Posts Tagged ‘pet friendly’

Dog-Friendly Washington D.C. & Alexandria Virginia

Sunday, September 8th, 2013


Washington DC was carved out of Maryland and Virginia when President George Washington selected the sight on the Potomac River. The city was designed and laid out by Pierre L’Enfant with numbered streets going north and south, lettered streets going east and west and Avenues named after the states criss-crossing these streets. The city was divided into four quadrants, Northwest (the largest quadrant today), Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The land that Virginia donated for the nation’s capital was returned to Virginia. Only the land donated by Maryland remains as Washington. Since Washington is a Federal district, its borders cannot expand and thus much of the activity has moved to Northern Virgina and Suburban Maryland, or the Suburbs. The vast greenways of the capital city are great for people with dogs and almost all are open to leashed dogs. The monuments make for very scenic walks and there are quite a lot of dog-friendly activities in the Washington area.

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Portland Oregon – One of the Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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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Grand Canyon – The Dog-Friendly Rim Trail

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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.

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Grand Canyon