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Are you visiting the Windy City soon and wondering if you’ll be able to find pet friendly campgrounds in Chicago? One of the best ways to travel to maximize your budget and enjoyment is RVing, and the good news is that you can find pet friendly RV rentals Chicago that’ll let you bring your furry friends along. This is a great way to provide your best friend with a homelike environment while you travel, and he or she can even take part in the campground life once you’ve checked in around the city.

RVing With Pets in Chicago

Now that you know about the viability of bringing a pet with you on your Chicago vacation, you’re probably wondering about the logistics of the rental. The first thing that should be considered is the type of RV that you’ll rent in Chicago. Like just about anywhere else, there are several options, and if you want to ensure that you'll find the perfect RV for your needs, RVshare is a great platform to use. Here are a few of the types of RVs that can work well for traveling with a dog or a cat:

  • Teardrop campers: If you like to snuggle close with your fur buddy, a teardrop camper is the way to go. This type of camper offers a comfy bed and plenty of storage space inside its tent-like structure. These RVs are lightweight, so when you’re ready to rent, you’ll only need a standard car to pull it along with you.
  • Pop-up Campers: There are some great pop-up campers on the market that fold down or fold out neatly when they aren’t in use. These types of campers are nice and svelte when folded down, and when it’s time to settle down for the night, you can usually sleep up to four people in one. These provide ample room for your furry friend as well, so if you are taking a family vacation and want to bring Spike, this is an excellent option to start out with. You can even tow one of these with a minivan.

Do RV Rentals in Chicago Allow Dogs?

Dogs are certainly allowed in many RV rentals in the city of Chicago. Before you go on a trip with your pet, it’s a good idea to understand a bit about bringing a dog with you in an RV.

One of the first things that you should consider is that your dog will love having the opportunity to explore with you in the city, so don’t forget to take a leash. The city has leash laws, and if you’re taking your dog to a campground, they will most likely have to be leashed there when they're outside of designated dog-run areas.

Fortunately, platforms like RVshare make it easy to find RVs that are pet friendly. Check out the site for Chicago RV rentals and you can find RVs that fit this criterion easily. The types of RV that you’ll find will vary greatly, and dog-friendly Class As and Cs are commonly available on the site so that you, your family and your pets can travel in comfort.

Can Cats Travel in an RV?

Are you wondering if your feline friend can come with you in your RV rental? Well, when it comes to traveling with a cat, always remember that there should be ample space. Cats love to wander around, and renting a larger RV can give them this area to explore when you're on the road. Additionally, if you do opt to go smaller, take your cat out for a walk using a harness from time to time so that they can experience the environment around Chicago.

Extra floor space also helps you to establish a home away from home in your RV. This is because you’ll need the space for your cat's dishes, their food and their litterboxes. The extra floor space also grants your feline a chance to play and scratch in designated areas. Here’s a quick guide to two of the most cat friendly RV types so that you'll have an idea of where to begin when you’re planning your Chicago trip:

  • Class B motorhomes: One of the coolest features of renting a campervan is its similarity to a standard van, so if you’ve driven one of those, you’ll be right at home in a Class B. These vans are often designed to be almost vertical in styling so that climb-happy cats will love them. When it comes to visiting a city like Chicago, you may also be happy to know that these converted vans easily park in standard parking spaces.
  • Class C motorhomes: This is another type of motorhome that is perfect for cats that like to climb a bit. Also, these have excellent floor space to accommodate just about any kind of pet, and there can even be larger sleeping areas where your pet can sleep with you. Class C motorhomes are also very easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and in many situations, they have more than a few useful luxuries for your trip.

Can You Leave Pets in an RV?

Don’t forget that an RV is a vehicle, so if it’s a hot day, provide plenty of ventilation and water for your pet if you need to leave him or her in it. Additionally, heat-monitoring systems are a good option for keeping them safe and comfortable.

If it's a warm day, keep your A/C running for your pet. You can set up a remote-temperature monitor that will enable you to keep an eye on the temperature in your RV when you're away from it. That way, in the event of a power failure, you'll get a notification on your smartphone that will let you know that the temperature is moving out of your preset range.

Traveling with pets in Chicago is fun and safe with a little bit of care. Always have your pet wear a collar with ID and your contact info on it in case they run out of an open door when you return to your RV. That way, they can be easily found and returned to you.

How to Find a Pet Friendly RV Rental in Chicago

The easiest way to find a pet friendly RV rental in the Chicago area is to use RVshare. The pet filter is useful for selecting the right pet friendly RV for you and your family.

The site also has a whole section dedicated to renting an RV from pet owners, so try this tool first. Remember, pets find it reassuring when they can smell the scent of other animals, so renting an RV this way is advantageous for putting your pet at ease.

Once you’ve found RV rentals Chicago pet friendly that fit your and your pet’s needs, you’ll have a blast exploring the Windy City.