Question about Pet Friendly Parks means for cabins

Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:24
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Does the Pet Friendly claim also refer to pets in cabins?

Anyone any ideas? I will try a couple of parks and see what they say but a response from those travelling with pets would be most helpful.

Phil
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:54

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:54
As a former Rally coordinator for a Caravan Club, I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that most pet friendly parks will allow dogs but they are not allowed inside the cabins! Now you may find the odd one that would but I'd doubt it.
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Reply By: Member - Witi Repartee - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:11

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:11
As a CP cabin user, (we still have 4 months before our new van is built) I'd hope pets are treated the same as smokers. Not in the cabins please, but OK outdoors or in designated areas.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:21

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:21
Thanks for the response bit not for the bias.

Why? Our cat is cleaner than some children. He has never been outside and is totally house trained. We normally pay (heaps) the local vet to board him while we are away. He is getting on and he deserves better. He is terrible depressed when we pick him up and takes a few days to get back to his lazy loving self. Not the vet's fault. So why won't you allow us to take him with us when we stay in cabins. Note that we nerver take him bush. Not that stupid.

What about a fish or budgie?

Your idea basically restrict "pet owners" to dogs. Is that fair?

Phil
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:34

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:34
"Why? Our cat is cleaner than some children."

Sorry where did he refer to cats. They should be treated like any other pet, Dogs should be restrained. Cats kept outside and preferably in a cage so they don't go out eating little furry creatures.

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Follow Up By: Traveller61 - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:48

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 13:48
Cats may be clean but as a parent of an asthmatic, I would never stay in a cabin that allows cats. Cats can trigger bad asthma attacks for many asthma sufferers. No amount of cleaning can prevent this. Its not just about you and your cat. All paying guests should be considered.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 14:01

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 14:01
Yes he didn't refer to cats but in only mentioning dogs he eliminated all other pets. There are also some fluffy little girlie dogs that would stuff up an asthmatic.

But we digress as usual.

I just want to know what park managers mean by the statement "pet friendly" when cabins are concerned. It's my fault for responding.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 14:51

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 14:51
We are sensitive aren't we. I was trying to be nice but Ah Well!

Actually I really think cats are a blight on society and should be exterminated.
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Follow Up By: Member - Witi Repartee - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:18

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:18
Thinking about it...your enquiry has made me thinking the pets rule is probably a fairly rare case of "One rule fits all" ...I know that probably isn't what you were hoping, however exceptions could lead to some convoluted interpretations and pleadings of what qualifies etc. Would tenting be an option for you...there may be more leeway in that area.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:53

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:53
Quite true Witi

Thanks mate. We normally go bush and use a roof top tent. Only use cabins getting to the places we love. And going solo to the desert as much as we can.

But for a weekend to sample the delights of the Berossa etc, then why not a cabin.

After all, the "mate" back at the vets deserves better in his last years.

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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:48

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:48
Cabins at Wodonga Caravan and Cabin Park are pet friendly . They have 3 cabins that they allow pets into. ( max 2 only) Glenn
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:52

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 15:52
Good response. Thanks Glenn

Phil
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 20:50

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 20:50
When we went to Hervey Bay last week, Phil, we took our 2 pan-lickers with us. Approaching Emerald, it was obvious they don't mind miners, but pets were something else!

Ended up travelling till about 9pm, where we got a room at a pet friendly motel in Biloela. The lady said to Linda: "........if you want the dogs in the room it's another $15/head." Needless to say, she was told they're "outside dogs".

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, May 16, 2016 at 13:03

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 13:03
Actually there is a very friendly Motel in Emerald that reserves 3 of its rooms for pets . [ don't know about cats ] Only stipulation is that the dogs are not allowed on the beds and no more than 2 smallish per room ……Emerald Gardens Motel.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, May 16, 2016 at 19:32

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 19:32
Thanks for that, Alloy. Will have to check it out, though we're reluctant to travel with the pan lickers too much.

The motel we stayed at in Biloela was the Raintree Motel, on way to Gladstone. Didn't have very good reviews, but we found it okay(the room that is) and there is a large park area opposite to give the hounds some freedom. We'd definitely stay there again.

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Reply By: wendys - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 16:39

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 16:39
There are a few parks like the Wodonga one, that have pet-designated cabins - but very few. Some others allow dogs out on the verandah only.
There are also other sorts of accommodations that are dog friendly e.g. cottages in places like Bendigo, Echuca = do some googling.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 16:51

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 16:51
Good day Wendy. I started with the sites place descriptions and then thought that I would ask those who actually use caravan parks whet the story is. We only use them to get somewhere and usually are gone by sun-up. A lot saper than sleeping in the car. Other than that we don't have much experience with them.

All good so far.

Next is to see what Google comes up with.

Thanks Wendy

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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 17:03

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 17:03
We've come across a few that are pet friendly. Do a search of where you want to go and their blurb will usually include something like, Pet Friendly Cabins. There's not many yet but they are coming.

We travel with a small dog and have used one in Melbourne, but only on one occasion and it was more than satisfactory. In fact we had stayed in the sem cabin before it was designated for pets. We didn't have our dog with us on that occasion.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 17:38

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 17:38
Thanks Di.

Phil

PS: How could you leave him home after a cuddle like this.



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Reply By: vk1dx - Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 22:15

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 22:15
Much thanks to all the helpful responses. We are off for a drive for a few days. As those who know us are aware, we do not bother with the internet or even the mobile when we travel. So forgive until we get back we are QRT.

Catchya and Go Parra. They need a bit of cheering up. And Me too - Me too

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:39

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:39
Lost again!!!! Bugger.

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Reply By: Member - Odog - Friday, May 13, 2016 at 15:37

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 15:37
Heard a funny story, someone I know (male) went to do his delicates in the laundry, at a dog friendly CP, saw one washing machine was a dollar cheaper than the others, and being only one not in use, thought "bargain" always out to save a buck.. Threw all his delicates in and left.. Didn't see the sign above it.. FOR DOG BLANKETS ONLY... His wife told me he spent the next two weeks picking the dog fur out of his undies.. Ha.. So funny
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