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Dog-friendly luxury: Kimpton Hotels

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

Dog-friendly luxury: Loews hotels

Loews Hotels & Resorts has fifteen properties sprinkled around the U.S. and two in Canada (Montreal and Quebec City). You’ll spend some money (in the $200-500 range per night), but you’ll be happy — the properties get consistently good ratings on TripAdvisor. And your dog will be happy too, because all of the Loews properties are dog-friendly:

All pets receive their own gifts including a pet tag, bowl and a special treat to start their vacation. Owners receive a  … Read more

Traveling by Atlanta public transit with a small dog

Photo by Steve Hardy

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) operates buses and rapid transit trains in Atlanta and Fulton County, with additional service in DeKalb and Cobb counties. There is a MARTA train station at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), in Clayton County. MARTA’s pet policy [PDF] states that “small pets confined to rigid pet carriers with locks or latches” are allowed on board.

Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) operates buses in Cherokee County, and provides commuter service to  … Read more

Travel book review: The City Dog series

There are ten of these guidebooks currently available new on Amazon, covering the following areas: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. There is also an additional volume called City Dog: Hotels & Resorts for You and Your Dog.

So far, I only own the one for NYC (2005 edition), and I used it fairly heavily during a recent visit to friends in Greenwich Village. The things I liked most about it were its  … Read more