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bring your pets camping

yes they never leave my side
no they stay at home
no pets ...... but wanted to vote anyways
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Postby droid_ca » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:45 am

So I like to go camping for extended periods at a time :thumbsup: But I have pets :woohoo: so do you take your pets with you and risk them around other animals ( grizzly and cougar ) :thumbdown: or do they stay home with a sitter
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Postby madjack » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:18 am

...we have two mutant chi who a who a's and they go most places with us...not much in the way of grizzly's and such to worry about down here and they make excellent foot warmers in the winter time...we do on occasion leave them at home when we take shorter trips.............
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Postby Debistogs » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:22 am

I have to take my furry kid with me. She has to have insulin shots twice a day.....Besides that, she loves to go camping!
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Postby bobhenry » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:45 am

Overnights they stay home and my neighbor Jim looks in on them Am and PM to let them out to potty.

For the 2 or 3 night outings they generally join us.




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Postby Alleged User » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:56 am

We currently have a cat. He's an indoor guy, and he doesn't travel with us. Not because we don't want him with us, but he's old and set in his ways, and doesn't deal well with changes of scenery. Our next animal will be a dog, specifically so we can take him with us when we camp and travel to see family. That'll enable us to go away for more than three or four days at a time. And it's easier to find someone to dog-sit if the need should arise, as most of our friends here have dogs.
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Postby PKCSPT » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:52 am

We got Lance to go camping with me. Big black dog, not many will come close enough to ask if he is freindly or not. Beside he is fun.
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Postby legojenn » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:23 pm

I have two dogs. When I go solo camping, I bring both, but when going to a gathering, I try to bring just one. My beagle seems to do better around lots of people and my rottie/lab likes hanging out with his Boston Terrier buddy at a friends place once in a while.
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Postby Ratkity » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:43 pm


My goldens are getting up there in the years and they don't tolerate heat too well. I'll go to a gathering with them, but will monitor the weather to make sure they won't overheat. Their safe place is in the back of my Rav4 and they also eat their food in there, so it has to be cool enough that they they can be inside the car.

I miss them when I don't camp with them!!

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Postby 48Rob » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:07 pm

I take my 12 foot pet Boa when we go camping.
He's usually pretty well minded, but sometimes has yappy little dogs for a snack... :roll:

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Used to take a big dog camping when I was younger, and always wanted to take the cat, but was too afraid she'd be scared by all the dogs and run off and meet an unpleasant end.

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Postby starleen2 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:10 pm

We took our parakeet once on a trip to Beaver's Bend State Park, OK. She didn't have a good time - so now she stays at home.
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Postby Wolfgang92025 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:46 pm

Wanted to vote " most of the time they come camping"

They get to come along on most of the trips. Joshua Tree was an exception, cactus and dogs just don't go well together. Pat of the reason I build the tear was so it would be easier to take our canine kits with us.

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Postby bdosborn » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:04 pm

Misty loves to go camping!


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Postby slowcowboy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:58 pm

both my dogs stay home. they don't travel with me either. if I take them along its to go check cows. or run do some farm bussness around pavillon. my dogs don't go to town other than to see the vet.

one of my dogs is a working dog and is used on cows. most of his travel is to work cows on cow pasture leases.

when camping I am relaxing. I normaly don't even think of taking the dog.

most the time my parents don't travel any where so they are willing to keep the dogs.

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Postby Rvankeur » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:12 am

We bring our German Shepherd with us when we can. Tupper is a sweet dog, very low key, and is usually off lead in our campsite. If we leave the campsite, we'll leash her. She sleeps in a crate in the van - and actually prefers the crate a lot of the time to hanging out with us in the rain. I can't imagine why. We leave the van and crate doors open and if we're missing her, we'll find her in the crate, snoozing.
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Postby Woodbutcher » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:23 pm

I have until now not brought one of our dogs with camping. But we got a new 5 month old puppy 6 weeks ago. She is very quiet and low key so I took her to the ITG4 gathering. What a great dog. Several campers even commented on how good she was. Maybe she has earned another outing. It was fun to have her with since I camp alone.

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