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Posts tagged ‘rules’

Photo Friday: Emma, Bailey, and Nina at Yosemite Falls

If you’ve “liked” Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, chances are you’ve seen these three Cavaliers before — reader Priscilla has posted photos of the trio from many of their road trips together (most recently, I think, from the entrance to Canada’s Waterton Glacier International Peace Park). Here are Emma, Bailey, and Nina, artistically arranged in front of Yosemite Falls:

Every picture I’ve seen of these pups has been equally perfect — Priscilla tells me her secret is treats, but I think  … Read more

Reader’s report: Requirements for taking an in-cabin dog to the Philippines

Back in July, I got a message from reader HippoFoxy Pomeranian (a nom de plume for two Pomeranians and their mom), saying they were planning a trip to the Philippines, and could I help them figure out the import requirements for in-cabin dogs. Well, I didn’t. I thought I did — I pointed them to the USDA/APHIS site (normally the best resource for current international rules and regs) and its link to the Philippines — but I didn’t click all the  … Read more

Bringing a pet into the United States: A reader’s research

Last week I posted a report by reader Marianne about her return to the U.S. from Ireland with her Miniature Poodle. I referenced a post I’d written in October 2010 about the hoops you need to jump through to import a pet. This weekend, I returned to my in-box and found a gem of a message on the same topic, from reader Susan — she’s a lawyer, bless her, so when she’s confronted with a collection of odd federal and  … Read more

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park: On-leash, off-leash, dog beach

Before the memory dims too much, I want to tell you about our morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Designed by the same landscape architects responsible for Central Park, Prospect Park occupies a huge, 585-acre chunk of Brooklyn (Central Park, if you’re wondering, is 843 acres). When we went there, midmorning during the week, it was uncrowded and tranquil. Chloe, who loves Central Park, was in heaven here.

A view of (part of) the Long Meadow — a 5-minute walk from  … Read more

Breaking the rules: Sneaking your dog into forbidden territory in a “stealth” bag

Yesterday I wrote a review of the Fundle Ultimate Pet Carrier, and mentioned that I’d been asked by a reader to evaluate it as a potential “stealth” bag for her Cavalier puppy. One of my more dedicated readers objected to the word “stealth,” commenting that the “tag implies you are using the bag to take your dog where it is prohibited. Doing so, and getting caught, may further hold back people and places from adopting a pet friendly attitude.”

If you  … Read more

Taking a dog to Hawaii: Reduce quarantine time to a few hours

Photo by dno1967

Friends of ours have a house in Maui and have kindly offered it to us as a vacation getaway. Fantastic! I thought, but how sad I’d be to leave Chloe behind. If we brought her with us, how sad to leave her in quarantine for the first five days of our visit (though it would be an excellent excuse to schedule a really long getaway). Our friends pointed out, however, that Hawaii’s new-ish (since 2003) quarantine program  … Read more