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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.

Oasis of North Carolina
(910) 266-8372
Aberdeen, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Dump Station
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings

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Long Leaf Pines Oasis
(800) 421-7116, 363-8311, (919) 266-8372
15340 Palmer Road
Marston, NC
Campground Availability
35 Total Camp/RV Sites, 26 20 Amp Service, 26 30 Amp Service, 26 50 Amp Service, 35 Electric and Water, 26 Electric Only, 13 Full Hookups, 2 Group Sites, 60 Max RV Length, 9 No Hookups, 7 Pull-Thru Sites, 2 Seasonal,
Dump Station, Internet Access at Site, WiFi,
Nature Trails,

(336) 643-0068
9007 River Birch Drive
Oak Ridge, NC

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The Pet Pantry
(828) 743-7500
333 U.S. Highway 64 E
CAshiers, NC
River Rest / Susan's Pet Care
(828) 754-7407
5947 Anthony Creek Rd
Collettsville, NC

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Cheraw State Recreation Area
(843) 537-9656
Cheraw, SC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Organics Ltd.
(919) 835-1635
424 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

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The Natural Pet Health Store, LLC.
(919) 837-0020
10536 Hwy 902
Bear Creek, NC

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Music My Pet
1103 Taranasay Ct.
Charlotte, NC
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

(919) 848-8412
240 Newston Road, Ste. 111
Raleigh, 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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