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
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 […]
Pets, Omens, and Magical Thinking During Covid-19
At Petswelcome, there’s nothing new about social distancing and quarantining. Hey, we work on the internet. Being digitally isolated and experiencing existential dread everyday is just more of the “same old same old” to us. It’s part of the job description. I’m so used to it that I don’t even realize how pitiful I […]
The Canyon of Eagles: A Great Pet Friendly Resort
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
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?
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 […]
Homeless People with Pets
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?
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 […]
Visit the Pet Friendly Fort Morgan-Gulf Shores Area
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
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
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 […]
Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers
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
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
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!
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
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?
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!
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 […]