Archive for May, 2011’s Dog Travel Guide now available as a free iPhone/iPad App

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Android App Also Available

Main PageSample Page has been providing travel information for people and their pets. Now these guides, which include pet-friendly hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, campgrounds, attractions, outdoor restaurants, shopping centers, stores, beaches, parks, off-leash parks, ferries and transportation that allows pets and emergency vets are customized in an app for easy use on your iPhone and iPad. This FREE app has many tens of thousand dog-friendly destinations which are researched, described and reviewed by researchers at and our army of readers. Available in the app is our complete travel guide for the United States and Canada which is updated monthly with new places, changes and removing places as necessary. From large cities to small towns, we have thousands of pet-friendly destination cities and resort regions. Also in the app is’s unique pet-friendly highway guides to many major highways including I-5, I-75, I-95, I-80 and twenty other highways. These guides tell you where you can stop for the night with your four-legged travel companion. And there is access to’s Dog News blog, it’s city guides for major cities and’s annual Top 10 places to visit with your dog. Easily access the premier pet travel guides from your iPhone and iPad with’s app.
To download the free Mobile App:

There is also a free Android app available. See this link for the Android App.

Raleigh NC: 3rd Annual Celebrity Paws for C.O.P.E Event

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Celebrity Paws for C.O.P.E will take place Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event will be held at Laurel Hills Park, 3808 Edwards Mill Road in North West Raleigh, near Rex Hospital. The event adopts a daytime, outdoor and interactive event format. This annual event celebrates the service of therapy and service dogs through demonstrations, music, and art. Live performing celebrity canines are featured throughout the day in strategically located areas of the park, and vendors including canine-friendly artists, trainers, animal rescues, mobile vets, eldercare service organizations, and senior health related providers, line the pathways. The event is free and open to the public, and dogs are welcome!

The goal of this event is to honor our canine companions, and to raise funds and awareness for COPE ELDERCARE. Cope Eldercare is a nonprofit 501 ( c) (3) and depends on charitable contributions to provide its services to all members of the community. Cope Eldercare provides families with compassionate care to promote independence, safety, and quality of life. Cope Eldercare brings quality geriatric care management services to individuals of all ages and their families in Wake County and Eastern Chatham County on a sliding scale regardless of any financial limitations. 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to benefit seniors in Wake and Chatham County, providing them with compassionate care management including: supportive counseling, animal assisted activities, crisis intervention, needs assessment, and advocacy.

Petmate Helps Pets and Their Pet Parents Make Traveling Together Fun

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

They Want to Go Where You Go!: Who says you can’t have both fashion and function in one carrier? The new Petmate® Curvations™ Luxury Pet Carrier offers safe, comfortable and reliable transport in a modern design to please even the most discriminating pets and parents! Covered with a soft, cushioned, fashion-forward fabric, the Curvations Luxury Pet Carrier provides comfort and style, including a washable plush bed, safety door clasp for added security and molded feet for stability. The 360-degree mesh ventilation panels enable Fido to see what’s going on at all times while enjoying continuous air flow. Ideal for small dogs (and cats) that love to travel in luxury and style! It will be available at pet specialty stores nationwide in April, and will retail for $99.99.

The new Petmate Look ‘N See™ Portable Kennel combines the comfort and portability of a plastic carrier with the ventilation and visibility of a wire crate. Great for vehicle travel and home containment, these kennels provide a comfortable, safe and stylish pet environment. With a molded plastic base for safety, the kennel features a unique, durable mesh construction on the top, sides and door for maximum ventilation. A molded carry handle makes it convenient for pet parents. Offered in Pearl Waterfall Blue and Pearl Honey Rose Pink, it is ideal for pets up to 10 pounds. It will be available at pet specialty stores nationwide in June, and will retail for $59.99.

For the pooch that is an outdoorsman at heart or simply likes to be on the go, the Petmate Portable Pet Home® is the perfect travel companion and sized right for any dog. These Homes feature self-locking zippered mesh door and side ventilation panels that can be rolled up and held open so that Fido can stay comfortable and see what’s going on as he rests on a plush orthopedic foam pad. The Home sets up anywhere in seconds and conveniently folds into a compact and lightweight carrying case. Made with a heavy-duty outdoor/indoor water resistant canvas and featuring climate control window covers on all four sides, it also comes with four ground stakes to ensure the Home stays put. With a dark taupe top and chocolate brown bottom, it is as fashionable as it is functional. Available in five different sizes, prices range from $39.99 – $219.99.

Petmate helps dogs travel safely with the American Kennel Club® (AKC) Seatbelt Harness. Unlike most strap seatbelts, the design features an entire chest plate to act as a restraint, helping to ensure dogs stay in place, reducing the risk of injury to both the pet and pet parent. And the soft, padded high-pile fleece lining offers the ultimate comfort for pets.

The seatbelt harness is adjustable and easy to use. The sturdy plastic buckles make it incredibly simple to get the dog in and out. And, it doubles as a walking harness, so there is no need to switch to a standard harness when exiting the car. Simply detach the vehicle seatbelt and attach a leash to the D ring. The AKC Seatbelt Harness is available in a variety of colors for a fashionable and sophisticated look. It is offered in toy, small, medium and large sizes, and prices range from $24.99 – $35.99.

AHHHHH, Refreshment: Perfect to bring along for runs in the park, a day at the beach, hiking, camping, or in the car, the Porta LeBistro® Waterer is a hand-held water dispenser that conveniently provides refreshment for dogs on the go. Offered in two sizes, it is easy to use: simply squeeze the bottle to dispense water into the detachable pan. It easily attaches to a belt or backpack with a built-in clip, or can hang around the neck for hands-free refreshment on the run. The small, which holds 128 ounces, is priced at $16.99 and the medium, which holds 352 ounces, is $29.99.