New York State Lawmaker pushes for dog-friendly dining

May 15th, 2015

English Mastiff Martha Stewart Washington accompanies her owner, Michael DiSanto just about everywhere.

“I take her to the park a lot, I take her on hikes and out for walks and if there are stores that allow pets in them, whether it be pet stores or what not, I take her as much as I can,” DiSanto told News 4.

If the State Assembly gives a thumbs up and the Governor signs off on a new piece of legislation, DiSanto will also be allowed to bring Martha to outdoor restaurants. Continued

Pet-friendly hotels offer room service and massages for dogs

May 15th, 2015

Laura Abbott typed five words into a Google search: “pet friendly, hotel, luxury, Florida.” Up popped Loews Don CeSar Hotel.

That was three years ago, when the Houston small-business owner and her husband were planning a long-awaited vacation. They’ve come back to the Don CeSar and St. Pete Beach every year since for a week with their dog, Boogie, a putty-colored Shih Tzu. Continued

A Pet-Friendly Hotel In Rome Italy

May 13th, 2015

Can’t bear the idea of leaving man’s best friend at home on your next Roman Holiday? Niquesa’s Hotel d’Inghilterra, located in the heart of Rome near the iconic Spanish Steps, is the ideal option for guests traveling with their furry friends. The 88-room Hotel d’Inghilterra, formerly a mid-sixteenth century aristocratic residence, embodies the heart and soul of Italy with traditional decadence, authenticity and a multitude of modern amenities, services and suggested activities to welcome guests and their dogs.

Hotel d’Inghilterra offers the following pet-pampering amenities:

Dog Sitting/Walking –The Concierge is happy to quickly arrange this service upon request.
Dog Grooming – The hotel will book an appointment with one of the best pet grooming parlors in town.
Dog Limousine Service – no time to take Fido to the groomers? The hotel will arrange this special transportation in safe, comfortable crates where they can relax before their beauty salon session.
Dog Room Service – Order your dog’s favorite food from the room service menu
Dog Massage – Spoil your dog with this Canine Massage service. Simply ask the Concierge team for more information on the types of massages offered, and to book an appointment.
Nearby Pet-Friendly Activities:

Shopping – Does your dog need a sweater or collar to match your new outfit? The finest dog clothing is available walking distance from the hotel at Stars & Dogs, Via Della Frezza 66.
Dog Parks – The city offers many dedicated areas for dogs to run and play off a lease such as Parco Degli Acquedotti part of the suburban regional park of Appia Antica or Villa Alberoni Paganini, a beautiful villa with a romantic 19th century garden.
Veterinarian – Should the need arise, the hotel recommends Centro Veterinario Gianicolense on Via Lorenzo Valla, 25, 00152.
Dining – The hotel recommends the dog-friendly Bisque Restaurant in Trastevere, welcoming owners and their pets with a bowl and a snack. After all, Rome is a culinary Mecca.
For reservations and more information on Niquesa Hotels & Residences please call +44 (0) 20 7259 4660, email or visit