Dog Tired? Take Fido On A Vacation (15 Locations)

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Finding it hard to have some wild fun with your dog? City dwellers aren’t the only pet owners frustrated by a lack of things to do with the pooch. That’s why these 15 travel destinations might be worth a look. You know, because a dog’s life can get stressed out too…

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National Dachshund Races

The cutest and most surprisingly exciting contest make the National Dachshund Races (held at various locales every weekend in the summer all over the US) one of the most popular and well organized dog and human activities. One race and you’ll be hooked. Guaranteed…
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DockDogs Events

Running a close second is DockDogs, a national competition looking for the top pooch with the right stuff. Like jumping off docks with your dog? Then this vacation is for you…
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Somerville, Massachusetts

The mother of all dog competitions, pitting owners against their pets, is the go-to weekend yearly. The favorite event? The dog and owner lookalike contest, which is always a howl…
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Skyhoundz Frisbee Dog Championships

The weekend games take place all over the US throughout summer, making Skyhoundz Frisbee one of the most popular activities for man or beast. And the ladies like it too…
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Somers Point, New Jersey

Finding a beach where you can let your hound off the leash is hard. That’s why the Longport Dog Beach is such a popular spot. Watch out for the yellow sand though…
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Toronto, Canada

Does your pooch slobber all over you, to your friend’s horror (and disgust?) Enter your slimer in the Annual Slobber Fest, held in Toronto. It may be sunny, but don’t forget your rubbers! And a raincoat…
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

The annual Pawtoberfest 5K walk and run raises money for charities in Colorado Springs dedicated to saving pound animals. What more can a dog (or its human) do for the cause?
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St. Helena, California

Attend the annual Harvest Festival Pet Parade and Halloween 5K dog run, one of the oldest national events celebrating the bond between dog and owner. Costumes preferred… and required…
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Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Hey, Lucky! You just won the doggy super bowl. What now? Disneyland, what else? Yes, there is a Disney park in Florida where dogs can run free over a 750 acre forest. Don’t expect to see Pluto, though…
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Del Mar, California

Wanna turn your little buddy into a surfing partner? Head on over to Good Karma Surf, where you can both sign up for a surfing lesson with a certified instructor.
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Santa Barbara, California

Another welcome dog run at the beach and its surroundings, this one is on private land, so you’ll have to register first with the Douglas Family Preserve. But, for dogs and owners, it’s a thin slice of Heaven…
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Cottonwood, Idaho

Stay a few days at the Hound-Shaped Hotel looming over the Dog Bark Park Inn. Beagles preferred, but not exclusive. Just stay away from the back of the house…
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Toronto, Canada

Head on out to the annual Woofstock Festival. It’s dedicated to preserving the old Hippy spirit, minus all the drugs. But, at least they still have the mud…
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New York City

Yuck it up with the kids at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Dress your dog buddy up in a place where Halloween costumes are basically everyday mode. Don’t forget the Milk-Bones!
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The Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California

Home of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Just take a look at Pug here. She’s so ugly, she’s beautiful. If only the real world were so honest… NOT! Have a nice trip, Fido!
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