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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

  • 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

  • To the east, west and south, Nevada is surrounded by states with numerous national parks. There are five in Utah, nine in California, and three in Arizona. So, since you should already visit the region for these other amazing national parks, there is no excuse not to travel to Great

  • Zion National Park is a mecca of weeping rocks and rivers, of narrow canyons and razor edged trails. This stunning national park is located in the southwest corner of Utah. Approach from the east and you will follow the Virgin River as mountainous terrain rises on either side of you.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park is home to the largest collection hoodoos on earth. If you aren’t familiar with them, a hoodoo is an irregular column of rock. As you can see in the picture below, these red rock columns extend almost as far as the eye can see from certain

  • Finding the perfect backpacking set-up for your dog can be a challenge. There are many options available, but it can still be hard to find the perfect fit. This is where Groundbird Gear comes in. Groundbird Gear is a small company with a big passion for creating a great backpack

  • Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden oasis in south central Utah. Amidst all of the red rock are fruit orchards originally planted by Mormon settlers in the 1800s. Before them archaic hunters and gatherers lived in this region along the Fremont River for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

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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