I first found GoPetFriendly.com on Twitter, then quickly established a friendship (tweetship) with owners Amy and Rod via 140 characters. When it turned out they were traveling to Florida last winter, Laura and I took the opportunity to meet up with them and establish a real friendship – in the here and now.
Amy and Rod – recovering accounting types – have left their everyday working world of number crunching and corporate-like stress to venture into the great unknown. A passion for pooches and a desire to take the show on the road led them to buying an RV, throwing their life into it and what didn’t fit, into storage, and hit the road.
The idea: travel with their dogs (Buster and Ty) and create a website that helps everyone with pets travel easier.
Every day they’re on the road they’re finding new places to take the boys, new spots that accept – or don’t – pets and sharing it all on www.GoPetFriendly.com.
(I have provided articles for www.GoPetFriendly.com)
Adding in their blog and reviews of such things as the Thunder Shirt and Kong, Amy and Rod are providing all of the information dog owners need for an easy, stress reducing vacation with their furry family members.
Barking the Bark, Playing the Park
Amy and Rod, a fun, easy going, hard working couple, are dog people. You find it not only in their easy manner with the boys, but in how people-friendly they are. When you get dog people together you’re sure to have a fun time. That was what we had during our visit.
Meeting up at Florida’s Fort De Soto Park, we enjoyed meeting Ty, then spending time with Buster in the Fort De Soto Dog Park. The large fenced enclosure was separated into two areas; one for the biggies, one for the little toughies.
A walk on the beach as well, talking dogs and travel, then some time with just the people let us further develop our professional skills and personal friendship. A switch to the nearby Pass-A-Grille for lunch and more talk allowed us to share our blogging insights, support each others professional goals, and discover that traveling with two dogs in an RV is a fun lifestyle with way more pros than cons and a lot of fun memories in the making.
GoPetFriendly.com; what you get
If you’re a pet lover, enjoy taking the dogs with locally or across the country, or if you’re wondering if its worth the hassle, you need GoPetFriendly.com.
From the travel reviews to tips on how to best take the fur-balls you’re going to find what you need, and if you don’t, send Amy and Rod and email and ask them your questions. They’ll quickly get the information you need or will share with you their opinions and ideas.
Do checkout their site for pet-friendly hotels (and like most dog lovers, they too seem to believe – based on comments – that “pet friendly” is over used by those who really are not and that “pet friendly” means as few “restrictions” as possible.). You’ll find and can register with Hotels, Campgrounds, Restaurants, Activities and other Services right on the site. Make the leg-work easier with this easy to use resource.( *More information is being added, refined and fixed every day)
GoPetFriendly.com is a great resource for pet owners and as they proved to us that day and every day since, Amy and Rod are great people living their passion and having fun, all so that our dog-filled lives can be easier and more enjoyable.