RV camping with pets can be a great adventure for both you and your furry friend. After all, who wouldn’t want to explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories with their furry companions? But before you hit the open road, it’s essential to plan ahead and make sure that you have everything you need to make your pet’s camping experience comfortable and safe.


In this blog, we’ll provide you with a complete checklist of items to bring and safety precautions to take when RV camping with your pet. We’ll also give you some tips on how to keep your pet entertained and comfortable while on the road and at the campground.


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Looking for a fun and exciting way to explore the great outdoors with your furry friend? Adventure in Camping offers top-of-the-line RV rentals and pet-friendly campground suggestions to make your RV camping adventure a breeze. With our helpful tips and essential checklist, you’ll be prepared to hit the road with your furry companion in no time. Give us a call at (760) 935-4890 or send us a message to learn more about our RV rentals and pet policies.

What to Pack for Your Pet on an RV Camping Trip

Your furry friend is a valued companion, so make sure they have everything they need to enjoy the trip as much as you do. Here are some essential items to bring on your RV camping adventure:

Food and Water

Bring plenty of food and water to keep your pet well-fed and hydrated. Don’t forget to pack containers for storing and serving food and water, and consider bringing a portable water bowl for your pet to drink from on the go.

Bedding and Shelter

Your pet will need a comfortable place to rest after a day of exploring. Bring a cozy bed or blanket for your pet to sleep on, and consider packing a portable shelter or canopy for shade and protection from the elements.

Toys and Entertainment

Don’t forget to pack some entertainment for your furry friends! Bring along their favorite toys and chew treats to keep them entertained and feeling at home. Consider bringing different kinds of toys to keep things interesting, such as puzzle toys, to help stimulate their mind and provide mental stimulation.

Medications and First-Aid Kit

If your pet requires medication, be sure to pack it along with clear instructions for administration. It’s also a good idea to bring a first-aid kit with basic supplies such as bandages, antiseptic, and gauze, just in case of any mishaps.

Safety First: Precautions to Take When Traveling With Your Pet

Safety should always be your top priority when traveling with your pet, as accidents and mishaps can happen when you’re on the road. Here are some important precautions to keep in mind during your trip:

Identification Tags

Make sure your pet is wearing identification tags with your current contact information, including your name, phone number, and address. If your pet gets lost, these tags will help ensure a safe return. Microchipping your pet is also recommended as an added layer of identification.

Secure Leash and Harness

Bring a sturdy leash and harness to keep your pet from wandering off or getting lost. Consider a retractable leash for added freedom while still maintaining control.

Vaccinations and Health Certificates

Make sure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, and Bordetella. Bring a copy of your pet’s health certificate for emergencies, which should include proof of vaccinations and any necessary medications.

How to Keep Your Pet Comfortable and Happy While Camping

Your furry friend deserves to have a comfortable and enjoyable RV camping experience, just like you do. Here are some tips to help keep your pet happy and entertained throughout the trip:

Create a Comfortable Space

Set up a cozy space for your pet to relax in, such as a soft bed or blanket. If your pet is accustomed to using a crate, consider bringing one along for added comfort and security.

Make Time for Exercise and Playtime

Make sure to give your furry friend plenty of time for exercise and play during your RV camping trip. This will keep them happy and healthy and give you both a chance to have some fun together. Check out nearby parks and trails for added adventure, and don’t forget to bring along your pet’s favorite toys and games for some extra playtime.

Manage the Temperature

Be mindful of the temperature and climate of the campground you’re staying at. If it’s hot outside, consider bringing a cooling vest for your pet to wear to prevent overheating. On the other hand, if it’s chilly, bring a sweater or coat to keep your pet warm.


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Pet-Friendly RV Camping: Additional Tips for a Successful Trip

When RV camping with your pet, it’s important to keep a few additional considerations in mind to ensure that your trip runs smoothly. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

Research Nearby Veterinarians and Emergency Pet Clinics

It’s always a good idea to research the nearest emergency pet clinics in case of an urgent situation. Additionally, consider researching local veterinarians for non-emergency needs, such as routine check-ups or vaccinations. Having this information on hand will help you quickly provide the care your pet needs.

Familiarize Yourself with Campground Rules and Restrictions

Before arriving at your RV camping destination, take some time to familiarize yourself with the campground rules and restrictions regarding pets. This includes knowing where you can and cannot take your pet within the campground, as well as any specific rules or guidelines regarding pet behavior.

Adventure in Camping’s Guidelines on Pets

While many of our campgrounds welcome pets, it’s important to note that there may be some restrictions and guidelines that you need to follow. Firstly, there is a $35 pet fee that will be added to your reservation. Additionally, pets should not be left unattended inside the trailer, as this can lead to damage and potential safety hazards. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for any damage caused by your pet during your stay.

Moreover, a barking dog left outside the trailer may cause issues, so use your best judgment when it comes to keeping your pet calm and comfortable. Adventure in Camping requests that pet owners adhere to these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all campers.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors with Your Pet

As you plan your RV camping adventure with your pet, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the journey. With the right preparation and precautions, you’re sure to create a memorable experience that you and your pet will treasure for years to come. Remember to take breaks as needed, stay hydrated, and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you.

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We hope that our tips and checklist have helped you feel more confident about traveling with your furry companion. If you’re ready to hit the road, give us a call at (844) 385-1863 or email us at reservations@adventureincamping.com, and we’ll help you plan the perfect RV camping trip with your pet!