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Posts tagged ‘Massachusetts’

East Coast luxury: Four “mansion hotels” that allow pet dogs

Back in January, this article from CNN (“8 elegant U.S. mansion hotels“) caught my eye — or, more accurately, the combination of the headline and the photo of Newport’s gorgeous Chanler Hotel caught my eye. Surely some of those beauties must be pet-friendly, I thought, and this weekend I finally made the time to find out.

It turns out that five of the eight featured hotels do allow pet dogs to join their owners. The  … Read more

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

I am writing this week’s Chloe’s Clicks on an Amtrak train heading north from New York City — which means, alas, that I don’t have Chloe with me. When, oh, when, will Amtrak decide to re-allow pet dogs on board — at least small ones in carriers, at least on short trips??

And now to the reason you started reading this post, starting with the most serious pet travel link and getting goofier from there. USA Today posted a useful summary  … Read more

Photo Friday: Chloe and the lacrosse game

On a gorgeous day like today, it’s hard to remember that two weeks ago, Chloe and I were huddled up together on the sidelines of a lacrosse game in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Yep, that’s her on my lap — the game field prohibited pet dogs, but I reasoned that in the open air, silent in her stealth bag, Chloe couldn’t possibly irritate or injure anyone else. Plus, she was warm, and you can tell by the way I’m clutching that mug  … Read more

Dog jaunts: Dogs are welcome at many of Massachusetts’ Trustees of Reservations properties

From the ocean to the woods — last week, visiting my friend Deb, Chloe played on a beach at Woods Hole, MA, and took two long, beautiful walks in the woods. In this post, I want to tell you about the walks, and point you to a great resource for finding other places to visit with your dog.

The Trustees of Reservations manages over 100 properties across Massachusetts, and we visited two of them: Whitney and Thayer Woods (locally known as  … Read more

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

Just a few links to share with you this week, which is a good thing, because there’s hardly any week left! Slipping in under the wire are a couple of dog-friendly beaches: Gracie’s Bark posted some wonderful pictures of Gracie and her Golden Retriever friend Cali playing at Crane Beach, near Ipswich, MA on the South Coast; and Dugs ‘n’ Pubs highlighted a dog-friendly beach (and a nearby dog-friendly pub) in Gullane, Scotland (about a half hour east of Edinburgh,  … Read more

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

Egads! I’m barely squeaking this in before the weekend ends! Let’s start with a fine idea from the folks at Raleigh Pop, who have found a way to make the summer concerts in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park dog-friendly. Good thinking, ladies!

Also in the “good thinking” category? The Hiway Dog program, created by Wisconsin resident Mary Gensen and promising to become a nationwide phenomenon. The idea is that dog-friendly businesses located along highways will post the Hiway Dog symbol on their highway  … Read more

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

Let’s start this week — why not? — in Massachusetts. Fido Loves posted an enthusiastic report about the dog-friendly beaches at Brant Rock (southeast of Boston, near Duxbury), and the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem proved it’s dog-friendly with pix of a visiting pair of Schipperkes.

Heading south, ClubPlanet described the five best pet-friendly bars in New York City — how helpful that would have been two weeks ago, when Chloe and I could both have used a drink or three —  … Read more