This week’s Chloe’s Clicks takes you all over the U.S. — in a desperate attempt to impose order on chaos, I’ll move from west to east across the country.
Posts tagged ‘Chicago’
Last week I told you about maps4pets.com, a site that hooks you up with pet-friendly places to stay in the U.K., and this week I learned about another feature of the site: When you click on “Pet Friendly Accommodation” in the menu bar, you bring up not only a map but also a “featured accommodation” button.… Read the rest
Dog Jaunt recently gave away three great Outward Hound pet carriers in giveaways that asked entrants to tell me about their favorite dog-friendly place. I loved the winners’ recommendations, but I also loved the suggestions that other entrants posted. It would be a shame to let them go to waste, so here are the ones that grabbed me, in no order at all:
“Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina [Berkeley, CA] has got to be the best dog park ever.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
It was a rainy, windy day today in Chicago, but Chloe needed a walk, so off we went to the park at Promontory Point — and had a great time. It’s easy to get to, has plenty of lawns and stunning lake views (city views too, just not today), and is well-equipped with trash cans and water fountains — including the charming 1939 David Wallach Memorial Fountain, topped with a resting bronze fawn and designed to provide drinking water for humans and animals, that greets you as you emerge from the pedestrian tunnel entrance at 55th and Lake Shore Drive.… Read the rest
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
doesn’t have any official pet relief areas [please see 8/3/12 update about ORD’s pet relief areas], but it has two large and useful patches of grass that make up for it.
Whether you arrive at Terminal 1, 2 or 3, your best bet is to exit at the baggage claim level and find the lawn surrounding the airport Hilton.… Read the rest
UrbanHound calls itself “the city dog’s ultimate survival guide,” and the site is a great resource for dogs living in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. It’s also a great resource for dogs visiting those cities — in particular, the sections on Hound Play, Hound Health and Hound Services provide lots of useful information about dog parks, swimming holes and fun things to do; 24-hour emergency vets (in Chicago and S.F.,… Read the rest
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. … Read the rest
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has three main pieces: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates an elevated and subway rail system (the “L,” or “El”) and a bus system in Chicago and nearby suburbs; Metra operates a commuter rail service between Chicago and northeastern Illinois; and PACE operates a suburban bus system.… Read the rest