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Posts tagged ‘D.C.’

Photo Friday: Walking the National Mall (Washington, D.C.)

Today’s photo was sent to me by Heather Kalinowski, an animal lover who is owned by two dogs – a Spaniel mix named Jackson and an Italian Greyhound named Ava. While she has traveled all over the country, she has settled in Seattle, where she is the internet journalist at Trupanion, a pet insurance company.

The National Mall is an enormous open space in the middle of Washington, D.C., stretching from the U.S. Capitol at one end to the Lincoln Memorial at  … Read more

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 Washington D.C. public transit with a small dog

Photo by David Paul Ohmer

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) pet policy for the Metro and for D.C. area buses is as follows:

The only animals that are permitted on Metrorail are service animals that assist people with disabilities. Pets are not permitted to ride Metrobus or Metrorail. However, a pet can be transported on Metrorail and Metrobus in a secure container as long as there is no possibility that the pet can get free.

My spirits took a  … Read more