GoPetFriendly.com

Pet Travel. Made Easy.

The Mobile Pet-Friendly Office/Home of GoPetFriendly.com

To assist others in adopting a pet friendly lifestyle, our website provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use information. Locating travel accommodations, restaurants, and activities to enjoy with their pets has never been easier. Meanwhile, we travel the country in our Winnebago View – our mobile, pet friendly office and home.

Winnebago View and RAV4

When you first walk in, you get a sense of the entire layout. The desk/dinette to your left, kitchenette and couch on the right, and the bathroom in the back.

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The Office

The Winnebago View has a nice sized dinette, serving as our main office space for both of our laptops. We can even use the television as secondary monitor. On really good days, we get Buster and Ty to do the work!

We don't need no stinkin' plan!

We don’t need no stinkin’ plan!

Above the desk, the office accessories cabinet stores our all-in-one printer/scanner/copier,  extra paper, back up drives, business cards and a container with various power cords.

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No “tricked-out” office is complete without a refrigerator and television. The power strip you see here shares the outlet with the television. This is the only outlet powered by our inverter, which allows us to charge our laptops, phones and MiFi when we’re on battery power.

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Tucked right next to the inverter is a major requirement of every pet-friendly office/home: a water bowl for our dogs.

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Our kitchenette gives us room to prepare a quick snack or a 5 course meal (yes, really). The combination microwave/convection oven works well for pizza, pumpkin bread, or just warming water for tea.

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When we’re traveling, the dogs are always in their safety harnesses, which attach right to the seat belts in the sofa. The leatherette fabric on all the furniture makes vacuuming up pet hair easy.

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On to our master bedroom where there is plenty of room over the cab to comfortably sleep two adults. (It’s like having the bunk bed we never got as kids!) This floor plan option gives us additional floor space compared to the typical plans that have the bed down below.

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Speaking of floor space, the full-wall slide out adds some valuable square feet inside. When you’re traveling with 2 large dogs, every square inch makes a difference!

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The Exterior

The outside awning is great when it’s warm and sunny, giving the dogs a place to be in the shade, and making it much easier for us to see our computer screens when working  outdoors. We even have outdoor speakers and an outlet so the computers can stay charged.

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The business end of this motor home is what puts the “mobile” in “mobile work space.” We have our Garmin nüvi, Sirius Satellite Radio and our Internet life line in the form of a Verizon MiFi.

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A panel houses the  controls for the gas furnace, electric air conditioning and heat pump, gas and electric hot water heater, thermostat and the switch for our LP generator. This gives us the ability to monitor the levels of our water tanks, our batteries and our LP gas tank.

We even have a heater for our fresh water holding tank. In case we inadvertently get into some cold weather, we don’t have to worry about the tank freezing!

If you see us out on the road, tweet us at @GoPetFriendly.

 

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  • The “Bago” looks very comfy indeed. The refridgerator looks almost full-size, that kind of surprised me.

    When you're in Victoria, you and Amy can sleep in my place and I'll sleep in the RV with the dogs. =P

  • Love it! Thanks for the tour!

  • michelechollow says:

    You, Amy, Buster and Ty have such a great life. It looks roomy, neat and clean. I love that you and Amy test out destinations so all of us can learn from your experiences. I look forward to hearing about your next adventure.

  • Maggie says:

    Thanks for the peek into your traveling office/home. I love how efficient everything is. I can totally see why you guys – including the pups – are enjoying your journey so much!

    • Hi Maggie! Yes, I didn't realize how much fun it would be to live so simply. We have to keep things organized and, while the storage space is great, there is a limit to how much can be packed. It's been a great feeling to decide what's really important and leave the rest behind.

      • Just have to agree with Amy. It's amazing what few things we found that we really needed to do this kind of traveling. One photo that didn't make it into the gallery was our clothing space. We each have a 36″ long by 12″ high by 16″ deep cabinet for our clothes – excluding only coats and shoes. But everything else fits.

  • But how do you guys cuddle with the Lads at bedtime? Are they relegated to the floor? How *could* you guys?! BAD dog mommy and daddy!! Whoops, that's Jersey speaking :)

    • Dear Jersey, the pups do sleep on their beds on the floor at night. (Truth be told, we've never made it a habit to have the dogs in our bed – even before life in the Winnebago – so they don't know any different. I guess they won't be reading this post!) However, I don't want you to think we don't cuddle with the boys. The couch pulls out into a bed as well, so when we're all feeling cuddly we just jump up there and snuggle up!

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