Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Canine Camp Getaway in NY

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

This is from the owner of the business:

Hi there! I often use your site (and blog) to research dog travel, and in 2010 you were kind enough to do a write up about my Lake George, NY dog vacation business, Canine Club Getaway. I relaunched it under a new name Canine Camp Getaway of NY ( Currently, we are underway with our preparations for our June 24-28 Getaway.

It’s a truly unique dog vacation event — everything from the swimming pool to the bar/lounge to the dining room is dog friendly — and we have a wealth of dog activities planned, including agility, lure coursing, Frisbee, flyball, canine freestyle dance, scent detection, doggie skateboarding, Canine CPR, hiking, swimming and much more! We also have seminars by top veterinarians (both holistic and traditional), trainers and dog nutrition pros, as well as some charitable events (a silent auction to support animal charities, a 50/50 raffle to support a group that provides low- or no-cost boarding to military service people so they don’t have to give up their dogs while serving overseas), Therapy Dog preparation and testing, etc.).

Of course our vacation isn’t JUST for the dogs, so we also offer some “human-friendly” activities, including zumba classes, horseback riding, karaoke, country line dancing, gourmet dining and even an on-site spa. All rooms offer private baths, cable TV and a/c (no “ruffing it” for our human guests!), and free wi-fi is offered on the premises.

You can find out more about our event at our Web site at

Top 200 Places: Texas’ Bar H Working Dude Ranch

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Bar H Working Dude Ranch
12064 Bar H Ranch Road
Texas 79226

Whether here for a day or for a stay, there is a full range of activities to be enjoyed at this dude ranch. Visitors can join in on the real working aspects of the ranch, or just watch-relax and enjoy all the amenities, including a seasonal swimming pool. Lodging includes 3 full meals a day, horseback rides, and other ranch activities. Dogs are allowed for no additional fee. Dogs must be well mannered, leashed, and cleaned up after at all times.

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.

The blog entries can be found at, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

Pet Car Travel Tips

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Taking Fido along with you to the family thanksgiving festivities? Make sure he’s safe, sound and comfortable during the long car ride with pet travel tips from the ASPCA and products from Sure Fit – leader in slip covers and home solutions. A long car ride can create anxiety for your pet and potentially become a mess with unwanted pet fur and slobber. Ensure a pleasurable trip for the entire family with the pet travel tips below and items from Sure Fit’s Auto Friends Collection.

1. Keep your pets safe and secure in a well-ventilated crate or carrier. There are a variety of wire mesh, hard plastic and soft-sided carriers available. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s large enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down and turn around in.

2. Get your pet geared up for a long trip by taking him on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening time spent in the car. And please be sure to always secure the crate so it won’t slide or shift in the event of a quick stop.

3. Your pet’s travel-feeding schedule should start with a light meal three to four hours prior to departure. Don’t feed your furry friend in a moving vehicle—even if it is a long drive.

4. Never leave your animal alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot day, even with the windows open, a parked automobile can become a furnace in no time, and heatstroke can develop. In cold weather, a car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.

5. What in your pet’s traveling kit? In addition to travel papers, food, bowl, leash, a waste scoop, plastic bags, grooming supplies, medication and a pet first-aid kit, pack a favorite toy or pillow to give your pet a sense of familiarity

6. Make sure your pet has a microchip for identification and wears a collar with a tag imprinted with your home address, as well as a temporary travel tag with your cell phone, destination phone number and any other relevant contact information. Canines should wear flat (never choke!) collars, please.

7. Don’t allow your pet to ride with his head outside the window. He could be injured by flying objects. And please keep him in the back seat in his crate or with a harness attached to a seat buckle.

8. Traveling across state lines? Bring along your pet’s rabies vaccination record, as some states requires this proof at certain interstate crossings. While this generally isn’t a problem, it’s always smart to be on the safe side.

9. When it comes to H2O, we say BYO. Opt for bottled water or tap water stored in plastic jugs. Drinking water from an area he’s not used to could result in tummy upset for your pet.

10. If you travel frequently with your pet, you may want to invest in rubberized floor liners and waterproof seat covers, such as the Sure Fit’s Auto Friends Collection which has great travel solutions from Pet Hammocks to Car Seat Covers that will protect your car from fur while keeping your pet comfortable.