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Normy

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Hi

We are going to South Dakota near Mount Rushmore and surrounding area and we are planning to bring our furry kids. There will be a lot of places that don't allow dogs when touring them. We don't want to leave them in the TT at the site, we won't "fake service/support dogs" I've been reading in the forums.

Anyone use reputable doggy daycare places in the areas I mentioned? This would be days while touring not sleep overs. We've boarded our previous dogs years back only to have them going to vets for issues (not so much the boarding places but the nervousness of them being left behind a week or more).

I think only dogs owners understand what I'm saying about separation anxiety, plus we miss them too.

Very much appreciate your experiences with how you dealt with this issue. Any good places or Campgrounds that would offer doggy daycare?

Thanks in advance!
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[emoticon] Hi, we used pet sitters at some of the camp grounds. They met us and our dog one day before being left with the sitters. They were walked, fed, played with, and stayed in my trailer with their own dog beds, dog dishes, Etc. More comfortable in their own surroundings. We also found pet groomers who came to the camp grounds. We had a pet sitter in New York and in Alaska.


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Just left Mount Rushmore, they have signs NO PETS. I took mine and nobody said a word. Mine was on a leash or carrying it. I passed Mount Rushmore personal several times and even talked to two of them. Nothing said. It may have been they seen my pistol on my side, No just kidding.


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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, we used pet sitters at some of the camp grounds. They met us and our dog one day before being left with the sitters. They were walked, fed, played with, and stayed in my trailer with their own dog beds, dog dishes, Etc. More comfortable in their own surroundings. We also found pet groomers who came to the camp grounds. We had a pet sitter in New York and in Alaska.



You had good luck then? Were you a bit worried about security and/or leaving them with individuals? Was this a service the campground provided either as their service or they know these people and gave you their contact info, someone they trust to be at your site or staying in their campground as well?

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Dennis12 wrote:

Just left Mount Rushmore, they have signs NO PETS. I took mine and nobody said a word. Mine was on a leash or carrying it. I passed Mount Rushmore personal several times and even talked to two of them. Nothing said. It may have been they seen my pistol on my side, No just kidding.



I would have to carry my mini dachshund the whole time, that little guy has short legs, he'd scrape his underbelly off the paths LOL

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Dennis12 wrote:

Just left Mount Rushmore, they have signs NO PETS. I took mine and nobody said a word. Mine was on a leash or carrying it. I passed Mount Rushmore personal several times and even talked to two of them. Nothing said. It may have been they seen my pistol on my side, No just kidding.
Where do you draw the line on what rules can be broken? If the park where you are staying had a quiet hour I assume you would be fine with the neighbors just ignoring it and partying all night long. And when the park personnel did nothing, just like the Mount Rushmore employees ignored you and your dog, you would just write it off as they reaaly don't have a rule against excessive noise and everything is hunky dory? Personally I view anyone who knowingly ignores things like pet rules to be nothing more than selfish boors. Hopefully Karma will visit you in the near future.

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I purchased a temp stik that monitors temp, connection and humidity. Since we have been travelling with Lucky and Lucie for years we know they do not bark just wait patiently for us to return. I set it on checking every 15 mins and always have our mi-fi fully charged for the internet connection. If the temps goes over my setpoint it sends a text and e mail to both my and the DW phone. If that occurs we leave and go directly back to the fiver. I might add that we always try to stay within 30 to 45 mins of whatever point of interest we are visting on this account.


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I purchased a temp stik that monitors temp, connection and humidity. Since we have been travelling with Lucky and Lucie for years we know they do not bark just wait patiently for us to return. I set it on checking every 15 mins and always have our mi-fi fully charged for the internet connection. If the temps goes over my setpoint it sends a text and e mail to both my and the DW phone. If that occurs we leave and go directly back to the fiver. I might add that we always try to stay within 30 to 45 mins of whatever point of interest we are visting on this account.


That's a great idea!

My mini dachshund is a good boy for the most part, but he does have some separation anxiety when camping and not at home.

We just adopted a 9 year old Yorkie who loves camping but barks at every little noise when we are separated and left in the camper. As you can imagine, the Yorkie then sets off the mini dachshund. We only camped with him this past Memorial weekend so we have no other camping history with him. He loves his mom and can't stand being left out of camping fun. They are both fine at home and have a routine, so no issues at home.

This is a big trip for us, we usually do local, so I'm concerned we might tour further out and want to be sure they are quite and safe.

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Normy wrote:

ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, we used pet sitters at some of the camp grounds. They met us and our dog one day before being left with the sitters. They were walked, fed, played with, and stayed in my trailer with their own dog beds, dog dishes, Etc. More comfortable in their own surroundings. We also found pet groomers who came to the camp grounds. We had a pet sitter in New York and in Alaska.



You had good luck then? Were you a bit worried about security and/or leaving them with individuals? Was this a service the campground provided either as their service or they know these people and gave you their contact info, someone they trust to be at your site or staying in their campground as well?

Thanks
Normy


[emoticon] Hi, the pet sitter in New York was recommended by the owners of the camp ground. They were long term residents. Like six months at a time. They also had their own dogs.

The pet sitter in Alaska was also highly recommended by the owners of the camp ground. We were told by the owners and the young girl pet sitter that her Dad was a Doctor and this girl was a student to become a Veterinarian.

We left both of the sitters a key to our trailer and came home each evening to a happy dog.

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We leave our dog in the RV. She's happy and feels secure. I do have a temperature alert that lets me know of a power outage, temperature rise & humidity, a hidden key outside, a dog leash inside next to the entrance, the phone number of the office in case of an emergency. Oh My, what we do for our pets, LOL.


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