Ten Pet-Friendly Getaways

By Robin Wallace | Category: Entertainment | 51 comments
Tags: lifestyle & trends, entertainment, travel

Before cold weather rolls in, hit the road! But, oh, wait, what about Spot and Fido? Bring them along, too!

There's no reason the family pet should be excluded from family getaways, especially considering the number of pet-friendly options. From RV'ing across country to going for a day trip to the local state park, families and pets can enjoy traveling together more now than ever before.

While we could never know all the friendly destinations for you and your pets, Zootoo Pet News has sorted through countless replies in our search for the "best pet getaways" and here are our top picks:

1. The YMCA of the Rockies. Nationally recognized as one of the country premier vacation destinations, the YMCA of the Rockies has two pet-friendly vacation locations in the Colorado Rockies. The Estes Park Center offers beautiful trails for canine-friendly hiking and every Friday during July, a Yappy Hour is hosted for canine guests. Yappetizers and doggy drinks will be served and special guests will give presentations on subjects such as canine nutrition, obedience and agility, and veterinarian advice. At the second location, near Winter Park, dog owners seem to love the serenity of Snow Mountain Ranch and the wide variety of trails available for them and their pets.

Both locations offer a wide variety of activities exclusively for humans, including mini golf, disc golf, swimming, fly fishing, rafting, horseback riding, guided hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, arts and crafts centers, day camp programs, and family nature programs. For more information, visit www.ymcarockies.org.

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Gail S.

Gail S.
5 years ago

Most of the 10 places listed seem to be great places to take dogs. What about cat retreats or amenities?! Otherwise, interesting and informative article.

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