Summer vacations are supposed to be a pleasant experience to get you away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

You spend weeks planning on what to pack and put that plan in motion. Then when the time comes to hit the road, you load the luggage, road trip snacks, the kids and pets into the vehicle and away you go.

There are some trips that you may want to reconsider loading the pets up to bring with you, and one of those is when you visit Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park or other national parks around the country. When the term pet is being used, it usually refers to dogs.

Pets are allowed in the park has, but a strict pet policy &  list of rules are in place that you must follow. One thing park officials want you to know is, that with a pet, you're probably not going to get the full park experience.

These rules are to ensure you, your pet, the park wildlife and other visitors are safe and enjoying the park experience.

  • You can only have your pet in developed areas and they must remain within 100 feet of roads, parking areas and campgrounds.
  • Full control of your pet is a must. They have to be in the car, crate or on a leash
  • You can't have your dog on any of the boardwalks, trails, backcountry or thermal areas
  • You can't leave your pet unattended
  • Keep your pets wellbeing in mind.
  • Pick up your pets waste and properly dispose of it.

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We've seen stories and situations where pet has caused unwanted attention, injuries and in some cases death.

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