This week’s Chloe’s Clicks comes to you from sunny Florida — to be precise, from inside, looking out at sunny Florida, which is not only sunny but also freaking hot. Note to self: Dream house must have floor-to-ceiling windows, purely for Chloe’s sake.
Doggy TV: At any moment, there could be a squirrel. In between those moments, there are lizards.
It’s a small, but choice, collection of links this week, and they’re mostly about food. Atlanta now has an ice … Read more
I hadn’t been back to New Haven since I graduated twenty-five years ago, so I wasn’t surprised to learn that there was a new (ish — it opened in 2008) place in town to check out. What did surprise me was that it was one of only two attractive dog-friendly choices downtown, the other being the Omni Hotel (which is a bit too corporate-glam for me). Happily, The Study at Yale is a sweetheart of a hotel, and I can … Read more
This post was inspired by an article in the November 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, entitled “Americana Resorts: Revisiting America’s historic grand hotels.” They’re pricey — oh, heavens, yes — but they’re fabulous, and many of them open their doors to pets (generally small ones, but The Point, The Broadmoor and the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa have no weight maximums, and The Grove Park Inn and The Stanley Hotel welcome fairly big dogs). Here’s the list:
The Point (Saranac Lake, … Read more
About a year and a half ago I wrote a quick post on how to navigate around HomeAway and VRBO to find pet-friendly vacation homes. It turns out that I should also have included FlipKey, their competitor (owned by TripAdvisor). Because I have Burgundy on my mind (and why not? gorgeousness and great food plus wine equals happy, in my book), I searched for properties there, and while I’m tempted by the 30-room pet-friendly château (call for price) just south … Read more
You may have noticed that the blog has been quiet for a while (and that I’ve admitted defeat and titled this Chloe’s Clicks “recent” rather than “this week’s”). I have a good reason — a very good reason indeed — and I’ll announce it as soon as possible. In the meantime, forgive me. I’ll get back in gear on the blog — and don’t miss the news and chat on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page.
The troubles at Pet Airways made the … Read more
Jane is a long-time friend of Dog Jaunt — she won a giveaway last year, and Emma, her Norfolk Terrier, was featured in a Photo Friday earlier this year. This summer, the family vacationed in New Hampshire and Maine, and Jane sent pictures and a report, which begins in “the heart of the White Mountains,” in Jackson, NH:
We stayed at the Christmas Farm Inn and they were very dog friendly. Emma was not allowed in the main inn, but we … Read more
Photo of McVay Rock park by OCVA
Here’s a link that should have been in yesterday’s Chloe’s Clicks: The Oregon Parks & Recreation Department’s post (“Let your dog sniff where lilies thrived“) about the new off-leash dog area at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, a park on the Oregon coast halfway between Brookings and the California border. I’m glad, now, that I forgot it, because it’s worth a post of its own. The OPRD makes it blessedly easy for … Read more
I just re-read Swiss Family Robinson, and although this time I jeered a bit at the endless bounty of Happy Island, and the unfailing competence and amiability of the Robinsons, I still loved reading about the treehouse they build in Chapter 11:
By degrees, our dwelling began to assume a distinct form; the sailcloth was raised over the high branches, forming a roof…. The immense trunk protected the back of our apartment, and the front was open to admit … Read more
Although it’s possible to find several attractive dog-friendly Las Vegas hotels close to The Strip, until now the only dog-friendly hotel on The Strip was the Four Seasons. Mandalay Bay’s THEhotel has changed that, however, with an announcement that it too will accept dogs as guests (when I called, the customer service rep told me that the designated rooms are in the “800 wing of the 22nd floor”).
The new THEhotel pet policy allows up to two pets (with a combined weight … Read more
Last September I told you about Bed & Breakfast Inns Online, a database of B&Bs in the U.S. that you can search for pet-friendly properties. Since then, I’ve come across three other sites you should know about:
California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (www.cabbi.com) — This site focuses (surprise!) on B&Bs in California. To identify dog-friendly inns, click on “Advanced Search” in the orange square. Select the region you’re interested in (and the city, if you have one in mind) … Read more