One question that comes up all the time is "what hotels accept" dogs? More and more often people are including their dogs on vacations, and enjoy including their dogs in their weekend activities.
I spoke to one hotel manager about dog policies in general. What he mentioned surprised me. He wasn't so concerned about the irresponsible owner. He said that hotels are in a real tight spot. More people are traveling with their dogs. There is a real market there. On the other hand more people are complaining of allergies.
Anyway, I thought I'd collect a few links on hotels, trips, tours and similar sites for day trips and vacations. My goal is not to collect information on individual accommodations. Nope, that's too much work and I'd never keep up. Instead the sites below are intended to help make your search easier. Some of them do collect information on specific hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, camps and other places that actively invite pets. Other sites merely offer a specialized search engine, or names of hotels that will accept pets (even if not given an extra welcome). If you are moving, or otherwise traveling with your dog at least one of these links should be able to point you to a decent place to stay. There are also an increasing number of printed guides and books for traveling with your pet.
Please note: Don't write me and ask for more information. I'm not going to keep it a secret. If I have the information it will be here. If the information isn't here I don't have the information. I'm also not going to include every site that might be related, and I'm not going to be a billboard. If you know of a site that is really outstanding then feel free to ask me to include it. Be sure to point me exactly to that outstanding page, if its not on the opening page, because I'm not going to spend anytime tracking it down.
Vacation Resources that Allow Your Dog - pet friendly hotels, cruises and vacation spots.
Guided water adventures with your dog.
Well behaved pets are most welcome in the lodge, guest rooms and throughout the grounds. Pet friendly specific amenities include crates in every room, swimming ponds and hiking paths, a dog washing facility, and pet day care available to our guests wishing to enjoy "people-only" activities.
A membership club for exchanging information and possibly obtaining discounts on cabins, B&B's, campgrounds and outdoor related businesses that are specifically pet friendly.
A 25-minute boat ride to the Boston Harbor Islands with "man's best friend then romp and play, shoot pix, hike and explore the uninhabited island X-country skiing, snowshoeing, birding and more are also options.
When last visited this web site did not provide full access. Rustic lodging that welcomes dogs.
Based out of New York Blue Sky Dogs organizes and plans canine friendly get-aways and adventures just for you.
Choice HotelsŪ offers more than 2,500 pet-friendly lodging options. So pack the leash and the treats and enjoy a vacation with Fido or Fluffy at one of our pet-friendly hotels today.
A wide range of varied holiday homes in different European countries with selected accommodations where you and your dog are more than welcome.
Lists a large number of dog friendly buinesses and services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as well as several other locations (Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Portland, Boston, Houston, and many more).
A collection of a variety of establishments that will welcome your dog. The page design is very busy so it might take some looking to narrow down what you are looking for.
In partnership with partnership with Travelocity, BringFido.com offers a dog travel directory with reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels. One of the easier sites to navigate.
Another in the increasing number of pet travel resources. The page design is very busy so it might take some looking to narrow down what you are looking for.
The site offers discount hotel rates on pet friendly hotels and accommodations.
A variety of information and services for people who want to travel with their pets.
Another good collection of information and accommodations.
Pet passport and travel information
If you have tried everyplace else, then try here. Because this site is heavily advertised it just might have a larger database. The downside is that it in no way specializes in pet friendly accomodations, it just allows you to enter that requirement in its search engine.
The guidebook series called The Dog Lover's Companion includes books for California, Florida, Seattle, Atlanta, and Boston. The guides describe and rate recreation areas, restaurants, lodgings, and diversions for dog lovers who want to travel with their dogs. It also tells which areas are leash-free.
Motels, B&Bs, campsites, beaches, ski resorts and more.
Support this DogPlay Site
|Dog Sports T-Shirts & more
Trot on over to DogPlay Mall. Find fun dog related T-Shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, buttons, stickers and more. Welcome to dogs of any breed, and dogs of many breeds.
Copyright © 1999-2004, Diane Blackman Created: September 30, 1999 Updated April 6, 2010