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 […]

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 […]

Be Sure To Visit Pet Friendly My Place Hotels

My Place Hotel exterior

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 phenomenal growth (they now have […]

Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfasts

Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast

Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfasts are something special.  You stay at one not because you just want a place to sleep. You choose it because it is a destination in itself, a place that allows you to step into someone else’s world and enjoy all they have to offer. This includes not simply their lodging, […]

Visit Mount Baker with Your Pet!

A pet-friendly cabin offered by Mt. Baker Lodging

The Mount Baker region of the North Cascades in Washington State is a beautiful vacation destination to visit any time of year. Located east of Bellingham, Mount Baker is part of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, a major outdoor recreation area known for its world-class skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering and hiking. Because the skiing is so […]

Travels with Charlie (Part 3): New York City to Florida and Back

Owner and dog on beach

This is the third and final article on a trip taken by Petswelcome founding partner Fred Grayson and his wife, Valerie,  traveling from New York City to Florida with their dog Charlie. After being on a long road trip, heading home always gives rise to mixed feelings. There is some regret that our adventures are […]

Travels with Charlie (Part 2): New York City to Florida and Back

Dog at bakery

This is the second article on a trip taken by Petswelcome founding partner Fred Grayson and his wife, Valerie,  traveling from New York City to Florida with their dog Charlie. The third and final installment will appear next week. When our week at Anna Maria Island, FL, was over, we packed up the car again […]

Travels with Charlie: New York City to Florida and Back

Dog in car

Whenever someone from Petswelcome is heading out on the road with a pet, we always thrust a pencil and notebook in their hands to keep a record of their trip. Not only does it help keep us updated on pet friendly hotels, it also serves as a great template for travelers taking their dogs and/or cats […]

A Hotel Chain Dedicated to Pets (but Allows Humans)

hotel dedicated to pets

We can dream can’t we? Petswelcome has been doing this a long time and we always thought that, one day, some ambitious entrepreneur would come up with the brilliant idea of starting a hotel chain dedicated to pets. Yes, there are some great chains like Kimpton, La Quinta, and others that are wonderfully pet friendly. […]

Pet Friendly Concierges

pet friendly concierge

Knowledge is power. That’s why all of us at Petswelcome agree that pet friendly concierges are one of the most important amenities a hotel can offer. They can make the difference between aimlessly walking around a strange locale with your pet in tow or actually engaging with, and feeling part of, your new surroundings. Pet friendly concierges […]

Confessions of a Pet Travel Entrepreneur

Dog Traveler

“Nobody knows you’re a dog on the internet,” is the caption of a famous New Yorker cartoon that shows one dog sitting at a computer explaining to another dog the advantages of cyberspace. I’ve always loved that cartoon and thought that, in a weird way, it captured what I do for a living. Not that […]

Some New Pet Friendly Properties on Petswelcome

pet friendly ClubHouse Inn

While we kid around a lot at Petswelcome, we’ve actually been very busy these past two months signing up new pet friendly properties, including pet friendly hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals. These listings all cater to different tastes and reveal the wide variety of quality options you have to choose from when […]

Pet Friendly College Towns

dog as graduate

Pet friendly college towns are a great weekend getaway for your whole family any time of the year. As a matter of fact, the phrase “pet friendly college towns” is a redundancy. It’s like saying “egotistical politician” or “greedy Wells Fargo.” You get the drift. That’s because ALL college towns are pet friendly. And, better […]

Spring Flings with Your Pet

Now that the polar vortex has split into three pieces, extremely cold weather is forecast for large swaths of the country, including the East Coast and Midwest. It’s time, then, not only to get out your snow shovels, long johns and insulated boots, but also to start dreaming about nicer weather and planning some spring flings […]

Great New Pet Friendly Lodgings on Petswelcome

Pet Friendly Foley House Inn

As the new year gets into gear, all of us at Petswelcome look forward to expanding our list of pet friendly hotels, inns, b&bs, cabins, and vacation rentals to make it easier for you to go anywhere you want with your pet. We’re always amazed at the different kinds of lodgings that accept pets as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]