Camping & Glamping With Your Furry Best Friend

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We’re Dog’s Best Friends at Ranch 3232!

At Ranch 3232, we’re not just dog-friendly, we’re downright dog-enthusiastic! We encourage our guests to bring their furry companions along for an adventure away from home. Because, let’s face it, what’s a camping trip without a canine co-adventurer?

Now, accommodating your pooch during a vacation requires a tad more thought than just tossing a tennis ball. So, here are some tips and tricks for a tail-wagging good time at Ranch 3232

Cultivating Courteous Canine Conduct:

First things first, let’s talk about doggie decorum. Before you embark on your adventure, make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the campground or glamping area. At our facility, we’re all for a two-dog maximum per site or lodging unit. Oh, and a little thing called a leash? It’s a gotta-have for any public outdoor escapade.

Now, we totally get it – some of you like to snuggle up with your furry friend. But in our cozy cabins and gypsy wagon, we kindly request that you keep Fido off the beds. You see, doggie hair is a bit like glitter – it gets everywhere!

Remember to scoop! Here at Ranch 3232, we have conveniently-placed waste bags for your use.

Dog Etiquette Best Practices:

  • Pup Control: A dog that listens is truly a BFF!  It is of great benefit to have a dog that responds to basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “come.”  
  • Doggie Doo-Doo Duty: Scoop that poop! And if you forget, don’t fret – we’ve got you covered with conveniently placed waste bag dispensers. This prevents you and the other guests from stepping in surprises.
  • Respect the Personal Space: No jumping on fellow campers without an invite. And when it comes to sniffing out new furry friends, always ask permission first. After all, not everyone’s in the mood for a doggie social.
  • Barking – Keep it in Check: Excessive woofing can be a bit much for the neighbors. If your pup’s not into quiet time, it is best to walk them far enough away or safely inside to minimize the noise.
  • Vaccinate and keep Fido Healthy: No one wants a surprise outbreak of doggie covid. Make sure your four-legged friend is up to date on vaccinations.
  • Dress for Success: A well-fitted collar or harness is a must. And don’t forget the bling – up-to-date ID tags with your contact info will do nicely!
  • Park Policies: respect any specific rules or regulations of the park or area you are visiting. Some places may have designated play areas rather than allowing dogs in the more public spaces.
  • Be Furriendly: Good manners go a long way. Be nice, be friendly, and most importantly, give space when needed.

Remember, every dog’s got their quirks. Some need a bit of extra TLC, while others just want a good belly rub. So, let’s all do our part to make this adventure pawsome for everyone! 

Essentials to Bring Along With Your Dog:

Here are some essential dog items to pack for a camping trip:

  1. Dog Bed or Blanket: This helps provide a familiar and comfortable place for your dog to rest and sleep.
  2. Food and Water: Pack enough dog food for the duration of your trip, along with portable food and water bowls.
  3. Waste Bags: Already mentioned above but please clean up after your dog and put the waste bags in the trash receptacle. 
  4. Dog Toys: Bring your dog’s favorite toys to keep them entertained and occupied during downtime at the campsite.
  5. Doggie Life Jacket (if near water): If your camping trip includes activities near water, such as boating or swimming, a doggie life jacket can provide extra safety.
  6. Doggie Raincoat or Jacket (if needed): Depending on the weather and location, pack a doggie raincoat or jacket to keep them dry and warm.
  7. Towel or Doggie Shammy: Have a towel or doggie shammy to dry off your dog after swimming or in case of rain. And use it on the muddy paws prior to bringing your pooch into your tent, cabin or RV.
  8. Medications: If your dog requires any medications, bring an adequate supply along with their medical records in case of emergencies.

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