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Subject: doggy vacation help
Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:06 AM ET
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I have 2 large dogs - german shepherd and lab- and would really like to travel with them. They do pretty good in the car..I put the back seat down and neither gets car sick so long as they get a break..they've gone 4 hours before if the weather is nice,etc. and they knew where they were going (grandma/grandpa's back yard!)

they both turned 7 this year and a few years ago I heard somewhere that there are places you can travel and stay in motels or something with your dogs and maybe have them offleash for hiking, etc. right now we go to a dog park in Houston but I'd like a change of scenery..maybe camping out with them though not totally roughing it since I'm not much of a nature girl. they're pretty well behaved though not perfect and I wouldnt' leave them alone in a motel room. one place I found online but lost the darn link isnt but an hour or two away and has cabins but they let the dogs run with the ranch d ogs during the day but k ennel them at night..not sure I'd like that :-( they don't like being kenneled for long though they do ok at the vet's for a dropoff..the german shepherd freaks out being hemmed in and will tear chain link apart to get out..then just lay there beside it..go figure...

anyways I'm wondering if anyone knows of a book or website(s) about places to go (I live near Houston, TX) near where I live or within driving distance if there are places to stop and stay between the places(like traveling somewhere that takes 24 hours won't work if there aren't any places to stop and stay on the trip) or maybe I'm just thinking they'd like this when the dog park probably suits them better?? maybe I"m just thinking it'd be fun to go on a vacation with them....

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 11:27 PM ET
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you might find the following link helpful... http://www.doggeek.com/

 

Subject: If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I to go where they did~ W
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 8:51 AM ET
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I have no idea. I have 2 pit bulls & would like to know that myself? Very good question.  I would like to know about between Whichita Falls & Houston or Whichita Falls & San Antonio?

 Very good question.

 ~Peace~

 Shanna

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 10:31 PM ET
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besides the Link I listed above (will post again here) I've included a new one that also has some great information.

http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=6590

Here is the one from my original post above. http://www.doggeek.com/

I travel often with my 100 lb Doberman and during the summer here in the south it is a pain (yeah, I live in Texas too).  found some great information on the sites above, especially the new one I posted.... I definitely want to check out Fort Woof in Ft. Worth Texas ( http://www.fortwoof.org ) 

and I recently learned that Six Flags has Temperature Controlled Supervised kennels for people who bring their pets with them

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 8:41 AM ET
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thanks Christy!