Road trips with your pet can be incredible. Plus, for many of us, even the mere thought of leaving our dog(s) behind is stressful. Thankfully, RVing offers the perfect solution. Traveling in an RV allows you to bring your pets along on your adventures. It just wouldn’t be the same without them.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie, we’ll give you some pro tips to help make your trip smooth and enjoyable for everyone.
Benefits of RVing with Dogs
Traveling in an RV gives you a sense of home while on the road. Instead of being in a different hotel every night, your RV offers more consistency for both you and your pet.
In your RV, your dog has their bed, toys, and familiar surroundings, making the entire trip less stressful for them. And you have your dog with you, right where they belong. Plus, you won’t have the hassle of searching for pet–friendly accommodations or worrying about added pet fees.
Preparing for the Journey
Here are a few things to consider before hitting the road. With a little planning, you’ll be all set up for an amazing adventure with your 4–legged friend.
Health Check: Before any long trip, visit your veterinarian to be sure your dog is healthy and up to date with vaccinations. Talk to your vet about any health concerns you have for your pet and ask if there is anything you should be particularly careful about, depending on where you’re headed.
ID and Documentation: Be sure your dog has a collar with an up–to–date ID tag. Also, bring a copy of your pet’s health records, including vaccination details. This is especially important if you’re traveling across state or country borders.
Pack Essentials: Pack for your dog the same way you would pack for yourself. Include food, water, toys, bedding, and any medications they might need.
●Routine Matters: Dogs thrive on routine. Try to keep feeding and potty breaks consistent, even on the road.
●Be Safe: Always secure your dog while driving. Consider using a pet harness or crate to ensure they stay safe while you’re on the road.
●Regular Breaks: Make frequent stops for your dog to stretch their legs, play, and relieve themselves.
●Keep Them Entertained: Just like humans, dogs can get bored on long drives. Bring along their favorite toys or introduce new ones to keep them engaged.
●Be Respectful: Always clean up after your pet, especially at campgrounds or rest areas. Remember, no one, even fellow dog lovers, likes poo on their shoe.
●Prepare for All Weather Conditions: Whether it’s a raincoat for those stormy days or booties to protect their paws from hot pavement, be ready for any kind of weather.
●Secure Your Campsite: When setting up camp, make sure your site is secure. Consider a tether or portable fence to give your dog a safe area to play, with no worries that an irresistible squirrel will get the best of them while you’re focused on something else.
Book With The Palms Today!
In case you haven’t guessed, we are super pet–friendly here at The Palms at Lake Whitney! We offer the premier dog–friendly resort with its very own dog park. We hope the tips above are helpful as you plan your future excursions.
If you’re here with us at The Palms at Lake Whitney or planning to visit soon, here are a few of our own “house rules” to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable experience for pets and humans alike:
● Please clean up after your furry companion
● We know our pals get excited sometimes, but please avoid excessive barking
● We also urge you to be a considerate neighbor by keeping your dog restrained when walking around the RV resort
We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our exceptional park!