Is it just me, or are you also noticing that there are more pet travel news stories each week? This week’s Chloe’s Clicks promises to be epic.
Let’s start with interesting places to visit. The Thunderbird Inn, which welcomes dogs as guests, covered itself in glory this week by putting together a video highlighting dog-friendly things to do in Savannah, GA. Love the idea, love the dogs in the horse-drawn carriages! Heading up the coast, clever publicists for Virginia wine-makers make it easy for visitors to identify Virginia’s pet-friendly wineries (thanks, @eddieeatsout for the link). A La Mode Stuff wrote a tempting post about visiting dog-friendly Jamestown, RI, a former resort island just across the bridge from Newport — great pictures! And in a very nice example of cause-and-effect, the Poconos are considering amping up their dog-friendly offerings in the wake of a FIDO Friendly report listing the Poconos as a top dog-friendly destination for fall foliage visitors.
We’ve run out of East Coast, so we’ll head west and catch up with the Take Paws team, who wrote two great reports about their time in Sioux Falls, SD and the Badlands, and about their visit to the (dog-friendly!) Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. While we’re in the neighborhood (well, you know, west of the Mississippi), check out Dogster’s post about a vacation getaway in the Sierra Nevada, at Shinneyboo Creek Cabin Resort.
Speaking of dog-friendly places to stay, The Thing About Daisies posted a useful review of two pet-friendly hotels in the Southeast: Aloft in Birmingham, AL and the Hotel Indigo in Athens, GA.
And that leads, of course, into dog-friendly places to eat — including some great-sounding choices in Atlanta, GA and environs (overview posted by GA Voice) and an Italian restaurant called Broken English in Brooklyn, NY (review from A Brooklyn Dog’s Life). Meanwhile, San Antonio, TX has launched “a pilot program that would allow San Antonio restaurants to become more pet friendly as long as they apply for a permit and follow certain guidelines and regulations.” Restaurant owners may apply for a variance that would allow them legally to welcome dogs on outdoor patios that can be accessed from outside (not through the restaurant). Vero Beach, FL is pondering a similar ordinance, up for a vote later in August.
And that leads smoothly into a post from Will My Dog Hate Me? about the resistance travelers with pets are meeting from people who would prefer limitations on dog travel. Author Edie Jarolim makes some interesting points about pet travel, including the observation that there will always be a group that opposes the idea, even in the absence of supporting data.
On a lighter note, take a look at this alarming post from Maggie in Venice about the dark side of pet travel: Doggy panhandlers, roaming the streets of Venice and demanding handouts.
I’ll finish up with a delightfully miscellaneous pair of links — check out this post from Lucy’s Human about Lucy’s afternoon on the back of a quad (ATV) with her humans (Lucy and companions are based in Western Pennsylvania), and a spicy review from Catladyland of Hammacher Schlemmer’s new pet high chair.