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As Hurricane Irma hit, this hotel opened its doors — and sheltered nearly 1,000 dogs

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

As many Floridians prepared to evacuate their homes in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, some dog owners didn’t know what to do with their furry friends at first.

But thanks to one hotel in Orlando, they didn’t have to make a tough decision.
Over 800 dogs became temporary guests at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last weekend as Irma, then a Category 5 storm with viciously fast wind speeds, barreled toward the state, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Aside from the high volume of pups, it’s nothing new for the hotel.

“We’re always dog-friendly,” hotel manager Kevin Kennedy said to the Sentinel.

There were some attractions for the human guests, as well, including a multipurpose room with a pool table, games and movies.
In an email to The Dodo, a marketing manager for the hotel wrote that the cleaning fee for guests with pets was lowered from $150 to just $50 as Irma neared Florida. “We proudly welcomed over 4,500 guests and over 900 dogs during Hurricane Irma,” wrote Katie Satava, the marketing manager.

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Sunday, August 6th, 2017


Can we get a woof, woof? These days, many of us want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. But that doesn’t mean your furry best friend has to stay behind while you head out for a drink or bite to eat. A well-behaved Fido is welcome at many restaurant patios around the Twin Cities.
In some cases, Fido will even get the royal treatment. At Bang Brewing in St. Paul, co-owner/head brewer Jay Boss Febbo is known to prioritize serving dogs a treat before pouring the owner a beer. Treats come from Minnesota-based organic snacks and food company Raw Bistro.

“We welcome all dogs and request they remain leashed and under owner supervision,” said co-owner Sandy Boss Febbo.
Next time you’re looking to drink or dine al fresco, consider these dog-friendly patios from restaurant, breweries and wineries we love.
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American Airlines and Dogs

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

This month and all throughout the year, service animals are welcome on all American Airlines flights. There are no additional charges for service animals traveling in the cabin. To travel with an emotional support or psychiatric service animal, travelers only need to contact American Reservations at least 48 hours before their flight and submit the required documentation.

For cherished pets who are not registered service animals, these jet-setting dogs and cats* can get a leg up when traveling with American Airlines’ First Class Pet Cabin service exclusively aboard the A321T aircraft for flights from LAX and SFO to JFK.

Paws up for furry flyers, each first class seat on the A321T has a compartment to comfortably accommodate pint-sized pet travelers in their carry-on kennels. First Class passengers en route from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) with four-legged loved ones can treat their pets to roomy accommodations ($125 carry on fee) while keeping them close by.

When purchasing tickets for travel, first class passengers can reserve pet accommodation by providing proper documentation from a veterinarian and meeting the following requirements***:

Pet is at least 8 weeks old
Will be fed and offered water within 4 hours before arrival on the airplane
Is securely and visibly attached to the outside of the kennel and can stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the kennel (Maximum of 19in x 13in x 9in)
Has instructions on feeding and watering for a 24-hour period

***American does not accept Brachycephalic cats or snub nose dogs of any “mix”, such as:

§ Dogs – Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Boxer (all breeds), Brussels Griffon, Bulldog (all breeds), Cane Corso, Dogue De Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff (all breeds), Pekingese, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Pug (all breeds), Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel

§ Cats – Burmese, Persian, Himalayan, Exotic Shorthair

*American Airlines assumes no liability for the health or well-being of carry-on pets.

Additional services available to all pets and VIP amenities for human travelers using American’s first class service at LAX include:

§ Animal relief area at LAX Terminal 4, baggage claim level (the grassy area in front of the parking structure)

§ Private (paparazzi protected) Flagship check-in

§ Cadillac terminal transportation services

§ Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge access at LAX

§ Five Star Service assistance at departure and arrival (including expedited TSA check; gate escort; car service)