Travelling with your pet

Pets on the Go: The Definitive Pet Accommodation and Vacation Guide
Featuring comprehensive listings on pet-friendly accommodations, these guides allow travelers to share their vacations with their favorite canine companions. Each independent review lists contact information, number of rooms, corresponding rates, details on specific features and amenities, as well as character, ambience, cuisine (for both pets and people), and a history of each establishment. The United States guide features more than 18,000 listings of accommodations as well as rules and regulations for taking a pet into all the state and national parks in the country.

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck set out in 1960 on a journey across 37 US states, he wanted some company, and perhaps even a little protection. Charley, his 10-year-old blue standard poodle, seemed the ideal road buddy. The result was Travels With Charley, Steinbeck’s account of his search for America.

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Travelling with your pet

1- Get an ID tag!
2- Have your veterinarian give you a copy of the dog’s medical history to take with you just in case a visit to a veterinarian along the way becomes necessary.
3- Bring two leashes! Why? You dont want to learn it the hard way.
4- By Air: To prevent airsickness, do not feed your pet within six hours of departure or provide water within two hours of takeoff, and never use tranquilizers unless advised by your veterinarian. An ice cube during the trip will provide refreshment and entertainment.

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Editor’s note: The below hotel listing is pet friendly accomadations. Please be aware that hotels change policies frequently. Call them ahead of time to learn more about their pet policies and room rates.

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New York

Ahh, the spoiled dogs of New York City… dogs that receive acupuncture and nutritional counseling, dogs that enjoy swimming lessons and take massage therapy for their nerves. With an estimated 150 thousand dogs living in the big apple, your dog is bound to find a little friendly sniff sniff here and a woof woof there. For a better listing of things to do with your dog in the city, please go to our New York Events page. Below isour favorite pet friendly hotel recommendations.

1- W HOTELS 1-888-625-5144 ~ Singles & Doubles $250-$515

2- SOHO GRAND HOTEL 1-800- 965-3000 ~ Singles & Doubles $334-$434

3- THE MUSE 1-877-692-6873 ~ Singles & Doubles from $280-$395

4- HAMPTON INN MANHATTAN 1-212-414-1000 ~ Singles & Doubles from $280-$395

Boston

Both small and large dogs are allowed on the Boston T (subway) and busses, making Boston one of the easiest cities to get around with your furry friend.. Although Boston is a very dog friendly city, it is hard to find a dog run.

Attractions:

1- Arnold Arboretum 617-524-1718
Dogs must be on leash and must be cleaned up after at all times. The arboretum has a collection of trees, shrubs, and vines on 265 acres. A very nice walk.
2- Charlesgate Dog Run ~ Massachusetts Ave and Beacon St
This is a very small dog park. A great place to meet people. I’ll tell ya.
3- Larz Anderson Park Goddard St and Newton St, Brookline
This is a very beautiful park to enjoy with your dog. Dogs must be on-leash, no acception.
4- Boston Common Tremont St and Park St, Boston
This 50 acre park is one of the oldest parks in the United States and is the starting point of the Freedom Trail. Do not unleash.

Hotels:

1- The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common ~ 1-800-241-3333 ~ Singles & Doubles $300-$600
2- Boston Harbor Hotel ~ (800) 752-7077 ~ Singles & Doubles $300-$600
3-Langham Boston Hotel ~ (617) 451-1900 ~ Singles & Doubles $295-$500
4-Chandler Inn Hotel ~ (617)-482-3450 ~ Singles & Doubles $150 – $200

Chicago

Chicago is a top-rated place to visit with your dog. There are many things to do for visitors who bring their dogs. You can take horse and carriage rides, boat tours on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River and enjoy the Navy Pier that welcomes leashed dogs as well as many many dog-friendly outdoor cafes and pet-friendly bars. Howevere: Dogs are not allowed on the public transit system.
1- The Palmer House® Hilton ~ (312)-726-7500 ~ Singles & Doubles $199-$300
2- Hotel 71 ~ (312) -346-7100 ~ Singles & Doubles $149-$250
3- The Talbott Hotel ~ (800)-Talbott ~ Singles & Doubles $250-$350
4- Hotel Allegro Chicago~ (877)-536-0508 ~ Singles & Doubles $149-$250

Seatle

Ok, it rains…bring your “big enough umberella” and rain coats for sure! Dogs are allowed on busses, trains and the Washington State Ferries. My favorite is the Sand Point Magnusion Park beach area where you can let your dog off-leash. Sculpure Garden in Seattle Center is another great place to roam around with your fury friend.

1- Alexis Hotel ~ (866)-356-8894 ~ Singles & Doubles $200-$450
2- Hotel Monaco ~ (206)-621-1770 ~ Singles & Doubles $300-$450
3- Travelodge by the Space Needle ~ (800) 937-9582 ~ From $66.87/night
4- Hotel Andra ~ (877)-448-8600 ~ Singles & Doubles $200-$300

San Diego

Off-leash parks and beaches… how can you go wrong on a vacation like that? Our most favorite destination is Dog Beach and Fiesta Island where you can enjoy a major freedom with your dog. Many other beaches allow your well-behaved leashed dog to accompany you. In sunny San Diego, you can rent a boat or kayak together, and dine at outdoor cafes with your four legged friend. Sea World San Diego has day kennels for dogs at a minimal price of $5 per day and they lend you a pager just in case they need get in touch while you are in the park.

1- La Valencia Hotel (beautiful!) ~ (800)-451-0772 ~ Singles & Doubles $250-$400
2- Wikiup Bed & Breakfast ~ (800)-6WIKIUP ~ $175 Per Couple
3- Bristol Hotel ~ (800)662.4477. ~ Singles & Doubles $150-$200
4- Omni San Diego Hotel ~ (619) 231-6664 ~ Singles & Doubles $190-$400

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A great web site with an extensive database for pet friendly accommodations and services. You can also find pet immigration rules for international travel, forms and airline information on pet policies.

http://www.pettravel.com/index.cfm

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