Archive for June, 2009

Carmel and Bar Harbor Top Dog-Friendly Resort Destinations in’s List

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

These tourist regions go the extra step to welcome your family and dogs. From budget to luxury they are great choices for this summer’s getaway.  released  its Top 10 dog-friendly resort regions  in the United States for 2009. The rankings are determined by the staff and take into account the quality of dog-friendly accommodations, things to do with your dog, beaches, parks and dog-friendly patio dining.

1. Carmel / Monterey CA – Many pet-friendly accommodations. Off-leash Carmel City Beach.  Many walking and hiking options. Shop and dine in luxury.

2. Bar Harbor/Acadia ME – Pet-friendly Acadia National Park. Shop in the historic downtown. Take a ferry or boat cruise.

3. Black Hills SD – Lots of dog-friendly attractions and campgrounds. Mt Rushmore still worth visiting with a dog. See Badlands National Park.

4. St Augustine FL – See the historic downtown. Lots of dog-friendly shopping and dining. Take a harbor boat cruise and a ghost tour.

5. Cape Cod MA – Visit Cape Cod National Seashore. Many cruises and ferries.  Also take in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

6. Key West FL – Quaint B&B’s and outdoor dining. Dog-friendly attractions, boating and stores. See the Southernmost Point Monument.

7. Charlottesville VA – Visit estates of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. Shop at the downtown mall. Visit dog-friendly Shenandoah Park nearby.

8. Mendocino CA – Stay in a pet-friendly B&B or resort. Walk the seaside town. Go to the beach and dine outdoors.

9. Asheville / Blue Ridge NC – Tour the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit the Biltmore Estate grounds and shop at Biltmore Village.

10. Amarillo TX – Visit the famous Cadillac Ranch. Spend a day or camp at Palo Duro Canyon. Stay at the Big Texan Steak Ranch Motel.
Honorable Mentions – The following five places are also excellent vacation spots to visit with your dog –
Corpus Christi TX
Grand Canyon AZ
Lake Tahoe CA/NV
Mackinac Island MI
San Luis Obispo CA

See here for’s Top 10 Large Cities in the U.S. to visit with a Dog

Dog Happy Hour in Racine, WI

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Friki Tiki at 207 Gaslight Circle in Racine WI (262) 635-0533 will host a Dog-Friendly happy hour at their outdoor bar at the waterfront. Every Monday during the summer,  from 3 to 7 pm,  people with dogs in tow will be converging on the bar. At other times dogs are also welcome. The happy hours will help to support Hope Safehouse, a local pet adoption group. The Friki Tiki bar is attached to the Chancery Pub & Restaurant.

New Car: Honda Element Goes to the Dogs

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Boston, MA, June 09, 2009 –(– The new Dog Friendly Honda Element Concept arrives at Honda North this fall. The newest addition to the Element family debuted at the New York International Auto Show in April. You can pre-order the Dog Friendly Element at Honda North today.

New safety and comfort features in the new Dog Friendly Element aim to make traveling with your pet more convenient and includes pet restraint systems, a cushioned pet bed and a spill-resistant water bowl plus many new additions. See a Honda North representative for a full listing of pet friendly amenities.

The Honda Element has been one of the most pet friendly vehicles on the market with rubber floor mats, wide cargo doors and clamshell tailgates making loading and cleaning up after man’s best friend a walk in the park.

Honda North is located in Danvers, Massachusetts off of Newbury Street and exclusively offers the one price value price experience. At Honda North you will get the best price right up front in five minutes or less. Honda North is one of seven dealerships in the New England area that comprise International Cars, Ltd, an employee owned company.

International Cars
Melissa DiMarco