Less than two months ago Tony & I rescued Winslow, a Jack Russel Terrier/ Basset Hound mix from Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, our local animal rescue (they are real life angels). He has been settling in great and seriously loves hiking with us and our ten year old rescued Black & Tan Coonhound mix, Phurba, the hiking king. It has been so fun to see him gain confidence and learn new things with every mile we hike.
Having a furry hiking buddy (or two) is such a privilege and joy. It is also a great responsibility for us to make sure they are comfortable and stay safe on the trail. We have a lot of experience with Phurba, hiking thousands of miles together over the past ten years he has been part of our family, so I thought I would share my top tips for hiking with dogs. But really I just wanted an excuse to share photos of Winslow with all of you.
With that said, meet Winslow!