Living in Las Vegas affords me some awesome opportunities, one of those is the ability to go camping at nearby places such as Red Rock Campground. The campground is at the foothills of Red Rock Canyon and you can see the beautiful skyline as it rises over the tops of your tents. There is no better back drop as the red mountains are in full view. Since Red Rock Campground and Canyon are a mere 20 minute drive from where we live, it is the perfect place to venture off to when we need a dose of the Great Outdoors not far from home.
It is so much fun to go camping and bring my pile of Pomeranians with us. We back up the back of the SUV with tents, sleeping bags, cooking supplies and all the gear necessary to bring along 5 Pomeranians. The most important of which are leashes, collars with tags, and Freeze Dried dog food (you can’t really regulate temperature for the raw food dog food we usually give them). One of the best products we bought and didn’t realize how valuable it was came in the form of a little “clip on” light . We tried to take a photo but all you could see was a white dot.
I kinda forgot how dark it gets when you are in the wilderness and Luka blended right into the darkness with his black coat. We twisted the glow lite and we could see him wear ever he went… now obviously we didn’t let him go far but it was nice to know where he was so there were no paws accidentally stepped on. Mika loved, and basically took over the small Coleman Dog Tent we had originally bought for Maggie and Shieka, (who have since gone to the Rainbow Bridge) and made herself very comfortable. We only let her stay in the tent during the day to keep her out of the sun, we brought all the girls and the boys with us in the “Big Tent” where everyone sniffed and claimed their spot for the night.
I’m always fascinated at how quite it is when we go to sleep while camping. No cars, music or neighbor’s dog barking to rile up the Boys (Luka & Niko) and Yoki… it’s so quiet you can hear all the dogs snoring or the little yelps of Niko dreaming. It’s too cute beyond words.
Some of the most important things we did and do when we go camping with all our Poms is:
- We feed them apple cider vinegar before we go to help repel fleas and ticks
- Checked and clipped all of their nails
- We don’t use doggy perfume but if we did we wouldn’t spray it on them before we went… it attracts flying insects
- Brought a “screw style” stake to keep all of them tied to with 6 foot leashes
- Kept all of them “in sight” at all times
- Brought a couple of extra chairs so they would be comfortable (because we can’t spoil them enough)
- Washed their feet before coming in the tent… the last time we didn’t and there were little paw prints all over the place. They were cute at first but then everything just became dirty. Lesson learned.
Taking your Pomeranian camping is awesome, especially if you walk them around the campground. They get to experience different stimulation with different smells, sights and sounds, all good things to keep your Pom healthy and engaged to their surroundings.
If you have taken your Pomeranian camping or just have had them experience the great outdoors on hikes or picnics, leave a comment below.