Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-09-2015, 10:56 PM   #29
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,931
Images: 2
Petsmart may have solution... Some have individual or "group"'playtime...activities. Enclosed. No grass, areas sanitized. Minimizes chance of cross contamination of your "AS / home", also your pet's health.

Most campgrounds cannot be responsible if a power outage occurs and your pet dies due to becoming overheated.

Personally, leaving any dog locked where they cannot relieve themselves is torture. Unless you have our dog who falls asleep as soon as we are not around and sleeps until we return.

One friend who owns an SOB trained his dog to use the "facilities" in the shower. He would clean up the mess then sanitize upon return. Just how he handles his dogs "business"...

Another option is to take to a groomer for a nice bath and nail clipping. But those are usually closed by 5-6PM.

PETSMART can house overnight. Also, veterinarians in the area may know the "safe" places for your pets.
__________________

__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 04:26 PM   #30
4 Rivet Member
 
PammieSue's Avatar
 
1988 32.5' Airstream 325
Vista , California
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdickinson View Post
with our three small dogs (all under 7 pounds each) we still haven't figured the "traveling with the dogs thing" out. We just got back from a quick weekend trip which we took them on and they drove us crazy at the campground. We came home a day early partly because of them. We usually have a dog sitter watch them at our house which works out the best for everyone. I will say we have been annoyed by dogs barking non-stop that are left in trailers all day long - not fair for the dog, the neighbors, and really also the owner because they probably don't know their dog is barking non-stop and everyone looks sideways at them when they finally get back to their trailer.
If I were the mistress of that dog I would definitely want to know if my dog was barking all day! It's because I found out that my dog was barking all day while in the kennel in our backyard that I stopped leaving him back there when gone. Turbo does absolutely fine inside the house, I found out once that he can go as long as 8 hours without problem. But he does not want to be left alone in the kennel outside. I would not have known if I did not ask, my neighbors are too polite to tell, but I came home to him barking and it wasn't the kind that just began when my truck pulled in the driveway. No one can change anything if they don't realize there is a problem.
__________________

__________________
Dysfunctional Veteran- does not always play well with others. 19 a day is 19 TOO MANY.

(19 recently revised from 20, revised from 23, revised from 22. Even the VA is a work in process)
PammieSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 04:40 PM   #31
4 Rivet Member
 
PammieSue's Avatar
 
1988 32.5' Airstream 325
Vista , California
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenritas View Post
Be sure their shots are up to date and they have had their kennel cough treatment.

Bring their papers also, the kennel may ask for them.

Have Fun in N'Orleans .
In California you cannot kennel your dog or cat anywhere without proof of rabies shot, you cannot even have your dog groomed without proof of rabies shot.
__________________
Dysfunctional Veteran- does not always play well with others. 19 a day is 19 TOO MANY.

(19 recently revised from 20, revised from 23, revised from 22. Even the VA is a work in process)
PammieSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 04:46 PM   #32
4 Rivet Member
 
PammieSue's Avatar
 
1988 32.5' Airstream 325
Vista , California
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 296
Post Doggie travel tip

DOGGIE TRAVEL TIP

When we travel I keep a folder for Turbo with:
A. All of his Medical Paperwork
B. Rabies Shot Certificate
C. Dog License Paperwork
D. 50 printed Lost Dog Signs with his photos and my cell phone number on it.

I use Petsmart's Banfield, so we are covered for his medical care wherever we go. (I pay $31.95 a month for his health coverage)
__________________
Dysfunctional Veteran- does not always play well with others. 19 a day is 19 TOO MANY.

(19 recently revised from 20, revised from 23, revised from 22. Even the VA is a work in process)
PammieSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 05:53 PM   #33
Rivet Master
 
Silverflames's Avatar

 
1969 29' Ambassador
brooksville , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,262
We bring dog crates for our dogs. Why are crated 8-10 hours per day while we are at work. So being crated in the AS is not a big deal.

Barking can be a problem if you have an anxious dog. I've been at Camp Grounds were the camp hosts will go to a camp site after a dog barks just a few times.
__________________
Not all those who wonder are lost.
Silverflames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 10:02 PM   #34
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,931
Images: 2
Doggie downers...... Hey.. They are on vacation too!!!
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 10:15 PM   #35
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,319
Ours are crate-trained as well. They only bark when someone approaches too close. Typically they enjoy sleeping in the TV, walks in new places, and spending the night in the AS with their human pack. Our pups seem to settle in and really enjoy traveling with us after a day or so they seem to decide the AS is home and act accordingly, even running directly back to the AS when they get loose by accident.

Yeah, I think it's a vacation for them as well.


Sent from my pocket Internet using Airstream Forums
__________________
KE4GNK/AE
'The Silver HamShack' (2007 International 22FB CCD 75th Aniversary model)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch
2012 shortbed crewcab 4x4 Toyota Taco TV with more antennae on it
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 06:49 AM   #36
Rivet Master
 
paiceman's Avatar

 
2017 30' Classic
Upper St Clair , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,433
Images: 1
Our two are well trained and behave so we generally take them where ever we go. When we eat out we eat in outdoor venues and ask if it's ok to have our two Labs. We do leave them at times in the trailer, about three hours max and usually at night. We look the trailer, close all windows and have a wireless remote camera running so we can check them via internet when we want to. But as stated, generally they are with us, at National Parks one of us stays in the parking lot while the other enjoys the walk and views and then we swap. It's an accommodation we make for our family members
__________________
SAFE TRAVELS
2017 30' Classic - F350 6.7 Diesel Crew
USAF - Military Training Instructor (TI) - 68-72
paiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 01:44 PM   #37
2 Rivet Member
 
1998 28' Excella
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 28
Thumbs up What we ended up doing.

We wanted to walk around New Orleans for a few hours and didn't want to take the dogs and the AS was 30 miles away, so we didn't want to leave them there. So, I made reservations at a day care for 4 hrs ($30 for two dogs!). It was pretty traumatic for both pups. When we arrived the dogs were loose in the facility and just were loud and rambunctious. We closed our eyes and held our ears and walked away. When we picked them up 4 hrs later, my husband was the most traumatized. The dogs seemed to be fine but we could tell they were stressed; they slept like logs that night and wouldn't let us out of their sight the rest of the trip. We are still newbies at Streaming so they are as well. I was very impressed at how they behaved most of the time. One of them usually barks at everything or everyone new, but even she seemed to start to get socialized. Like most pet owners, we bought the AS for them so they could go with us. Some tweaking still needed but I think we'll get the hang of it.
I really appreciated hearing from all the experienced Streamers out there and will heed your advice. Hope to see you on the road!
Gillpine
__________________
Gillpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 04:34 PM   #38
4 Rivet Member
 
PammieSue's Avatar
 
1988 32.5' Airstream 325
Vista , California
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 296
Thank you for letting us know what you decided to do. It would also be helpful if you shared the name/address of the facility you used, tell us more about it, and rated it for us. It's not exactly surprising that the dogs were stressed, new place, new people, new dogs. I always Tell Turbo when I am leaving him at the groomers, a place that still stresses him after four years even though it's the same place and same people who love him, "I WILL come back, you WILL be ok. Same thing I told my kids when they were little, lolz. It's the fact that you keep your promises to them. Trust is everything. Keep their food and water bowls in the same places, feed them at the same times as much as you possibly can; our pets are creatures of habit. Soon enough your Airstream will be home and just as comfortable and comforting for them. Turbo sleeps in the space under our bed, and the cats sleep in the bed and everyone is happy. Until Chibi jumps on top of me when I'm sound asleep and makes me sit straight up and scream, LOL!
__________________
Dysfunctional Veteran- does not always play well with others. 19 a day is 19 TOO MANY.

(19 recently revised from 20, revised from 23, revised from 22. Even the VA is a work in process)
PammieSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #39
2 Rivet Member
 
1998 28' Excella
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 28
Smile You're right I should have given the name of the place...

I wasn't sure if I should put the name out there but I will. We left the pups at the Midcity Animal House on Toulouse in New Orleans. It's fairly close to the City Park and fairly easy to get to if you plan ahead on driving from the park. There are lots of one-way streets and no left turns off of Carrollton. It's not too far from the French Quarter and a straight shot from there (mostly). Lots of dogs there. They do have a dirt yard for the bigger dogs but we didn't really see much of the inside. It was full of small dogs when we dropped off our pups -- all barking.
Lulu and Boogs (two Boston Terriers) were unhurt and looked fine when we picked them up. Most of the dogs were either gone or in another room, so it was much quieter at pick-up time. The place closes at 6pm which we looked for. Some close too early.
Since we rarely leave them anywhere I'm not sure how to rate the place. My husband won't go back there but I'm not sure where he would be satisfied. It's our first time to leave in a day care -- and may be the last if he has anything to say about it. We bought the AS so we could take them with us but there are and will be times we can't take them with us, we'll have to work that out at the time.
__________________
Gillpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 11:03 AM   #40
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,931
Images: 2
Ahead of time, I presume all inoculations are in place to meet 'State' requirements.

Turns out our Bichon cannot take the medicine which allows us to 'board' him.
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 04:59 PM   #41
2 Rivet Member
 
2013 30' Flying Cloud
Greenwood Village , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 26
Does anyone know when you leave your dogs in AS with the AC on, how much will it cool? Meaning if we go to AZ or CA this summer and it is 90-110 with the AC, how cool will it stay in the AS? We don't want our lab to get overheated at all
__________________
sunahara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #42
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunahara View Post
Does anyone know when you leave your dogs in AS with the AC on, how much will it cool? Meaning if we go to AZ or CA this summer and it is 90-110 with the AC, how cool will it stay in the AS? We don't want our lab to get overheated at all

Most folks here suggest you can expect 20* below ambient under good conditions (awnings deployed, correct orientation to the sun, etc.).

Everyone's mileage will vary here but personally, I wouldn't risk it. If you're at 110, it's going to be 90 or more in the trailer. That's not very comfortable. And if the power goes out - even for a half hour, that metal tube is going to heat up pretty quick.

If you're talking about quick trips or being in locations where someone has keys to your trailer and is committed to being there to check in or step in if needed, that's a different story.

Just my $0.02...
__________________

__________________
SteveSueMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pros and Cons of leaving c channel on during lift. Unka Jack General Repair Forum 8 03-25-2015 09:17 PM
Experience with Doggie Day Care near National Parks bganso The Pet Forum 1 04-10-2012 06:35 PM
FUN fabric for doggie bed or mat cccamper The Pet Forum 8 06-29-2007 10:17 AM
Doggie day-care available? pbnjsellers The Pet Forum 6 05-12-2005 02:40 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.