Archive for August, 2012

Top 200 Places: Congaree Swamp Canoe Tours

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Congaree Swamp Canoe Tours
100 National Park Road
Hopkins,
South Carolina 29061
803-776-4396

This floodplain forest has one of the highest canopies in the world with massive hardwoods and soaring pines that are some of the tallest trees in America, and there is also an abundance of marine/bird/wildlife. Dogs are allowed to go on the canoe tours which are held every other Sunday (weather permitting) and reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Dogs must be well behaved, leashed, and under their owner’s control 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.

Top 200 Places: Illinois Railway Museum

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union,
Illinois 60180
815-923-4000

As America’s largest railway museum, there is plenty to see and do from restoration projects, to a comprehensive museum, educational opportunities, and more. Dogs are allowed throughout the grounds with exception being they are not allowed in the diner or on the trains; they are allowed in the barn buildings. 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.

Hurricane Watch for Issac – From New Orleans to Florida

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Hurricane Issac is now expected to be a category 1 or 2 hurricane when it hits the US coast – with flooding in South Florida and the Keys, then a potential landing from Pensacola to New Orleans. Please be ready to evacuate your dogs if necessary. You can follow hurricane information at this link and for pet-friendly lodging if you need to relocate click here. During storm evacuations, you may be able to take your dog to a hotel that is normally not pet-friendly, they often make exceptions. So if there is a more convenient hotel that is not pet-friendly regularly it doesn’t hurt to try to give them a call. Some of the evacuation shelters may be pet-friendly in your area. For Florida pet-friendly shelters see here. For an evacuation check list visit the Louisiana SPCA site.