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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and we all know what that means: Time to inventory the camping gear and make reservations (if you haven’t already) for a back-to-nature summer getaway with your BFFFF (best four-footed-friend forever). Here’s our annual guide to camping with canines.
Like many of us who read Sunset, you are most likely inspired and somewhat intimidated by those oh-so-perfect homes, gardens and recipes showcased on the magazine’s glossy pages and online. Could we do that? Well, maybe some of it. But when it comes to camping, we can all (including canines that relish an extended outing) learn a thing or two from “Camp Sunset
: A Modern Camper’s Guide to the Great Outdoors.” more »
"Dibs on this tent and this pine cone." Photo Credit: Grace Halliday
If you have your sights set on one of California’s uber-popular (and dog-friendly) coastal, national park or Lake Tahoe campgrounds, it’s probably too late to snag weekend dates for your summer getaway, as most are booked out six months in advance. Persistence and a flexible schedule sometimes win out, however. And there are tons of lovely—and less competitive—places to pitch your tent or park your rig. Here are our tips for finding the perfect spot to camp with Spot: more »
Dogs that camp. Photo Credit: Cassie Elizarraraz
We don’t claim to be personally familiar with every campground in California, but our experiences at these dog-friendly sites have been pawsitive enough to keep us coming back again and again. more »
This is MY chair! Photo Credit: Sara Jo Martin
Don’t run out to buy a tent if you don’t know that you’ll enjoy camping and take it up as a regular pastime. Novices who don’t own a full kit of gear can still treat their gang (dog included) to a “soft camping” family adventure. Here are five suggestions for easing your way—sans tent—into America’s favorite summer pastime: more »
All packed up and ready for anything. Photo Credit: Kelly Hill
Provisioning your pup on a camping trip isn’t so different from provisioning for any other kind of road trip (see our road-trip tips on DogTrekker.com). Protection against ticks, fleas, heartworms and parasites is a must, as is a dog first-aid kit for away-from-home emergencies. Don’t forget pickup bags and/or a lightweight trowel to bury waste (check rules at your campground). more »
Snoop - Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation
Location, location, location. If you're a shelter dog, it can make the difference between life and death. Especially in overcrowded, underfunded shelters in remote areas, conditions are often poor (like no protection from the elements) and your prospects of getting out safely even worse, because would-be adopters never go there.
Enter Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation and its volunteers dedicated to getting these dogs out of danger and into loving families. more »