More and more cat owners are bringing the fun outside and exploring the world with their cats. This can include fun activities like hiking and camping. While we feel it’s a responsible choice for cats to live predominantly indoors, small outdoor adventures can be had safely. Before taking your cat out on a new adventure, make sure they’re leash trained and comfortable with the outdoors.
What Is “Glamping?”
The word 'glamping' comes from a combination of ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping,’ and is also known as glam or luxury camping. It’s a great way to enjoy all that nature has to offer while still feeling comfortable and secure. It’s also a great way to explore the world with your cat. Some ‘glamping’ sites even offer fancy resort-style services like spas, laundry, food service and more
Where To Glamp
You can glamp with your pet pretty much anywhere that’s pet-friendly and has amenities you’d consider comfortable in comparison with traditional camping. Be sure to ask which pet types are allowed, as some don’t specify whether pet-friendly refers to dogs, cats, or both.
Not every cat enjoys the outdoors. If your cat prefers a more pampered experience, try finding pet-friendly accommodations. Choose your destination city and date range, then look for “Pets Allowed” under the amenities section of listings that interest you. Whether or not the listing says that pets are allowed, you should contact the host to double check. In some situations, they may be willing to make exceptions.
Always glamp safely
Before embarking on any kind of adventure, make sure your cat is up to date on all her vaccines and that she has a collar and tag, or microchip. Cats who glamp should be leash trained and comfortable with the outdoors and should never be left alone in the room or camp site. If your cat doesn’t enjoy traveling or the outdoors, try building her a DIY hideout to give her a new place to explore from the comforts of your home.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING CAT FOOD ON YOUR TRIP!
Before you hit the road, get our expert recommendation on the right Purina® Pro® Plan® formula for your cat’s unique traits and preferences.