The Kimpton Hotel Group has 54 properties in 16 states, and they’re all pet-friendly. We’ve stayed in a handful, in Boston, Seattle and Portland, and each has been a delight. They’re typically small- to medium-sized boutique hotels, each with a distinctive decor and an excellent attitude towards pets.… Read the rest
UrbanHound calls itself “the city dog’s ultimate survival guide,” and the site is a great resource for dogs living in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. It’s also a great resource for dogs visiting those cities — in particular, the sections on Hound Play, Hound Health and Hound Services provide lots of useful information about dog parks, swimming holes and fun things to do; 24-hour emergency vets (in Chicago and S.F.,… Read the rest
Zipcar operates a membership-based car-sharing service in over fifty cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Though the company makes mistakes (hello? pulled out of L.A.??), the car-sharing concept is terrific. Zipcar originally banned pets from its cars, but its current pet policy is sensible:
We understand that Fido and Tigger need to go to the vet on occasion. … Read the rest
There are lots of providers of public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stick with me, and we’ll work through the most prominent ones.
First and foremost is Muni, or the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Muni runs bus, trolley bus, light rail, cable car and streetcar lines, largely within San Francisco city and county limits.… Read the rest
I own seven of the eleven Dog Lover’s Companion guides published by Avalon Travel, and it’s only a matter of time and travel before I own the remaining four. To date, they cover the following regions: Boston, California, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, New England, NYC, the Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco and the Bay Area, and Washington D.C.… Read the rest
There are ten of these guidebooks currently available new on Amazon, covering the following areas: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. There is also an additional volume called City Dog: Hotels & Resorts for You and Your Dog.… Read the rest