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Road trips are always more fun when you're able to bring your pets along. If you're going to be renting an RV for your trip, RVshare makes it easy to compare pet friendly RV rentals in the Portland area
Renting directly from an owner is the most reliable way to ensure that your pet will be allowed to travel. At any given time, there will usually be dozens of pet friendly RVs available near Portland and most other major cities.
RVing With Pets in Portland
The Portland area is a beautiful place to RV with pets, as there are plenty of pet friendly parks and tourist destinations to enjoy. If you're going to be camping in the region, be sure to check out this list of the top pet friendly campgrounds in Portland. There are also a number of pet friendly restaurants and bars in the City of Roses, so you won't have to leave your companion in the RV while you grab a bite to eat.
Just for kicks, you might want to stop by the smallest park in the world, Mills End Park, in the Downtown area. Understandably, pet owners are discouraged from letting their furry friends relieve themselves on the park's lone tree, which represents the entirety of the park's "forestry."
Tiny parks aside, Portland is also home to one of the country's largest urban forests, Forest Park. Bring a leash and keep an eye on your dog if you decide to explore the more than 5000 acres of forest. When you're RVing with pets in Portland, you'll never run out of outdoor activities to enjoy.
Do RV Rentals in Portland Allow Dogs?
Since the Portland area is well-populated with plenty of RVs, there are almost always dog-friendly RV rentals available in the region. If an RVshare listing shows up when you have the "pet friendly" filter enabled in the search options, that means the owner probably allows dogs as well as other pets.
In rare cases, you may find a listing that is pet friendly but doesn't allow dogs. If other pets are allowed, but dogs aren't, this information can easily be found in the description section. You can also check with the renter just to make sure.
On occasion, you may encounter listings that specify size or breed restrictions within the description. For example, an RV owner may specify "no dogs over 50 pounds."
Can Cats Travel in an RV?
Most cats tend to do fine as RV passengers. Of course, there may be some measures and precautions you'll want to take to ensure a smooth trip and avoid a kitty calamity.
As with any other excursion with your cat, you should bring a carrier along. Even if you normally let your cat roam free in your vehicle while you drive, the interior of an RV can have plenty of nooks and crannies for your furry friend to get lost or hide in.
Almost all pet friendly listings on RVshare will allow cats and any other kind of pet. However, there may be some cases in which the RV owner is allergic to cats and can't allow them.
There are a number of RVs available that allow cats, including towable pop-ups and drivable class A options. If an owner does not allow cats, it will be clearly specified in the listing description along with any other stipulations or details related to pets.
Can You Leave Pets in an RV?
While pets can sometimes be left in an RV safely on a reasonably temperate day, some RV owners will explicitly state that they do not allow pets to be left unattended in the coach. In many states, it is illegal to leave an animal locked inside a vehicle when the temperature outside is "so high or so low as to cause serious harm to the animal."
So, if it's a particularly hot or cold day and you don't have a source of air conditioning or heat running inside the RV, then the animal should not be left alone for an extended period of time. Furthermore, it's wise to use discretion when determining how long to leave a pet in the RV, as leaving them to their own devices for too long could result in a restless animal damaging the rental.
If you decide to leave your pet alone in the RV for a little while, be sure to leave food and water in their bowls in case you're unable to return as soon as you were expecting. Generally, if you plan on being away from the RV for more than 15-20 minutes, it's best to take your pet with you.
How to Find a Pet Friendly RV Rental in Portland
RVshare's pet filter is the fastest and easiest way to quickly discover pet friendly RV rentals Portland. To enable the pet filter, you'll need to type the city name into the main RVshare location box. In this case, you could just type "Portland."
After typing a few letters, you should see "Portland, OR" appear in the list of suggested cities. You can select the city from the list of suggestions and press enter to display all the available rentals in the Portland area.
Once you see the listings and thumbnails appear, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page where you'll find the RV rentals Portland pet friendly filter option located on the left. Check the box to enable the filter, and the page should reload automatically, displaying only those RV rentals that allow pets.