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Pet Travel Accessories Eufaula AL

As full-time RVers, pet owners, and professional writers, we’ve often been asked what it’s like actually like RVing and camping with pets. It may seem ridiculous at time, but it's where we are and here's what we've learned so far. From what we’ve observed, our dogs absolutely love the camping and RVing lifestyle.

Lakepoint SP
(334) 687-6676
Eufaula, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Tennis, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lakepoint Resort Lodge
(800) 544-5253
Eufaula, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Tennis, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Bluff Creek Park (COE-Walter F. George Lake)
(334) 855-2746
Cottonton, AL
Campground Availability
24-Feb thru 9-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, River Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies

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PetSmart
(205) 661-3181
5890 Trussville Crossings Blvd
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(334) 285-1505
2718 Legends Parkway
Prattville, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

White Oak Creek Park (COE-Walter F. George Lake)
(334) 687-3101
Eufaula, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, River Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground

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Hardridge Creek Park (COE-Walter F. George Lake)
(334) 585-5945
Shorterville, AL
Campground Availability
2-Mar thru 3-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Chocolate Kisses Dog Boutique
(205) 413-9143
2005 15th Place Sw
Birmingham, AL
 
PetSmart
(334) 678-1288
3500 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(256) 922-0218
6275 University Dr NW 35
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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Travel Tips on RVing with Pets

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Travel Tips on RVing with Pets


By Julee Meltzer

As full-time RVers, pet owners, and professional writers, we’ve often been asked what it’s like to actually live and work in an RV with pets. After all, we’re not exactly the average RVing family. For the last three years, we’ve been living in a 34 ft. motorhome with two large German Shepherd dogs and three cats. This would be a lot of animals in a regular house, but in an RV it is sometimes ridiculous. Yet here we are and here’s what we’ve learned so far.

How Pets See RVing.

From what we’ve observed, our dogs absolutely love the camping and RVing lifestyle. Compared to living in a fenced-in yard, they have a life filled with exciting new places, interesting smells, new people, other dogs, and an endless assortment of fascinating wildlife. Our cats seem to really enjoy RVing as well. Instead of nearly freezing to death in the North every winter, they get to enjoy warm sunny days all year long as a result of heading south every autumn.

We’ve concluded that most pets, if given the choice, would rather be close to their family at all times. Fortunately, in an RV, you’re never far away.

Rules Are Good But Flexibility Is Better.

With so many creatures in such a small space, you might think that strict rules would be the key to survival. Ironically, flexibility is a better model. For example, when we first started living in the RV, we had a rule that read: “No dogs on the sofa”. However, after stumbling over the dogs on the floor for six months, we covered the sofa with a sheet and abandoned our rule. Today, our dogs are more comfortable and we have a lot more floor space. When we want to use the sofa, they move on to the floor and we simply remove the sheet. It isn’t elegant, but it works. Of course, our sofa which is 3 years old does now look like it is 20 years old, but we don’t mind because we love our doggies.

We have learned that the secret to living in close quarters with other creatures isn’t about rules. Instead, it’s about tolerance, patience, and endless flexibility.

Make Sure You Design An Exit Strategy.

We enjoy our pets, but there are times when we need to make them disappear. For example, we have some friends that are a little uneasy about dogs. When they come over to visit, we put the dogs in the bedroom and lock the door. Likewise, when we have to take our motorhome to the shop for repairs, we put the dogs in the car. If it’s hot, we drive around with the air conditioner on. During service, we keep the cats locked in the RV’s bedroom.

Make sure you tape a note to the bedroom door to let the technicians know that there are cats inside the bedroom.

Keeping Them Safe and Healthy.

If you have a medical emergency on the road, you can’t simply pick up the phone and call your family vet. So whenever we stay in a new area, we locate a phonebook and write down the telephone number and address of the nearest emergency animal hospi...

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