Hi Arizona!

I don’t have a Golden Retriever mix, my dog was a rescue so we don’t know what kind of mix he is, but his body is a bit weird. He has a really long back, big paws, but a small head and short legs. In conclusion, he just looks like someone did a bad job at „shrinking“ a Golden Retriever so thats why I described him that way. We’ve used a 3 person tent before, too, and he always fit in okay.

I took a look at the rei tents though and they look pretty good. I’m a bit worried about the big areas of mesh in the inner tent, I’m worried that it might become a little cold inside the tent. Have you ever had problems with the mesh when you used the tent?
The only tarptents I’ve found seem to need a hiking pole to set up. Since I don’t use hiking poles, thats not really an option for me.