Three Upscale Pet Friendly Hotels to Escape To

The Lodge at Cloudcroft

Sometimes at petswelcome we choose a destination based on the merits of the hotel itself, rather than the particular city it’s in, or even the cultural, artistic, historic, and tourist attractions the area has to offer.  We like ensconcing ourselves in upscale pet friendly hotels and enjoying all the amenities they provide and then, if […]

Crazy Ass Dog (and Human) Behavior

Dogs being dogs

Are dogs funny? Last week I read a piece by Alexandra Horowitz, an author and researcher of dog behavior and cognition, who addressed that question and our portrayal of dogs in general. In the article she bemoaned the ubiquitous excess of “funny dog” photos and videos on the web, TV, and in the movies, claiming […]

Great Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains with No Pet Fee

Pet friendly La Quinta

Looking for a hotel chain with no pet fee? Or one that will accept your very large dog? Or both? Sometimes it’s not so easy. That’s because pet policies vary widely among the tens of thousands of pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. These policies differ regarding the type of pet you can bring, the number […]

Best Life Jackets for Dogs

If your pup is regularly in or on the water, you should be looking into life jackets for dogs (or PFDs–pet flotation devices), even if they love to swim. Dogs can get tired out or they can get caught up in strong currents, whether in a river (if your pooch is keeping you company while […]

Planning a Pet Friendly Road Trip

Driving with Your Dog

With spring right around the corner, all of us at petswelcome start thinking about going on a pet friendly road trip. Where you go is up to you. But, as far as the mechanics of planning and driving, there are a few basic rules you should follow that will make your pet friendly road trip […]

Dog Friendly Major League Baseball Parks

What could be better than combining two of Americans’s favorite pastimes, baseball and hanging with your canine? The good news is that is already a reality at a number of dog friendly Major League Baseball parks around the country. These are special promotional events (Bark in the Park, Pup Night, Dog Days of Summer) that […]

Planning a Wedding? Have Your Pet Be Part!

It’s estimated that we spend a total of $63 billion on animals each year. The pet/companion industry is growing with better food choices, daycares, pet sitting, new and awesome toys, and safer car seat options. And for those of us who going to tie the knot, there are sites that offer services to help include […]

How Much Do You Plan To Spend On Your Pet?

A recent article in Forbes talked about the amount of money millennials plan to spend on pets this season. The reasons cited started with the pet care business growing in the last several years. According to Forbes, the changing dynamic of pets not just as an accessory to the house, but as a family member […]

10 Best Gifts For Your Cat (or Cat Lovers)

It’s time to start shopping! As you go through your list of friends and relatives, don’t forget about your best friend in the world, your cat. Or your best friend’s best friend (sorry, but it’s probably true). If you’re not sure what to get him/her, don’t worry. We got you covered. Top 10 Gifts For […]

Polar Bear Pets A Dog

You may have seen the video of a polar bear gently pawing at a dog. It’s an “awww” moment for sure. There were some questions I had when I saw the video like, “where is this?” and “who owns the dog?” Turns out, the dog belongs to a man named Brian Ladoon, who owns a […]

Crumbs & Whiskers Opens in LA

Cat cafes have slowly been opening up in cities across the U.S. The latest cafe is now in LA. It’s a chain, owned by Kanchan Singh, with one cafe in DC and now as of September, the second one in west Los Angeles. Singh first became inspired to open a cat cafe after she visited […]

2016 Wacky Pet Names

At Pet Insurance, some pets are registered with unique aka wacky names. The top 50 dog and top 50 cat names were compiled and listed on their site. Some of them are funny puns and some are just… well, weird. Here’s a few of the names: Shakes purr Butch Catsidy Ziggy Snowdust Fuzzy Britches Kung […]

Meals On Wheels Helps Pets

In Flagler County in Florida, the Meals on Wheels program recently received a grant to help keep seniors and their pets together. The funding provides food, supplies, and care for the clients who have pets. The $1,000 grant came from the “Meals on Wheels Love Pets” initiative and through a donation from Banfield Charitable Trust. […]

Portland Airport Now Has An Indoor Area For Pets

Portland International Airport has added a pet relief area to its airport. This means that passengers and their pets don’t have to leave the airport secured area anymore and then walk through security again before a flight. The pet relief area is small, but has the essentials: a fire hydrant, some fake grass, and a […]

Pokemon Go helps save a puppy

Ok, so Pokemon Go totally took over the world in July and we’ve all read crazy stories where players have come across some weird things. But, the game, which makes people walk all over the place, has helped a puppy. Kaitlin Kouts and Tiffany Revay, playing the game in Texas, found a puppy who needed […]

Pets Events in September In The USA

September can be a busy month for families as children go back to school, teachers say goodbye to their summer vacations, and our pets adjust to the schedule changes that Fall brings about. It’s an important month to stay mindful about our pet’s well-being. They can experience “back to school blues” and may mope more. […]

Fall Travel With Pets

Fall is easily the most packed holiday season in the United States – the weather is reliably cooler and the kids are back in school, Labor day, Halloween, Columbus day, Veterans day, Thanksgiving, and sometimes even Hanukkah, all start in Fall. Meaning there is a lot of planning of family trips, get togethers, and shopping. […]

Walter and his best friend Julia

Earlier in July, a shelter puppy made the news. His name is Walter and it’s a little chihuahua and terrier mix. He is also deaf. Back in January while he waited in the Pasadena Humane Society’s shelter for his new forever home, a little girl named Julia saw him. Julia is 10 years old. Julia […]

Grumpy Looking Cat Finds New Home

A little kitten down in Bradenton, Florida found a new home after two men went to an empty house. The men were inspecting the house for sale when they came across an orange female persian kitten. The kitten looked grumpy, according to Paul Tateosian, a real estate agent assistant. When his colleague, Jason Burnside came […]

PetSmart Partners with Ellen Degeneres

If you watch Ellen or know a little about her, you may know she loves her pets. Well, her lifestyle brand, ED, is going to enter into the world of pet products. The pet products will be a range of items from sweaters to beds, collars, toys, and shampoos. The collection is going to be […]