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Take Our Fake Pet News Test!

dog reading fake news

We’ve all been inundated with the concept of fake news. You know, when a politician gets caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar (or other places) and denies it and calls it fake news even though all the evidence points to the contrary. Or when unbelievable stories get passed off as the […]

Algae Blooms That Are Harmful to Dogs

Two dogs swimming

For all of us here at Petswelcome, August is the heart of summer. A time filled with long hot days when the outdoors calls to get out and explore with our best buddies. It could be as simple as hitting a local park, wooded area or hiking trail to enjoy all nature has to offer. […]

Petswelcome’s Travelers Wish List (for Pet Policy Information)

Dear Hotel Managers: Summer is the time when Petswelcome gets the most calls from people who want to know about specific information that is not stated in your pet policy. And so we’ve compiled a Travelers Wish List for Pet Policy Information so that you can be ahead of the curve. Needless to say, we […]

How to Enjoy Your Cat This Fourth of July

Of all domestic pets, cats are the most independent. So what better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending some quality time with your favorite feline? Okay, snakes are independent, too, but communing all day with your snake is just plain weird. Neighbors will whisper and your civic reputation will take a nosedive. Also, I’m not […]

I Vote for My Dog

Dog carrying US Flag

  I know. It’s a little early to be talking about politics. But with the heat turned up by the upcoming Democratic debates and all the talk of the presidential election in 2020, it occurred to me that it’s not too early at all. Also, my wife is running for a local legislative position this […]

Great Father’s Day Gifts for Your Cat-Loving Dad

Exploding Kittens

This year, as we commenced our research for great gifts for your cat-loving dad, we found that it’s not easy finding cat-related gifts for Father’s Day. We’re not sure why but we think there’s a misconception out there that men like dogs better. Or that woman are the true cat lovers. In our experience, though, […]

Great Father’s Day Gifts for Your Dog-Loving Dad

Dog book for dad

We all know how happy the dog makes dad. So why not get him a Father’s Day gift that involves his favorite canine? It’s guaranteed to be a winner and he’ll be absolutely thrilled! (I hope my kids are reading this….) So, with Father’s Day right around the corner, Petswelcome has come up with a […]

Everyday Safety and Emergency Strategies for Your Pet

dogs on flooded river

With the unofficial start of summer having just passed on Memorial Day and the coming of the official hurricane season on June 1, it’s time to review everyday safety and emergency strategies for your pet. With the changing global climate conditions, the sad fact is that it now should be a year-round practice to make […]

Be Sure To Visit Pet Friendly My Place Hotels

My Place Hotel exterior

One of the great things about working at Petswelcome is “discovering” an up-and-coming pet-friendly hotel chain that understands not only the needs of travelers and their pets but, more importantly, delivers on that understanding in spades. Not that pet friendly My Place Hotels needs to be discovered—they opened their first property in 2012—but their phenomenal growth (they now have […]

Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfasts

Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast

Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfasts are something special.  You stay at one not because you just want a place to sleep. You choose it because it is a destination in itself, a place that allows you to step into someone else’s world and enjoy all they have to offer. This includes not simply their lodging, […]

My Fellow Curs: A Commencement Address from our CEO

dog who gives commencement speeches

It’s that time of year when Petswelcome’s CEO, Hobbes Kingsley, is in huge demand as he travels the country to give commencement speeches to dogs graduating obedience schools. The following is an excerpt from one of his speeches. First, my fellow curs, let me say congratulations on completing your coursework and making humans think that […]

Visit Mount Baker with Your Pet!

A pet-friendly cabin offered by Mt. Baker Lodging

The Mount Baker region of the North Cascades in Washington State is a beautiful vacation destination to visit any time of year. Located east of Bellingham, Mount Baker is part of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, a major outdoor recreation area known for its world-class skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering and hiking. Because the skiing is so […]

Travels with Charlie (Part 3): New York City to Florida and Back

Owner and dog on beach

This is the third and final article on a trip taken by Petswelcome founding partner Fred Grayson and his wife, Valerie,  traveling from New York City to Florida with their dog Charlie. After being on a long road trip, heading home always gives rise to mixed feelings. There is some regret that our adventures are […]

Travels with Charlie (Part 2): New York City to Florida and Back

Dog at bakery

This is the second article on a trip taken by Petswelcome founding partner Fred Grayson and his wife, Valerie,  traveling from New York City to Florida with their dog Charlie. The third and final installment will appear next week. When our week at Anna Maria Island, FL, was over, we packed up the car again […]

Travels with Charlie: New York City to Florida and Back

Dog in car

Whenever someone from Petswelcome is heading out on the road with a pet, we always thrust a pencil and notebook in their hands to keep a record of their trip. Not only does it help keep us updated on pet friendly hotels, it also serves as a great template for travelers taking their dogs and/or cats […]

A Hotel Chain Dedicated to Pets (but Allows Humans)

hotel dedicated to pets

We can dream can’t we? Petswelcome has been doing this a long time and we always thought that, one day, some ambitious entrepreneur would come up with the brilliant idea of starting a hotel chain dedicated to pets. Yes, there are some great chains like Kimpton, La Quinta, and others that are wonderfully pet friendly. […]

Pet Friendly Concierges

pet friendly concierge

Knowledge is power. That’s why all of us at Petswelcome agree that pet friendly concierges are one of the most important amenities a hotel can offer. They can make the difference between aimlessly walking around a strange locale with your pet in tow or actually engaging with, and feeling part of, your new surroundings. Pet friendly concierges […]

Confessions of a Pet Travel Entrepreneur

Dog Traveler

“Nobody knows you’re a dog on the internet,” is the caption of a famous New Yorker cartoon that shows one dog sitting at a computer explaining to another dog the advantages of cyberspace. I’ve always loved that cartoon and thought that, in a weird way, it captured what I do for a living. Not that […]

Some New Pet Friendly Properties on Petswelcome

pet friendly ClubHouse Inn

While we kid around a lot at Petswelcome, we’ve actually been very busy these past two months signing up new pet friendly properties, including pet friendly hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals. These listings all cater to different tastes and reveal the wide variety of quality options you have to choose from when […]

Notes From a Sick Bed

dog as doctor

Last week in The Weekly Bone, I talked about needing inspiration during the cold winter months and how I found it in the Westminster Kennel Club Agility Championship dogs. Their speed and grace and go get’em attitude made me want to hop out of bed each morning with a spring in my step and face […]