Archive for July, 2010

Half Moon Bay CA: Moss Beach Distillery Rolls out the carpet for you and your pet

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Looking for a dog friendly restaurant in the Half Moon Bay area?

The Moss Beach Distillery has a beautiful heated outdoor patio, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where they welcome all well-behaved dogs and their owners. They even have a menu that has been designed specifically for dogs only. Their dog food menu features items such as grilled hot dogs, mini burger patties, and even a skirt steak for those really good dogs.

Through the end of August they are holding a dog photo contest. They ask that you bring your dog to the Distillery and they will take your dog’s picture as they enjoy the patio. There will be one first prize winner who will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Distillery. Two second place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate and five third place winners will receive a $25 gift certificate. This should be fun for the whole family. Visit the Distillery and show your furry friends what real dog food is.

For more information see their pet-friendly web page

Visit One of’s 2010 Top 10 Dog-Friendly Resort Areas in the United States with your Dog

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

These tourist destinations welcome your family and dogs. Visit one for this summer’s getaway. released its Top 10 dog-friendly resort regions in the United States for 2010. The rankings are determined by the staff and take into account the quality of a complete dog-friendly vacation including accommodations, things to do with your dog, beaches, parks and dog-friendly patio dining.

1. Cape Cod MA – Visit Cape Cod National Seashore. Pet-friendly ferries and beaches. Also Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

2. Black Hills SD – Lots of pet-friendly attractions and camping. Visit a car museum with your dog. See Badlands National Park.

3. St Augustine FL – Dog-friendly shopping and dining. Take a boat cruise and a ghost tour. Visit the Fountain of Youth.

4. Carmel / Monterey CA – Off-leash Carmel City Beach one of the nation’s best. Many walking and hiking options. Shop and dine in luxury with your dog.

5. Colorado Springs CO – Visit the Garden of the Gods Park and Seven Falls. Shop at the Prominade Shops at Briargate. Drive to the top of Pike’s Peak.

6. Bar Harbor/Acadia ME – Pet-friendly Acadia National Park. Shop and dine in downtown. Ride a number of cruises and take the local bus with your dog.

7. Virginia City NV – Ride a 1800’s train and a stagecoach ride. Walk the wooded sidewalks and shop in the old west.

8. Sedona / Grand Canyon AZ – Many pet-friendly resorts in Sedona. Take a Jeep tour and shop downtown. Hike the rim of the Grand Canyon a few hours away.

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

10. Chattanooga TN -Walk Rock City Gardens with your dog. Visit Ruby Falls. Shop and dine in downtown.

Honorable Mentions – The following five places are also excellent vacation spots to visit with your dog –
Amarillo TX
Medora ND
Outer Banks NC
Santa Fe NM
Yellowstone/Grand Teton WY

Virginia Pet-Friendly Wineries

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The Virginia Wine website at lists 83 pet-friendly wineries in Virginia. For their pet-friendly list see this link.