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Since many RVers spend a fair amount of time in unfamiliar areas, the question of personal safety is a legitimate one. However, you should also be aware that the issue of crime and RVing is highly controversial given that any discussion inevitably turns into a heated debate about the potential value and associated consequences of carrying a firearm.

PetSmart
(405) 350-5043
1648 Garth Brooks Boulevard
Yukon, OK
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PetSmart
(405) 440-0041
6327 SW 3rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(405) 720-2298
7001A NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(405) 350-5043
1648 Garth Brooks Blvd
Yukon, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(405) 681-8198
1417 W I-240 Service Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Good Dog Bakery, LLC
(405) 471-6838
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Edmond, OK

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PetSmart
(405) 720-0104
8357 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(405) 843-0763
2932 Northwest 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(405) 755-3388
2140 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(405) 330-4079
1921 S Broadway St
Edmond, OK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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Dogs as Protectors on the Road

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Dogs as Protectors on the Road


By Julee Meltzer

Every now and then, someone will ask me for advice regarding the potential role that dogs play in terms of preventing crime. Since many RVers spend a fair amount of time in unfamiliar areas, the question of personal safety is a legitimate one. However, you should also be aware that the issue of crime and RVing is highly controversial given that any discussion inevitably turns into a heated debate about the potential value and associated consequences of carrying a firearm. In fact, in many of the online forums, the topic of firearms is no longer allowed due to the intensity and rancor that inevitably emerges. Fortunately, I'm here to talk about RVing with dogs so I'll limit most of the discussion to the role that dogs play in protecting RVs and RVers.

To begin, it's important to recognize two fundamental facts about RVing and crime. The first is that RVing is statistically a very safe activity. Robberies at campgrounds are almost unheard of and violence against RVers is extremely rare. Thus, most RVers will tell you that crime prevention is more of a precautionary strategy than a necessary one. As a full-time RVer, I can personally attest to the almost enviable level of safety that exists in the parks and campgrounds all across North America. The one incident that comes to mind was the theft of a small step-stool in a county park in Arizona. The victim of the crime, an elderly gentleman from Minnesota, took comfort in the fact that the steps were poorly made and thus represented a genuine hazard for the thieves. It reminds me of a car that I once owned that was so unreliable—I used to fantasize about it being stolen.

The second fact regarding RVing and crime is that nearly all criminal acts are unplanned. In other words, unless you're famous (or infamous), highly controversial, or conspicuously wealthy, it's highly unlikely that you'll be the intentional target of a carefully premeditated crime. As they say, when a politician is robbed, it's an assassination attempt. For everyone else—it's just a robbery. At any rate, for RVers, the most likely form of crime that we're ever apt to experience is theft. However, since the vast majority of crimes are unplanned, most thieves typically look for conspicuous targets with very little in the way of personal risk. In other words, thieves look for a good return on their investment with little in the way of surprises.

Hence, if you park your shiny new motorhome in a bad section of town, turn out all the lights, and drive away, you've created a very appealing target for people that specialize in vehicular robberies. However, when a dog in inserted into this hypothetical scenario, everything changes. For starters, most dogs bark when they feel threatened. Thus when a thief starts to pry open the door or window of an RV, the dog will inevitably begin to bark. Suddenly, the criminals are now dealing with a whole different situa...

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PetSmart in Yukon, OK
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