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Paws and Pavement: Pet-Friendly Destinations for Your Road Trip

Embark on a tail-wagging adventure with your furry friend - we've sniffed out the best pet-friendly spots!

By Willow @ Vanly

January 22nd, 2024

A canine co-pilot sticking its head out of a retro camper window

Welcome, fellow wanderers and their furry copilots! If your idea of the perfect road trip involves four paws on the dashboard, this blog post is your golden ticket to pet-friendly paradise. Grab a leash, load up the treats, and let's roll into the world of tail-wagging adventures.

Why Travel With Your Furry Friend?

Let's face it, road trips are fantastic, but road trips with pets? Pure magic. Your dog doesn't care about your questionable taste in music or your embarrassing car karaoke sessions. They're just thrilled to be by your side as you explore the open road. Plus, they're the best copilots - great listeners, never question your navigation skills, and always up for a game of "I spy a squirrel!"

The Essentials: Snacks, Beds, and a Plan

1. Snack Attack!

Road trip rule #1: Happy pets equal happy travels. Pack a stash of your furry friend's favorite treats - they make for excellent bribes when convincing them that the world outside the window is, indeed, fascinating. Pro tip: stock up on treats for yourself too; you deserve it!

2. Cozy Comfort

Create a pet haven in your mobile abode. Bring their beloved bed, blanket, or even that ratty old toy they refuse to part with. A comfy pet is a content pet, and a content pet means fewer pit stops for impromptu cuddle sessions.

3. Plot Your Potty Stops

Yes, your dog might be a bathroom-break expert in your neighborhood, but new places can throw them off. Plan your pit stops strategically, ensuring plenty of green spaces and fire hydrants for the essential sniff-and-mark routine. Remember, a happy bladder makes for a happy traveler.

Unleashing the Best Pet-Friendly Destinations

1. Shelby Farms Shenanigans: Memphis, TN

Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN

Trade the hilly landscapes for the soulful vibes of Memphis, Tennessee! Head to Shelby Farms Park for a tail-wagging good time. With sprawling greenery, dog-friendly trails, and the Mississippi River as your backdrop, it's a canine paradise. Let your pup run wild in the dog park or join a local event for a Memphis-style adventure.

2. Asheville's Pup-Friendly Breweries: Asheville, NC

pet friendly breweries in Asheville

Cheers to the beer-loving pups! Asheville, North Carolina, is a mecca for craft beer, and many breweries welcome your furry friends with open paws. Sip on a local brew while your dog enjoys the scents of the bustling beer garden.

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3. Hike and Howl: Sedona, AZ

Red Rocks, Sedona AZ

Sedona's stunning red rocks aren't just a treat for your eyes - they're a playground for your adventurous pup! Lace up those hiking boots, attach the leash, and embark on a trail that'll leave both of you breathless (in a good way, of course).

Vanly's Pet-Friendly Perks

Alright, fellow pet-venturers, it's time to reveal Vanly's not-so-secret weapon: the Pet Play Space filter. Because let's face it, your fur baby deserves more than just a parking spot. We're not matchmakers; we're paw-some orchestrators of pet-friendly paradise!

1. Tail-Wagging Accommodations

Vanly's network of private property owners isn't just about parking; it's about creating a home away from home. Many hosts love pets as much as you do, offering fenced yards, pet-friendly amenities, and sometimes, a local doggy playdate for your travel-weary pup.

2. Potty Breaks, Please!

Concerned about late-night bathroom breaks? Fear not! Many Vanly hosts understand the importance of a midnight stroll for your four-legged friend and provide safe and well-lit areas for those essential potty breaks.

3. Pet-Approved Experiences

Vanly isn't just a place to park; it's a community of like-minded adventurers. Connect with other pet-loving travelers and share your favorite dog-friendly spots, tips for on-the-road grooming, or maybe just swap stories about the weirdest things your pet has ever chased.

Wrapping Up: Tails of Adventure Await!

And there you have it - a roadmap for pet-friendly road trip bliss. Remember, it's not just about the destination; it's about the journey, the memories made, and the joy of having your best friend along for the ride. So, leash up, rev the engine, and let the adventures begin! 🐾✨

Happy travels, pet pals!

The Vanly Crew

P.S. Don't forget to share your pet-friendly adventures with us on social media using #VanlyAdventures - we might just feature your furry friend in our next blog post!

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