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#1 Oblong

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 12:30 PM

We have 5 small rescue dogs. Do most camp grounds have a limit? I know some do not allow pets

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 03:12 PM

We travel with two dogs and have never had a problem.  Keep in mind.....some campgrounds charge a fee per dog. A few private campgrounds do allow dogs and.....I've seen a few that don't allow certain breeds.  Five dogs is a lot.....please take lots of pooper bags.......some people aren't very good about picking up.  Our dogs are also rescues......thanks for adopting yours!  Safe travels.


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:27 PM

By any standard, five dogs qualifies as 'a lot'!  I have no experience with lots of RV parks, but I am sure that some (many? most?) are likely to balk at such a number. The most I have traveled with is three: two medium-large and one small and we almost never 'do' the RV-park thing. I would suggest you try NF dispersed sites, where there is likely to be no problem at all, keeping in mind that coyotes and mountain lions consider small-dog a delicacy.

 

As a traveling dog owner I would plead with you to be extra diligent in cleaning up after your pals. Nothing does us gypsy-dog-lovers as much harm as owners who do not clean up after their buddies. It builds hatred and resentment against us all, whether we deserve it or not.

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:26 PM

I know what you mean, about peeps not cleaning up after their pups. We have neighbors that take their dog for walk so they do their duty some where else. Cleaning up after your pups comes with dog ownership.
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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:45 PM

I cannot speak for RV parks since we rarely stay in them.  We have had 3 dogs in public campgrounds with no problem.  And have camped near people with more that have used those dog playpens to keep their dogs contained.  Since yours are small you could probably do the same without a problem.  Especially, if you don't walk them all at the same time.

 

Almost every dog we have owned has been a rescue (plus a couple of cats), it's very rewarding to give them a forever home.


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:56 PM

A number of commercial campgrounds have a 2 dog limit + breed restrictions.  Always ask before you get there.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:21 PM

By any standard, five dogs qualifies as 'a lot'!  I have no experience with lots of RV parks, but I am sure that some (many? most?) are likely to balk at such a number. The most I have traveled with is three: two medium-large and one small and we almost never 'do' the RV-park thing. I would suggest you try NF dispersed sites, where there is likely to be no problem at all, keeping in mind that coyotes and mountain lions consider small-dog a delicacy.

 

As a traveling dog owner I would plead with you to be extra diligent in cleaning up after your pals. Nothing does us gypsy-dog-lovers as much harm as owners who do not clean up after their buddies. It builds hatred and resentment against us all, whether we deserve it or not.

 

Good luck and happy travelin'!

Well said.  I hate seeing dog poop and I hate even more stepping in it and that is why I pick up after my buddy.  Now I am trying to train him to pee only on weeds and not mailboxes or ornamental shrubs.  Its amazing, I think he gets it.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:47 PM

Smells like poop! Looks like poop! Taste like poop!  Sure glad I didn't step in it.! :rofl:


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:31 PM

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

Wally! Shame, shame! (What kind of wormer are you using? :)

 

We don't stay at many (almost none!) RV 'parks'. But I can remember using a very nice dog park,where there were park-provided pooper-scoopers and bags in plain sight at the gate, and STILL finding puppy-offerings on the ground in there. Did it p-me-off? Guess.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:59 PM

Go ahead Plainsman...tell us how you really felt! Please forgive my humor...just nice to see that not everyone is smitten with the PC nonsense! I get upset daily and with no regrets. Keep posting your honesty!


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:48 AM

We have a walking path along a river near our home.  Many folks walk their dogs there including me. A traveler stopped to walk the path with her dog.....one of our dogs and I were also walking that day.  As we came down the path.....her dog was taking care of business near a sign that read.....Please pick up after your dog.  The lady started to walk away and I suggested she pick up after her dog.  She replied that she forgot  a poop bag. I offered a bag.....she declined and laughed and said.....Oh it really doesn't matter.  I told her it does matter.....she continued walking.  I picked up after her dog and later left her dogs poop bag behind the driver seat in her car with a note that read......Poop Matters with a smiley face.  Not sure when she discovered it but I wish I'd have been there.         


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:36 AM

Jerrybob you are Da MAN. THANK you. Plainsman and others are right, nothing pees me off more than when I see a dog walker kindasorta forget their dog's mess. You'll see them looking absorbedly in any other direction but their dog's.  Arrrghhh.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 02:24 PM

On the way home from the Oregon Coast Gathering, we stopped at a rest stop.  It had lots of nice grass and picnic tables, AND plenty of signs - some for "no dogs allowed on the grass" and others with arrows for approved dog areas.  I watched a women get out of the car with small dogs, walk directly to the No Dogs on Grass sign and let the dogs to their thing; not a minute later another women came along, stopped at the same sign and let her dogs to the same.  Of course, neither cleaned up after them.  Really, are these people brain-dead or what?


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:50 AM

On the way home from the Oregon Coast Gathering, we stopped at a rest stop.  It had lots of nice grass and picnic tables, AND plenty of signs - some for "no dogs allowed on the grass" and others with arrows for approved dog areas.  I watched a women get out of the car with small dogs, walk directly to the No Dogs on Grass sign and let the dogs to their thing; not a minute later another women came along, stopped at the same sign and let her dogs to the same.  Of course, neither cleaned up after them.  Really, are these people brain-dead or what?

Some people just don't care and are rude..........I kinda feel sorry for their dogs.......must be hard to have such a stupid owner.