Click here to learn more.
Caroline Golon, the human behind popular humor blog Romeo the Cat, shares stories of pet owners who have gone the extra mile for their pets in this series, The Things We Do for Love.
Janice Costa’s job in the design field requires a lot of travel and time away from her pets. She looks forward to spending vacations with her dogs, Lexie and Jessie, so much that she created her own dream vacation business they could enjoy together — with other dog-loving friends.
In 2009, Costa, of Bethpage, New York, became frustrated that she couldn’t find a good vacation spot that also welcomed dogs. "When you work full-time, you want to spend as much time as you can with your dogs when you’re not working," she says. "But when you go places, no one wants two large dogs. They love to do stuff, and I love to be with them, but there just wasn’t much for us to do together."
So Costa went about creating the ideal vacation for dogs and their people. "I literally sat down and asked, ‘What are my dogs' favorite things in the world?’ and built a whole vacation experience around it," she says.
Soon, Canine Camp Getaway of New York was born. Now, twice a year in June and September, dogs and their owners can meet at the Roaring Brook Ranch for a four-day vacation in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake George, New York.
Costa says at first not everyone thought her business was viable. “Pretty much everyone thought I was insane!” she says. But she ignored the naysayers and continued her work.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Remote cameras captured images of a
rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite
for the first time in nearly 100 years.
Our most popular videos from trainer
Mikkel Becker will help your dog learn
basic commands and end bad behaviors.
As a defense mechanism, cats tend to
hide illness. But an abnormal temperature
and coughing may indicate a problem.
Back for its eleventh year, the Animal Planet extravaganza now pits two teams against each other: Ruff versus Fluff!
It's important to look over your pet's ears, eyes, nose and body regularly so you'll notice what's normal — and what's…
New to the sporting group, this gorgeous
breed is an all-around hunting dog with a
clever nature and sensitive soul.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.