Dog-friendly vacations that give back | thepupdiary.com

26 Feb

We love to travel. We also love to help animals in need. We found that combining these two passions was easy, fun, AND dog friendly. Check out two places we visited last year and hope for a repeat this year!

Glen Highland Farm
We have visited Glen Highland Farm each year for the past 3 years. Once you visit the dog-friendly camp in upstate New York, you’ll be hooked, too! Set on 175 acres of meadows, trails, wildlife, water, and beautiful views — this is an off-leash doggy paradise! Yes, we did say “off leash”! Pups are welcome to run and play off leash! Best of all, the camp supports the Sweet Border Collie Rescue that is run out of the main house and grounds. Humans are welcome to tour the rescue and meet the adoptable pups during their stay. Over 2,000 pups have found forever homes through the rescue group! The 2014 camp season is open May 23 to September 30. Book early to get the dates and accommodations you would like! They offer tents, cabins, and RVs for your 2-night minimum stay. Glen Highland Farm is about a 4-hour drive from NYC.
(Side trips: We went out for dog-friendly ice cream, visited Cooperstown, and checked out a dog-friendly brewery — all an easy drive from the camp.)

Glen Highland Farm

Glen Highland Farm

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
We visited Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT last summer and LOVED it! We stayed in an Angel Canyon cottage overlooking their horse pasture and surrounded by beautiful nature. Book early because these cabins and cottages are in high demand! Visiting pups are welcome in the accommodations, the visitor center, and the tour bus with preapproved reservations. Visiting pups are not allowed in the adoption centers or grounds. As the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary houses hundreds of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, horses, birds. Mom toured the grounds and visited Dogtown and Cat World. People are able to sign up to volunteer in different areas. It really is a magical place!!
(Side trips: We visited Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and the Coral Pink Sand Dunes! The area is the Golden Circle of national parks with many beautiful and dog-friendly stops!)

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