One of the best things about the Internet is the sharing of information. Remember the days when you had to hop in the car and drive to the local library to find out something about anything? Now, in the comfort of one’s home (or in your RV if you’re connected), you can let your fingers search for information on just about any topic you can think of and, presto, it’s served right to your computer screen in a matter of seconds. Talk about technological advancement!
This phenomenon presented itself to me recently when I wanted to find out about pet-friendly campgrounds. I stumbled across the RVing with Dogs website and thought it might be something worth a look to others who may have difficulty finding pet-friendly RV parks. Check out some dog-friendly campsites across the country that you may want to consider visiting in your RV. Search for the state in which you plan to visit and see the listings of the various campsites that are pet-friendly. You can find out more details about the property and even read comments by people who have stayed there. There are not a ton of listings, but it may be helpful to hear what others have to say. By the way, I have no affiliation with this site. As I said earlier, one of the best things about the Internet is the sharing of information.
As always, practicing proper petiquette is paramount in any park. Ooh, I love that alliteration. Seriously, be a good neighbor and follow these simple rules:
- Always carry along pickup bags and clean up after your pets. Nobody wants to see it or track it into their home.
- Keep your pets on a leash unless there are specific off-leash areas for your animals to roam. Truth is, some people are downright afraid of dogs. Telling them, “oh, he’s just a puppy” isn’t comforting when a small horse is jumping up on them seeking affection. Be in control and don’t assume everyone is going to love your pet as much as you do.
- Don’t let your dog bark incessantly. Everybody enjoys some peace and quiet, as well as a good night’s sleep. You’ll have some pretty grouchy neighbors if you’re responsible for keeping them up all night.
Being considerate of one another as we crisscross the lands will help us to be better neighbors. The more we respect each other, the happier we’ll be and the more fun we’ll have.
What other words of wisdom would you pass along to fellow RVers who travel with pets? Do you have certain “pet peeves” that get under your skin that you want to scratch? Got a bone to pick? Feel free to bark with a (friendly) reply.
Happy Pet Travels!