Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week
This week’s Chloe’s Clicks takes you all over the U.S. — in a desperate attempt to impose order on chaos, I’ll move from west to east across the country.
We start in the San Francisco Bay Area, where In Circle Pets spent a day on the Marin side of the Golden Gate bridge, at the dog-friendly Cavallo Point Lodge — a former U.S. Army post converted to a luxurious and eco-friendly destination (here’s Cavallo Point’s pet policy).
There and Back Again spent the day in Roswell, New Mexico, and was happy to find that the UFO Museum and Research Center is dog-friendly. Don’t miss the pictures in this post — the “Aliens Welcome” Arby’s alone is worth the click.
Moving north and east, KSPR.com in Springfield, Missouri reports that the city is becoming more pet-friendly: A downtown restaurant, Trolley’s Downtown Bar and Grill, now welcomes dogs on its patio. Girls Guide to the Galaxy, located in St. Louis, posted a useful article about dog-friendly parks, walks, restaurants and events in the Gateway to the West (although several of St. Louis’s dog parks are private, blogger Carlie Irwin lists the ones that visiting dogs can use).
Keep going and you land in Chicago, where Daisy, JD counts the dog-friendly Green City Market (a year-round farmer’s market) in Chicago’s Lincoln Park as one of the things she’s “happy and content about.”
Head east, and visit dog-friendly Syracuse, NY with the help of a useful post from Sharon’s AKC Yorkshire Terrier Puppies! — Sharon describes some fun walks, a nearby town, and a BBQ restaurant to check out. Our friends Rod & Amy Burkert of Take Paws were not too far away, and wrote a great post about visiting a couple of dog-friendly wineries in the Finger Lakes area. The picture of a sozzled Ty (to be honest, he was just tired) is priceless.
Leaving the grapes for the Big Apple, Pet Hotel Guru posted a quick article about dog-friendly hotels, stores and restaurants in New York. (Dogs are also allowed in Saks Fifth Avenue, should your shopping take you in that direction.) And here’s something completely different: A site that tries to list “all of the places from Maine to Florida where dogs are allowed on the beach for at least some part of the year.” It was last updated in 2008, so do your own research as well, but it seemed too useful not to mention.
You’ve read all of this, and now you want to bring your dog to the United States for a vacation — get started with a post from How to Travel With Pets about the basic requirements for bringing a pet dog into the U.S., which is not only useful but also mentions Dog Jaunt (always the quickest way to Chloe’s heart!).