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Posts tagged ‘water taxi’

Leap Frog Water Taxi: Dog-friendly link between Bellingham and the San Juan Islands

I saw some tweets about a new water taxi service between Bellingham, WA and the San Juan Islands, so I called and spoke with owner Bill McGown, who told me that pet dogs are welcome on board, for no additional fee. If you think they’ll be uneasy on a boat, a carrier might be a good idea, but it’s not required. There’s a patch of carpet in the cabin for them to lie down on (or hook their toenails into,  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s (and last week’s too!) best dog travel links

I have such a backlog of dog travel links for you (two weeks’ worth, plus a little!) that the only thing to do is tell you about them in the order they reached me — starting with the wonderful Maggie in Venice, mentioned in previous Chloe’s Clicks. The Imbodens have returned to Venice with Maggie, their Bearded Collie, and their recent posts include a view of their new home, a post about the logistics of flying with Maggie from New  … Read more

Charleston, SC public transit: No pet dogs allowed

Photo by rjones0856

Charleston, South Carolina is a lovely, historic place to visit — but you won’t be using public transportation to get around, because CARTA (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) does not allow pet dogs on its buses, even in carriers.

Independent providers offer tours of the historic area, and organize trips to Fort Sumter and historic plantations outside the city, but most are not pet-friendly (including the ubiquitous Gray Line tour buses). One shining exception is “Doin’ The Charleston”  … Read more

Traveling by Chicago public transit with a small dog

Photo by Arnold Gatilao

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has three main pieces: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates an elevated and subway rail system (the “L,” or “El”) and a bus system in Chicago and nearby suburbs; Metra operates a commuter rail service between Chicago and northeastern Illinois; and PACE operates a suburban bus system.

The CTA allows small dogs in carriers on the El and on CTA buses, with the following provisos: the carrier must be small enough to  … Read more

Traveling by Seattle public transit with a small dog

Photo by City of Seattle

King County Metro Transit has a long list of transportation services, but the ones you’re most likely to use are Seattle’s buses and the King County Water Taxi. Metro’s pet policy for its buses is as follows:

All dogs that are not service animals must be on leash.

Dogs are not allowed to occupy seats; they must remain either on the floor or sit on their owners lap.

Small dogs who remain  … Read more