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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

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Arlington, VA

Here’s a fun one, sent in by reader Jessica — no picture for me to admire or revile, just straightforward text:

After all, who’s picking up whose poop? Yep, we know who’s really in charge….

Thanks, Jessica! I’m adding this post to Dog Jaunt’s scoop law sign collection — to see others, click on the “scoop law” tag below this post, or type “scoop law” in the search box.

Pet relief area at Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

I arrived in Norfolk, Virginia (en route to Colonial Williamsburg) feeling like I had a handle on the situation: One resource (notes from a telephone call a couple of years ago) told me that the ORF pet relief area is on the extreme right side of the departures building, as you look at it, and is marked with a sign; and another resource (Southwest Airlines’ collection of airport info) told me that “There is a dirt area near crosswalk A on  … Read more

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

This week it’s nearly entirely about places to go with your dog, with two exceptions: The first is a useful post from Wildfowl Magazine about traveling with hunting dogs. Given how hard they work, and how wet they get, hunting dogs have special needs that I know nothing about. I appreciate the practical details, and the view into a different world of dog travel.

The second is a welcome announcement from Edie Jarolim, of Will My Dog Hate Me?, that she  … Read more

Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Deb, my beloved college roommate and a loyal Dog Jaunt reader, arrived at the Richmond International Airport recently and sent the following information about the pet relief area there: “It’s located right outside the terminal, in front of the parking garage. All grass, with benches and a poop bag dispenser, trash receptacle. Bordered by walls and fencing. Very sunny, no shade, but looked really clean and well-tended.”

I asked her to describe how a traveler with a dog would  … Read more

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

This week’s collection of dog travel links is a very mixed bag — sure, there are a couple of straightforward pieces, like a useful list from petswelcome.com of dog parks in the Richmond, VA area, and a post from the Take Paws team about their excellent day with their dogs in Avila Beach, CA. But then things get  more off the wall, starting, innocently enough, with the Take Paws gang, who wrote about walking across the Golden Gate bridge together  … Read more

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

Is it just me, or are you also noticing that there are more pet travel news stories each week? This week’s Chloe’s Clicks promises to be epic.

Let’s start with interesting places to visit. The Thunderbird Inn, which welcomes dogs as guests, covered itself in glory this week by putting together a video highlighting dog-friendly things to do in Savannah, GA. Love the idea, love the dogs in the horse-drawn carriages! Heading up the coast, clever publicists for Virginia wine-makers make  … Read more

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

I can’t think of a good way to organize this week’s batch of links, so I’ll plunge in willy-nilly. Let’s start in Monterey, CA, purely because I got married there (at the Aquarium, which is not pet-friendly). Petswelcome.com posted an overview of things to do and places to eat in Monterey, including a dog-friendly whale watch cruise. Pugs and Lilacs reports that not too far away, in Palo Alto, dogs are welcome at the new branch of Books, Inc., located  … Read more