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Top Dog-Themed Vacation Ideas

Where did the summer go?!

And what happened to all my plans for traveling?!

I actually did get a few fun vacations in -- a week long trip to South Dakota to see the sights, and I finally got over to the eastern side of the state to see Crater Lake! But with summer almost over, I'm now thinking of more places I'd like to go! Here are some interesting travel ideas involving dogs that you may never have considered! 

1)  Watch the Iditarod.

The Iditarod sled dog race is one of the most famous sporting events in the world. Watch the teams start in Anchorage or complete the race 1000 miles away in Nome! Definitely on my travel bucket list.

2) Attend the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

This dog show is the granddaddy of all dog shows! The famous "Best in Show" competition at Westminster is something that all competitors dream of. It's held in New York in late winter.

3) Browse in the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog.

The world's largest collection of dog-related art, with more than 7,000 pieces! Located in Missouri, this museum also hosts various "meet the dogs" type events. And (strangely?) you can host your wedding there.

4) See the world-famous "Greyfriars Bobby" statue in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Remember the story of "Greyfriars Bobby" -- the Skye terrier who loyally remained at his master's gravesite for nearly 15 years in the 1800's? Many books and movies have been based on this loving little dog. The city of Edinburgh commemorates him with a fine statue.

5) "Call of the Wild" dog camp.

Right in our backyard! Located in Yachats River Valley, Oregon, this 1-3 day retreat allows you to bring your dog and participate in many dog-related seminars, sports and activities. Plus swimming and good old-fashioned fun! Just like going to summer camp as a kid, but with your dog as a bunkmate!

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