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 […]

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 […]

Are Marriott Hotels Pet Friendly?

pet friendly Courtyard

Marriott hotels, which is made up of more than 30 hotel brands, definitely has a lot of pet friendly hotels. Most of their pet policies within each brand vary from property to property. This means that a pet fee and size limit at a Courtyard in Denver, CO, will not necessarily be the same as […]

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 […]