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Pet Services

At Castaways, we realize that pets are a part of your family. We are happy to offer a pet friendly campground to you and your furry friends! With updated shot records, your pets can join you on your vacation getaway.

dog-beachHere is a checklist to prepare you before traveling to see us!

  • Consider a pre-traveling vet visit. Get a proper dog license & ID tags for your dog–their name, your name, address and phone number.
    • Get current on all shots and vaccinations and obtain a Rabies tag for your dogs collar.
    • Consider a possible Lyme disease vaccine.
    • Obtain a current copy of their records and vet’s phone number.
  • Temporary tags are a good idea – name and phone number of where you are staying.
  • Microchips, tattoos or pet registries
  • Medications and copy of prescriptions.
  • Consider use of a crate for travel and short term restraint.
  • Pack plenty of water from home for your dog. Bring their regular food bowls, food and treats. To avoid problems, keep them on their regular schedule.
  • Bring chew toys and dog brush.
  • Collar and leash. Extras may be a good idea.
  • For unexpected situations, pack first aid items for your dog and also a towel. Obtain the phone number of a vet in the area where you are staying.
  • Many private campgrounds allow dogs, but it is of utmost importance that you respect the campers around you.
    • Make sure your dog is supervised at all times. Keep them on their leash.
    • Make use of designated dog walking areas.
    • Discourage your dog from excessive barking. Frequent barking disturbs wildlife and other campers.
    • Keep close supervision on your dogs as well as others.
    • Never leave your dog outside unattended.
    • Always pick up after your dog.
  • Use Ziplock bags to pick up after your dogs and properly dispose of them in designated trash containers.
  • Give your dog time to adjust to their new surroundings. Give them time to rest.
  • Watch that your dog doesn’t get tangled around tent poles or stakes, tables, trees, rocks etc.
  • Make sure your dog is getting enough exercise. But consider the effect of activity and energy levels on your dog’s health.
  • Be aware of how weather conditions effect your dog – heat, cold, rain etc.
  • Remove any leftover food after your dog eats. This food could attract unwanted insects or wildlife.
  • Be courteous of others while walking your dog. Keep your dog calm and controlled.
  • Consider your dog’s sleeping arrangements.
  • Be aware that your dog may have increased exposure to ticks and fleas. Have the proper tick/flea collars, repellents or use Frontline applications. Other diseases can also be obtained from wild animals and insects.