Archive for May, 2012

Top 200 Places: Hood River’s Pheasant Valley Vineyard

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Pheasant Valley Vineyard
3890 Acree Drive
Hood River,
Oregon 97031
866-357-WINE (9463)

This winery gets rave reviews for their award-winning wines and picturesque setting. There is a certified organic pear and apple orchard also on site, and a very nice Bed and Breakfast Inn. Wine gift packs, accessories, and souvenirs are available in their gift shop. They are open daily April through October from 11 am to 6 pm, and from November through March from 11 am to 5 pm. Well behaved, friendly dogs of all sizes are allowed. Dogs must be leashed, cleaned up after, and under owners’ control at all times. They are not allowed in the buildings, but they can be out on the covered patio or lawns, and walked around with their owners. They are not allowed at the Bed and Breakfast Inn; however, they have a 2 bedroom, full sized cottage where up to 2 dogs (no size restriction) are allowed for no additional fee.


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: Fun Zone Boat Tours in Newport Beach

Saturday, May 26th, 2012


Fun Zone Boat Tours
6000 Edgewater Place
Newport Beach,
California 92661
949-673-0240

The people here are very dog-friendly and welcome your pup on several of their boat tours. The narrated trips range in length from 45 to 90 minutes and can include a harbor, sea lion and Lido Island tour. The prices range from $6.00 to $9.00 and less for children. Prices are subject to change. Boat tours depart every half hour seven days a week. They do have a summer and winter schedule, so please call ahead for the hours. Whale watching tours are also available from January through March. (see Attractions). The Fun Zone Boat Co. is located at the end of Palm Street next to the Ferris Wheel.


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: Dog Beach of Fort Myers Beach

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Dog Beach
Estero Blvd/H 865
Fort Myers Beach,
Florida 33931
239-461-7400

Located just north of the New Pass Bridge, this barrier island beach offers a perfect off-leash area for beach-lov’in pups.This beach is actually in Bonita Beach on the city line with Fort Myers Beach. Dogs are allowed in designated areas only, and they must be licensed, immunized, and non-aggressive to people, other pets, or wildlife. Dogs may not be left unattended at any time, and they must be under their owner’s control at all times; clean-up stations are provided. Two healthy dogs are allowed per person over 15 years old. Dogs on Fort Myers Beach must be leashed 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.