It's not easy to find good places to stay that are dog-friendly. Many motels have outrageous fees for pets - probably because some bad apple left a big mess once upon a time. But what really irks me is that pets are banned from yurts and cabins at the state parks.
But... that might change soon. And all of us could have a hand in making that change (or not... depending on your point of view).
The Oregon Parks and Recreation is conducting a survey to see how people feel about allowing pets in the cabins and yurts. From their website:
There are more than 250 yurts and cabins in the Oregon state park system. Right now, pets are not allowed in any of them. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is interested in permitting pets in some yurts and cabins, but before we decide where and how to do it, we'd like your opinions.The questions are pretty detailed and they even ask how much you would be willing to pay (per night) for your pet to stay with you.
Are you a pet owner who likes to travel with your animal? A yurt or cabin visitor who doesn't own pets? Everyone is welcome to take our online survey before October 31, 2007. Let us know what you think.
Take the online pet survey now.
They need to hear from as many people as possible, so no matter how you feel about this issue please visit their website and complete the survey by October 31, 2007. Thanks!!
Updated October 2: Chris at Oregon Parks and Rec added a comments area! If you already filled out the survey and have comments please email him at: chris dot havel at state dot or dot us. Thanks, Chris!