This week’s collection of dog travel links includes last week’s collection — there weren’t enough for a post last weekend, but now there are several good things to tell you about, starting with some fine Halloween photos from the Black Dog Bar on Cedar Key, Florida. (I once spent a really wonderful Christmas on Cedar Key, a tiny island on Florida’s Gulf Coast — we stayed at the Harbour Master Suites, which are not dog-friendly, but here’s a list from the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce of lodgings that do welcome dogs.) Now I want to return to Cedar Key and have a drink on the Black Dog’s deck with Chloe while pelican-watching — I wonder what Chloe will think of pelicans?!
Kelley Denz, a Twitter friend, wrote a delightful post for Take Paws this week about “pet friendly fun in Fort Bragg” and Mendocino, in northern California, and the Take Paws team also brought us a useful article, from guest blogger Carrie Boyko, about how to be a good guest when you’re traveling with your dog. Farther south, Megan.Christine shared her recommendations for dog-friendly beaches in the San Diego area.
Also included in this week’s line-up are a couple of links from the U.K., one a nice list of dog-friendly pubs in Suffolk, and the other a news item about Lily’s Kitchen Diner, London’s first-ever restaurant for dogs. Open only for another six weeks, the diner features three tables (at varying heights) and free organic food (though humans are encouraged to make a charitable contribution). The organizers hope “the restaurant will help dogs gain more access in London,” since “pets here are less welcome than in U.S. shops.”
I’ll leave you with a post from the Indian Pariah Dog blog, describing the guest author’s recent stay at a Lemon Tree Hotel in Aurangabad, in central India. Each hotel in the group apparently adopts one (or more) stray dogs and puts them on staff: “The dog’s bio-data is even put up on the website under ‘Hotel management.'” No response yet to my inquiry re whether guests may bring dogs with them — unlikely, I suspect — but this policy is a great start.