Archive for February, 2012

Canine Camp Getaway in NY

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

This is from the owner of the business:

Hi there! I often use your site (and blog) to research dog travel, and in 2010 you were kind enough to do a write up about my Lake George, NY dog vacation business, Canine Club Getaway. I relaunched it under a new name Canine Camp Getaway of NY (www.caninecampgetaway.com) Currently, we are underway with our preparations for our June 24-28 Getaway.

It’s a truly unique dog vacation event — everything from the swimming pool to the bar/lounge to the dining room is dog friendly — and we have a wealth of dog activities planned, including agility, lure coursing, Frisbee, flyball, canine freestyle dance, scent detection, doggie skateboarding, Canine CPR, hiking, swimming and much more! We also have seminars by top veterinarians (both holistic and traditional), trainers and dog nutrition pros, as well as some charitable events (a silent auction to support animal charities, a 50/50 raffle to support a group that provides low- or no-cost boarding to military service people so they don’t have to give up their dogs while serving overseas), Therapy Dog preparation and testing, etc.).

Of course our vacation isn’t JUST for the dogs, so we also offer some “human-friendly” activities, including zumba classes, horseback riding, karaoke, country line dancing, gourmet dining and even an on-site spa. All rooms offer private baths, cable TV and a/c (no “ruffing it” for our human guests!), and free wi-fi is offered on the premises.

You can find out more about our event at our Web site at www.caninecampgetaway.com.

Top 200 Places: Boat Tours of the Maine Coast

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Schooner Olad
Camden Harbor/Camden Public Landing
Camden,
Maine 04843
207-236-2323

This water adventure company offers two hour tours along Maine’s coastline where visitors can see plenty of marine and bird life and seafaring activity. Dogs are allowed on board for no additional fee. Dogs must be friendly, under their owner’s control at all times, and leashed. They also suggest visitors bring necessary refreshments for themselves and the pet.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

Top 200 Places: This downtown Boston Hotel is Very Pet-Friendly

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Nine Zero, A Kimpton Hotel
90 Tremont Street
Boston,
Massachusetts 02108

This boutique hotel located in downtown Boston, has all the amenities for the business and leisure traveler, and they are located across the street from Boston Common, a pet-friendly 50 acre public park. Dogs of all sizes are welcome for no additional pet fee. They offer a pet bed, bowls, and a special treat for all their canine guests. Dogs may only be left alone in the room if assured they will be quiet, well behaved, and the Dog in Room sign is put on the door. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.