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Posts tagged ‘Fort Lauderdale’

Tri-Rail (and Metrorail) pet policy: Small dogs in carriers allowed onboard

Tri-Rail is a 71-mile commuter railway on the east side of Florida, connecting West Palm Beach and Miami by way of Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and other communities (now operated by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the Tri-Rail trains run on tracks once owned and operated by CSX — the line was formerly CSX’s Miami Subdivision). A convenience for residents, Tri-Rail is also a useful option for visitors with small pets, particularly since it links up with Metrorail  … Read more

Reader’s report: Ft. Lauderdale and Sarasota with Molly the Papillon

Reader Jen kindly wrote to tell me about her Thanksgiving trip to Florida with Molly, her 5-lb. Papillon:

“We traveled around the state to visit family on both sides of the state. While we were in Sarasota, we stayed at Sara Sea on Siesta Key, a Tropical Beach Resorts property. They charge a $50 pet fee. They also have rules about where you can walk your dog around the property, but overall they were very dog-friendly. It was just  … Read more

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

I’m playing favorites this week — because I can — and starting with a gem of a post from YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com about snowshoeing with a small dog — it’s the first in a promised series, and I’m eager to see the rest. Speaking of embracing the wintry outdoors, here’s a post from petswelcome.com about dog-friendly hiking trails in Canada, specifically, Grand Prairie (Alberta), Ottowa, Toronto, and Brandon and Carberry (Manitoba).

If, instead, your plan is to dodge the wintry and seek out  … Read more

New route for Pet Airways: Ft. Lauderdale

Happy news for Florida pet owners! Pet Airways has just announced that they’re adding Ft. Lauderdale to their roster of cities (see Dog Jaunt’s earlier post for an overview of the airline and the other airports it serves). The airline will use the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), not Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL). As of today, fares between New York and Ft. Lauderdale are $249 (and up) each way.

Top ten off-leash dog parks in the U.S.?

Petside.com just published a list of the top ten off-leash dog parks in the U.S. The only information I have about their survey is their statement that “Petside looked at the size of the dog park, amenities and activities offered, hours of operation and the cost of entry,” but I point you to the list as a resource.

Petside.com is affiliated with Proctor & Gamble, a Cincinnati-based company, so maybe that’s why so many of their top 10 parks are in  … Read more