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Green Earth Travel has announced two trips to Southern Utah and the Grand Canyon that offer a unique (and sweet) experience for animal lovers: June and October, 2010
Typically there are two trips a year, and typically, both are always sold out. So, advance notice is very appropriate. Consider this your warning! Reserve now if you want to be close to nature and closer to homeless pets.
Green Earth Travel’s camping trips on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River include two days of caring for homeless pets at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.
This is their second year partnering with Best Friends, with an option of taking care of a dog overnight on a “sleep over.”
Donna Zeigfinger, Green Earth Travel Founder and CEO, told us that giving back while vacationing is not just a trend. “It is the wave of the future, the only way to be.”
Past participants give high marks to Green Earth Travel.
Lang Parker (an actress in Last Comic Standing) of Minnesota grew up with animals and says she really enjoyed taking care of them, on her trip. “I loved putting my face up to theirs,” she said.
And I asked Lori Bernath of Best Friends if having strangers have a “sleep over” with the pets does more harm than good for the pet and the human. Might it be confusing?
She said not at all. “Best Friends has 500 or so animals (dogs, cats and pot bellied pigs) that need to be adopted and this program is invaluable. It helps make our animals more easy to adopt…it’s terrific.”
Trips include meals, camping gear and transfers from Las Vegas to Best Friends, continuing to the North Rim and back to Las Vegas with home-on-wheels buses from the Adventure Bus Company. Trip fare is gourmet vegetarian food.