The Things We Do for Love: "I Created a Dream Vacation for My Dogs ... and Me!"

A Dream Vacation Spot

Photo courtesy of Canine Camp Getaway

Canine Camp Getaway offers numerous activities for dogs of all ages, abilities and temperaments. From swimming and lure coursing to freestyle dancing and agility, dogs and their humans are never at a loss for something to do. The camp staff includes trainers and veterinarians to take care of a dog’s every need. For humans, there are workshops, craft classes, an onsite spa, horseback riding, and nearby shopping and other options. Of course, at night the crowd gets together for "Yappy Hour" at the bar, and the restaurant is dog-friendly.

Now going into its fifth year, each nearly-sold-out camp session draws more than 70 dog lovers and their best friends. Costa says the "campers" keep in touch throughout the year, and the rate of returning guests is high. “It’s special even though we only see each other once a year," Costa says. "We 'get' each other. This is a place where you can be crazy about your dog and people understand."

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