Does Your Dog Sleep Too Much?

Dog Sleeping

If you spend a lot of time with your dog(s), as we do at Petswelcome, one thing becomes very apparent: Dogs spend a ton of time sleeping. It made us wonder if that’s normal behavior or if it might indicate other issues such as boredom or depression, or even symptoms of possible ailments. After doing […]

Five Great Things to do with Your Pet in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Basilica in Santa Fe

Since it’s been a while since Petswelcome last reviewed it, we thought we’d take a fresh look and see if we could come up with five great things to do with your pet in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known as the “City Different” in the Land of Enchantment, Santa Fe has a unique vibe that […]

Top 12 Weird and Wacky Things People Do with Dogs

Dog and man in sky

I know there are a lot of weird and wacky things people do with dogs. But I keep it on the straight and narrow with mine and, in general, do normal things: go for walks, do road trips, play fetch, roll around on the grass and howl, try to catch birds in our mouths, urinate on […]

Pet Friendly Mystic, CT

pet friendly mystic seaport village

As the summer winds down to a close, there’s always the desire to get in one more trip, to find a pet-friendly town that offers a variety of activities that will allow you to take advantage of the last bit of warm weather before the cooler days of fall arrive. At Petswelcome, that means heading […]

Pet-Friendly Leaf Peeping in New York

Fall foliage in the adirondacks

With Labor Day just around the corner, we here at Petswelcome say it’s not too early to start planning a long weekend of pet-friendly leaf peeping in New York State. In may be a bit early for peak color but a nice way to kick off the cooler days of fall is to get your […]

Cat Yoga: It’s Not What You Think

kittens in cat yoga class

Cat yoga isn’t what we thought it was.  At Petswelcome, we had images of yoga instructors trying to teach felines the Downward-Facing Dog pose which cats, we don’t think, would like very much for the simple reason that they like being cats. Not dogs. Also, when was the last time you got a cat to do anything? […]

How To Spend a Perfect Summer Day With Your Dog

dogs in hammock

As July comes to a close, I start thinking about the end of summer. It’s not that I’m a pessimist, but there must be a slant of light or some other subconscious signal in the air that turns my thoughts to death and dying and the futility of life and the universe. Like I’m some […]

Highly Recommended: Pet Friendly Beer Gardens!

dog with beers

At Petswelcome we obviously focus on finding pet friendly hotels whenever we travel. But once we arrive, we like to head out to do some exploring with our pets in tow to see what’s going on in our new destination. One of our first priorities is to scope out places where we can eat, such as […]

Visit Dog-Friendly Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow Bridge

Boston is one of Petswelcome’s favorite cities in the U.S. but dog-friendly Cambridge, Massachusetts, located to the north of Boston, just across the Charles River, deserves special attention. Cambridge is home to two of America’s most prestigious educational institutions, Harvard and MIT, both of which have lovely campuses you can stroll through with your pup […]

Great Pet Friendly Boat Cruises

Dog on Pet Friendly Cruise

When the weather gets hot, what better place to be than on the water with your dog, catching a nice breeze while enjoying the offshore sights, whether it be a whale watch, or a nature cruise, or just breaking free of “the hard,” as sailors call terra firma, and seeing the world from a different […]

Pet Friendly Music Festivals for You and Your Pup

The season is well underway, and we went searching for pet friendly music festivals that you and your pooch can enjoy together. We wish we could tell you that some of the major festivals are pet friendly, but unfortunately they are not (one website made a point of saying “even tiny, tiny dogs” were not […]

Discover Pet Friendly Rail Trails in the US

woman and dog on rail trail

It seems that everywhere we go these days, we are finding more and more pet friendly rail trails to explore with our dogs. Rail trails (which are public paths made from former railroad corridors) are great because you get to exercise with your pet while walking or riding a bike through beautiful natural scenery and/or […]

Awesome Pet Friendly Food Trucks

Treats Unleashed

At Petswelcome, we’ve known for a long time that finding a pet friendly hotel as well as places to eat with your pet are the recipe for a successful trip with your favorite animal. When it comes to places to eat, food trucks are a great option that you should definitely explore. That’s because food trucks […]

Upcoming Cat Events and Festivals for Summer 2018

picture of cat

Summer is the time to get out and explore and experience new and different happenings. If you are a cat lover, then there’s plenty to do and see this summer, with events and festivals that highlight and revel in that most magnificent of animals, the felis catis. These events are as different and varied as […]

Visit Pet Friendly Ames, Iowa

High Trestle Bridge

Why Iowa? you might ask. Here at Petswelcome, we think the most fun destinations are those you might not know much about. And when we’re looking for pet-friendly places to take our pets, we like to head to destinations that might not be on everyone’s shortlist. But here are a few things you might not […]

Great Roads to Drive On with Your Pet

seven mile bridge

There are a lot of fun and rewarding things you can do with your pets. Driving with them might not be high on your list, or even on your list at all. If that’s the case,  I beg to differ. If you get on the right road, with windows open and dogs safely harnessed, there […]

Great Pet Friendly Hikes in the Hudson River Valley

bear mountain on the Hudson River

Just up river from New York City is one of the most beautiful areas on the East Coast (in our humble opinion): the Hudson River Valley. Whether you have a car or just want to jump on a Metro North train (dogs up to 65 lbs allowed with no extra fee) or take Amtrak from Grand Central […]

Hurricane Preparedness for People and Pets

hurricane eye

With the official opening of the hurricane season in little more than a week (the season begins on June 1 and lasts through November 30th), now is the time to start planning for the possibility of a storm hitting your area. As pet owners, we have special responsibilities to take into consideration when it comes […]

The Fantastic Flying Dogs of Flyball

dog racing in flyball tournament

Flyball is a fun and absolutely electrifying sport for canines that got its start in Southern California in the late ’60s/early ’70s. It developed out of hurdle racing, and came into its own when Mike Randall built the first flyball box (which he demo-ed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), an apparatus that launches […]

Some Great Pet Friendly Vacation Destinations

pet friendly Florida gulf beach

At Petswelcome, when we’re thinking about a pet-friendly vacation, many times we don’t have a particular city in mind. When the urge to get out of town hits, it’s usually a general sense of wanting to visit a particular type of landscape—one with beaches or lakes or mountains. Or maybe it’s an area that highlights […]