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 […]

Are Hurricanes Really Getting Stronger?

palm trees in storm

With Hurricane Dorian being the fifth hurricane in the last four years to reach Category 5—the highest level on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Windscale—a number of obvious questions arise: Are Hurricanes really getting stronger? And if so, why? And, finally, should we be preparing for them differently to protect our family and pets? Are Hurricanes Really Getting […]

Take Our Fake Pet News Test!

dog reading fake news

We’ve all been inundated with the concept of fake news. You know, when a politician gets caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar (or other places) and denies it and calls it fake news even though all the evidence points to the contrary. Or when unbelievable stories get passed off as the […]

Algae Blooms That Are Harmful to Dogs

Two dogs swimming

For all of us here at Petswelcome, August is the heart of summer. A time filled with long hot days when the outdoors calls to get out and explore with our best buddies. It could be as simple as hitting a local park, wooded area or hiking trail to enjoy all nature has to offer. […]

Petswelcome’s Travelers Wish List (for Pet Policy Information)

Dear Hotel Managers: Summer is the time when Petswelcome gets the most calls from people who want to know about specific information that is not stated in your pet policy. And so we’ve compiled a Travelers Wish List for Pet Policy Information so that you can be ahead of the curve. Needless to say, we […]

How to Enjoy Your Cat This Fourth of July

Of all domestic pets, cats are the most independent. So what better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending some quality time with your favorite feline? Okay, snakes are independent, too, but communing all day with your snake is just plain weird. Neighbors will whisper and your civic reputation will take a nosedive. Also, I’m not […]

I Vote for My Dog

Dog carrying US Flag

  I know. It’s a little early to be talking about politics. But with the heat turned up by the upcoming Democratic debates and all the talk of the presidential election in 2020, it occurred to me that it’s not too early at all. Also, my wife is running for a local legislative position this […]

Great Father’s Day Gifts for Your Cat-Loving Dad

Exploding Kittens

This year, as we commenced our research for great gifts for your cat-loving dad, we found that it’s not easy finding cat-related gifts for Father’s Day. We’re not sure why but we think there’s a misconception out there that men like dogs better. Or that woman are the true cat lovers. In our experience, though, […]