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RV Travel With Your Dog

If you enjoy RV travel there is no reason why you shouldn't take your dog with you. Dogs love going on adventures with their owners. Here are some books and resources that will provide you with some invaluable information on how to make the most out of your RV vacation with your best friend.

Dog Friendly’s Campground and Park with Your Dog in the U.S. and Canada

This guide will provide you with everything you need to know from the best dog friendly places to stay to campgrounds that allow dogs. The guide is packed with useful information such as how many pets are allowed in different camp sites; whether there are any breed restrictions and if there are applicable fees for pets. The guide with also provide you with information about where there are off-leash places where you can walk your dog. The guide contains thousands of campground listings complete with detailed information about each site.

This is a comprehensive list of campsites that allow dogs along 25 highways and a chapter devoted to almost 500 camp sites that provide dog-friendly cabins. You will also enjoy the chapter on beach sites that allow dogs. Each camp site description includes a list of the amenities available such as golf courses, swimming pools, and fishing as well as regular RV amenities: hookups and dump stations etc.

The new edition includes a listing of day use doggie parks that don't include camping. These parks make a welcome opportunity for hiking and walking your dog even when you're not on the road, you can go to these places for a picnic or just for a day trip. The book is available in paperback and is published by Dogfriendly.com Inc; 4 edition (May 2010) ISBN-10: 0979555108

 

Pet E.R. Guide: A Directory of 24-Hour and After-Hour Veterinary Facilities in the United States

This book is a must-have for both RVing pet owners alike as it offers a lot of invaluable information about veterinary facilities in each state. You shouldn't wait for an emergency to happen before frantically looking for a veterinary facility, this book will help you be prepared and ready to take control of the situation should an emergency befall you.

The 198 page book is published by Trailer Life Books and helps you plan ahead for unforeseen emergencies. The book provides a state-by state listing of after hour and 24 hour veterinary emergency facilities with full contact details such as websites, phone numbers and addresses. Also included is a description of each facility. The book is a lifesaver if something happens to your pet while you're RVing.

The guide also includes an illustrated section with a pet travel safety checklist to help you prepare properly for your trip. Another important section lists 10 toxic and non toxic plants that are dangerous to your pet. Regardless of the species of your travel companion, this book is priceless to have when RVing with a pet. Paperback: 198 pages, Publisher: Trailer Life Books (January 28, 2008), ISBN-10: 0934798893.

 

Travels with Charley: In Search of America

This book is not so much informative as it is enjoyable. Written by famous author John Steinbeck, this is one of the best books ever written about RVing with a canine companion. It;s also a look back to a time when RVing was simpler and more of an adventure.

When he was 58, John Steinbeck went on a road trip with his French Poodle named Charley. They set out to discover America and Steinbeck takes you with him as he vividly describes his encounters with truckers and bears at Yellowstone Park.

At that time there weren't as many RVs as there are today so Steinbeck's RV attracted a lot of attention everywhere he went. Even though by today's standards it would be considered primitive, it was a comfortable and snug home for Steinbeck and Charley and it took them on many adventures.

Regardless of the fact of whether you're an avid RVer or not, you will be intrigued after reading this fascinating book and you may find yourself eager to embark on a similar adventure. The book is entertaining enough to be read many times. Paperback, 224 pages, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN-10: 0142000701.

This article courtesy Pet-Super-Store.com, featuring dog training collars and electric dog fences.

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