National Park week – Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park, harlequin, Great Dane, sand

Selar at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Another sand dune park is Great Sand Dunes in Colorado.  The same as at White Sands, pets are allowed to explore the park with you. There are some areas they are not allowed so check out the map in my early blog on the park.

Don’t forget the entrance fees are waived this week so grab your dog and explore the park.

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National Park week – White Sands National Monument

Whitesands National Monument, pet friendly, walking dog, child and dog, harlequin, Great Dane

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is a great place to walk your dog, they are welcome throughout the park except in the buildings. You can read more details in an early blog post.

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National Park week – Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie NHS, water bowl, pet friendly

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Happy Earth day and today through Friday all National Parks are free to enter so take advantage of that and take your dog with you.

Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming allows leashed dogs to roam the outside areas with you and they even provide a water fountain.

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National Park week – Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, travel, pet photography, great dane, Varel, Bark "Cheese!"

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado has incredible vistas of the 2700′ deep canyon.  For pets there are 2 pet friendly trails and 14 outlooks. Read my Black Canyon blog for more details about the park and seeing it with your pet.

 

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National Park week – Scotts Bluff National Monument

Scotts Bluff National Monument, National Park dogs, great dane, K'Ehleyr, Nebraska

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Today is the first day of National Park week and I will be posting a photograph each day of a different park which my Danes have visited.

This is Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska.  The monument preserves 3000 acres of prairie habitat and unusual landforms.  There are 3 trails and leashed dogs are allowed on all of them, clean up bags are even provided at 2 of the trailheads.  The park gets a 3 paw rating, if you are unfamiliar with my rating system you can see it at dogs and our national parks.

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National Park week starts tomorrow

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

National Park week starts tomorrow, April 20th.  This means there will be special programs offered and that all parks will be waiving their entrance fees between April 22-26th. Check for more information at National Park week.

Don’t forget some National Park are pet friendly.  Check the with the rangers or see if the park you want to visit has already been posted on this blog in the category Dogs and National Parks.

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sm{ART} festival

smART festival

This Saturday, April 13, is the sm{ART} Festival in Escondido.  Come on by and check out all the visual, verbal and performance art the kids have created or participated in.

Local artists will also have booths selling their art and I will be there with some of my pet portraits, discount coupons for pet portrait sittings and selling some of my other photographs.  Come on by and say “hi”.

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Taiwan dogs

I’m back from Taiwan and still editing photos.  Here is a collection of some of the dogs I saw there.  I have never seen more dog strollers and more dogs in clothing in one place before, some of the dogs even wore shoes.  I didn’t manage to photograph any clothed dogs, they were always in a hurry to get somewhere.

Most of the stray dogs I saw were black.  It is bad luck to own a black dog so they end up on the streets, they were still extremely friendly but a bit cautious.

 

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Taiwan’s largest Buddha

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Tsou-ma-Lai farm in Taiwan

I have seem more domestic animals than wild ones so far.

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