Living in lakes country certainly has its perks. We live where most people come to vacation, to experience the beauty of our surroundings that we see on a daily basis. Of course as a veterinary clinic animals are our business. They are always welcome with us, but if you are on vacation where can you bring them?
I checked around with a few area resorts and made a list for you. Please be aware that some or all may require a non-refundable deposit. ALWAYS have your pet leashed and controlled, pick up after them to be courteous to others and the hard-working people that take care of these places. There may be additional rules or requirements so check with them. Of course we advise to always bring with you vaccination certificates (Rabies tags don’t count) and to have flea/tick prevention on them at all times – we don’t want to spread that kind of love around!
There aren’t any events currently that are advertising as pet friendly, but Zorbaz on Ottertail Lake and Dairy Queen in Battle Lake are.
Maplewood State Park and the Central Lakes Trail are dog friendly also.
For more places check out www.bringfido.com/lodging/city/battle-lake-mn-us
Here are some tips and pointers to help your pet also enjoy themselves
Remember to have plenty of water, and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with local Veterinary Clinics phone number and location just in case you need them – we hope you don’t. We are available for emergencies at 218-864-5695 just in case.
Please note that ALL of the above listed places have rules about bringing your dog with you. Be respectful of their policies so as not to ruin it for others. Of course it is also important to have fun!
Ericka Stoltenberg Author
Ashley – she makes it all happen and doesn’t let me by with not writing!
I feel like everyone has some pet friendly information this time of the year. For us being in a resort community we see our business busier than any time of year, which means so many people are bringing their pets with them to the cabin at the lake. Here are some things to keep in mind while adventuring with your canine.
Pack plenty of water and a container for them to drink out of.
Have a first aid kit.
Check out how to put one together yourself here
It’s also a good idea to have a first aid kit for you too.
Keep in mind that if you are too hot, so are they. In that case, leave them in the AC. Not sure what too hot is? Check out this handy dandy chart to be sure.