Located in the southern canyons of Utah, Best Friends Animal Society is a beautiful and vast sanctuary where the no kill animal shelter has built an animal safe haven to heal homeless pets. What is most unique about this sanctuary that sits among beautiful red rock canyons, is they have a sleepover program! Visitors can share their hotel, cabin, cottage, or RV with a dog for a night - keeping the fun going long after a day of exercise. Visitors who do sleepovers are able to share with Best Friends what the animal's behavior is like in a one-on-one situation in a home-like environment - behavior that may be very different from when they are locked in their cage in the shelter. This helps Best Friend place the dogs in a perfectly matched environment!
Austin, Texas is one travel destination that has so much to offer. Whether its their music festival SXSW or Austin City Limits, or you are looking for a much more liberal side of Texas with food trucks, strong coffee, and eccentric cocktails - Austin is nothing short of fun things to offer. If you are in the area and you are missing your pup, or want to explore with a furry friend, Austin Pets Alive lets volunteers walk shelter dogs and they even support a running program called "Rufftail Runners" which let's you run a dog at nearby Lady Bird Lake. Our next trip is already planned!