Planning a vacation can be exciting, but arranging boarding or a sitter for your four-legged friends can be nerve-wracking, especially when all you want to do is bring them with you. After all, your pets are a part of your family, so why not bring them with you on your vacation?
Bringing your dog on vacation can be a wonderful way to strengthen your bond, explore new scenery and create lasting memories. It can also be a nice distraction from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a little planning and preparation, you can enjoy a relaxing vacation with your furry friend at your side.
While planning this experience, you will want to look for accommodations that are pet friendly. Bonus points if you can find a place with a dog park or spacious room for you and your pet to explore! Nestled in the Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Equestrian Village offers just that, with both pet-friendly accommodations and unique amenities like a dog park and direct access to hundreds of miles of trails to explore in the forest.
Just as you will be planning activities and packing your own suitcase for this adventure, you’ll need to prepare your canine friend for the trip and make a checklist of essential items to make sure are in your dog’s carry-on. Some things to consider:
1. Pack enough food for the duration of your stay and water for the long car ride
2. Ensure vaccinations, flea and tick control, and any other medications are up to date
3. Food and water bowls
4. Leash and collar with ID tags
5. Dog bed
6. Dog toys
8. Waste bags