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  • #1
    Jen20
    Posted: Sep 28, 2008 04:33 PM
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    hi pupplylove, try Petsonthego.com

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    redrover
    Posted: Nov 16, 2008 10:50 PM
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    If you often travel with your dog you may want to fit him with a microchip. It is the sure way to get him back if he wanders off in new territory. You will need to register your pup with a recover service. The American Kennel Club (AKC) offers the service for a one-time fee of only $12.50. And, unlike other services, they recover dogs with almost an brand of microchip.

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    sunnyd
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 10:03 AM
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    Wherever you hike, make sure to take along a water bottle for your pup. They sell little clamp-on trough water bottles just for dogs, but I find a small plastic cup works just as well. Happy travels!

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    Jen20
    Posted: Jan 18, 2009 11:51 AM
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    I just found out about another great resource for traveling with your dog. My best friend gave me a copy of "Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA Pet Book". It is fabulous! It has over 13,000 hotels that accept pets, plus campgrounds, dog parks and other pet-friendly establishments. And believe it or not it's less than $3.00 on Amazon.com - a Great Deal!

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    Steve_K
    Posted: Jul 10, 2009 10:55 AM
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    Hi all,

    Try www.dogtrip101.com

    They list a bunch of pet friendly locations.

    Steve

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    ranveer
    Posted: Dec 28, 2009 01:42 AM
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    yes one should plan first plan a destination for a holiday. as we all know there are several places where we can enjoy our holiday but we should first do inquiry about the rents of hotels, motels and restaurants. accept of that there are so many categories of vacations also. there are honeymoon vacations, business vacations and similarly there is sports vacations and sports vacations are like luxury vacations. and if you are talking about sports and luxury vacations then golf holidays come first. and whenever you think about golf holidays then golf holiday in Spain is the best option for You because since 1930

    Spain provides you the best hotels restaurants and motels at very low coasts. and there are so many facilities which are available in Spain

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    ranveer
    Posted: Dec 28, 2009 01:46 AM
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    Traveling Europe was a nice experience. it was a great fun wandering in the nice place of Europe was like having a nice fun.

    Last year i decided to enjoy my golf holiday in Costa Del sol. ans as we all know Costa Del Sol is a part of Europe and at last i went there to have my golf holidays. and believe me it was nice fun going there because Since 1995 we bring you the best of Spanish Golf. Hotel bookings, golf resort information, courses, green fees... everything you need to build your tailored probably Europe's best golf destination

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    Janex21
    Posted: Feb 15, 2010 02:20 PM
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    I have used a number of resources to find dog-friendly accommodations and activities for traveling with my golden lab, Lucy. My favorites include tripswithpets.com and dogfriendly.com (it has city dog travel guides.) Petswelcome.com is also a great source for all kinds of accommodations and fun things to do with your dog. One of my favorite dog-friendly destinations is Newport, Rhode Island. The downtown area is a mecca for dog owners walking their pups. In good weather it’s common to see dogs sitting tableside at a number of outdoor restaurants. Especially like OBrien’s pub on Thames Street that allows dogs on the outdoor patio and H20, also on Thames, with outside tables and a Martini Bar. An absolute must do activity is the Gansett Cruise (Gansettcruises.com.) Run by true dog-lovers, this 90 minute harbor cruise invites 4-legged friends on the main deck. The trip is about $25.00 for people with no charge for pups plus they get a blanket and a treat. There are lots of other cool outdoor activities for dogs in Newport. You can walk them on a leash along the breathtaking 3 ½ mile historic Cliff Walk. On one side is the Atlantic ocean, on the other side some of the biggest mansions of Newport. (Lucy's loves her walks, but this one was a bit long for her.) Dogs are allowed off leash in a fenced area at Newport Dog Park. And on Easton’s Beach leashed dogs are permitted during off season (after Labor day before Memorial day.) The next time I go I am also going to take Lucy to nearby Jamestown. I heard that the East Ferry wharf allows dogs and there’s also dog friendly dining on the wharf. The Hyatt Regency, one of the most luxurious hotels in Newport, accepts dogs up to 75 pounds. It's on it’s own private island is only half mile from Downtown Newport. There is a $75 one-time fee for your dog for the entire stay which pays for a deep cleaning of the room or suite. If you want something less expensive the dog travel websites I mentioned before list a lot of alternatives both in Newport and Middletown, which is just across a bridge from Newport.

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    Snowbird
    Posted: Feb 16, 2010 08:24 AM
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    Thinking of a longer trip, or even moving your pet to a new home? I suggest you try Pet Airways, petairways.com. This airline only flies pets, all in the main cabin, not in the cargo area. We spend winter months in Florida and can’t bear to leave our Sophie for 3 months each year. We use to drive, but the long trip was tough on everyone, and we had to find hotels that would accept dogs and pay for the 2 nights.. We were thrilled when Pet Airways opened up with a route from New York to Ft. Lauderdale. We dropped Sophie off at the NY airport in Farmingdale (about 30 miles from JFK) and picked her up at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport when we arrived. She seemed very happy, not agitated at all. The people that work at pet airways were very nice and professional. The cost varies by size of the pet. Sophie’s ticket is $166 each way. We used frequent flyer miles for our flights out of JFK, so the expense of the trip was reasonable without the hassle of a long road trip. We are enjoying the Florida warmth and happy to have Sophie with us.

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    andy421
    Posted: Feb 17, 2010 10:22 AM
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    After reading the glowing review of Newport RI, I’m ready to go there with my beagle, Charlie Brown. Also want to add one of my fave dog destinations. Top honors go to Boston. W or w/o a pet, Boston is a fabulous trip… but I think it’s even better when you bring your dog to this city that makes it so easy for pet lovers to take it all in. Lots of Boston’s parks allow dogs on leashes. Boston Common, the country’s oldest park, welcomes well-behaved dogs in almost all areas and even during public events happening in the park. They even have off-leash hours early mornings and afternoons – but your dog has to follow verbal commands. If you've been to Boston you know traveling by car is a nightmare. So it’s great to know the Boston T (subway) allows dogs (small ones in carriers anytime… larger dogs on leashes during non-rush hours). There are lots of other places to visit – The historic Freedom Trail, about 2 miles long, takes you past the Old North Church and to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. While you can’t take your pet to church, you can enjoy lunch together at one of the many outdoor cafés in this famous Marketplace. In nice weather you and Fido can even opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride that leaves from Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Boston also offers lots of water adventures for pet lovers. The Bay State Cruise Company operates a ferry to Provincetown on Cape Cod. Leashed dogs are allowed with no charge, and Provincetown is well worth the trip. For another great water trip check out the Saturday “Island Romp For Dogs” operated by City Water Taxi. (citywatertaxi.com). This 25 minute ride takes you to the Boston Harbor Islands, where dogs can “romp” and run free for a few hours (charge for people is $35). Also, the Salem ferry runs between Boston and Salem from late May through October and permits leashed dogs. What's cooler than dressing up your dog and roaming Salem in October?

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    GuitarMan
    Posted: Feb 17, 2010 11:00 AM
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    I I vote for San Francisco. It’s great for dogs – the perfect walking town full of dog lovers. They can even ride on cable cars and walk the Golden Gate Bridge. I just wish Amtrak allowed dogs.

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    Pennylane
    Posted: Feb 21, 2010 10:18 AM
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    What do the New York City stores of Tiffany’s, Tourneau, Bloomingdales, Sax 5th Avenue, and Polo Ralph Lauren all have in common? In addition to being among the most elite stores in the US, they also share another distinction… They are all pet-friendly, inviting well-behaved dogs on leashes to shop with their owners.

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    ppg123
    Posted: Jun 25, 2013 08:36 PM
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    It looks like several other posters have already given some great ideas as far as finding hotels etc that are pet friendly and someone else made a great suggestion as far as getting the microchipped, in case they become separated from you.

    You also need to consider how you'll get your pet from location to location. If they're a small dog, you can use a carrier like this http://pamperedpawgifts.com/love-my-pooch/love-my-pooch-totes5.php, which is airline approved, so you can actually take them on the plane with you and won't have to check them in like they're luggage. They also have items like car seats for dogs, to help secure them while you're driving.

    Hope this helps.

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    Alexanderwa
    Posted: Jul 16, 2015 03:57 AM
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    Dogs make good traveling companions. With a little preparation and training, you and your dog can easily enjoy adventures away from home together.

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