by Lisa Dempsey, Southeast Texas Chapter Guide
The number of attractions, restaurants, hotels, and parks that allow you to bring your pets has increased over the years. My top five pet travel sites will help you make the most of traveling with your fur baby. Whether you are looking for a dog park along your route or a pet-friendly restaurant, these sites will help you find what you need for a safer and more enjoyable trip!
The most well-known top 5 pet travel site is probably BringFido.com. This site is easy to use for finding local restaurants that are pet friendly. It also features a page with National Pet Events you may want to attend with your pet.
My favorite site for anyone bringing their pet on a road trip in their camper or RV is PetFriendlyTravel.com. It has a dedicated page for recreational sites such as dog-friendly beaches, pet-friendly attractions, and guides to a pet in National and State Parks.
For planning a road trip with your pet, check out PetsWelcome.com. It has the most robust trip planner, and Petswelcome.com includes an emergency exit plan to create an escape route should inclement weather require an immediate evacuation.
Are you considering an overseas vacation? Do you have a bucket list dream trip to Europe? Check out PetsThatTravel.com for details and information on how to bring your beloved pet on the journey with you. It shares the documents you need to travel with your pet and facts about pet travel in many popular countries.
Last but not least is TripsWithPets.com. This site has my favorite traveling with your pet blog. It also features an excellent disaster preparedness guide that anyone traveling with a beloved pet should read and follow the checklist for home or the road.
Many of our Girl Camper Events are pet-friendly. Event attendees must also follow the park or campground policies. Pink It Out in the Park 2022 includes a Puppy Parade as one of the activities for the Girl Campers bringing their dogs with them to the event. Be sure to read through the details of each event to learn more about bringing your four-legged friend with you. I do not get to bring my two Cardigan Welsh Corgis with me on my trips. They prefer staying at home with the rest of the family and I don’t know how my crew at home would handle them being away! Meet Mick (he has the moves like Jagger) and the Mighty Zeus. They are both fluffy Cardigans.