We’ve been keeping a BIG secret from you, and it’s time to come clean … months have gone into the planning, and in just a few weeks we’ll be embarking on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip! We’ve selected the #1 pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states and D.C, and we’re setting out on a 10-month, 15,000-mile tour of the United States to visit each one!
This is going to be far more than just a fun adventure – we’re on a mission to celebrate the bonds that grow between humans and pets as they travel together, and to raise awareness for animals searching for their forever homes. We want to share the wide variety of activities that are available to pet travelers, help build the confidence of those pet lovers who haven’t yet ventured out with their furry companions, and do our part to assist homeless pets that would love nothing more than to be someone’s travel buddy.
The best part of the whole thing is that we’re scheduling seventeen live events, so we’ll get to meet you! Everyone knows that we believe deeply in promoting the rescue/adoption of pets – after all, none of this would be happening if we hadn’t found Buster as a stray! So we’re working with the Humane Society of the United States and local animal rescues to co-host these gatherings during the tour.
Our first live event will take place on February 11, 2017 in Carmel, CA, in partnership with the SPCA of Monterey County. There will be fun for everyone, and we can’t wait to have you and your pets join us. Of course the SPCA will have adoptable animals there, too – so if you don’t have furry wingman for your next road trip just yet, we’ll see about fixing that!
Other cities where we’ll be hosting live events on the tour are:
San Antonio, Texas
Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Bar Harbor, Maine
St. Louis, Missouri
La Crosse, Wisconsin
None of this would be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors: Winnebago, 2 Hounds Design, Alcott, goDog®, PetGuide.com, Red Roof Inns, Sleepypod, The Bark, and The Honest Kitchen. Please be sure to visit their websites and social media pages and thank them for their participation!
For more information on The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, details on the live events, and helpful pet travel resources, please visit Events.GoPetFriendly.com. And join the tour virtually by following along on the blog and tracking the #pawsomememories hashtag on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
We hope this tour will encourage more people to make priceless memories with their pets — whether they’re heading around the block or across the country!