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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Pet Friendly Hikes in the Hudson River Valley

bear mountain on the Hudson River

Just up river from New York City is one of the most beautiful areas on the East Coast (in our humble opinion): the Hudson River Valley. Whether you have a car or just want to jump on a Metro North train (dogs up to 65 lbs allowed with no extra fee) or take Amtrak from Grand Central […]

Hurricane Preparedness for People and Pets

hurricane eye

With the official opening of the hurricane season in little more than a week (the season begins on June 1 and lasts through November 30th), now is the time to start planning for the possibility of a storm hitting your area. As pet owners, we have special responsibilities to take into consideration when it comes […]

Pet-Friendly Beacon, New York

dogs in a stroller in pet-friendly beacon new york

If you and your bestest buddy are looking for a day trip out of the city or a weekend road trip from elsewhere, pet-friendly Beacon, New York, is the place to go. If you’re coming up from the city, the good news is that Metro North is also pet friendly. Pet are allowed on the […]

New and Diverse Pet-Friendly Lodging Listings

View from the Ester Lee

In the twenty-plus years since we founded petswelcome, we’ve always been amazed at the variety of pet-friendly lodgings that we get to list on the site. If anything, it has gotten more diverse, defined not only by allowing pets but by a wide range of policies, amenities, prices and locales that are as varied as […]

How to Choose a Pet Friendly Vacation Rental

Dog Friendly Oceanfront Rental

Pet friendly vacation rentals are a great choice for people who are going on trips with their pets. They offer a wide variety of options and amenities that include plenty of space and privacy as well as the ability to cook your own meals and relax with your friends and family. Whether you slow down, […]

Three Upscale Pet Friendly Hotels to Escape To

The Lodge at Cloudcroft

Sometimes at petswelcome we choose a destination based on the merits of the hotel itself, rather than the particular city it’s in, or even the cultural, artistic, historic, and tourist attractions the area has to offer.  We like ensconcing ourselves in upscale pet friendly hotels and enjoying all the amenities they provide and then, if […]

Dog Friendly Minor League Ballparks

dog friendly minor league baseball

  Going to a baseball game with your best friend isn’t just about the Major Leagues. There are lots of dog friendly Minor League ballparks across the country, from Wilmington, Delaware, to San Jose, California, rookie to Triple A teams. Teams that are pet friendly specify which games you can bring your dog to; they […]

Fly Fishing with Your Dog

fly fishing with a dog

April 1 is the opening day of trout season, so why not go fly fishing with your dog? At petswelcome, we’ve been tying flies all winter in anticipation of getting out on the river and making that first cast. And bringing our dogs along makes it even more special. Floating on a drift boat with […]

Pet Events in May in the USA

There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you this upcoming May. It was a long winter, it’s time to play! Check out the events listed and if you’re not near any of these, check with your local humane society […]

Pet-Friendly Newport

Rhode Island is named the Ocean State for good reason: everywhere you turn you seem to have amazing vistas of the ocean, including Block Island Sound, Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay. And Newport puts you right in the middle of it. It’s also one of our favorite cities because it’s extremely pet friendly. For […]

Pet Events in February in the USA

The shortest month of year is going to be one of the most pet friendly ones ever! There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you do. It might be cold outside, but that shouldn’t keep you from having fun. […]

Go Shopping With Your Dog

I’ve noticed that more and more stores allow dogs in them. I don’t know if it’s because the attitudes are slowly shifting about pets in our society or if store owners realize that they can make a few more sales by allowing people who walk by with their dogs to be able to come in […]

Time to Sell Your Home? Have a Pet? Tips to Help Make That Sale

Years ago when we were selling our place, there were many tips the realtor gave us to make the home more attractive to potential buyers. We were told to touch up the paint around the doorways and windowsills, get the wooden floors re-sanded and polished, and keep it tidy for open houses. We were also […]

Want a Kitten with Your Coffee?

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium opened up in March, in London, England and in the short time it’s been open it has drawn a crowd. Why? Well, because of the cats. The newest cafe is offering stressed out cat lovers a place to go and drink a latte and pet a cat. Curl up with a […]