There’s something amazing that happens when you take your dog along on vacation, you realize just how nice it is to have him there for the experience, you worry less about leaving him behind, and you create special memories. Yes, it does take more planning to bring along the dog, but there are plenty of great web sites to help you with your plan.
Before leaving, schedule your dog for a health check up and make sure all vaccinations are up to date. Have proper I.D. tags, microchip and a recent photo (just in case). Have quality dog food and fresh water. It’s also a good idea to bring along your dogs crate, it’s a good place to keep them safe.
Here are 5 reasons you want to vacation with you pet!
1. A Dogs Favorite Place to Be is With You
Your dog is sure to enjoy the trip as much as you enjoy having him there, how nice to get to share the fun together.
2. Your Dog is Part of The Family
If the dog isn’t there, you’ll find yourself missing them the whole time. It’s nice to have your dog along, to share in all your family adventures and memories.
3. You’ll Meet Other Dog Owners
Meeting other dog owners is an opportunity to meet new people, it’s also a great way to learn about other dog friendly local places to visit.
4. You’ll Discover Dog Friendly Parks and Beaches
You’ll discover new places that you may not have travelled to otherwise.
5. Your Dog Will Love You For Bringing Him Along
A trip is fun for the dog too, he gets to see and smell new places, meet new dogs and essentially be with the people he loves most.
Dog Friendly National Parks
Acadia National Park, Maine
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Dog Friendly Beaches
Huntington Beach, California
Fort Desoto Beach, Florida
Ocean City, Maryland (Assateague National Seashore)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Barc Park)
Tampa, Florida (Davis Island Dog Beach)
The Hamptons, New York (before 9am and after 6pm)
Key West, Florida (Key West Dog Beach)
Del Mar, California (North Beach)
Coronado, California (Coronado’s Dog Beach)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia (First Landing State Park)
South Whitbey, Washington (Double Bluff Dog Beach)