Meet the Pet Friendly Hotel of the Future

Dog in hotel bed

With the onset of Covid-19 over the past 3 1/2 months, hotels have suffered huge losses in room bookings and are scrambling for ways to adjust. The ones that survive will have to change their strategies to meet the new reality of a socially-distanced and sanitized world. Many of these changes will be long lasting. […]

Hurricane Preparedness For You and Your Pet During Covid-19

Hurricane above Florida

With the 2020 hurricane season beginning on June 1 in the middle of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is important that you take extra precautions when considering hurricane preparedness for you and your pet during Covid-19. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a 60% chance of an above-normal season, with only a 30% chance of […]

The Canyon of Eagles: A Great Pet Friendly Resort

Porch at Canyon of Eagles

Every once and a while Petswelcome discovers a great pet friendly resort that has so many positive things going on that an article is required to get it all in. And Canyon of the Eagles is one of those special places. Though we list test tens of thousands of pet-friendly lodgings on our site, rarely […]

Preparing Your Pet for a Coronavirus Outbreak

dog with microscope and test tubes

With the sudden and extensive surge of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, we are confronted with a host of questions regarding what we should do to help keep ourselves and loved ones healthy and, if possible, out of reach of the disease. This includes preparing your pet for a coronavirus outbreak. As with most pandemics, […]

Have You Read Your Dog Food Label Recently?

dog with wet and dry food

A recent article in The New York Times titled, “The Dog Park is Bad, Actually” questions the safety of dog parks for our favorite animals. It suggests that they are not a good place to socialize your dog and are rife with bullies and diseases. While that sentiment might be argued, it’s interesting because it […]

Top Ten Presidential Dog Facts

George Washington's Dog

With Presidents Day coming up, all of us at Petswelcome thought it would be a good idea to update our Top Ten Presidential Dog Facts. With the impeachment just finished, the debacle in the Iowa caucuses still unraveling, and all the bad political news that’s making headlines, it’s the perfect time to focus on (hu)man’s […]

Homeless People with Pets

homeless man with dog

A few years ago, I was visiting a friend in Santa Monica, CA, and, as we were walking down to the pier, I was amazed at the number of homeless people that had congregated there. The tents, pitched blankets, and other makeshift shelters offered a striking contrast to the upscale restaurants, high-priced condos and beautiful […]

Canine Influenza: What Is It?

Dog with flu in bed

With all the flu going around this time of year, Petswelcome thought it was a good time to update our information on both human and canine influenza. One of the big questions dog owners have is whether humans can pass the flu to dogs and vice versa. The good news–if there can be good news […]

Top Pet Friendly Travel Trends for 2020

Dog and Cat in suitcase

With the arrival of the new year, it’s time for Petswelcome to report on the top pet friendly travel trends for 2020. Every year in January, we compare notes from the feedback we get from visitors to our site to find out what they’ve been up to. We also check in with other travel professionals […]

Visit the Pet Friendly Fort Morgan-Gulf Shores Area

Fort Morgan Beach

At Petswelcome, winter is our favorite time to travel. Why? Because it offers the widest variety of experiences. You can head to a ski resort, hit the slopes and enjoy the crowds, energy and excitement, turning an otherwise dull season into a memorable high. Or, on the other hand, in a completely different approach, you […]

MaxDaddy: Helping Pets With CBD

Petswelcome is always on the lookout for companies that are working to make pets’ lives better. The best ones don’t start out by getting their MBAs to try and come up with a profitable business plan. Instead, they often discover their calling in a much more personal and meaningful way, one that involves their own […]

A Dog’s New Year’s Resolution

Dog on New Years

  Hey, I’m just a dog so I don’t really need to make a New Year’s resolution. I mean, what is there to improve? Dogs are by their very nature good-hearted and dedicated to their masters, wanting only to be happy and give happiness in return. It’s our two-legged companions that seem to be the […]

The Best Airline Pet Carriers

PetsFit expandable pet carrier

At Petswelcome, we get many calls about taking pets on a plane. That’s because a lot of people fly with them–over 2 million domestic pets and other live animals are transported by air every year. And while it’s often not the preferred way to travel with a pet (it’s often stressful, not cheap, and requires […]

Thanksgiving Events for Dogs 2019

Of all the holidays, we think Thanksgiving is the one that relates most to dogs. Who is not thankful for our four-legged friends who have no other agenda than to make us happy and be constantly at our side? It’s that sense of companionship and joy in family that Thanksgiving celebrates and is probably why there […]

Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dog with holiday gifts

It’s that time of year again when Petswelcome presents its annual Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers. In 2019 we’ve decided to break the gifts out by category. All dog lovers have different needs, wants and, of course, dogs. By dividing the gifts into different groupings we hope it will make it easier for you to […]

13 Safety Tips for Your Pet’s Halloween Costume

Cat and dog on Halloween

Admittedly, in the past, Petswelcome has sometimes dissed Halloween costumes for pets. That’s because whenever we dressed them up, it didn’t look like they were having as good a time as we were. It all seemed a bit demeaning, as if the laughs were on them. But, hey, we’ve mellowed with age and realize that Halloween […]

Great November Pet Friendly Getaways

Unfortunately, dogs and cats can’t vote. If they could, I’m sure the world would be a better place. And so, every November, it’s up to us humans to try to fix the mess we’ve made. It’s a big responsibility and one we should all take seriously. No matter what your political leaning, it’s important to […]

8 Warning Signs That Your Pets Aren’t Well Trained

Untrained dogs in chair

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. And one of the critical jobs you have as an animal owner is to make sure your pets are well trained. It’s important not only for owners and those who live nearby, but for the well-being of the pets, too. Proper training ensures they are safe and live […]

Are Hotel Pet Policies Negotiable? You’d Be Surprised!

dog with saved pet fee

A few years ago, I was at a supermarket checkout with my brother when the woman at the cash register told us that the total came to $56.47. My brother looked at her and asked, “Would you take fifty dollars even?” She looked astonished.  He then smiled and said, “Hey, I sell cars for a […]

Fabulous New Pet Friendly Lodgings on Petswelcome

pet friendly escape to blue ridge cabin

At Petswelcome, we’re always surprised at the wide diversity of pet friendly lodgings we sign up every month. From working ranches to rustic cabins to coastal bed and breakfasts to an inn situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York, the pet friendly marketplace has certainly come a long way in offering travelers […]