What to do with pet while gone

Discussion in 'Camping with Kids/Pets' started by mattlreese, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. landon6062

    landon6062 Active Member

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    THEY are very sweet..

    Peeps is a complete GENTLEMAN and very OBEDIENT.... lets EMMA(have her way all the time, such a good boy "friend".. HA HA)

    EMMA is like a cement block, and sorry to say. QUITE stupid...but that is one thing that makes her so special...... nothing hurts her physically, but she has VERY TENDER feelings, and pouts like a baby when you she thinks she has made you unhappy..

    She REALLY is TOUGH, big and clumsy.. she actually likes to carry around a CEMENT WATERSPOUT.as a toy.....

    Yes, we have a local KOA camp that we are going to try first..just to make sure..: )
     
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    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    There you go, do a test run and see how they do. If it doesn't work out, you're close to home. I hope Toby works out being in campgrounds. He barks at the squirrels at home and likes to chase them. Perhaps being out of his home environment he'll be calmer. He's been a perfect gentleman on long car road trips.
     
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    THANKS.. yes.. PEEPS particularly likes to chase squirrels.. but hopefully.. OUT OF SITE, OUT of MIND.. lol
     
  4. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    This was my Moose he had a Pitbull head mounted on a Black Lab body total guff ball 90 pound lap dog Momma's boy. He could trip on his own tail.
     
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    We have a Boston Terrier. She hated camping so we found an amazing woman who picks her up and keeps her at her house while we're gone. All for $20/day. She's the absolute best.
     
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    I was referring to her staying alone in fall and winter. We take her because maybe 4 out of 5 days we can take and do stuff. Then with younger kids we do need a day off. Cost is another thing. A week at kennel vs 1 day a day care is a big difference .
     
  7. EmilyC

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    We put her in the camper and lock the door. Shes a large German Shepherd. But we only leave her for a short time for things like showering or swimming.
     
  8. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Our 3 1/2 Chihuahuas (the rat pack) stay in the camper with the AC on if needed, and the door locked also a bowl of water for them. We are not usually gone except for a very short while if at all. Pebbles stays in her crate as she gets into everything and antagonizes the other three if we are not there. The dogs enjoy camping just as much as we do and they get really excited when we start getting everything ready to go.
     
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    There was a story on our local news today about a "dog flu" that has been found in six states, including ours (Michigan) they say it is very contagious, and to try to keep your dog out of kennels, doggy daycare, and dog parks.
     
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    Rik Peery Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Glad you posted, never heard of dog flu; had a yellow lab years ago that had kennel cough, good to know the difference just in case...
     
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    There is a vaccine for the dog flu. It is recommended (and may be required) if your dog stays at a kennel or is in contact with other dogs.
     
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    It just takes a little planning to know if you can take your dog or not. Besure to know the area and what rules are for where you are staying.
     
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    We started taking Ol' Roscoe with us on our weekend and holiday trips last year. With the pup I was always worried he would hear a racoon or some other critter in the middle of the night and go bananas. But as it turns out he was fine.

    Now we think he likes the camping more than we do. When were loading up to go, he'll sit in the truck for an hour or more just to make sure he doesn't get left behind.

    We're in the second week of a two week vacation now. We weren't going to bring him for all the reason s mentioned above, but we decided to bring him after all. With the TT we leave him locked up in side with the A.C. and he's fine.

    Here he is working on his Colorado suntan.
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    I'm so glad you take him with you. Pets can make a family camping trip the best. Animal love the outdoors, just always be careful and take precautions to keep them safe.
     
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    If you're unsure if the pet can go or if you cant deal with him or her the entire time, you certainly don't leave him in a cloth sided camper. You hire a pet sitter and leave the dog at home. A pug should definitely not be left in a hot environment. Anatomically they aren't made to breath properly and you want to leave it in a hot space. Definitely not a good idea.
     
  16. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    We lost a puppy to the virus several years ago. It hit all at once and there was nothing the vet could do. We were on a trip to central Fl, and took him out at a rest area (where according to the vet, he probably got the virus) We never take our camping buddies where other dogs were walked.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    looks like he is enjoying the sun..
     

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