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Annual Pet Blogger Conference Making Nashville Mark

The world’s most unique social media conference is about to descend on Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-day excitement filled, pet-welcoming, celebrity infused event. BlogPaws welcomes 500 of the pet industry’s top influencers and key bloggers from around the country (and world) as they burst on the scene of Sheraton Music City Hotel for a yearly conference of networking, … [Read more...]

Five Secrets To Sneak a Dog Into a Hotel

Looking for some secret ways to sneak a dog into a hotel that is otherwise not pet friendly? Secret number one: Don’t do it. In my 25 years of traveling with a dog — and I have not taken a vacation or road trip without a dog in as many years — “sneaking” a dog into a hotel that is not pet friendly ruins it for everyone, including yourself. I’ve not had a problem getting … [Read more...]

How to Start a Successful Pet Blog

My heart beats dog™ and writing. I've always loved (and needed) those two in my life as much as, well, oxygen. As a long-time dog lover, advocate and self-admitted magazine junkie, I approached a fledgling dog magazine years ago with their need for a blog and social media presence. The blog began, therefore, as my own love affair for dogs, dog travel, and a need to fulfill this … [Read more...]

Five Dog Friendly Eastern U.S. Fall Getaways

It’s the time of year when the falling leaves form a quilt blankets across nation’s landscape. Before the temperature plummets and snow falls, consider taking a dog friendly trip or two with your best furry friend. The eastern part of the United States has many day, weekend, and week-long fall getaways for pet parents who travel with a dog. Here then are five Fidose fall … [Read more...]

Ten Creative Ways to Save Dogs Lives

This year alone, 4 million pets will wind up in a United States shelter this year and sadly, more than a million of them will die. Something needs to be done, as this is an epidemic of the most horrific proportions. Here's what you can do that is actionable and doable: Be creative.  Ask any shelter worker who watches the faces of dogs in need day after day what it takes to get … [Read more...]

Ultimate Summer Pet Friendly Road Trip Giveaway

Ready to pack your bags and take your dog on a road trip? Welcome to the Ultimate Summer Pet Friendly Road Trip Giveaway! Over $700 in prizes!   THE CONTEST HAS ENDED AND WE HAVE OUR THREE WINNERS WHO WERE SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM NEARLY 1,000 ENTRIES WE RECEIVED!!! THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED, AND THE WINNERS ARE: RACHEL MARIE SHEPPARD: FIRST PRIZE (Hotel Andaluz … [Read more...]

Pet Friendly Secret on Lake Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless, of course, you blog, and then the whole world finds out. We discovered a pet-friendly secret nestled deep within the heart of Lake Las Vegas, about a 30 minute drive from the famed Las Vegas Strip. If you are so inclined to travel with your dog, let us introduce you to one of the best kept dog-welcoming secrets around: The Westin … [Read more...]

Breaking Bad Trolley Goes to the Dogs

Breaking Bad fans with dogs, rejoice: The 2014 ABQ Trolley Tour season has begun and fans of the hit AMC series are gearing up to take to the Albuquerque roadways. The entire 38-mile, 3-1/2-hour tour geared specifically for the Breaking Bad mega fan is dog friendly! Since Fidose of Reality prides itself on finding dog-friendly things to do and we are mega fans of the show, … [Read more...]

Five Hidden Secrets About Dog Friendly Travel

Over the past 23 years, we have taken dozens of dog friendly trips. It is rare that I travel without a dog (only if I fly).  As with all of our dog friendly travels over the course of 23 years, we learn something new every time. Indeed, there are hidden secrets about dog friendly travel; well, they were a secret until now. Size Matters Weight limits drive me a bit insane. … [Read more...]

Dog Travel Survey Reveals Surprising Results

  As we continue our dog-friendly Fidose Across America tour, the timing of the second annual State of U.S. Pet Travel study** from DogVacay could not have come at a better time. Are you one of those people who likes dog travel? The survey reveals several surprising results around the impact sharing life with a dog can have on travel. Here at Fidose of Reality, we … [Read more...]