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27 August 2010 - 11:31 am
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Can you believe there are just 26 more days of summer left? This means it's time for your and your Tripawd to hit the open road!

For those of you who take road trips with your Tripawd, what advice do you have for new Tripawd pawrents?

Share your top 3 Tripawd travel tips, and you can win a complimentary goody bag from the nice people at Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul!

For example, our top 3 travel tips are:

  1. Wear a Ruff Wear Harness for easy lifting in and out of vehicles, and preparing you for unexpected surfaces.
  2. Carry plenty of water no matter where you're headed. These portable travel bowls make watering time easy.
  3. Remember to stop and smell the roses!

This contest is easy:

  • Write your top 3 Tripawds Travel Tips below or in the related discussion forum topic, no later than Sunday, September 5th.
  • Tripawds Spokesdawg Wyatt Ray will pick a winner at 6pm Labor Day, Monday, September 6th.
  • Sorry, only U.S. residents can participate.

Please note that Tripawds doesn't receive compensation for these contests. The Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul people just want to get the word out about their highly-rated prepared kibble, and we think freebies from makers of quality dog products are cool! Check out their Facebook Page to see what others have to say about it.

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27 August 2010 - 10:46 pm
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We have some tips from our travel experieneces:

1. Bring along a hot/cold pack, just in case your Tripawd over does it in the fun category.  We found that heat and a nice massage on the rear legs helped Max after a day of traveling in the car and/or playing at the beach.

2.  Rear seat hammock.  We travel in an SUV.  For short trips around town, the dogs usually go in the cargo area.  But for our long road trips, we like to have them closer to us.  We were able to get great photos of them, and they helped us navigate to our destination!

3.  Get a room on the first floor.  We found our pups weren't really fond of elevators, so we always asked for a room on the first floor.  Generally, the room was only a few steps up from the registration desk.

We took three excellent trips to Carmel-By-The-Sea, the dog-friendliest place on Earth.  We always stayed at the Cypress Inn (co-owned by Doris Day), and they really cater to dogs there.  I encourage everyone to take at least one trip with their Tripawds.  I was really nervous at first, of all the things that "could" happen.  Max handled each trip just great, and we have memories from all those trips that we wouldn't trade for a bazillion dollars.

Happy Trails,

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Okay, so maybe these are three travelling tips with Charlie, but we are car riding/driving fools, and this is what we have found:

1. Have a bag of treats (written quietly so as to not get Charlie excited) when you go through a drive-through of any type. Dude gets majorly depressed if he doesn't get a bone (i.e. drive-up ATM's). *Driver's side window down, we have stopped, VQ just made a transaction, where's my bone!?!*

2. Yell out "Puppy!" whenever another dog is spotted. Kind of like the I Spy game, only with dogs. Be prepared to give an explanation if for some reason the dog misses the puppy spotting. "Sorry dude, the truck was in the way." or "Awe, he was too little."

3. Bring grandma along and fill up gas tank. Often we have to stop at facilities that don't allow dogs (grocery stores, retailers, etc.). Leave the car running if it is hot, have air turned on, make grandma stay and keep dog company. big-grin

 

Our 3 paws worth, but if any of you anticipate taking Charlie for a trip, totally needed!

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So Chloe and I will be taking LONG (long for me because I have to drive the whole way) road trips home once she moves up to nor cal with me. I have done some traveling with her in the past and I will be using these 3 main tips when we have to make those 6 hour drives to visit home…

1. A COMFY SEAT (in more ways than one): There is a lot of room in the back of my SUV, but it has metal-clip ins for transporting things.  Since her favorite dog bed fits back there, it covers those not comfy clips and allows her to sleep the hours away comfortably, while I drive (uncomfortably). Plus the back window rolls down, so she has a wonderful breeze, view and doesn't have to budge one iota to enjoy it! Or if she is so inclined to stick her head out, she can enjoy that flying experience there too.

2. Make PAWSOME REST STOPS: It is important for both of us to stretch our legs a little and we have some places planned out on our-soon-to-be-regular-route that are dog friendly!! For example; the 2/3 mark from where I am in Nor Cal to my parent's house in So Cal is the Arroyo Burro Beach in Santa Barbara which allows dogs! (I learned about this as a student at UCSB).

3.  Pick GREAT MUSIC! For those long, seemingly unending drives (for me anyway), music certainly helps the time fly. I start singing and then Chloe joins in later and we make quite the duo! At least I assume she is singing with me and not telling me to quit my racket…

By the time I finish grad school, we will be PRO travelers!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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We're going on vacation with you all next time! Great tips!!! Thanks for taking the time to share, these are going to come in handy not just for the contest but for just all around information. Keep 'em coming.

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Hey peeps don't forget to share your travel tips! Wyatt Ray will be drawing names on Labor Day at 6pm Mountain Time!

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ok, we don't get out much, but here are the three best travel tips we have.. in face we use them daily.

1.  consider timing when traveling from 'nap position' to the outside world:  are we really ready to end our nap - do we really need to go outside to pee, or can we continue napping for a while longer, and have a few more great dreams.

2.  make sure to get the most value from outside time:  ok, i know i have to pee, but can i make a few rounds in the yard, and maybe take care of the 'whole enchilada' too?  (this allows more nap time, see #1 above)

3. listen for the sound of the refrigerator opening, and the sound of cheese wrappers at all times:  how many times have you heard the fridge open, and no food came out?  not many at our house... once that seal is broken, go for it, even if it means interfering with nap time.  if you hear a cheese wrapper, really high-tail it!!  after the snack, a nap is usually recommended (once again, see #1 above)

 

so, there you have it.  although we 'travel' in small circles, we do have protocol...

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Charon,

I laughed out loud- and woke Obie up from his nap!  I swear Gayle must have some pug in her.

 

Karen and the snorapalooza

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Calling all Tripawds in the NY region!

Here is my travel tip:

1. Come to the Country Inn and Suites in Mt Morris NY, located at the north end of Letchworth State Park (aka the "Grand Caynon of the East")

2. Mention that you are a member of Tripawds

3. I will waive the $25 night pet fee

 

We have no weight restrictions and if you have more than one furry family member, they are welcome too. You can explore the park or hike up the Genesee Valley Greenway which is a nice flat wide grassy walking surface. Another park close by is Stony Brook where you can actually get in the water. (Letchworth wont let you swim in the River due to the dam at the north end) 

Each of our canine guests get a welcome tennis ball, some in room milkbone treats and a blanket to sleep on.

The fall foliage should peak the last week in Sept to the 1st 2 weeks in Oct

Julie Koch

1. mom to Daisy 2010   2. AGM, Country Inn Mt Morris

Daisy earned her wings on Oct 22, 2011 at 14 years old

She is now the official greeter at the rainbow bridge

Everyone is guaranteed a welcome sniff and Dalmatian smile

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Oh, VQ and Charon – those are a hoot!

I'm glad now I clicked in even if it means losing all the other new posts! 

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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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I think Gayle and Trouble must be seperated at birth twins.  It had better be really important to get Trouble up from her napwhatever

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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Hey Chloe, congratulations! Wyatt Ray drew your Ma's name for the contest! Check it out!

"Hit the Road with Tripawd Members' Travel Tips"

Wyatt Ray Picks Winner

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NICE! Cute picture by the way...

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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CONGRATS!  We need folks to show us how to travel in style!

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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