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Old 04-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Pet charge at campground

Recently read a forum on rv park reviews . The KOA cape hatteras is charging $5 per dog . Anyone else noticed this practice ?

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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We have seen it at several campgrounds and we try to stay away from the ones that charge for pets.

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Haven't run into that one yet. If we do see ya later, we are moving on.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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I have found it a common practice to be charged about $2 each for my two dogs. It's been going on for years in the parks we frequent. Guess it finally caught up to you. Bet my $2 fee will rise when we travel this summer.
If EVERYONE picked up after their wonderful adorable little animal I would say the fee is unjustified....but the exceptions ruin it for all of us. The park has to have someone police the area for sticky stuff, and they must maintain the dog walk areas with litter bags. I find it reasonable.
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We take our six cats, one of which I take for walks on a leash. None of the campgrounds has ever charged us extra, but none but the one is ever outside either and in the three years we've had him has never used anything but the litter box in the rig.
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I could see two dollars but five is pushing it when you have more than one pet.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #7
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We have seen similar charges for pets here in the Eastern states.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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We take our six cats, one of which I take for walks on a leash. None of the campgrounds has ever charged us extra, but none but the one is ever outside either and in the three years we've had him has never used anything but the litter box in the rig.
Why would you need six cats? Just curious.
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Why would you need six cats? Just curious.
Why would anyone NEED one cat or dog or child? People enjoy their cats or dogs or parrots - whatever. That's an odd question to ask someone.

We have four cats. Not because we NEED them but because they're so enjoyable to have around and we love them all.
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I don't worry about that problem. I have a disability and trained my dog to be my service animal. ADA states that Service animals do not have to be professionally trained or certified. If you need more info, use PM.
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I don't believe we've ever encountered a pet fee for our cats. One campground long ago made the comment "cats don't count"... Generally, cats stay in the RV and have little impact. We've met plenty of dogs, big and small, that are tidier and less obtrusive than some people, though...

All in all, it seems like dog ownership carries a lot of extra fees and ways to collect a buck or two off of man's best friend, justified or not. When we've owned dogs, it's just been part and parcel of having a dog.
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I've seen (and paid under protest) this fee fairly often.

Each and every time I question the fee and get generally the same answer, 'it's to cover the extra cost of providing a dog run and picking up after some owners who don't pick up after their pets'.

My reply is generally the same too, 'you have a playground and must have some damage and extra work because of misbehaving children, do you charge extra per child?'.

About half the time they stop and think for a minute then smile and waive the fee.
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My reply is generally the same too, 'you have a playground and must have some damage and extra work because of misbehaving children, do you charge extra per child?'.

About half the time they stop and think for a minute then smile and waive the fee.
Actually, they do charge extra. Most fees are for the rig and 2 people, additional people are extra.
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Most campgrounds usually charge at least $5 extra per person over the first 2 people. At least just about every campground we've ever been to. That's the reason they usually ask how many people when registering.
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