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North Carolina’s Outer Banks – A Dog-Friendly Vacation

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Wright Brothers National Memorial Kitty Hawk NC

Wright Brothers National Memorial Kitty Hawk NC


North Carolina’s coastline is made up of long barrier islands, the northern part is known as the Outer Banks. This area, from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head, Avon Hatteras and Ocracoke Village became a tourist draw with the construction of bridges from the mainland to the barrier islands on the northern end of the barrier islands. There is also ferry service to the islands available where the barrier islands are further out and no bridges are practical. Cape Hatteras National Seashore stretches along much of the state’s barrier island coast. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy this long, pristine beach with you. The area is dog-friendly with small inns and vacation rentals and makes for a great pet-friendly vacation spot.

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Los Angeles – Dog-Friendly Fun on the Pacific

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Los Angeles
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is also a city for dogs. This city is huge, with nearly 4 million residents spread over an area that stretches nearly 80 miles from end to end. Los Angeles is the center of the entertainment industry, with Hollywood and Beverly Hills a major tourist draw. There are many miles of beach, but not much of the beaches are dog-friendly. Los Angeles is built in a basin surrounded by mountains. While the close in mountains do not get winter snow, mountains further inland most certainly do. The Los Angeles hills serve to seperate areas of the city with natural boundries, also making it time consuming to drive between these areas. However, they come with benefits such as some excellent observation points overlooking the city, hiking trails and some off-leash dog areas.

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New York City – Surprisingly Dog-Friendly

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

The central city of the United States, New York is the center of many industries and culture in the United States. New York City grew mostly out of immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America and represents one of the most international cities in the world. It is the home of the United Nations, the center of world finance and of the United States media. New York City covers 300 square miles which consists of five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. When people think of New York they usually think of Manhattan which is an island barely 12 miles long and 2 miles wide. This island, which lore says was purchased by the colonists from the Indians for about $23, is the main tourist area in the city and where most visitors stay. Manhattan consists of many neighborhoods. New York City is very densely populated but is surprisingly dog-friendly. Although you can’t take your dog to a Broadway Show there are a surprising number of things you and your visiting or resident dog can do together.

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