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 […]

Safest Dog Car Harnesses and Pet Travel Carriers & Crates

ZuGoPet The Rocketeer Pack

If you plan on traveling with pets, your animals’ safety is a critical consideration. Whether it’s by car, train, or plane, you’ll need a harness, carrier, or crate to secure them. The safest dog car harnesses and pet travel carriers and crates share one thing: they are CPS certified. That means that the Center for […]

Cruising with Fido: Tips for a Safe and Fun Car Ride with Your Dog

Most dogs love car rides. It’s exciting to them to look out the window and watch the buildings, trees, and other cars whizz by. The wind and different smells keep their noses moving and will bounce from window to window. Dogs like to explore and having them loose in the car allows them to move […]

5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

Outdoor activities increase when the weather warms up. If you and your furry best friend love going for hikes, make sure both of you are prepped and ready for the mileage. 5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog Check that the trail is pet-friendly. Some parks allow dogs on trails and others do not. If […]

4 Trips for Cat Lovers

Last week I was talking with some friends about strange roadside attractions across the U.S. and some of us had even seen some of them as kids on family trips. We also talked about some of the out-of-this-world parades and festivals that exist for different things. I won’t go into it too much but these […]

6 Essential Items For The Traveling Cat

Cats like to explore and roam. I see a lot of indoor/outdoor cats that spend a lot of time sniffing every shrub they walk by, watching people, and listening and checking out everything. They would make perfect Neighborhood Watch volunteers if they were actually interested in something like that. But being cats, they do what […]

6 Memorial Day Travel Tips

Heading out of town for the weekend? Want to take your pet? Traveling with your pet can be a lot of fun for you and them. Before you hit the road, don’t forget a few tips to make the weekend awesome! 6 tips to travel like a pro with your pet: Check pet policy and […]

Need a Weekend Getaway? Head to Essex Resort!

Hey everyone, you and your dog deserve an end of spring getaway and The Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, VT is making it easy for you. Top Dog Weekend is their special end of Spring getaway for people and their pups scheduled for the weekend of May 31 to June 2, 2013. The package […]

6 Great Places To Travel With Your Dog

There are some great travel deals popping up where you can getaway for cheap and have a fun weekend. Some may be a few hours away from a major city and others might be a plane ride. Whatever you decide to do, if your dog is going to go with you, it’s important to plan […]

6 Things to Train Your Dog to Do Before You Travel

Taking our dogs on trips can be fun and a great bonding experience. It stimulates their minds and senses when they get to explore new environments and we don’t have to worry that they are sad or confused in a boarding facility. But, your dog should know a few basic commands and be well-mannered when […]

Best Cities for Dog-Friendly Dining

In August of 2012, Men’s Health Magazine, released an article about the most dog friendly and least dog friendly. The top 4 friendly dog cities are: Portland, OR Colorado Springs, CO Wilmington, DE Seattle, WA Aside from the fact that each of these cities have a plethora of pet-related services (such as dog daycares, veterinarians, […]