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Pet tube keeps dogs safe when traveling

The Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and thus begins the unofficial "kick off to summer!" With millions of dog moms and dads expected to be taking to the highways of America, Canada, and well, everywhere over these next few months, one aspect comes to the forefront: pet travel safety. In their recent summer travel survey, reported that 47 percent of … [Read more...]

Dog gets ready for road trip

In honor of Wordless Wednesday (a fun, picture blog post created by the fab folks at BlogPaws), here's my dog, Dexter, on our last cross country trip to Denver, for BlogPaws!  We are going cross country to Utah and will be blogging all along the way, back, and sharing many things YOU can do with your dog, too! Better yet, meet us in Salt Lake City in June for the BlogPaws … [Read more...]

Senior Dogs and Senior Citizens Find Forever Homes

With an aging baby boomer population, empty nesters are turning to Fido to fill a void and have a permanent place in their family and hearts. Age stops for no one, and that means sooner or later we'll all be considered senior citizens. What happens to the pets of seniors moving into an assisted-living community? Often times, assisted living rules mandate that pets are not … [Read more...]

Pet tolerant or pet welcoming: Traveling with your dog

Recently yours truly was invited to speak at the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau to a group of both well-established and newly growing businesses. What they had in common is the desire to become more pet friendly. Having traveled with dogs for 16 years and working for the leading magazine in dog travel, I rejoiced at the opportunity. What I shared with the group of executives … [Read more...]

Top 9 tips for traveling with dogs

Vacation: Those eight letters that so many of us pine for, perhaps once a year or perhaps a weekend getaway. For many canine owners, hitting the open road with an excursion in mind can also mean thirteen other letters: No Dogs Allowed! Traveling with dogs can be done and we have some tips. Fortunately, you are an owner who wants to take the family dog(s) along, hence the … [Read more...]

A river runs through it: What really happens during a mandatory dog-friendly evacuation

I never thought I’d have to evacuate my residence in an emergency situation. Sure, I counseled others via the written word on how to do it and even had an “emergency plan” of my own in place. I just never thought I’d need to implement those best laid plans. Did you ever wonder what happens in a mandatory dog-friendly evacuation? We did, too. Then it happened. “Won’t happen … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dog Friendly Leaf Peeping Destinations

Imagine you and your dog crunching through autumn’s quilt that blankets our nation’s trees this fall.Though the calendar says August, pumpkins and cornstalks will be here in two shakes of a tail. Maybe you'd like to plan a weekend warrior getaway or a week-long exploration with your pooch. Dog friendly destinations are ripe on the vine! Not sure if you’re a leaf peeper? Do … [Read more...]