New Laws Require Dogs to Be Restrained in Vehicles

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There are laws to protect us from drunk drivers and people who text, apply make-up, or talking on the phone while driving. Is the requirement that we buckle up our pets really too much to ask?
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Dog Friendly Summer Checklist

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Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning some dog friendly fun outdoors. Great adventures abound, and we have a few suggestions to get your wheels spinning for a memorable time with your pal.


Cannon Beach – Voted Best City For Pet Travelers

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In their own pet friendly version of March Madness, GoPetFriendly.com launched a tournament pitting 64 of the most pet friendly destinations in the US and Canada against each other. 


New United Airlines Pet Travel Policy Bans Nine Breeds

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Most airlines have policies restricting pets that can experience problems breathing from flying at certain times of the year, for the safety of the pets – but United has gone further, labeling nine dog breeds as “dangerous” and banning them from all flights.


Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches for 2012

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Just in time for summer vacation planning, PetVR.com recently announced their Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches for 2012:


Dog Vacay: Pet Care Alternative Launches

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Dog Vacay, an online marketplace that matches dog owners in need of pet-care services with amazing qualified animal caregivers, launched yesterday in Los Angeles and San Francisco and expects to expand to other parts of the country rapidly.


Dog Friendly Must-Do’s in Austin

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If I were going to create the perfect dog-friendly city, it would look a lot like Austin. The weather invites outdoor activities, and Austinites take full advantage. But the best part is – whether they’re running, biking, playing sports, eating, or just sitting back taking it all in – they take their dogs along.


Pet Airways Faces Difficulties

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Pet Airways, the pets-only airline that has transported more than 7,000 dogs and cats since it launched in 2009, appears to have it a bit of “ruff” air.


Traveling Dogs With A Cause

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People and their dogs are setting out to make a difference in the world. Since we’re stationary for the next several weeks, we thought you might want to get your vicarious pet travel needs met with these ambitious folks!


Insider’s Guide: Pet Friendly Trip Preparation

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Spring will be here soon, and there’s nothing like the feel of wind in your fur. Now’s the time to start planning a pet friendly road trip, and we’ve got the tips you’ll need to make preparing a breeze.


Pet Travel: What If Your Dog Gets Sick?

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Pets get sick. We hate to even think about it – but it’s part of life. Illnesses or accidents that require a visit to the veterinarian are hard enough when you’re home, but when you’re traveling things are even tougher.


Pet Friendly New Orleans

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New Orleans is not likely to be the first city that pops into your head when you think of pet friendly places. In fact, a lot of the activities that make NOLA what it is are distinctly pet inappropriate. However, taking the dogs to New Orleans for the first time pushed us to explore parts of the […]


Pet Travelers Face Breed Discrimination

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Across the United States, municipalities have placed bans or restrictions on more than 100 breeds of dogs and the penalties range from annoying to killer – literally. On our travels, we’ve come across places that wouldn’t allow us to stay because of a ban on German Shepherds. It’s annoying, but I didn’t want to spend […]


Lake Tahoe: Pet Friendly Year-Round

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Lake Tahoe is best known for it’s winter activities – and for good reason, with an average of 125 inches of snow falling at lake level each year, and the ski areas getting even more!


Resolutions for Pet Travelers

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We hope your plans for 2012 include traveling with your dog! Here are a few resolutions for pet travelers to ponder as 2011 draws to a close:


Prepare Before Your Pet Is Lost

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Recently a friend’s foster dog slipped her collar and was on the run for twelve days. Eventually this lucky pup made it home safely, but her story got me thinking about how prepared we’d be in the same terrifying position.


A Record Breaking Journey

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Comedian and actor Owen Benjamin and his dog, Benny, have set out to do what no passenger (or pawsenger) has done before – visit the most airports in a month and set a new record as the world’s most frequent flyer.


For the Love of our Pet Friendly National Forests

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Why are we so entranced with the National Parks? It seems they’ve dominated American family vacations forever.


Pet Friendly Hiking At Mount Baker

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Want to hike a glacier with your dog? This week’s guest post from Amy Burkert shows you the pet friendly side of Mount baker.


New Dog-Focused Vacation Destination Launches in New York

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Canine Camp Getaway of NY, the newly launched dog vacation destination, will host its inaugural event June 24-28, 2012 at the Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, NY.