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

Last year I posted a favorable review of a book for RVers traveling with dogs called Woodall’s Camping and RVing with Dogs, so when the Woodall’s site announced that the authors now have a website that allows users to find dog-friendly campgrounds on a map of the U.S., I paid attention. Click on the state you’re interested in for details — and notice that when you do, the left-hand column changes to include links to some useful information, collected under the “Welcome” header.

From RVs to a rickshaw…. This week, Emily Gerson of Maiden Voyage posted an article about her encounter with Sean Robinson, a man who is pedaling a rickshaw, and his dog Cooper, across America. It’s a remarkable story, and a remarkable undertaking — for one thing, Cooper is no light-weight.

Speaking of cross-country, posted its choices for this year’s top ten most dog-friendly U.S. cities. Any list that doesn’t include Seattle (but includes Austin, where dogs are not allowed on public transit) has me scratching my head, but check out their selection, and click on the city names for more details.

The Seattle Times reported this week that the Pan Pacific Hotel, located conveniently above Seattle’s downtown Whole Foods grocery store and a couple of excellent restaurants, now welcomes dogs (“four-legged friends of all sizes,” as the hotel press release puts it) with a very nice Pet Amenity Program. Across the country, Life is Better with Cake posted an entertaining article, with many pictures, about staying at the pet-friendly Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN (including ordering from the pet room service menu!).

New York City made‘s list, and here’s (no doubt) one of the reasons why: Petaholics reports that Central Park PAWS, a program of the Central Park Conservancy, organizes a monthly Bagel Bark where dogs can socialize off leash while their owners have breakfast. Also take a look at the Central Park PAWS site, for more current events and a helpful guide for dogs and their owners playing in Central Park.

Last week’s Chloe’s Clicks included a link listing dog-friendly beaches in Suffolk, England. This week, I stumbled upon Dog Friendly Suffolk, a new site of “comprehensive reviews of dog friendly places” in Suffolk, particularly pubs and walks. Another British site, My Real England, posted a useful list of links that will steer you towards “budget-friendly English holidays.” Three of the suggestions are for travelers with pets: Driving with Dogs (including a Motorways Walks feature — “tried and tested short walks within 5 miles of UK motorway exits”), Pets Allowed (pet-friendly hotels, pubs and places to visit in the U.K. and Ireland), and Pet Friendly Rentals (pet-friendly holiday and long-term rental properties in the U.K.).