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How I Became a Cat Lover: A Tribute

Accept cats in your pet policy

Hey, I love cats as much as the next guy. But you have to admit that there’s an otherworldly, mysterious, and mischievous vibe about them that, if you were initially a dog person like I was, takes some adjusting to. I never grew up with cats (my parents were not feline enthusiasts) but when I […]

Climate Change and Pets

Dog sitting out storm

Now that we’re in the middle of hurricane season, it got us to thinking about climate change and pets and the reality that our weather patterns are drastically different now than in the past. Yes, we’ve always had hurricane threats toward end of summer and in the fall, but they seem to be getting worse: […]

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 […]

Why Dogs Howl

howling dogs

Well, Labor Day is behind us, which means summer is almost over, which makes us sad here at Petswelcome. And when we’re sad, we feel like howling. Actually, when it comes to the doggoes here, Rusty and Hobbes, they actually do howl. Though we’ve got to say that Hobbes howls more than Rusty; Rusty is […]

How I Met Dante

Dante before chemo

Ever notice that a dog is a great way to get a quick handle on a person or family that you don’t know very well? A big claim, maybe, but I’ve found that canines can clue you into a lot. Put me in a room with a person (or family) and their dog and I […]

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 […]

Dealing with Overpopulation in Animal Shelters

walking a shelter dog

With National Dog Day coming up on August 26, a lot of us at Petswelcome have been thinking about ways to celebrate. This includes ways that not only benefit our own dogs but also those less fortunate, such as dogs in animal shelters. Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of them as overpopulation in animal […]

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 […]

Does Plano Texas Have Pet Friendly Hotels?

Plano Exit Sign

Does Plano Texas have Pet Friendly Hotels? The short answer is, Absolutely! The medium answer is, Is the Pope Catholic? And the long answer is, Not only does Plano Texas have pet friendly hotels, they also have a lot of events and places you can go with your pet. The bottom line is, Plano, TX, is […]

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? […]

New Pet Friendly Hotel and B&B Listings on Petswelcome

316 Hotel

Every once in a while we like to devote an article to some new pet friendly hotel listings on Petswelcome—pet friendly hotels and inns that we’ve found (or who have found us) over the past month or so. We focus on these new listings to highlight the diversity you can find when looking for pet […]

Dogs That Do Amazing Things

future first responder dogs

Sometimes here at Petswelcome, in our search for all things pet friendly and pet related, we find something that is so great and fantastic that we feel the need to share it with our Weekly Bone readers. Recently, while researching information for our upcoming Top Pet Friendly College Towns, we came across a section on the […]

Grain-Free Dog Food May Not Be Healthy for Your Dog

grain-free dog food

  Whenever I go to my local pet store to get food for my two dogs, I always see, out of the corner of my eye, a lot of labels that say “grain-free.” It made me wonder whether there was a something healthier about them and if what I was buying for my dogs was […]

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 […]

Hotel Chains that Welcome Large Dogs

Traveling with a large dog can be challenging. Certainly, if you’re planning to fly, there are a host of issues you need to take into consideration, including being separated for the duration of the flight and hoping that your dog is coping with the altitude as well as being alone in the cargo area of […]

Therapy Dogs Go to College to Help Students

Remington the therapy dog at University of North Carolina

Certified pet therapy dogs are a common sight in hospitals and nursing homes but a more recent occurrence is the appearance of therapy dogs on college campuses cross the United States. But it makes total sense: students away from home for the first time coupled with collegiate academic stress, particularly during exams, equals an incredible […]

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 […]

How to be a Good Guard Dog

dachshund as good guard dog

As dogs, there are just a few things people expect of us: follow a few commands (sit, stay, lay down…), maybe do a couple of tricks (rollover, shake hands), and, always, guard the house. Overall, the commands and tricks are easy and harmless. It’s the silly price we have to pay for being pampered, fed […]