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Family Vacations, Summer 1996
On the road with the canine kids
For some, family travel means packing the sunscreen, the car seat, and the baby wipes; for others, it means packing the flea powder and the retractable leash. Hundreds who share that special breed of puppy love converge each year at Camp Gone to the Dogs, one of a growing number of
SNIFFING OUT THE DETAILS
Digs for Dogs To avoid getting the sniff-and-circle routine from hotel clerks when you unpack the pit bull, we recommend the following guides: Frommer’s On the Road Again with Man’s Best Friend, by Dawn and Robert Habgood ($14.95, Howell Book House/Macmillan Publishing; 800-428-5331), profiles inns, hotels, B&Bs, and resorts that roll out the
News from the Field The Roving Reporter position at the travel newsletter DogGone is staffed by Sparky, a beagle who confers his “tails-up seal of approval” upon destinations featured in this bimonthly. For travel tips on hotels, national parks, resorts, and restaurants that actually welcome your dog, plus first-paw accounts of great trips,
Backcountry Grooming Your rottweiler’s coat has turned rasty on your wilderness trek, and you’re miles from the nearest garden hose. Rub him down with Petkin Doggywipes, designed to keep your dog’s coat clean and moisturized (three boxes for $14.95, plus $4.95 shipping, Petkin Pet Care Systems; 800-738-5461).
Bowser-Boost When your terrier scrambles around the car like a greyhound around a racetrack, give him what he really needs-a view. This booster seat (shown on previous page) has a lambs- wool interior to keep his perspective heightened and a seat-belt slot to keep his perch in place ($54.95, O’Donnell Industries; 800-635-9755).
Dinner To Go On every peripatetic dog’s wish list, this Travel-N-Pet Bowl inflates to eight inches around, three inches high at feeding time, then deflates easily to fit in your pack ($6, P.S. I Love You; 212-727-2390).
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