7 Vacation Ideas To Include Your Dog


Going on vacation is usually the highlight of the year for most families.
However, it often means leaving your dog, a valuable member of the family, behind.

Few dog owners enjoy leaving their buddy at the kennel for a week, so consider some vacation ideas that will allow you to take your dog with you, and enjoy a week together as a complete family.

1. Head to the Beach

Most beaches are extremely dog-friendly, and as such, have many hotels and other lodging options that accept pets.

If you are able to find beach front accommodations, you will be able to enjoy a fun-filled week of playing with your dog on the endless miles of sand.

2. Camping Out

Instead of looking for a hotel, find a camp ground in your area and pack the tent for a few days living outdoors.

[mnright]Almost all campgrounds are open to dogs, but check the policies to make sure before you go.
Remember your dog’s ancestors were wolves?

They need their time out in the wilderness. Make it happen for your little wolf-turned-toy friend.

3. Mountain Destinations

Vacation spots in the mountains are great because most areas have ample trails and parks that are accessible to both humans and dogs.
Looking for vacation rentals that are dog-friendly in these areas could be your best bet for comfortable lodging. Depositphotos_7488689_s

4. Find a Dog Competition

Even if you don’t plan on entering your dog in the competition, many of these kinds of events have a variety of activities for pooches that aren’t participating.

Also, nearby lodging facilities are likely to be more welcoming of dogs when an event is in town.

5. Find Dog-Focused Hotels

Among the boutique-hotel scene has appeared a niche of hotels that are focusing on being extra-friendly to our four-legged friends.

Don’t worry – there will still be a bed for you, too – but Fido gets special attention at these establishments.

6. Visit a Rustic Cabin

This option lands somewhere between staying at a hotel and camping out for the week.

[mnleft]Staying in a rustic cabin, hopefully located on a lake or river front for added beauty, is a great way to connect with nature while still having the comfort of sleeping indoor and up off the ground.

Most of these kinds of facilities are dog-friendly, but be sure to check in advance.

7. Enjoy a Staycation

If you are looking all around for a place that will welcome your dog without much luck, why not stay home and try some things you don’t normally do.
Look around your local area for new parks and trails that you haven’t previously visited.
This option will save money, and could open your eyes to parts of your area that you’ve never before enjoyed.

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