More of a comment really...i am a dog lover & dog owner, but a campground is NO PLACE for barking dogs. For that reason, we always board ours when we camp. Yes, we miss her, but we wouldn't inflict that on others. If you have strict dog policies, that makes me WANT to stay there...which we might try & do memorial wknd if you aren't booked
My wife and I have lived with a dog in our families since being young children so we know how important it is to have them along on family adventures. To make that work in a campground we ask that pet owner's are diligent in the management of their animal by keeping them with them and leashed at all times, not allowing uncontrolled barking, always cleaning up after them, only bringing them if they are friendly towards others and carrying their vet.papers along.
To help with these policies we have an enclosed dog park, miles of trails and beach to exercise your dog so they can be relaxed with the family back at the site. I know I've been called prickly on occasion when asking pet owners to better manage their dogs. It is tricky to balance the pleasure/ comfort of others with the behavior of your/ our loved, very special dogs. But we'll keep trying to make it the best we can for everyone so that we can remain a dog friendly park without disrupting the vacations of non-pet owners.
Thank you for letting us know your concerns,
We have a dog that we bring on all of our camping trips. And, we would NEVER allow her to bark or be disruptive to other campers. It is just rude to bring anyone, dogs or people, to a campground and disrupt the serenity and peacefulness that should come with the experience.
Get an answer from Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground staff and past guests.