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Meet Wigglebutt Warriors at the Central PA Pet Expo

Fidose of Reality invites you to the Central PA Pet Expo, taking place Sunday, October 13, 2013, from Noon to 4 pm at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.  The Wigglebutt Warriors will be in attendance and you can meet us there! A fun day is planned with pet education, demonstrations, shopping (hello, my ears are perked up), animal rescue groups, and very … [Read more...]

Most Pet Friendly Properties in the U.S. Named

Do you travel with your dog for regular trips and/or for vacations??? We have been doing this for over 20 years, so we know all about the roads less traveled, hotels that claim to be pet friendly and aren't so great, along with those that go above and beyond for their human and canine guests. Pet-friendly properties are hard to gauge based on what a website says, so when … [Read more...]

Stuff You Probably Don’t Know About Pet Travel

When I think of traveling with my dog, I envision a leisurely road trip, a safe trip, a clean room on check in resplendent with pet-friendly amenities, and fees that are reasonable, affordable and not exorbitant. Then reality sets in. In my over 20 years of traveling with dogs, I’ve seen the not-often-talked about side of pet travel and what the properties and pet travel … [Read more...]

Drive-In Movies Earns Dog Badge in Pup Scouts

If you were ever a brownie or Cub Scout, or perhaps a Girl Scout, you know how much fun it can be. Imagine if someone did the same for dogs and created Dog Scouts or Pup Scouts, where dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome to earn a variety of badges. I recently wrote a story for Dogster magazine all about becoming a Dog Scout or a Pup Scout. The two groups are … [Read more...]

Dog Friendly Poppy Across America Diary

Traveling with your dog is one of the greatest and most memorable pleasures a pet parent can experience. I say this having logged 20+ years of traveling in a car with a dog, from the shores of Maine to the beaches of Oregon and back. What a joyride it is for us, Fidose of Reality, to have dog mom and road warrior, Kim Kiernan, giving us a week-by-week update from her cross … [Read more...]

Insider Secrets: Pet-Friendly Potty Break Tips and TV

Pet friendly travel can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge especially when it comes to pit stops and bathroom breaks. What is a road warrior to do when it comes to bathroom options away from home? Using these time-tested traveler tips, your dog will be handling the pit stops of life's highways and byways with ease.  In addition, … [Read more...]

Virginia is for Pet Friendly and Ready for BlogPaws

Sightsee. Shop. Salute. Sniff. Stay. Something for the two-legged and four-legged variety all rolled up into one heart-shaped slogan. You already know this state loves people, but did you know Virginia is for dog lovers, too? Indeed, Virginia is pet friendly. Prestigious enough to earn itself a recent spot on Madi­son Avenue’s Walk of Fame in Manhattan, the slogan “Virginia is … [Read more...]

Top 10 Pet Safe Vehicles Revealed

I like websites and sources of authority that are not getting paid to promote a certain vehicle, but instead tell the truth; sort of a Consumer Reports of what is safe, what isn't, and why. Pet safety, as it applies to this list, is in the eye of the beholder. For some, safety means UV rays being blocked from bothering Fido (dogs can get sunburned in a car) to tethers and … [Read more...]

Dog Does Global Pet Expo: Wordless Wednesday Style

Global Pet Expo has come and gone, and Fidose of Reality was a part of it. For the second year in a row, we ascended on the Orange County Convention Center with team BlogPaws to find the latest and greatest products coming to the pet world. Like a true dog traveler, our Puppy Relations (PR) Manager, Dexter, was along for the ride from Pennsylvania to Florida. Have dog, will … [Read more...]

Ten Dog Friendly Travel Secrets No One Talks About

  I have been traveling with dogs for 20 years. I have not taken a vacation without a dog by my side during that time, and my passion for traveling with dogs has led me to become a noted pet travel expert. As the former managing editor for a pet travel magazine, pet writer, and now industry insider, here are 10 secrets about dog friendly travel that no one talks … [Read more...]