With Canine Camp Getaway of NY, dog lovers get the best of both worlds – a vacation where they can take their dog everywhere from the hiking trails to the swimming pool to the bar…but where they can also enjoy all the amenities of a relaxing vacation.
Lake George, NY (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
Canine Camp Getaway of NY, the newly launched dog vacation destination, will host its inaugural event June 24-28, 2012 at the Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, NY. Created by dog vacation pro Janice Costa, Canine Camp Getaway will offer a host of dog-friendly activities and classes, from hiking, agility, Frisbee and lure coursing to canine freestyle dancing, scent detection, flyball, Canine CPR, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog preparation and testing, “Barks & Crafts” and swimming in the dog-friendly pool.
Seminars by a staff of top veterinarians, dog trainers, behavior and nutrition experts will round out the dog-centric offerings, while human guests can also enjoy horseback riding, gourmet dining, nightly Yappy Hour in the dog-friendly bar, evening entertainment and even an on-site spa.
So why take the dog on vacation?
“Studies consistently show that dogs lower our blood pressure, help us de-stress, stave off depression and provide real and measurable health benefits. At the same time, dogs that enjoy regular physical and mental stimulation live longer. So going on vacation together benefits everyone!” explains Canine Camp Getaway owner and founder Janice Costa.
Costa, who lives by the motto, “Have dogs, will travel,” got into the dog vacation business several years ago due to the limited dog vacation options she found for herself and her own two dogs – both of whom have proudly taken on the role of “ambassadogs” for Canine Camp Getaway.
“And I’m not the only one subscribing to the ‘Have dogs, will travel’ motto,” she says. “We already have guests signed up from Georgia to Michigan, Ohio to Canada, and everywhere in between! People will go to the ends of the earth if it means their dog will have a really good time. And with all the opportunities to romp, play, chase, swim and socialize...well, if you’re a dog, it just doesn’t get much better than this!”
She continues, “Although 39% of American households have dogs, and people spend more than $50 billion a year on their pets, the vacation industry still doesn’t fully get how very important our pets are to our family.
"In response to the growing pet-owning demographic, more travel destinations are now allowing pets, but few truly welcome them. I’ve spent several years working to change that by creating the kind of vacations where dogs can have as much fun as their owners do. And with Canine Camp Getaway of NY, dog lovers get the best of both worlds – a vacation where they can take their dog everywhere from the hiking trails to the swimming pool to the bar…but where they can also enjoy all the amenities of a relaxing vacation, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains.”
Costa, who writes a “Traveling Tails” blog that addresses everything from pet travel safety tips to top dog-friendly vehicles, has been working with dogs for nearly a decade, planning dog vacations, evaluating dogs for the AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dogs programs, writing for dog magazines, running pet food drives for local shelters, hosting dog social groups and speaking at dog shows and events.
She notes that sign ups for Canine Camp Getaway of NY’s June event are already underway and an Early Bird Discount is available to attendees who book by January 15th.
For more information about Canine Camp Getaway of NY, or to book your dog's next vacation, visit http://www.caninecampgetaway.com or call 877-K9-CAMPG (877-592-2674); for the latest updates, join Canine Camp Getaway on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CanineCampGetaway.
About Canine Camp Getaway:
The brainchild of two Long Island, NY-based travel-happy dogs (and the human who loves them), Canine Camp Getaway of NY was designed to provide dog lovers and their four-legged best friends with a travel destination that would be equally fun for dogs and their human companions. Guests enjoy a host of activities ranging from agility, Frisbee, swimming in the dog-friendly pool, hiking and lure coursing to flyball, canine freestyle dancing, trainer- and veterinarian-hosted seminars, canine CPR, gourmet dining, horseback riding, nightly Yappy Hour and more. Canine Camp Getaway of NY actively supports animal charities and rescue groups.
Canine Camp Getaway of NY