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Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

This week’s Chloe’s Clicks starts with a time-sensitive link: The second-ever Surf City Surf Dog competition is scheduled for next weekend at California’s Huntington Beach. Even if you don’t plan to attend, check out the photo from last year’s competition!

Speaking of Orange County, the O.C. Register reports that a Lake Forest restaurateur with an unusual idea — a café that not only allows dogs to join diners at an outdoor patio but also provides a doggy play area for them — is having trouble convincing neighbors and the city planning commission to approve the play area.

In the same part of the world, San Diego’s Dog Beach (Ocean Beach) is one of the dog-friendly beaches featured in the current issue of Coastal Living — the others are sprinkled around the country, in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Oregon.

Another list you should know about is‘s list of the top ten dog-friendly restaurants in the U.S. The presentation is annoying, but click around the pictures and see if any of the featured places is near you — the collection includes restaurants in Phoenix, Berwyn (IL), Normandy Beach (NJ), Chattanooga, Mount Pleasant (SC), Stowe (VT), New York City, Atlanta, Lansing (MI), as well as the various California branches of the Lazy Dog Cafe (including, yes, Orange County).

The California link is a little tenuous on this one, but it’s there if you look closely: Actress Minka Kelly made the news this week when, boarding a flight from New York to L.A. (see? there’s the link), she was told by a flight attendant that Chewie, her cockapoo, could not travel with her in her First Class seat. The details are a little unclear — she was on a Delta flight, and Delta generally allows up to two pets in a First Class cabin, but perhaps this particular plane didn’t have sufficient under-seat room for an in-cabin pet. A solution was found — style points to her seat mate — but Kelly would have earned style points of her own if she’d stayed in the Coach seat for the entire flight.

Enough of California! Here’s an excellent link, with no hint of California about it, from Preston Walkies, about a week’s getaway near Looe, in Cornwall. The author and his dog shared a vacation that included excellent experiences at the Cabins at Deerpark (with “woodland walks quite literally on the doorstep”), the dog-friendly Perranporth beach, and Pelynt’s Jubilee Inn (“the food was fantastic”).

I’ll leave you with a link to a photo from Munich Daily Photo — I love the anticipation of the Frenchie waiting for his owner to emerge from the shop, but I love even more the dog parking sign just above him. Check it out!