Posts Tagged ‘hikes’

Dog Scouts of America

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Troop 157 in South Florida is the first troop in the Dog Scouts. Starting with 5 members four years ago, the troop has grown to 70 members. These dog scouts plan hikes, activities and all sorts of fun in the South Florida region. But they don’t sell cookies, yet. For the full article, see this link.

Top 200 Places: Texas’ Palo Duro Canyon Excellent for Dogs

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
11450 Park Road 5
Texas 79015

Considered to have the 2nd largest canyon in the United States, this 26,275 acre park has some of the most spectacular scenery in the state, thousands of years of cultural and natural history, a variety of recreational and educational opportunities, and much more. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and the campground for no additional fee; they are not allowed in buildings, at the theater from June to mid-August, or in food service areas. Dogs may not be left unattended at any time; they must be quiet, on no more than a 6 foot leash and under their owner’s immediate control at all times. Dogs are not allowed in designated swim areas or in the beach/land area adjacent to the swim area.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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