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

Last week I told you about, a site that hooks you up with pet-friendly places to stay in the U.K., and this week I learned about another feature of the site: When you click on “Pet Friendly Accommodation” in the menu bar, you bring up not only a map but also a “featured accommodation” button. Right now, the featured property is the gloriously luxurious Milestone Hotel in London — you really have to read the post, because if I listed all the pet-friendly amenities this hotel offers, I’d have no room to tell you about other links.

While we’re on the topic of pet-friendly hotels, check out this General Weblog post about pet-friendly hotels in Birmingham, England, and this post about Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Fort Wilderness, located a short bus- or boat-ride away from Orlando’s Magic Kingdom, is the only pet-friendly resort on Disney World property — learn more about how to stay there with your dog from this AllEars.Net fact sheet.

Jill Lane, author of the fun Travelin’ Jack’s Dog Blog, just published an article in Around 505 magazine about pet-friendly parks, walks, hotels and restaurants in the 505 area code (northwest and central New Mexico). Grab a copy of the magazine if you can — if not, take a look at this screen shot of a page from the article, featured on the website of one of the hotels Lane and Jack mention. It’s only part of the article, but its suggestions for the towns of Chama and Truth or Consequences sound really delightful.

One last hotel link: The Informed Traveler reports that the pet-friendly Kimpton Hotel group has just opened a new (and eco-friendly) hotel in downtown Chicago called the Hotel Palomar.

Here’s a dog blog I just learned about: Frankie the Law Dog discusses a range of topics, but I’ve particularly enjoyed author Suzanne Bechard’s travel tips and city guides. Scroll down until you see the “Categories” section in the side bar and click on “Traveling with Dogs.”

On the lighter side of dog travel, check out this Fit as Fido post about dog-powered scooters (imagine Chloe’s dismay! but owners of big dogs, like my friend Jim McBean of Doggy Bytes, love the idea). PC World reported that FujiFilm’s new Finepix Z700 camera “features a face-detection function that can recognize canine and feline faces, and it can snap a picture automatically when they look towards the camera lens.” Animal face recognition is a tricky problem, it turns out, and it’s not clear that FujiFilm has solved it…. I’ll leave you with a link from NileGuide about the clever stray dogs of Moscow, who have learned to negotiate the Moscow subway system (though they’re still a bit stumped by escalators).