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Posts tagged ‘Bay Area’

Tomales Bay, CA dog-friendly hotel and restaurant: Nick’s Cove

I was contacted by the folks at Nick’s Cove, asking if Chloe and I would like to visit and let Dog Jaunt readers know what we thought of the experience. I instantly said yes, but I felt a bit of a fraud, since Nick’s Cove has long been on my list of places to check out. Then again, it might have taken me awhile to get there: We have generous friends who live nearby, and chances are we would have continued to  … Read more

Fort Funston: San Francisco off-leash dog park

San Francisco has such great dog parks. I’ve heard joyous reports about Crissy Field (leashed or voice control dog walking allowed “excluding the Wildlife Protection Area at the west end of Crissy field beach where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1”); we loved the Bernal Heights dog park; and today we were struck dumb by Fort Funston.

Chloe on the dunes above the beach (seen over her right ear). She loves sand, and shortly  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

This collection of dog travel links is all about destinations, starting with — why not? — the San Francisco Bay Area. Reader Joan pointed me to Dining with Sophie, a site she found useful when she was visiting S.F. recently with her two dogs. Check out its listings of dog-friendly shops and “restaurants that have outdoor seating areas where pets are welcome.”

Dropping south, the Los Angeles Times posted a list of TripAdvisor‘s top-rated pet-friendly properties in the U.S., including B&Bs  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

Time for another mighty Chloe’s Clicks — mighty overdue, in fact, which wouldn’t normally be a big problem except that the first link is a lovely collection of suggestions from Have Dog Blog Will Travel for…dog-friendly spring breaks. However, there is absolutely nothing stopping you and your dog from taking another vacation in the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Colorado, Utah, or Wisconsin. The Go Pet Friendly Winnebago has left Austin — and while it rolled along the Natchez Trace  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

This episode of Chloe’s Clicks is long overdue, but I think that just makes it tastier, like giving the lemons more time to infuse the grain alcohol. The oldest link is from Huffington Post, and points you to five dog-friendly hiking trails in and around Los Angeles. Also from Huff Post? A post about three dog-friendly hotels in Portland, OR — I’d add to the list the Heathman Hotel, our favorite, and the funky Ace Hotel.

In the Bay Area, the  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s (and last week’s too!) best dog travel links

I have such a backlog of dog travel links for you (two weeks’ worth, plus a little!) that the only thing to do is tell you about them in the order they reached me — starting with the wonderful Maggie in Venice, mentioned in previous Chloe’s Clicks. The Imbodens have returned to Venice with Maggie, their Bearded Collie, and their recent posts include a view of their new home, a post about the logistics of flying with Maggie from New  … Read more

Winner of the Outward Hound “Roll Along Pet Carrier” giveaway

Thanks so much to everyone who entered Dog Jaunt’s giveaway for an Outward Hound Roll Along Pet Carrier, and thank you to The Kyjen Company for sponsoring it!

Photo by The Kyjen Company

The randomly-selected winner is Bruin, who recommends the Redwood Valley Railway in Berkeley, CA. Here’s why:

At Tilden Park in Berkeley, dogs on leash are allowed to ride the Redwood Valley Railroad for free! My Ruby loved it so much, we had to go twice. 🙂

I lived  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

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

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

Bringing a dog to Hawaii is not easy, but if you’re up for negotiating the quarantine rules (or, of course, if you’re a local dog-owner), take a look at this Star Bulletin article about dog-friendly Oahu.

Our friends at Petswelcome.com are also seeking out warm places, and this week posted two articles that caught my eye. The first is about dog-friendly places and activities in Charleston, SC — a city I’ve long wanted to visit — and the second is a  … Read more

Traveling by car-share (Zipcar etc.) with a dog

Zipcar operates a membership-based car-sharing service in over fifty cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Though the company makes mistakes (hello? pulled out of L.A.??), the car-sharing concept is terrific. Zipcar originally banned pets from its cars, but its current pet policy is sensible:

We understand that Fido and Tigger need to go to the vet on occasion. Pets are only allowed into Zipcars in locked pet carriers and members are responsible for the removal of any residual  … Read more