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Cold Weather Tips For Dogs Ossining NY

Like people, there are two types of dogs; those that love the cold and those that can't even tolerate putting one toe into the snow. My dog is one of the latter, she thinks that heaven is a place with lots of ice and snow and a blustery cold wind blowing her fur around her neck. Here are a few tips and products to help you and your dog enjoy winter camping.

Harriman SP (Beaver Pond Campground)
(845) 786-2701
Stony Point, NY
Campground Availability
mid Apr thru Last Wknd of Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Tuxedo Ridge at Sterling Forest*
(845) 351-1122
581 Rte 17A West
Tuxedo, NY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Hiking Trails

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Deer River Campsite
(518) 483-0060
Duane, NY
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Onoville Marina and Campground
(716) 354-2615
Steamburg, NY
Campground Availability
May thru Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Wescott Beach State Park
(315) 646-2239
Sackets Harbor, NY
Campground Availability
Early May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
(845) 225-7207
Cold Spring, NY
Campground Availability
Third Fri in Apr thru Second Sun in Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Ledgeview RV Park
(518) 798-6621
Lake George, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Bear Spring Mountain (Catskill SF)
(607) 865-6989
Walton, NY
Campground Availability
19-May thru 3-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Pond Fishing, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Three Valley Resort
(716) 537-2372
Holland, NY
Campground Availability
1-Jun thru 31-Aug
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Country Roads Campground*
(518) 827-6397
144 Peaceful Rd
Gilboa, NY
Campground Availability
May 15-Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Cold Weather Tips For Dogs

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Doggie Camping: Cold Weather Tips and Products


By Julee Meltzer

There are two types of people, those that love the cold and those that hate the cold. Having grow up in Maine and spending years snow-shoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing, and ice-skating; you would think that I would be one of those that love the cold. Wrong. I hate the cold. However, I am willing to accept that there are strange people out there who love the cold. Why else would there even be the term "winter camping"?

Like people, there are two types of dogs; those that love the cold and those that can't even tolerate putting one toe into the snow. My dog is one of the latter, she thinks that heaven is a place with lots of ice and snow and a blustery cold wind blowing her fur around her neck.

I have a vivid memory of the last time I spent a winter in a cold place. I was taking my dog, Lilac, for a walk in January in Bangor, Maine. (For those of you who aren't familiar with Bangor, Maine...think the Antarctic, only colder and windier). So, Lilac was frolicking and running in the 20 mile per hour wind at 19 degrees F and kicking up the frozen snow with her muzzle. She was so thoroughly enjoying herself that she failed to notice that her owner (me) was standing in one spot crying. I was so cold that I didn't even think that I would make it back to the car. Finally, my husband came out and carried my frozen body back to the car. Meanwhile, Lilac wanted to stay out and enjoy the lovely January weather. Needless to say-it was the last winter that I spent in Maine.

But, again, I am willing to admit that some of you love winter and the cold and snow. This article is for you!

Here are a few tips and products to help you and your dog enjoy winter camping.

Cold Weather Tips

1. First of all, you should make absolutely sure that your dog is hearty enough to withstand the cold
weather. Obviously an Italian Greyhound will not do well in the cold. Conversely, a husky or a
shepherd willtruly enjoy a cold outdoor adventure. Remember, we are responsible for our dog's
well-being. The number one rule is to make sure that your dog can cope with cold, windy, snowy
weather.

2. Make sure that you always keep your dog on a leash, in particular during a snowstorm when dogs
can lose their way and become lost. However, make sure that the leash is long enough for them to
get plenty of exercise so that they can stay warm.

3. Wipe off your dogs paws and tummy when they come in from the outdoors. They may have
picked up salt or antifreeze which you do not want them to lick. Also, check between their toes to
make sure they don't have any balls of ice or snow which can cause lameness.

4. Be particularly careful with puppies, they do not have the correct body temperature regulation
system yet. They could get cold very fast and not be able to warm themselves up. In addition, they
don't have much body mass, so they will lose their heat very quickly. Of course, the ...

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