending time with them is the most important thing and playing hard with them. Our Golden loved swimming in the pool and laying on the lounge pool floats and was a great Lifeguard, watching over everyone in the pool. What ever your destinations is,do something with your pet. Our golden retriever Christy Angelina Sunshine,our Co-Pilot,our life guard, our little girl and best friend passed away this week from cancer. Our summer adventure will not be the same with her gone but we will find something for our two other pups to do. We will have fun still on a new adventure barking up a storm. — Susan Evans

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Submitted by Deborah Harrison | March 29 2012 |

I'm a life long traveler with my canine companions and just had a wonderful experience on Lake Lewisville at Hidden Cove Marina & Park. Dog lovers without prejudice and some awesome hiking trails!

Submitted by Craig Hall | March 29 2012 |

We take our dog everywhere we go in our little pop-up camper. He just love the closeness and visiting all sorts of different areas and sharing ice cream. Our Marleysaurus-Rex thinks the Petosky State Park in North Michigan was the best spot we had visited last year. He would run up and down the beach, roll around in the sand, splash around in the lake, and at sundown would sit on the sand dunes and watch the sunset. He did not want to leave, and neither did we.

Submitted by Ken P. | March 29 2012 |

If you're visiting the national parks of Southern Utah, Kanab (www.visitkanab.info/) is a great small town to stay. Kanab is home to Best Friends Animal Society and most of Kanab's hotels allow pets since many volunteers to Best Friends take sanctuary pets on "sleep overs." My favorite place to stay in Kanab is Quail Park Lodge (www.quailparklodge.com). If you do go to Kanab for a visit to the great national parks in Southern Utah, be sure to include a tour of Best Friends Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org). Best Friends is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary and an incredible place located in a picturesque red-rock setting. Once you go, you'll keep coming back!

Submitted by Anonymous | March 29 2012 |

If anyone is looking for a particularly terrific pet-friendly Bed & Breakfast, I came upon one in Salida, CO.
The Mountain Goat Lodge is incredible. My dogs had run of house whenever I was there, they have a lot of land and some fenced in so the dogs can run. The owner is fabulously friendly and loves all animals. She has about 10 or so goats, a llama and chickens; the cheese and eggs are fresh daily!
She offers a cheese (and yogurt)-making class in the kitchen there which is just fabulous. And the breakfasts are wonderful - including the super coffee maker offering up coffee any way you like it! (She used to be a barrista as well).
Anyway, her name is Gina and it's Mountain Goat Lodge in Salida, Colorado. A great pet-friendly spot in the vast U.S.!

Submitted by Anonymous | March 30 2012 |

This log cabin rental in Lake Lure, NC is awesome! www.vrbo.com/8638
The owner loves dogs and has set up the place with them in mind. Within a 10 min. drive there are hiking trails and river access for the swimming dogs. Some of the restaurants in nearby Chimney Rock have outside seating and allow well-behaved dogs at the table. There is a really pretty park in Lake Lure itself that is on the lake - great place to walk in the early morning.

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