Wednesday, September 27, 2023



Escapees Club to change pet policy


dog-769To protect guests and their pets, the Escapees RV Club will introduce a new pet policy on January 1, 2017. According to a statement, seven Escapees Rainbow Parks will begin asking guests during the registration and check-in process if their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations are not currently required.

“This is to keep the registration as simple and fast as possible,” Escapees explained in the statement. The notice will “give guests time to address vaccinations your pet may need before the policy goes into effect.”

The policy will take place at the following parks:
•Rainbow’s End – Livingston, Texas
•Dream Catcher – Deming, N.M.
•Rainbow Plantation – Summerdale, Ala.
•Sumter Oaks – Bushnell, Fla.
•Raccoon Valley – Heiskell, Tenn.
•Turkey Creek – Hollister, M0.
•North Ranch – Congress, Ariz.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


  1. Several years ago in Asheville, NC, someone who thought vaccination wasn’t necessary had a dog that got parvo (one of the viruses the basic puppy shots vaccinate for). That dog got diarrhea, which is one of the main features of this deadly and common (in unvaccinated dogs) disease. The dog pooped in its yard. It pooped in the neighborhood while on walks, of course. The owner picked up what she could of the diarrhea, but part of it soaked into the soil.

    Soon other dogs in the neighborhood became ill. Local vets became concerned when numerous dogs who had been to dog parks also became ill. The state veterinarian came to the neighborhood and tested the soil. It was heavily contaminated with parvo, which can persist in the soil for years. In order to rid the neighborhood of the virus, the top 12″of soil had to be removed.

    Many of the infected dogs-the old, the very young, and those with chronic illness-died. Asheville is a town with many people who don’t believe in vaccinations, so there were many susceptible dogs.

    That’s why I don’t let my dog, who is fully vaccinated but has chronic kidney failure, go to dog parks. I don’t want her infected by an unvaccinated dog who may not be very sick with the virus because it is young and strong.

    I fully respect your decision not to vaccinate your dog. Just don’t let it poop anywhere that someone else’s dog might walk on the soil where your dog has left its parvo virus.

  2. Sad about the mandatory vaccination rule. We do rabies because that is the law but the rest, after the puppy shots, aren’t necessary. Anyone who wants to go to the trouble can titer their pets to illustrate that fact. People who vaccinate constantly are doing a great disservice to their pets. Check out what is in those vaccines and how many dogs get tumors at the vaccine site. Many, many animals are getting cancer and dying young. Other health problems are also tied to over-vaccination. My BIG (65 lbs plus) dogs don’t get lots of shots or chemical flea and tick and heart worm treatments and they all live past 15 years. That is unusual for large dogs. Mine very rarely see a vet because they are never sick. Same with my cats., which live past 21 years. My friends’ dogs and cats are dying of cancer on average at 7 and 8 years old, some younger. Two of my friends have spent over $5K each on their cancer stricken dogs, only to lose them in the end. It’s a travesty. This Escapees vaccine policy just makes it harder for those who really love their pets and who have taken the time to do the research to find the TRUTH about pet vaccines. The only ones who benefit from these mandatory vaccine policies are the vets and they are really “cleaning up.” Every year there are new vaccines to add to the mix. Many animals systems are a toxic waste dump. Also consider that a tea cup poodle gets the same size vaccine that a Great Dane receives. Talk about immune system overload!

  3. I’m getting fed up with having to reload your newsletter on my I pad the 5or6 times just to read your column . Many times after reloading I simply delete the entire newsletter . It shouldn’t be that way. I think it’s your problem!


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