This week it’s all about fun places to visit with your dog! Let’s start inland, with a quick article from Doug Gelbert about taking your dog to the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico — I particularly like his suggestion of going for a night hike when the moon is full.
Thumbs up for sand, you say, but make it coastal. Smart Poodle Publishing has a dog-friendly beach suggestion for Hollywood, FL, along with some good photos, and Beach Lovers Guide posted a great article about dog-friendly beaches around the country. Across the Atlantic, dogs and their people can visit the dog-friendly beaches of England’s Suffolk County.
Waterfront suggestions include twelve dog-friendly things to do in Mendocino, CA, and an extensive list from SanDiegoPet.com, by way of a link that I’ve now forgotten, of dog-friendly beaches, hotels, parks and restaurants in San Diego, CA. On the other side of the country, Uptake Lodging posted an article about the pet loyalty program now offered by Nantucket Island’s Cottages and Lofts in Nantucket to “repeat pet customers” (VIPets).
Still looking for pet-friendly vacation ideas? The Happy Kennel has ten tempting suggestions, from a surfing competition in San Diego to a cruise on the QM2. Follow the lead of blogger Michele Hollow, guest-posting on Take Paws, and go wine tasting in New York’s Finger Lakes region with your pooch. And check out this video from California Travel Tips, highlighting a collection of pet-friendly California resorts.
I’ll leave you with a grumpy but entertaining post from Notes from Underneath: A California Girl in Chilsters, written by an American now living in Santiago, Chile, about her neighbors’ reactions to her new (and completely charming) bulldog puppy. Take-home lesson? If you’re going to have a dog in Santiago, it needs to be a poodle.