Beaufort has existed as a community for a long time. It is a growing place. People with pups will find a peaceful and convenient place to perhaps put down some roots. It is out in the country but still close enough on the highway to easily access larger communities such as Saint Louis and Saint Charles. No veterinarian has set up shop here yet. Dozens of possibilities for veterinary care are located just a short drive in towns like Union, Washington, and Sullivan.
Beaufort lacks a business district and is primarily residential. Travelers to Beaufort will find lodging in Union, just twelve miles east. The Super 8 on East Main Street welcomes guests traveling with a canine friend. The motel accepts as many as two dogs of no more than fifty pounds for an additional charge of $15 per dog per night.
Those folks who look for some outdoor experience with their pup may enjoy camping at Robertsville State Park. This state park is only twenty-three miles east of Beaufort. It has a campground which includes basic and electric campsites. Two dedicated trails are in this park. Spice Brush Trail is 0.8 miles long and is of moderate difficulty. Lost Hill Trail is 2.6 miles long. This trail connects Spice Brush Trail with the campgrounds. It, too, is of moderate difficulty and includes some steep grades. Missouri state parks allow dogs to camp and hike, but they must remain on-leash.