Nothing beats hitting the open road with your furry sidekick. But even the most well behaved canine traveling companions need to paws for a break every once in a while. So it’s a good thing there are dog friendly rest stops along most interstates. If you happen to be driving westbound on Interstate 10 near Ehrenberg, Arizona pull off the freeway at mile marker 4.5 so your doggo can get out and mover their legs.
This rest stop is located about 15 minutes west of
Quartzsite, Arizona and only minutes from the California border. It’s situated
in a barren desert landscape that can really heat up during the summer months. When you arrive, you’ll find a pet
exercise area. Your pup needs to be leashed while walking around the rest stop,
but this is a designated space just for canine visitors. Please be aware that
the dirt ground can get pretty hot. To protect your pup’s paws, check the
temperature before they go play. Another thing pet parents need to be aware of
is the poisonous snakes and insects that crawl around the area.
Weary travelers will be glad to know that the rest stop
has a small building with restrooms. Drinking fountains and trash cans are also
available. Stop and have a bite to eat
at one of the picnic shelters before heading back out on the road. As a whole,
the rest area doesn’t have much shade, so during the dog days of summer your
visit may need to be short and sweet so your pal doesn’t overheat. Don’t forget
to have some clean up bags handy so you can stoop and scoop when necessary.
After spending hours in the car, your pooch will
appreciate a romp around this furrific rest stop!