My friend Jenny, whenever she sets off on a trip, kindly asks whether I have the info I need about the pet relief area for the airport she’ll be visiting — and this time, she was visiting Austin, TX. After drying my tears of gratitude, I told her that I had the information the airport provides on its site (“The dog walk is located outside the lower level, to the far, east end of the terminal past column numbered 6”). … Read more
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This week’s collection of links is largely about destinations — check out these tempting posts from the Take Paws team about Austin, TX and Prescott, AZ (yes, tempting, though I have to say that Austin is bone-headed for not allowing pet dogs on its public transit); from petswelcome.com about Victoria, B.C.; and from K.S. Brooks and Pish, guest-posting on Have Dog Blog Will Travel, about dog-friendly Arkansas.
The Kimpton Crawl team wrote rapturous posts about the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA … Read more
Great news in my in-box this morning! Pet Airways, the pets-only airline (your pet travels in a carrier in the body of the plane, not underneath, and the flight attendants bring her drinks and peanuts) (I made that last part up, but they do check on your pet every 15 minutes) has added three destinations, all in Texas, to its list of flight cities. Flights to Houston, Austin and Dallas will begin this summer to all destinations in the Pet … Read more
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 … Read more
Let’s start this week — why not? — in Massachusetts. Fido Loves posted an enthusiastic report about the dog-friendly beaches at Brant Rock (southeast of Boston, near Duxbury), and the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem proved it’s dog-friendly with pix of a visiting pair of Schipperkes.
Heading south, ClubPlanet described the five best pet-friendly bars in New York City — how helpful that would have been two weeks ago, when Chloe and I could both have used a drink or three — … Read more
I’ll start with the most time-critical link: Inspired by the legendary Burning Man event, held every year in Nevada, a Santa Cruz resident known for planning dog events is holding the first-ever Burning Dog Festival near Big Sur, CA. The event will include dog-friendly hikes and agility classes, sightseeing trips, numerous outdoor eating opportunities (including a luau!), and live music. It will take place June 11-14 at a campground just south of Big Sur, and space is limited.
While you’re thinking … Read more
Surf was up this week, and dogs were hangin’ 18 at the fifth annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition in San Diego. “The dogs are divided into weight classes and then judged on length of ride, confidence and overall ability. They have ten minutes and will be scored on their top two waves.” Heat One (for small dogs) was won by Abbie, an Australian Kelpie. Here’s a picture of a dog learning … Read more
I was reading last night about the many fun things to do in Austin, including grazing at the fabulous (and dog-friendly) Sunset Valley farmer’s market, and it reminded me to call Austin’s Capital Metro this morning to find out about their pet policy. Cap Metro operates buses, streetcars, and now a brand-new rail line in the Austin area, but two separate customer service representatives told me that only service dogs are allowed on board. [Since I first wrote this post, … Read more
Thanks so much to everyone who entered Dog Jaunt’s giveaway for an Outward Hound Sling-Go Pet Carrier, and thank you to The Kyjen Company for sponsoring it!
The randomly-selected winner was Amanda who recommended Freddie’s Place in Austin, TX. Here’s why:
Their outdoor patio isn’t just one of South Austin’s best places to enjoy a margarita on a warm evening or a bloody for brunch, but Sunday afternoon is devoted especially to dogs and … Read more
This week’s links will send you all over the country, from Georgia to San Diego, Austin to Portland. Here goes, starting with the Peach State….
RVing the East wrote about Georgia’s A.H. Stephens Historic Park, about 40 miles east of Atlanta, which includes a campground with a pet-friendly cabin, a noted Civil War museum, and Stephens’ historic home (ca. 1875), open for tours. Also in Georgia, a new dog park opened not only at Hartsfield-Jackson airport but also at the South Fulton … Read more