Planning a Pet Friendly Vacation

Family vacations can be full of fun for the whole family, and that can include its furriest members. Although not every vacation trip is the right time to travel with family pets, wilderness or outdoor vacations can be the perfect opportunity to bring them along.

Planning to bring your pets on a trip does take some advance organization. If you’re traveling by car, it’s a good idea to map your route to locate pet-friendly rest stops or other areas where your animals can get out and roam if they need to. It’s also important to make sure that any stops along the way, and of course your final destination, will also be welcoming to canine or feline guests.

Pet friendly cabins like the ones at Little Valley Mountain Resort in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee can be a smart choice for accommodation. Not only is the lodging amenable to pets but there’s plenty of room for your animals to enjoy the great outdoors in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which allows pets in most areas provided that they are on leashes no longer than six feet.

Wherever you decide to go, knowing the policies and rules of your vacation area upfront can assist your planning and ensure that your pets stay comfortable and have as good a time on vacation as the rest of the family.


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