This week’s collection of dog travel links begins with a post from petswelcome.com describing favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Charlotte (North Carolina), San Francisco, New York City, and Austin (Texas).
Thinking of winter getaways? Fido’s City Guide has suggestions for a cozy visit to the Oregon coast, staying at Canon Beach and shopping in Seaside, and A Brooklyn Dog’s Life visited the dog-friendly Emerson Resort & Spa in the Hudson Valley, about three hours from NYC. If you’re looking for warm, darn it, not “cozy,” check out Sedona, Arizona’s El Portal Hotel — you have to love a place that makes an effort to publicize its dog-friendly features, and doesn’t charge a pet fee.
Speaking of hotels, Dog Eared posted a charming story — with heaps of pictures — about a night poodles Mollie Jo and Bobo spent at a local dog-friendly hotel during a serious winter storm.
I’ll leave you with another post from Fido’s City Guide about the Lexi Dog Boutique and Social Club in Portland, Oregon — who knew that there were places like this? Services include “Assisted Swim,” where your dog is in the pool with a therapist (the article describes a swim lesson), and “Self Swim,” where you and your dog may swim recreationally together. If I lived in Portland, I’d be there in a shot — Chloe’s swum once, with no pleasure at all, but I’d like for her to be comfortable in the water.