Good Sam Announces Top Pet Friendly RV Parks for 2014

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Pet-Friendly RV Parks for 2014.

Good Sam 2014-Top Pet-FriendlyShieldGood Sam editors and consultants chose the list of Pet Friendly Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks.

These select RV parks stand out for amenities and special services tailored to owners of pets.

These parks offer facilities ranging from dog runs to pet washing areas, and some hand out free treats to canines upon check-in.

Highlights of this list include:

  • A number RV parks feature fenced-in dog runs on their property—a boon to travelers seeking a place to give their furry passengers a place to run after idle travel time. Also offered in some parks are trails for pet walking.
  • As a gesture of welcome to pet owners, some RV parks offer free treats and toys to pets traveling in RVs.
  • Among the most luxurious pet amenities are fenced-in dog wash stations, with stainless-steel sinks, soap, and warm water available to wash pets.

Facts about RV pet owners

Pet friendly amenities at Bentsen Palm Village in the Rio Grande Valley include dog agility course and pet parade. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Pet friendly amenities at Bentsen Palm Village in the Rio Grande Valley include dog agility course and pet parade. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

According the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, more than 50 percent of RV travelers bring pets on their travels.

The RV industry’s suppliers and manufacturers have made an effort to accommodate mobile pets, from collapsible pet window cages to special tie-downs for dogs built into RVs.

Among pet owners who take their animals on the road, 78 percent bring dogs, 15 percent travel with cats and the remaining pet owners travel with birds or other small pets.

Top Pet-Friendly RV Parks

Arizona
Good Life RV Resort, Mesa
Sun Life RV Resort, Mesa
Sunflower RV Resort, Surprise

California
Chula Vista RV Resort And Marina Chula Vista

Escondido RV Resort – Sunland Escondido

Florida
Sunseeker’s RV Park, Fort Myers

New Mexico
American RV Park, Albuquerque

Texas
Northlake Village RV Park, Roanoke
Travelers World RV Resort, San Antonio

Washington
Horn Rapids RV Resort, Richland

Good Sam RV Travel Guide

The American RV Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not only receives high Good Sam rating for its facilities but has something to offer every member of the family from its heated swimming pool for the kids, a spa for the adults, and a dog park for the family pet on board. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The American RV Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not only receives high Good Sam rating for its facilities but has something to offer every member of the family from its heated swimming pool for the kids, a spa for the adults, and a dog park for the family pet on board. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

A different category of Top Parks will be featured each month in articles released by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide.

In addition to comprehensive listings of RV parks and campgrounds across North America, the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory features travel itineraries, helpful maps, and informative tips that RVers need for a journey anywhere in North America.

Additional camping and RV Travel information is available on the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory Camping Blog.

Worth Pondering…

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care all life.

—James Cromwell

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