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Pet Boarding Coeur D Alene ID

As a fulltimer RVing with two dogs and three cats, I’ve often been asked why I choose to travel with so many four-legged friends. After all – they ask, wouldn’t it be a lot easier and more convenient to RV without pets? Most of the time, I quickly dodge the question with a bad joke “Yeah but who would drive?” It has been estimated that approximately 75% of all RVers take their family pet camping with them. Why do so many of us travel with our pets? Here are ten good reasons.

Pet Sitting and Moore
(208) 699-9255
Post Falls, ID
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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PetSmart
(509) 927-9223
15615 E BROADWAY AVENUE
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA

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Lake Coeur d'Alene Camping Resort
(208) 664-4471
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Mid May thru Mid Sept
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stream Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Idaho Panhandle National Forests (Bell Bay Campground)
(208) 644-2318
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
24-May thru 8-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Alpine Country Store & RV Park
(208) 772-4305
Hayden Lake, ID
Campground Availability
1-May thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Fishing Supplies, Golf Nearby

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FPC of Central Spokane County
(509) 255-6059
505 N. Dunbarton Oaks Lane
Liberty Lake, WA
Services
Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Private Boarding, Day and Evening Care, Puppy and Special Needs Pet Care, Pet Taxi, Home Care, Yard Poop Scoop Cleanup, Other Specialty Services

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Blackwell Island RV Resort*
(888) 571-2900
800 S Marina Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 15
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Cedar Motel & RV Park*
(208) 664-2278
319 Coeur d'Alene Lake Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool

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Wolf Lodge Campground
(866) 664-2812
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Canoeing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Coeur D'Alene RV Park
(208) 773-3527
Post Falls, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Reasons to Bring your Pet

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Ten Good Reasons to Bring your Pet Camping


By Julee Meltzer

It has been estimated that approximately 75% of all RVers take their family pet camping with them. This means that conservatively, over 20 million people hit the road with their pets each year. While many of these pets are dogs, more than a few RVers with cats, birds, rabbits, horses, and even lizards.

As a fulltimer RVing with two dogs and three cats, I’ve often been asked why I choose to travel with so many four-legged friends. After all – they ask, wouldn’t it be a lot easier and more convenient to RV without pets? Most of the time, I quickly dodge the question with a bad joke “Yeah but who would drive?”

But in all seriousness, it is a reasonable question and therefore deserves a thoughtful answer. Why do so many of us travel with our pets?

#1 - We’ve always taken our pets.
Nomadic people have been traveling with their pets since the beginning of time. In fact, when early man sat around a crackling fire under the stars, his trusty dog was always at his side. Moving ahead a few years, my family always took Bingo, the family dog everywhere. I figure – why fight history.

#2 - Less guilt.
The official reason we travel with our pets is that they’re part of the family. After all, when we go on a vacation, we don’t leave the kids at home. We bring them. The real reason? If we don’t take them, they give us this pathetic look that makes us feel so guilty – we can’t enjoy the trip. So now you know why you have to take them.

#3 - Most campgrounds like pets.
The majority of campgrounds welcome pets. In fact, some are starting to offer special provisions for people with dogs. For example, some campgrounds schedule informal dog hikes where RVers and their dogs can get to know one another.

#4 - Pets are good company.
Pets don’t usually say a lot, but they’re good listeners. Plus, dogs and cats are always there when you need them. For instance, whenever I’m cooking a chicken dinner – my dogs and cats are always right there to lend a helping hand.

#5 - Pets keep you active.
It’s hard to become lazy or bored when you have a dog. In fact, a recent survey concluded that people with dogs walk twice as much as people without dogs. So who needs a treadmill in their RV?

#6 - Pets help to keep you safe.
Dogs quickly learn that an RV is their home away from home. As a result, they’ll often guard it with their life. Even small dogs help to prevent crime. After all, it’s always easier to vandalize or break into an RV that doesn’t have a dog. Plus, pets guard against other unwanted visitors as well. Because of our cats, there hasn’t been a single insect in the RV, let alone a mouse.

#7 - Pets help you to meet people.
Dogs are terrific icebreakers. If you want to meet other people – take your dog for a slow walk in a busy campground. Best of all, you’ll get to meet other RVers that like animals. See…that’s two things you already have in comm...

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