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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...]

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...]

Follow Special Needs Cocker Spaniel Cross Country Tour

get your ex back My 5-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Poppy, and I are embarking on the journey of a lifetime. We are traveling across the country  from California to Connecticut in order to attend the Wigglebutt Wedding, to help raise money for Life's Little Paws Cocker Rescue. Poppy will be a bridesmaid in the wedding wearing a couture gown in grape from Spoiled Pup Boutique … [Read more...]

A Veil Over Dog Mountain

how to get your ex girlfriend back Dog Mountain: Doesn’t that have a particularly beautiful, serene, and welcoming quality in reading those words? When I first learned of “Dog Mountain” in Vermont, I knew it would sit high atop my bucket list. After all, a gal with over 20 years of dog-friendly travel under her belt/collar would have to visit a place as stately as “Dog … [Read more...]

Pet Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter Opens in New York City

Domestic violence is an issue that is heavy, often hard to talk about, but a very real and ongoing nightmare for millions of women and their families. With nearly half of domestic violence victims staying in abusive situations for fear of what would happen if they left their pets behind, someone has stepped up. A pet friendly domestic violence shelter has opened in New York … [Read more...]

Arlington National Cemetery is Dog Friendly

Arlington National Cemetery is a pet-friendly historic slice of history where you are welcome to bring your well-behaved, leashed dog. Arlington National Cemetery, located in the northern part of Virginia and bordering Washington D.C., is the final resting place of more than 300,000 people. Beginning with the American Revolution, veterans from each of our nation’s wars along … [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...]

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...]