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Old 08-28-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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Are most sites dog friendly

We are considering buying an RV (Sunseeker 2500TSC) to see more of the US. One of the reasons to buy the RV is that we have a dog who is my best friend and I want to take her with us. Is that going to be a problem for me? She is a very well behaved rescue dog of mixed breed and weighs about 50 lbs.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:18 AM   #2
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In the 4 short years that we have been full timing (about 20 parks) we have only found one FR campground/park that "followed the rule". Only two dogs. No matter what their size. We have three tea cup Yorkies, and with all other RV campgrounds they let us in even though they have a two dog limit.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:49 AM   #3
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I'll step out of the box. Dogs are most welcome but be just as respectful as you would at home. Don't allow them to jump up on folks... pick up their dropping... and I don't think anyone appreciates a cold nose near their food during meal times. Regardless of how delicious smelling it might be. Be respectful of your dog as well. He/shes on vacation too.

Nothing worse than seeing an animal chained to a bumper and crying their heads off.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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I love dogs...i take mine as often as possible...!!

That said, I have never been to a camp that didn't allow em..some more strict about leashes etc.....I practice a couple of simple rules and i hope my camping buddies do too..

1. Keep em close. ....I dont let my dog roam, and I dont want others in my camp either. lets be honest, in the end dogs are not always rational....I dont know the temperment of any dog, and having a 2 yr old, I cant afford to just "trust" any dog.. I have seen or been part of issues where the dog became aggressive despite the owners claims they would never harm a fly....I like meeting others pets in a CONTROLLED enviroment....but if another dog just runs up in my camp, me and my 200lb dane would not be hugs and kisses. Respect your neighbor, respect your pet. ...usually everyone gets along nice!

2. Keep it quiet!...dogs bark...its what they do...some more than others and some like mine are down right frightening...lol..random barks dont phase most anyone....but it can get old fast if its constant or at night... .and it always seems to be the smaller ones?...ive only ever asked people to shut thier dogs up....and it was my in laws and thier yippy yorkies...and recently i have refused to camp near them if they bring the dogs...again its just about respect and courtesy. ..

For the most part everyone ive ever encountered following those rules was great and id camp by em anytime!!....traveling pets are great
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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and it always seems to be the smaller ones?

For the most part everyone ive ever encountered following those rules was great and id camp by em anytime!!....traveling pets are great
You can't really fault the little ones.. that's what they were bred to do.. "alert" but I agree.. annoying as all get out when their owners don't keep them in check.

I never mind those big old pups that just gotta give you a quick bark "Hellllo". Well said, Ironj.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:47 AM   #6
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If your dog is a "mixed breed rescue," it may look like a pittie, and KOAs don't allow pits. Racists!
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I take my wiener dog everywhere with me and she loves to go and she's my baby I've never had a problem, but I do keep her on a leash when she is outside!!! Here's a pic from last weekend I think she was about to fall asleep.

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We take the dogs most times, those few times we leave them with a sitter is when we plan to be away from the trailer for something (amusement park, etc...)

But I also stop to review the rules prior to booking with any site. I don't encounter them often but there are a few that say 'no pets' (And the odd one that says 'no kids'?). If they're not allowed, I don't book.
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Take your baby and enjoy the time together. Pets make better humans. He who cleans up after their pet, will clean up after themselves.
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I didnt know pitts were not allowed in KOA....but anymore thats not surprising....

Again, i like pets...and i have been around lots of pits and never bit or eaten...lol..matter of fact the only dogs who ever bit/tried to bite me were a chihuahuha and a yorkie...lol..go figure?

And up until last year I never had a run in that was not anything more than annoying. But another campers dog (who had been free all weekend) made his way to my camp at breakfast time and decided he was going to assert his alpha male dominance over my tied up and napping dog.... (food around makes dogs do silly things)...needless to say, he growled/snapped at my dane, which turns out was not the smartest move. My dane is a lot like me...kinda scary lookin, big, and super laid back and all around nice guy....UNTIL its time to not be... ..yeah he snatched up said dog and pretty much tossed him 6ft into the side of my trailer. ..

I felt really bad, but it is what it is and could have been avoided by my first rule...I could tell the other campers were upset, but being logical people they did not blame me or my dog...I think they were more surprised that their "never hurt a fly" pet could do something like that. ..

No pet was seriously injured...just a few bruises and a lesson learned...
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