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    The Sojourner
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    Has anyone travelled with their Dog?

    I am going to be retiring in two years. I have two things planned. Get a dog and go coast to coast on my LHT. I began thinking about combining the two. Have any of you trailered their dog with them on a long tour. How did it go? Is it even feasible for me to think about it? Sounds like a lot of weight, especially if I go self-contained. Thanks in advance for any insight.

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    check Chris Buerki's:

    "Travels with Lucy" -3600 Miles, 19 Flat Tires, 7 Pupies, and 4 Near Death Experiences.

    I think he wrote it in 2003, no ISBN #, but ASIN: B0006RYF44 (Amazon). An interesting read!

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    If you don't have a dog yet, I don't think I would make getting one a priority before going on tour.

    Whatever you do, don't take it to bear country.

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    You could get a chihuahua, that wouldn't be too much weight.

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    I would think that a dog would limit you too much in terms of where you could stay.

    I'd ride coast to coast and then get the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    I would think that a dog would limit you too much in terms of where you could stay.

    I'd ride coast to coast and then get the dog.
    Thanks for the nudge. I think you all are right. Too much potential to turn into a disaster, especially in bear country!

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    In Germany say life just start when children are out of the house and you buried your dog
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomg View Post
    check Chris Buerki's:

    "Travels with Lucy" -3600 Miles, 19 Flat Tires, 7 Pupies, and 4 Near Death Experiences.

    I think he wrote it in 2003, no ISBN #, but ASIN: B0006RYF44 (Amazon). An interesting read!

    tomg
    Got it, thanks! I liked his choice of beverage most every night.

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    There is a guy I've seen in Austin a couple times who rides with a poodle that stands on a small platform on his top tube. He was actually at a large group ride I did on January 1st this year and I can vouch that it's for real.

    Here is an article in the paper: http://www.austin360.com/recreation/...rm-742332.html

    As far as finding places to stay, lots of motels are now pet friendly and there are online directories with that info. Campgrounds usually allow dogs if you keep it on a leash.

    I have 2 dogs that I love to death. The biggest problem with them is when we want to travel, so considering that you are wanting to travel, getting a dog might be more of a headache than you want. But, you can make it work if it's something you really want to do. Or, if you're looking at doing a cross country tour as a once in a lifetime type thing, you can get a dog when you return. If you decide along the way to tour for a lot longer or you want to do more longer trips, then you're not stuck with a commitment to the dog.

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