When you mention the Portland Oregon dog-friendly scene to any self-respecting well traveled local dog they will immediately think of The Lucky Labrador. There are actually four of them throughout the area. The Lucky Lab is a brewery with a, you guessed it, a Labrador Retreiver mascot on their beer labels. But you don’t have to like beer to go here. They have a menu of salads and deli sandwiches as well. Your dog can accompany you to the outside areas of each of the locations. But Portland is not a one “Lab” town. Also try out the Tin Shed Garden Cafe which comes complete with a dog menu alongside its natural, organic and healthy people foods.
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People traveling with dogs know that dogs are not allowed “below the rim” of the Grand Canyon. If you want to travel down the trail to the bottom of the canyon with a four legged companion than a mule will have to do. This fact turns off many travelers with dogs in tow towards a visit to this very popular and awesome National Park. It need not be avoided. In fact, we consider the Grand Canyon one of the most dog-friendly of the National Parks. What is not as often mentioned is that, while dogs are not allowed below the rim of the canyon, 98 percent of visitors do not hike below the rim. It’s a very strenuous hike.
When you think of the most pet-friendly states places like California, Oregon or Florida may come to mind. You may not think of South Dakota. However, the Black Hills Region of South Dakota takes a back seat to no one as far as a vacation paradise for your four legged friend. The main catch is it’s far from most places. If you are driving cross country on Interstate 90 you will pass right through the region. You should stop and spend a few days.