Outdoor adventures are only made better with your four-legged friend by your side. That’s why dogs are welcome at all Under Canvas locations so you and your pup can explore nearby National Parks by day and relax in your luxury, safari-inspired tent by night. After all, experiencing the outdoors doesn’t mean roughing it. Traveling with dogs is the perfect way to bond and create lasting memories neither of you will forget. Before your trip, you’ll want to make sure to pack the right dog camping gear for a paw-fect adventure.
What to Pack for Dog-Friendly Glamping: the Basics
If you don’t plan on sharing your plush, king-size bed with your pup, you’ll want to bring a bed, blanket, and favorite toy so they can enjoy the comforts of home while on vacation.
Water and Food Bowls
Staying well-hydrated is key to outdoor adventures. In your luxury tent, you’ll have running water as well as refillable filtered water in the Lobby Tents for your use. Don’t forget to pack a dog travel water bottle and lightweight, collapsible water bowl for hiking and on-the-go adventures
Food and Treats in a Sealed Container
Bring plenty of your dog’s favorite food and treats. They may eat more than they would at home with all the tail-wagging adventures you’ll go on. No food or treats must be kept in the tent since it could attract animal visitors. Instead, we recommend storing it in a locked vehicle.
Collar, Harness, and Leash
When your pup is out and about, it’s important for them to wear a collar and I.D. tag. For outside adventures, we recommend using a harness and leash combination since it is the safest and most comfortable way to guide your dog. When you’re at Under Canvas, dogs need to be on a leash no longer than six feet and not be left unattended in your tent.
Many national parks welcome pets. But before you go, it’s important to read up on leash laws and dog-friendly trails that vary by park. You can find this out by visiting the National Park website. Bonus: many national parks have a B.A.R.K. ranger program where you and your pooch can learn how to explore the dog-friendly areas of America’s national parks to the fullest. One of the perks of this short program is earning a super cool keepsake dog tag to add to their collar.
Dog Backpack with Adventure Essentials
When you’re out exploring, you’ll want to be prepared. We recommend packing the following gear for hiking with dogs:
- Waste Bags to responsibly pack out dog waste
- Collapsible Bowl and Water to keep your dog hydrated at all times
- Treats for sustained energy and to reward a job well done
- First-Aid Kit to have on-hand for just-in-case moments
For night sky stargazing or sitting around the campfire, a collar light is helpful for you and others to easily spot your dog when it’s dark.
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What to Pack for Your Dog in Spring / Fall
Sweatshirt or Jacket
Temperatures can be cool at night, so you’ll want to have some cold-weather gear for yourself and your dog at the ready. Keep your pup cozy with a doggy sweatshirt or jacket to stay warm around the fire at night. If there’s rain in the forecast, consider bringing a waterproof raincoat to keep your dog warm, dry, and ready for anything.
What to Pack for Summer
If you’re staying at Under Canvas Lake Powell or Under Canvas Acadia where you’re bound to explore bodies of water, you’ll want a dog life jacket even if your pup is a master paddler. We also recommend a waterproof collar and leash for quick drying..
Dog Booties for Heat Protection
Although your dog’s paw pads can handle a stroll on the sidewalk, rocky and rugged terrain especially in desert locations is another story. Dog shoes for hiking are great gear for both hot and cold weather. If your dog won’t tolerate boots, try a wax-based cream or stick which acts as a barrier between your pup’s paws and the elements.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your furry friends at Under Canvas. If you left gear at home or want to treat your pup, Under Canvas sells dog leashes and collars,, and dog treats at select locations. Please note there is a $25 fee per pet, per night. Service animals are welcome, free of charge.
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