We know how hard it is to leave your furry friend at home when you go on vacation. But you don’t have to leave them anymore when you stay in one of our pet friendly cabins in the Smoky Mountains! To get ready for your trip with your pet, we’ve put together tips to help you. Check out these tips on preparing to stay in our pet friendly cabins in the Smoky Mountains:
What to Do Before You Leave Home
To make sure that both you and your dog have the best vacation possible inside our pet friendly Smoky Mountain cabins, we want to emphasize the importance of getting a head start on preparing for your trip.
Here are some things to help you prepare for your next vacation in our pet friendly cabins:
- Ensure your contact information on your dog’s collar tag and microchip is up-to-date.
- Make sure your dog has had its annual shots.
- Identify a local vet in case of emergency.
- If you are driving, map out rest stops to give you and your dog a break along the way.
When you take care of these things before you leave, you won’t have to worry as much if something happens to your dog while you’re away!
What to Do For the Car Ride
Dogs are a lot like humans when it comes to traveling in a car. They will probably want space to stretch out and possibly take a nap during the journey to the Smoky Mountains. You should make sure to clear a space for them to get comfortable and relax.
For extra assurance, you can purchase a harness that attaches to your car’s seat belts that will protect your pet if you have to stop suddenly. Seatbelt safety isn’t limited to the two-legged members of your family!
It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to leave out a toy or a bone for your dog to chew on during the drive. This will help keep them from getting restless and possibly agitated. Just like you pack a book to read or games for your kids, your dog will probably enjoy having something to keep him or her entertained in the car.
It is a good idea to make your pet feel at home in your cabin as soon as you arrive. As a dog owner, you probably understand how sometimes our furry friends get a little anxious when they are introduced to a new environment.
You can help ease any possible tension by setting up their dog bed in a similar spot you keep it at home, setting out food and water bowls in an easily accessible spot, and allowing him or her to get acclimated with the space while you are around.
What to Do When You Want to Explore
To comply with our pet policy, you should bring a collapsible crate or carrying case for your pet to rest in while you are away. This will help ensure that you won’t return back to your cabin to find any accidents. If you do not have your own crate, you can rent one from us. Just let us know when you are making a reservation you will need a crate.
To make the crate more comfortable, we recommend that you bring a soft blanket or old t-shirt from home. Not only does this give your pet something comfortable to lay on, it also will help remind him or her of home thanks to the familiar smells these items carry. Also, don’t forget to toss in a few toys or bones to keep your pooch happy while you are gone.
With all these tips, you’re ready to go on vacation with your dog! Start planning your next trip to our pet friendly Smoky Mountain cabins today!