A couple of days ago I wrote a post about how Alaska Airlines has changed its pet travel policy to require a health certificate for travelers with in-cabin pets. That was newsworthy because for the past several years, no major U.S. airline other than Hawaiian had that policy. Health certificates are, and (essentially) always have been, required for crated pets traveling as baggage/cargo, but for in-cabin pets they were a thing of the past — so much so that there was … Read more
Posts tagged ‘daycare’
In an earlier post, I reviewed PetMD Finder, an iPhone application that lists the nearest veterinarians, daycare centers, dog parks, dog sitters, dog walkers, groomers, and pet-friendly hotels (or you can provide a zip code for the location you’re interested in). Pretty ambitious, I thought, but that was before I dug into petcentric places, a Purina iPhone app which tells you about all that plus animal shelters, dog-friendly beaches, amusement parks and campgrounds, and dog-oriented events.
Now that’s ambitious. As yet, the … Read more
A while ago I wrote about an iPhone application called Off Leash that helps you locate nearby off-leash dog parks. Since then, I’ve added a couple more dog-related apps to my iPhone, including PetMD Finder. Despite the name, the app is not just focused on veterinarians. It also provides lists of daycare centers, dog parks, dog sitters, dog walkers, groomers, and pet-friendly hotels. It searches for relevant results using either your current location or a zip code you type in.
On … Read more
I just love this book! Canine Washington (by Cheryl S. Smith) is full of useful information about “where to play and stay with your dog” in Washington state, and it’s beautifully-organized. Each geographical location is clearly divided into helpful categories: dog parks, hikes and dog-tolerant parks, dog-friendly activities, dog-tolerant hotels and campgrounds, pet stores, doggy daycare and grooming, vets and emergency care, and shelters. In a complicated area, like Seattle, the parks and services are grouped by neighborhood.
It was published in 2005, so it’s … Read more