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Camping and RVing with Dogs



They're everyone's best friend!  Bouncy, cuddly, charming dogs are an important part of any family.  With their strong spirit of adventure, can-do attitude, and comic timing, dogs make superb camping companions.  Take yours along on your next outdoor adventure and you'll be traveling with the best buddy in the world.

Pet Friendly Campgrounds | South Carolina

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Pet Friendly Campgrounds | South Carolina

dog-at-beach-south-carolinaSouth Carolina is a state filled with amazing destinations for people and their pets to visit. Throughout the state travelers will find points of historical interest, beautiful beaches and other natural splendors and much more. Many of these attractions and destinations are enhanced by their pet friendly atmosphere. Here are a few RV parks and campgrounds that welcome dogs for visitors to South Carolina.

Pet Friendly Campgrounds | Michigan

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Pet Friendly Campgrounds | Michigan

dog-in-canoe-on-dock-michiganThe state of Michigan is a wonderful welcoming destination. Visitors will find a wide variety of destinations and activities to enjoy. The state is also a welcoming place for pets as well. Throughout the state there are dog-friendly restaurants, hotels and campgrounds, making it a great destination for visitors traveling with pets. Here are a few excellent campgrounds that are pet friendly, throughout Michigan.

Pet Friendly Campgrounds | Washington

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Pet Friendly Campgrounds | Washington

dog-watching-sunsetWashington is a wonderful state to travel with your dog. People living in Washington love to spend time with their dog, so there are many laces that welcome dogs with open arms. Throughout the state there are campgrounds open to dogs, as well as Happy Hour specials for dogs and much more. Here are a few campgrounds that welcome pets.

Pet Friendly | Colorado

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Pet Friendly | Colorado

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Colorado is a wonderful pet friendly state. The state is filled with beautiful places that are open for enjoying with your furry friend.Visitors will find many state and national parks that are welcoming to dogs, so you can enjoy all sorts of recreation. Within the cities there are restaurants, dog parks and more where you and your dog can enjoy spending time together as well as make new friends!

Pet Friendly | New York

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Pet Friendly | New York

New-york-lake-dogNew York state is filled with pet friendly activities. Throughout the state there are outdoor activities and destinations that will welcome your pooch with open arms. Even New York City is surprisingly pet friendly. No matter what you and your pooch enjoying doing together, you are sure to find it within this state. You are also sure to find some new experiences that you will love looking back on. If you are looking for some places to enjoying some excellent pet friendly camping, here are a ten of the state's top dog friendly campgrounds.

Schedules are Important - Even for Dogs

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Schedules are Important - Even for Dogs

Dog-schedulesWhen you head out on the road with your dog, you’re venturing into a perfect training ground. With the new scents, sights, and fun times that a trip away from home offers, training is a must—if your dog isn’t well behaved, it won’t get to accompany you on all of your outings. By the same token, all those distractions are ideal for teaching your dog to focus on you and only you, no matter what.

Charity Dog Walks

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Charity Dog Walks

If you’re looking for a great activity to do with your furry friend, why not sign up for a dog walk? These fun events are held all across the country throughout the year, providing dogs and their people with a great chance to socialize. And dog walks are usually held to fund a good cause, so you can feel proud of your contribution!

Managing Energetic Dogs

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Managing Energetic Dogs

dog-jumping-logSometimes it seems like dogs have enough energy to power the world.  Young dogs, energetic breeds, and – let’s face it – any dog in a new, exciting environment can quickly become too much to handle.  And if you’re camping with your furry friend, it can be a challenge to keep your dog calm and under control in the campground.  But don’t despair!  By following a few simple tips, you and your dog can both be happy campers on your next camping vacation.

Pet Friendly Festivals

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Pet Friendly Festivals

pet-camping-iconAll across the country, in cities large and small, summertime is the time for pet festivals.  These fun events – often held outdoors in city parks – are designed to bring pets and pet lovers together in celebration of our furry friends.  Imagine a city park filled with happy pups and owners, all meeting and greeting on a nice summer’s day.  Sounds like heaven!

Getting Pets Ready for Summer

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Getting Pets Ready for Summer

Summer-ready-dogFirst, this is an ideal time to get your dog to the groomer (or do some grooming yourself).  With summertime hikes, swims, and romps at the park coming up, this is the perfect time to get your dog’s hair and nails into shape.  If your dog gets hot in the summer, or if you live in a warm area, consider a short “puppy-style” cut or other trim as recommended by your groomer or vet.  Short hair is less likely to pick up burrs, twigs, and dirt, so it’s practical to keep your pup’s hair trimmed even if heat isn’t an issue.  Overgrown nails can lead to scratches on the furniture, walls, and human skin, so keep them trimmed.  And dew claws that aren’t trimmed can get snagged on logs, gates, and other things during playtime.

Grooming Tips | Dogs

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Grooming Tips | Dogs

dog-groomingKeeping your pet's coat clean and mat-free is an important part of dog ownership, and a gift that you can give to your furry friend.  Many dogs and cats love being brushed, in part because they seem to realize that this process is good for their health.  In addition, the grooming period is a great time to give your pet an overall health check, looking for irritated skin patches, painful spots, lumps, or other problem spots.  And last but not least, grooming is a fabulous way to bond with your pet and express your tender loving care.

Grooming Tips – Nails

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Grooming Tips – Nails

dog-groomingIf you can hear your dog's feet clicking on the floors or pavement, it's time for a nail-trimming session.  This can be a nerve-wracking experience for both dogs and dog-owners, but it doesn't have to be.  If you get in the habit of trimming off very small amounts regularly, you won't cause your dog any pain and nail-clipping can be an easy part of caring for your dog. 

Grooming Tips – Hair Mats

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Grooming Tips – Hair Mats

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When a long-haired or double-coated dog or cat develops tangles in its coat, these snarls can develop into mats. The best way to prevent mats is to brush your dog or cat routinely, making sure to tackle common problem areas like behind the ears, around the collar, near the tail, between the back legs, and underneath the front legs. If your dog is active outside and tends to bring home burrs and sticks in its hair, it's even more important that you comb regularly, since these areas can turn into mats even more quickly.

Welcome to PetCamping.com!

Pets add so much to our lives. They give us love, companionship, and good humor—and they’re a constant reminder of the fascinating natural world. It’s no wonder then that pets and camping go hand-in-hand! Whether you’re an RVer, a tent camper, or part of a family that stays in cabins or trailers, of course you’ll want to take your beloved family pets along on your next camping adventure. This website is filled with articles that will help you do just that—camp with your pets. It’s our goal to help your pets stay safe, healthy, and happy in the great outdoors.

Camping and RVing with Pets

Whether your pet companions are furry, feathered or scaled, petcamping.com has the information you need to ensure a safe and successful camping or RV trip for everyone.  We even make it easy to find campgrounds that take pets.  Find the perfect pet friendly campground.