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Pet Travel Accessories Mount Airy NC

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.

Pet Connection
(336) 789-3633
225 N Main St
Mount Airy, NC

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Utt's Campground
(276) 728-7203
Fancy Gap, VA
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Play Equipment, Basketball, Sports Field

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Pilot Mountain State Park
(336) 325-2355
Pinnacle, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lake Ridge RV Resort
(800) 421-7116, (276) 766-3703
8736 Double Cabin Road
Hillsville, VA
Campground Availability
150 Total Camp/RV Sites, 150 Electric and Water, 90 Full Hookups, 50 Max RV Length, 24 Pull-Thru Sites,

River Rest / Susan's Pet Care
(828) 754-7407
5947 Anthony Creek Rd
Collettsville, NC

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Mayberry Campground
(336) 789-6199
Mount Airy, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice
Recreation
Pavilion, Pond Fishing, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Fancy Gap/Blueridge Parkway KOA
(276) 728-7776
Fancy Gap, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Holly Ridge Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (336) 367-7756
5140 River Road
Boonville, NC
Campground Availability
58 Total Camp/RV Sites, 58 Electric and Water, 44 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 25 Pull-Thru Sites, 25 Sideouts,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Biking Trails, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Equestrian Friendly, Golf Facilities, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Marina, Mini Golf, Nature Trails, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Music My Pet
1103 Taranasay Ct.
Charlotte, NC
Products
the principle performer on Disney's award winning ""Baby Einstein"" DVD's & CD's. These music compolations (""Classic Cuts"" and ""Holiday Treats"") are designed to CAlm and relax your pet when they are stressed
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nervous

Carolina Pet Urns
(252) 903-3356
8402 Temperance Hall Rd
Pinetops, NC

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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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