Another small but choice collection of links this week (well, month, but who’s counting?) — starting with a hoot of a link from reader Chelsea, who rightly thought that I’d be enchanted by an article from the Austrian Times about a hotel offering city dogs “training courses in country life,” including “how to use a chairlift and how to avoid trouble with cows.”
Speaking of hazards, The Bark posted a useful article about the risks to dogs of foxtail grasses, and … Read more
This week it’s nearly entirely about places to go with your dog, with two exceptions: The first is a useful post from Wildfowl Magazine about traveling with hunting dogs. Given how hard they work, and how wet they get, hunting dogs have special needs that I know nothing about. I appreciate the practical details, and the view into a different world of dog travel.
The second is a welcome announcement from Edie Jarolim, of Will My Dog Hate Me?, that she … Read more
This week’s links are a real grab-bag — all over the map, and lots of different topics, but all fun. Here we go:
Pet Airways brings us not only pet-only flights (now also to Omaha, Atlanta and Phoenix) but also write-ups of pet-friendly activities in areas served by the airline. This one, by guest author Arden Moore, describes a variety of great dog-friendly activities and places in Ventura County, CA.
Farther north on the California Coast, Bay Area Hiker has posted a … Read more
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) operates a commuter rail service connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs with Alexandria and Washington, D.C. The Manasses Line starts at Broad Run and Manassas; the Fredericksburg Line starts at Fredericksburg and comes into town by way of Quantico. VRE’s pet policy allows small dogs in carriers onboard: “Only small pets are allowed, and only if carried in closed containers. Trained guide and service animals assisting persons with disabilities are permitted at all times.”
For other posts … Read more
The Kimpton Hotel Group has 54 properties in 16 states, and they’re all pet-friendly. We’ve stayed in a handful, in Boston, Seattle and Portland, and each has been a delight. They’re typically small- to medium-sized boutique hotels, each with a distinctive decor and an excellent attitude towards pets.
For starters, Kimpton hotels don’t charge a fee or require a deposit for visiting pets, and there is no limit on how much your pet can weigh. Each member hotel puts together its own … Read more