3 Dog-Friendly Getaways

Travel TipsWant to step away from the mundane with your favorite pooch? More and more travel destinations are creating dog-friendly getaways where your dog may end up having more fun than you.

Check out these fun vacations for four-legged and two-legged travelers.

Dog-Friendly Join the Dog Scouts! – Dog Scouts of America, North Woods, St. Helen, Mich., 989-389-2000

Sure you’ve heard of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but did you know that there are Dog Scouts? According to the Dog Scouts website, “Dog Scouts of America (DSA) was established in 1995.  It is a non-profit organization of people who are dedicated to enriching their lives and the lives of others with dogs.”

One of the benefits of becoming a Dog Scout is going to summer camp, where your pooch can enjoy activities such as agility, swimming, clicker training, geocaching and letterboxing. You can even teach your dog to paint! A few unique classes are added each year, such as search and rescue and sign language. The Dog Scout camps run from June 18-23 and July 16-21, 2012.

Dog-Friendly Take a Wilderness Getaway – Delta Lodge, Chequamegon National Forest, Iron River, Wis., 715-372-4299

Hit the great outdoors with your pooch! At the Delta Lodge you can hike, bike, fish, swim, kayak/canoe or ski.

According to their website, “Pets are welcome. As a courtesy to all, we ask that pets are kept out of the swimming area, leashed, cleaned up after and kept off the furniture.” Rates vary by the season, length of stay, and the size and type of cabin. The cost generally ranges from $75-$300 per night plus $40 per dog.

Check out the happy pooches and their pet parents enjoying their outdoor adventure here.

Dog-Friendly Go To Canine Camp – Canine Camp Getaway of New York, Lake George, N.Y., 877-K9-CAMPG

With nearly 300 acres of wide-open spaces for your pooch to romp through, this camp getaway will be sure to get his tail wagging. According to the website, “Dogs are welcome throughout the premises, from the lounge during our nightly ‘Yappy Hour,’ to the sparkling pool, to all evening seminars.”

The camp runs from June 24-28 and hosts various dog-friendly events, such as costume contests, dancing with dogs and dog bingo. Be sure to introduce yourselves to the camp’s two “Ambassadogs,” Jessie and Lexie Costa.

PHOTO: Tony Faiola

Kara Ogushi

Contributing writer Kara Ogushi is a pet mom to two dogs and five rabbits. When she isn’t writing travel tips for pooches, she’s exploring new ways to share and create media.

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