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 […]

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 […]

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

lab bookends

We all know how happy the dog makes dad. So why not get him a Father’s Day gift that involves his favorite canine? It’s guaranteed to be a winner and he’ll be absolutely thrilled! (I hope my kids are reading this….) So, with Father’s Day right around the corner, Petswelcome has come up with a […]

Great Roads to Drive On with Your Pet

seven mile bridge

There are a lot of fun and rewarding things you can do with your pets. Driving with them might not be high on your list, or even on your list at all. If that’s the case,  I beg to differ. If you get on the right road, with windows open and dogs safely harnessed, there […]

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 […]

Hotel Discounts for Military Travelers with Pets

dog and soldier

Over the years, Petswelcome has received a lot of calls and emails from members of the military who travel with pets. That’s because our service men and women are often on the go. Whether it’s a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) or a visit to relatives, or simply a family vacation, they put in a […]

Great Savings for Pet Friendly Senior Travel

Man and dog on beach

Are you older than 50 and thinking of taking a trip with your pet? If so, it’s a great time for pet friendly senior travel. That’s because many of the large hotel chains are offering savings opportunities that you should take advantage of. And, hey, if you’re in your 50s and early 60s and don’t […]

How to Use Petswelcome’s Pet-Friendly Trip Planner

Beagle on Road Trip

One of Petswelcome’s most popular features is our Pet-friendly Trip Planner, which pet-owners use to plan their road trips with their favorite animal(s). The best feature of the Trip Planner, besides allowing you to find pet-friendly hotels along your route, is that you can save it. Overall, the planner is much more than simply getting directions […]

Some Great Pet Friendly Vacation Destinations

pet friendly Florida gulf beach

At Petswelcome, when we’re thinking about a pet-friendly vacation, many times we don’t have a particular city in mind. When the urge to get out of town hits, it’s usually a general sense of wanting to visit a particular type of landscape—one with beaches or lakes or mountains. Or maybe it’s an area that highlights […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains with No Pet Fee

Pet friendly La Quinta

Looking for a hotel chain with no pet fee? Or one that will accept your very large dog? Or both? Sometimes it’s not so easy. That’s because pet policies vary widely among the tens of thousands of pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. These policies differ regarding the type of pet you can bring, the number […]

Choosing the Best GPS Pet Trackers

Wi-Fi/GPS tracking technology is a godsend for pet owners who want to keep tabs on their best buddies, as it has enabled a new generation of pretty sophisticated GPS pet trackers. They all work in the same way; each tracker contains a GPS chip and Wi-Fi receiver. Using Wi-Fi, you set up a pet perimeter; […]

Planning a Pet Friendly Road Trip

Driving with Your Dog

With spring right around the corner, all of us at petswelcome start thinking about going on a pet friendly road trip. Where you go is up to you. But, as far as the mechanics of planning and driving, there are a few basic rules you should follow that will make your pet friendly road trip […]