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

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a link to a Peter Greenberg Worldwide video about borrowing a dog when you’re traveling, if you can’t bring your own with you. This week, the author of Adventure: Your Travel Blog mentioned borrowing the Chateau Lake Louise’s resident Lab (named Sonny) for a walk during a recent visit to the Canadian Rockies.

From Canada’s Vancouver Island, Doggy Bytes‘ Jim McBean wrote a delightful guest post for GoPetFriendly about the off-leash dog park at Victoria’s Dallas Road. The pictures, especially the one of a grinning Sweety, are irresistible.

One more Canada link for you: This week I discovered the Dogs in Canada blog (called Dog’s Blog), by way of a post about a pet discovery center in Toronto. The center hosts exhibits, classes and competitions — all free — as well as the dog-friendly Williams Coffee Pub (“the only restaurant in Toronto where you’re legally allowed to sit and have a meal with your dog”). Check out the PawsWay center, but also take a look at the blog, which is full of great info.

If you’re interested in something a little warmer, here’s a post about Huntington Beach’s dog-friendly Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, located close to the Huntington Dog Beach (see Dog Jaunt 11/28/09 Chloe’s Clicks for more info about the beach).

And here’s one from across the country, about the reopening of Tampa Bay’s beloved Belleair Beach Causeway off-leash dog-friendly beach.

You want warm, you say, but make it inland, for heaven’s sake! Here’s the answer, from Will My Dog Hate Me: A wonderful tour of Tucson — a dog-friendly response to the New York Times‘ recent “36 Hours in Tucson” article. And it’s only Part 1! Stand by for Part 2.

Warmer than all of these choices, though, is Costa Rica. I haven’t traveled there with Chloe yet, so I was pleased to come across this how-to article from Tico Times Directory Blog. As always, you’ll want to do more research — including contacting the Embassy of Costa Rica regarding traveling with a pet — but it looks like a promising place to start.

And here’s another useful how-to article, this time about negotiating pet clauses in timeshares. Its purpose, of course, is to encourage you to hire the timeshare transfer company which posted it, but it raises some good points.