Bring Fido!


My mom doesn’t get to travel much, but when she does her cocker-spaniel goes with her. Sometimes it’s not so easy to find a place to stay that allows pets. One of mom’s favorite desitinations? The beach. Why? She can rent a pet-friendly cottage.

But what if you’re traveling and need to book reservations along the way where you know you and your dog will be a welcomed?

You might try sites like You can find a hotel by entering your destination, dates, and occupancy information and they’ll fetch some pet-friendly results, which just might save you a little trouble. I was perusing the site for ideas (since I’m not going to be traveling anywhere with my enterage of furry friends) and have to admit that the top 20 dog-friendly vacations was a lot of fun to see. Maybe that’s because out of the 20 popular pet places, 4 are fairly close by and I never knew they were “pet-friendly” destinations.

Their list includes:

  • Asheville, NC
  • Boston, MA
  • Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Branson, MO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Destin, FL
  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • Hilton Head, SC
  • Key West, FL
  • Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Nags Head, NC
  • Orlando, FL
  • Pigeon Forge, TN
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Yosemite, CA

About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi spent her time working in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions.


  1. You may also want to book mark the new site PAW; Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide at for pet-friendly hotel searches. PAW exclusively features four-star or higher rated luxury, pet-friendly hotels from around the world. The site will be live after July 15, 2008. PAW is one of the only sites that lets the user search for luxury, pet-friendly hotel accommodations by pet weight restriction, which is a wonderful timesaver if you travel with a large dog!

Leave A Reply