There is nothing worse to me than having my friends plan a summer trip to a place that doesn’t allow dogs. Looking at Riley’s sad big brown eyes when I walk out the door breaks my heart every time, so this summer I planned our trip.
We canoed the Saco River in Maine! The Saco River is a great place to bring your pup. We saw a number of other dogs along the river that Riley got to swim around with. How the trip works is there are 2 people to each canoe plus a pup. Anything that you will need on the trip will have to fit in your canoe, tent, clothes, food, etc. I put a large foam pad in the middle of the canoe for Riley to rest on when she got a little tired. We would canoe down the river till the sun was about to go down, on the sides of the river are beaches to set up camp. Set up your tent, eat some dinner, hang out with some interesting people that are also on the river, go to bed and wake up and do it all over again. The more people that come on the trip, the better. We had 16 people and 4 dogs which made for an amazing trip! One piece of advise, take your pup out on a canoe before going on the trip. It took Riley a little while to get used to it but once she did, she loved it!