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Pet Travel Accessories Lake Havasu City AZ

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.

PetSmart
(928) 764-2500
5601 Highway 95 N
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Scraps Dog Bakery & Nutrition
(928) 855-2663
1535 Marlboro Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Puppy Palace Mobile Grooming
(928) 453-8792
1060 Rolling Hills Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
Islander RV Resort*
(928) 680-2000
751 Beachcomber Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Boating, Lake Fishing, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Lake Havasu SP (Windsor Beach Unit)
(928) 855-2784
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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PetSmart
(928) 764-2500
5601 N HWY 95
LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ

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Canine Cupboard Home Pet Food
(928) 505-5686
2935 Maricopa Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Prospector's RV Resort
(928) 764-2000
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Lake Havasu Resort-Colorado River Adventures
(928) 764-2446
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Local Tours

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Havasu RV Resort
(928) 764-2020
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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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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