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Pet Friendly College Towns

dog as graduate

Pet friendly college towns are a great weekend getaway for your whole family any time of the year. As a matter of fact, the phrase “pet friendly college towns” is a redundancy. It’s like saying “egotistical politician” or “greedy Wells Fargo.” You get the drift. That’s because ALL college towns are pet friendly. And, better […]

Fun (and Eccentric) Pet Museums for Dog and Cat Lovers

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

With the opening of the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City this month, some of us at Petswelcome began researching to see if there were other pet museums for dog and cat lovers out there. We think spending an afternoon at a museum dedicated to our favorite animals sounds like a lot of […]

Spring Flings with Your Pet

Now that the polar vortex has split into three pieces, extremely cold weather is forecast for large swaths of the country, including the East Coast and Midwest. It’s time, then, not only to get out your snow shovels, long johns and insulated boots, but also to start dreaming about nicer weather and planning some spring flings […]

Your Pets and Cold Weather

Dog and Cat in Snow

Over the years, Petswelcome has written numerous articles about pets and cold weather, offering tips on what to do when the frigid temperatures hit (see links below). But it’s been a few years and, with the recent deep freeze in the Northeast (where we are located), we thought we’d revisit the topic again to offer […]

Great New Pet Friendly Lodgings on Petswelcome

Pet Friendly Foley House Inn

As the new year gets into gear, all of us at Petswelcome look forward to expanding our list of pet friendly hotels, inns, b&bs, cabins, and vacation rentals to make it easier for you to go anywhere you want with your pet. We’re always amazed at the different kinds of lodgings that accept pets as […]

What the La Quinta Acquisition Means for You and Your Pet

pet friendly La Quinta

  In January of 2018 Wyndham Worldwide Corporation acquired La Quinta Holdings, Inc. for $1.95 billion. This acquisition follows a consolidation trend in the hospitality industry, including Marriott’s purchase of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016, the InterContinental Hotels Group acquisition of Kimpton Hotels, and AccorHotels buying the Swissotel, Raffles, and Fairmont brands. And though […]

A Dog’s Christmas Tale

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  We were cleaning up the office at Petswelcome after our annual Christmas party this year when we found an old file cabinet hidden away behind some boxes. In it we discovered a manuscript written by Petswelcome’s co-founder Phineas “Smudge” Cornblower about one Christmas he spent under some duress as a young dog in the Hudson […]

The Greatest Gift

dog and cat under Christmas tree

For the past couple of weeks, Petswelcome been making suggestions for gifts for your favorite dog and/or cat lover. This week we’ve got the best suggestion of all, and that is turning someone who doesn’t already have one into a pet lover. How do you do that? you might ask. Easy, give the greatest gift, […]

Holiday Gifts for Cat Lovers

Cat Headphones

It’s that time of year to start thinking about the cat lover(s) in your life and finding a gift that will make their holidays very special. It’s tempting to say that cat lovers are more finicky than dog lovers but they’re not. They love their animals and if you can give them something that they […]

Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers

It’s that time of year again when Petswelcome presents its annual Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers. These gifts cover the gamut, starting with helpful items you can use when you’re traveling (’cause that’s what we’re all about!) to cool accoutrements that either a. make you and/or your dog look better or b. involve the imbibing […]

Hotel Chains That Accept Cats

Cats Playing

When a hotel says it is “pet friendly” there’s one thing you can be sure of: they accept dogs. Whether they will accept your Great Dane is another question (the old saw “size matters” applies to your pooch, too, if you plan on taking it on a trip). However, what is not such a sure […]

Dog Friendly Restaurants in St. Augustine, FL

Dog friendly patio at La Pentola in St. Augustine FL

This beautiful town on the Atlantic coast is a wonderfully welcoming community, to those on both two and four legs. In this edition of the Doggy Bagger, we’ll explore our picks among the many dog friendly restaurants in St. Augustine, FL. But before we hit the eateries, let’s explore a little. In and Around St. […]

Can You Have Too Many Pets?

cats on a bench

If you are a true pet lover, the answer to that question would seem obvious: Of course not! There’s no such thing as too many pets. Yes, we all have a person who lives down the street who has twenty-five cats in various states of repose on the front porch, railings, lawn and car, and […]

Is Your Dog a Republican?

dog with political shirt

Petswelcome is celebrating Election Day 2018 in this issue of Your Weekly Bone by focusing on politics and pets. Is Your Dog a Republican? is an update from an earlier article. I think my dog is a Republican. I’m a Democrat so it’s a little disheartening to suspect he’s playing for the other team. Of course, […]

Presidential Pets

President with pet

Since today is Election Day, we figured we’d go with a political topic that everyone can get on board with—Presidential pets. Father of Our Country, Father of the American Foxhound Taking it back to our first president, George Washington was such a great lover of hounds and the hunt that he wanted to breed his […]

Great Winter Getaways for You and Your Pet

Fairbanks Inn

With the onset of cooler weather in the northeast, all of us at Petswelcome start thinking about great winter getaways for our pets. These getaways can either be a headlong run into snowy weather and winter activities, or a desperate retreat from them, trying to find a warm climate where there isn’t a snow shovel […]

Dog Friendly Restaurants in New Orleans

photo of outdoor patio dog friendly restaurants in New Orleans The Bulldog Uptown

Tomorrow being Halloween, the Doggy Bagger’s mind drifted to images of canines in costume, and no one does it with more panache than the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans. But not at Halloween; it’s during Mardi Gras that the creative dress reigns supreme. Which led me to think about the best way to […]

Hotels that Offer More Than Just a Good Night’s Sleep

Dog in blanket.

At Petswelcome, we’ve always felt that being pet friendly conveys an open-mindedness, benevolence, and a progressive way of thinking. While being pet friendly is important (especially to us), there are other ways hotels can embody that same spirit of tolerance and compassion, one that makes you feel glad that you are giving them your business. […]

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Virginia Beach

dog friendly patio of Sage Kitchen in Virginia Beach VA

Autumn is a great time to visit dog friendly Virginia Beach. The crowds are gone but the beaches are as beautiful as ever. And best yet, in the off season your pooch is welcome to run and play off leash on the beach; just be sure to pick up after your pet. And if you […]

Boutique West Coast Hotels for You and Your Dog

Lobby of the Bristol Hotel

Planning your fall/winter holiday travel in California or Oregon? If so, then Greystone Hotels, a California based hotel ownership group, has a number of boutique west coast hotels for you and your dog to choose from. As we’ve mentioned before, hospitality companies are another great source for pet friendly hotels. And while they don’t have […]