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Pawsitively Intrepid

If you are an adventurous pet lover, than you are in the right place.

We hope to inspire you to get outside, create more adventures, and live your life alongside 4 paws to the fullest.

Click on one of the 3 links below to get started exploring this site.

Pets in the National Parks

Click here to explore the United States' national parks with us.

We have visited 37 /46 national parks in the contiguous 48 states.

-National Park Adventures-

The Midwest Pup

This is the place for all of our local adventures, gear reviews, and general dog blog posts.

This blog was started in La Crosse, WI, although our current home base is in Minnesota.

-Dog Adventures-

The Feline Files

We can't forget about the cats. Cats can make wonderful adventure companions.

This is the spot to find blog posts about indoor and outdoor feline adventures.

-Cat Adventures-

Our story

Pawsitively Intrepid is a blog dedicated to exploring the adventure of life with dogs and cats. From challenging hikes, to gear reviews, to creating indoor enrichment we hope to encourage amazing human-animal bonds through informative blog posts that help you tackle life’s obstacles with your four-pawed companion.

Our aim is to inspire ourselves and our readers to invite more pet-friendly adventures into our lives. Whether that means welcoming a litter of foster kittens into your home or planning your first backpacking trip with your pup, we hope you can feel pawsitively intrepid.

Our headquarters are located in the Midwest. This blog originated in La Crosse, WI and is now operated out of Minnesota. We are continually working on adding information about local hiking, rescues, health concerns, and more topics for the Midwestern cat and dog. 

While most of our topics are local, in April 2018, Sasha, Glia, and two human companions started off on a national parks road trip. The first loop of our road trip encompassed 3 months and brought us to 37 of the 46 national parks in the 48 contiguous United States. We have plans to complete the remaining 9 parks. 


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Life with pets is an adventure. Enjoy the journey. 


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Recent Posts

  • Banning State Park is located just minutes off of I-35 near Sandstone, MN. This state park is stretched along the Kettle River, offering dramatic views of turbulent rapids. In fact, there are five sets of rapids, ranging from Class III to V, located inside this state park. Some of the

  • Millions of years ago, multiple volcanoes erupted to form a unique landscape. From talus caves to towering rock spires, the terrain at Pinnacles National Park is a treat for hikers and climbers. This landscape is also home to a rare bird species, the California Condor. The California Condor is native

  • Here in the Midwest region of the United States, winters can get cold and snowy. But that doesn’t mean that outdoor adventures stop. It just means that your dog may need some cold-weather gear. As Ranulph Fiennes once put it, “there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” And one

  • Channel Islands National Park, created in 1980, protects five islands off the coast of California. Each of the five have unique features and histories. Anacapa Island is one of the two islands included in the establishment of Channel Islands National Monument in 1938. First opening to the public in 1959,

  • When a dog-loving, avid hiker moves to a new city, the first thing she has to do is find the local hiking trails. Every city has a great hiking trail within an hours drive, but the ones you really have to search for are the trails within 20 minutes of

  • Joshua Tree National Park is one of the 9 national parks in California. It is a land of intriguing rock formations and the park’s memorable namesake, the Joshua tree. On the National Park Service (NPS) website, Jane Rodgers describes these unique plants as “spiky trees straight out of a Dr.

  • Can you believe that another year has drawn to a close and it is 2019 already? For the people and pets behind Pawsitively Intrepid, 2018 was a year full of big change and lots of outdoor adventures. We moved from La Crosse, WI to the Twin Cities of Minnesota, bought

  • In a perfect world, our dogs would accompany us on every adventure off leash, wild, and free. For a variety of reasons, this is not always practical or safe. Many trails have leash regulations and many dogs have incomplete training resulting in a variably reliable recall. These situations often make

  • It’s Christmas time! Snow has covered the grass and the houses are lit with hundreds of bright lights. It is a time to gather with friends and family. And at almost every holiday party one item will appear: Christmas cookies. Here at Pawsitively Intrepid we aim to include our four-legged

  • As the official site states, Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest national park. How hot you ask? The highest recorded air temperature was at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. It was 134°F. While that was the hottest, summer temperatures can routinely top 120°F. And how dry? Average

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Have thoughts, suggestions, or comments? Or maybe you just want to say hello. Don’t hesitate to send us an email: drkate@pawsitivelyintrepid.com