This week’s places-to-go clicks include a couple of posts about dog-friendly beaches (Global Animal provided their picks for the top 10 beaches around the U.S., while MyNorth.com focused on the dog-friendly beaches of Northern Michigan) and, from north of the border, several dog-friendly restaurant patios in Toronto. Two California links also caught my eye — Sonoma Pets has a list of Sonoma County restaurants that welcome dogs to their outdoor dining areas, with a shout-out to a couple of local dog-friendly wineries, and dogtipper.com outlined some fun (and tasty) options for folks visiting the central California coast with a dog.
Useful how-to clicks this week include a practical and helpful article from Carol and David of AnimalTourism.com about taking their two dogs — a combined 60 lbs. of lively, fun-loving Beagles — on a variety of modes of NYC-area transportation, including taxis, the subway, LIRR, and the Fire Island ferry. Meanwhile, Christie Keith wrote an excellent article for the San Francisco Chronicle about her recent cross-country road trip with her two dogs, focusing on the challenges of traveling with an older dog (Kyrie, her Borzoi, is 12 years old). And speaking of health issues, Travels with My Dog‘s Helen Asquine Fazio published a list of items she recommends for a traveling dog first aid kit — it’s a nice addition to her earlier post about travel first aid for dogs, which I praised to the skies about a year and a half ago (where — where — does the time go?).