This week’s first link asks “Which of Montana’s cities is most dog-friendly?” and describes dog-friendly places and businesses in Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Flathead Valley, and Billings. And the answer is? Missoula appears to be the leader, but there are excellent options for dogs and their people in all of these cities.
A new (to me) blog called How Sam Sees It has just started a feature called “Pet Friendly Arizona!” Check out Sam the Golden Retriever’s suggestions for fun things to do around the state — this week it’s the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, near Superior, AZ, which sounds like a delight (and looks like one too — great pictures!).
While we’re still in the wild, wild West, please note that Palm Springs’ website for visitors is a good resource for visitors with dogs — run a search for “pet-friendly” to find dozens of pet-friendly places to stay. Thanks to MankindDog for the tip!
Two links this week take you to Asheville, NC. The Inn on Mill Creek, located about 20 miles east of Asheville, welcomes guest dogs — and the inn’s resident pugs recommend the Hickory Nut Falls Trail at Chimney Rock State Park for a dog-friendly outing. Around Asheville posted a great list of dog-friendly restaurants located all over town (including one named Cats and Dawgs, featuring all-beef hotdogs and catfish sandwiches!).
Our friends Rod & Amy Burkert of Take Paws reported from Asheville last fall, but this past week found them on Hilton Head Island and in Savannah. Both posts are well worth a click — and check out this great idea of theirs: They created their own dog-friendly walking tour of historic Savannah by collecting a trolley map from the visitor’s center and following it around town.
Here’s a useful link for those of you who are celebrating spring by rummaging through your closets for your hiking boots: TripsWithPets.com knows you’ll be taking your dog with you, and urges you to be prepared.
One last link: March 2010 was the tenth anniversary of the PETS scheme, which allows pets to travel to the U.K. from the E.U. and other listed countries (mainland U.S. is one of the listed countries) without enduring six months of quarantine. K9 Magazine noted that in those ten years, nearly half a million pets have traveled across the Channel via Eurotunnel Shuttles, which carry you and your pet in your car between Folkestone and Calais (a 35-minute crossing).