Staying Safe at Dog Parks

Dog parks are a great way to socialize your dog and to burn off some of that doggie energy, helping to avoid behavioral problems like chewing, digging, and barking. But, as much fun as your local dog park might be for you and your dog, you need to be sure to take some precautions according […]

Smithville, Texas Adds Dog Park

Yesterday we drove through Smithville, Texas, located southeast of Austin. This small community (best known as the place where the Sandra Bullock movie Hope Floats was filmed) was once a bustling railroad center. Today it’s a quiet town surrounded by farms and ranches…but it’s also home to one of the newest dog parks in the […]

Dog Park at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Intl. Airport

Last week we had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Atlanta. We flew into Atlanta’s busy Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so our first stop (even though we weren’t flying with our dogs) was to check out the dog park which opened in late 2009. The off-leash park spans about 1,000 square feet and […]

FIDO Friendly Names Top Dog Beaches

This week we’re running a giveaway for two subscriptions to FIDO Friendly magazine, a publication that combines our two loves…dogs and travel…so when we saw this news from them we had to pass it on! This magazine has just named its top 10 beaches for dogs, ones with little or no leash restrictions! So who […]

Beneful Launches WagWorld Dream Dog Park Contest

Celebrating the bond between pet parent and pooch, BenefulĀ® brand dog food is offering dog lovers the chance to make their dream of an ultimate dog park a reality. Whether your fantasy park for your Fido en”tails” Rover-friendly running trails, a sandy beach area ready made for pup exploration or small foothills for canines to […]

Dog Fancy Names Top Dog Parks

Dog Fancy magazine has released its annual picks in America’s Best Dog Parks contest. (Last year’s results) This year’s best dog park is Jackass Acres K-9 Korral, in New River, Arizona. “In an age when keyboards and touchpads connect us, off-leash parks flourish across the country because they are great gathering places for both dogs […]

Kelly Acree, Unleashed Indoor Play Parks

Kelly Acree, Co-Founder of Unleashed Indoor Play Parks: Pet Pro Profile You want to take your dog walking and playing every day–but when the weather turns cold, super hot, rainy, or windy, it can get difficult. And what about those short days of winter when it’s dark by the time you get home? Lucky Dallas […]

Developing a Dog Park: Reader Question

Welcome to our new Fetching Answers feature here on! Our readers have all sorts of dog-related questions…and our readers are brimming with advice on life with our four-legged friends. Please email us your questions and we’ll post them here, inviting all our readers to leave their answers in the comments section below each question. […]

Nestle Purina PetCare Launches iPhone App for Traveling Dog Lovers

Nestle Purina PetCare has introduced a new iPhone app for pet lovers covering “petcentric places.” The iPhone application can be downloaded for free from the App store within iTunes and works on the latest version of the iPhone 3.0 software; it is also available for iPod Touch users. Coverage: The app includes pet-friendly locations and […]

Locating Dog Parks

Looking for a dog park? While you (and your dog) might know the way to your local dog park by heart, if you’re traveling it’s great to locate other off-leash parks perfect for stretching your two…and your dog’s four…legs for a while. Here’s a look at some popular resources for discovering dog parks: iPhone Applications […]