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 […]

Great Pet Friendly Boat Cruises

Dog on Pet Friendly Cruise

When the weather gets hot, what better place to be than on the water with your dog, catching a nice breeze while enjoying the offshore sights, whether it be a whale watch, or a nature cruise, or just breaking free of “the hard,” as sailors call terra firma, and seeing the world from a different […]

Grow Your Own Catnip This Summer

cat sitting next to grow your own catnip

If your feline is an aficionado of the stuff, there is still time to grow your own catnip this summer. Lots of companies, like Eden Brothers, Park Seeds and Johnny’s Seeds, sell the seeds for this easy-to-grow perennial. It loves full sun, and poor, dry soil, making it the perfect choice for a spot in your yard […]

Pet Friendly Hospitality Companies You Should Know

Pet friendly Hotel Los Gatos

When people travel with pets, they often rely on a specific hotel brand that has proven to be extremely pet friendly, such as La Quinta Inns and Suites, for example. And that makes perfect sense because they know what to expect and can be confident that their family and pets will be treated well during […]

Pet Friendly Music Festivals for You and Your Pup

The season is well underway, and we went searching for pet friendly music festivals that you and your pooch can enjoy together. We wish we could tell you that some of the major festivals are pet friendly, but unfortunately they are not (one website made a point of saying “even tiny, tiny dogs” were not […]

Some Thoughts on the Fourth of July

dog with flag

As the Fourth of July approaches, I was thinking about what I have in common with the people who live in my town, especially those who have differing political views, and I wondered how we could even communicate. We all know that we’re a politically divided country right now. Many of us on both sides […]

Discover Pet Friendly Rail Trails in the US

woman and dog on rail trail

It seems that everywhere we go these days, we are finding more and more pet friendly rail trails to explore with our dogs. Rail trails (which are public paths made from former railroad corridors) are great because you get to exercise with your pet while walking or riding a bike through beautiful natural scenery and/or […]

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest: The Poetry of Imperfection

2018 World's Ugliest Dog winner, Zsa Zsa

Yes, it’s that time of year again, the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma, California, on June 23. The winner was Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English bulldog, who had spent five years in a puppy mill before being rescued and adopted by Megan Brainard. She wowed the judges with […]

Be Sure to Visit Pet friendly My Place Hotels

My Place Hotel

  One of the great things about working at Petswelcome is “discovering” an up-and-coming pet-friendly hotel chain that understands not only the needs of travelers and their pets but, more importantly, delivers on that understanding in spades. Not that pet friendly My Place Hotels needs to be discovered—they opened their first property in 2012—but their […]

Awesome Pet Friendly Food Trucks

Treats Unleashed

At Petswelcome, we’ve known for a long time that finding a pet friendly hotel as well as places to eat with your pet are the recipe for a successful trip with your favorite animal. When it comes to places to eat, food trucks are a great option that you should definitely explore. That’s because food trucks […]

Upcoming Cat Events and Festivals for Summer 2018

picture of cat

Summer is the time to get out and explore and experience new and different happenings. If you are a cat lover, then there’s plenty to do and see this summer, with events and festivals that highlight and revel in that most magnificent of animals, the felis catis. These events are as different and varied as […]

Visit Pet Friendly Ames, Iowa

High Trestle Bridge

Why Iowa? you might ask. Here at Petswelcome, we think the most fun destinations are those you might not know much about. And when we’re looking for pet-friendly places to take our pets, we like to head to destinations that might not be on everyone’s shortlist. But here are a few things you might not […]