When you love the outdoors, it’s only natural to want to take your furry friend on some of your adventures. They won’t be able to enjoy monuments and outdoor art festivals with your level of appreciation, but they’ll undoubtedly enjoy being in a new environment with new smells and new people to meet.
Safety comes first
Going on adventures with your dog can be a fun experience, provided you make sure they’re safe every step of the way. It’s not difficult to ensure their safety as long as you call ahead of time to book your travel and accommodations. Choose only the options you feel have your pet’s best interests in mind.
For example, if you have any reason to hesitate taking your pet on a plane, even in the cabin, don’t do it. Pets are easily stressed out, and many pets die each year while being transported on commercial airlines.
You don’t have to go far
You don’t have to fly to a far away destination to have adventures with your dog. Find a local campground that allows pets and stay overnight in a tent or an RV. If you don’t want to stay over, just go exploring. Or, drive to a hiking destination that allows pets on the trail. Just remember to bring extra food and water for you and your dog, and don’t hike too far to prevent them from becoming exhausted on the return trip. Even a five pound dog will start to feel heavy if you have to carry them for too long!
If you want to explore a specific geographical area but can’t find a pet-friendly hotel to stay in, consider renting a camper or a small RV for a short road trip.