7 Products You Must Pack for a Hotel Stay with Your Dog

This week, we’ve been up near Fort Worth taking photos for our upcoming DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs book. We spent much of our time at the area’s state parks but dogs aren’t permitted in shelters and cabins in Texas state parks. Since we don’t have an RV or trailer (and, in the 100+ degree temps, […]

Pet Friendly Hotels in West Texas

by Sheila Williams Candlewood Suites, Fort Stockton, Texas We (Phoebe Rose, my traveling Pug, and I) stopped over in Fort Stockton on a recent road trip from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Austin, Texas. I was impressed that Candlewood Suites manager Paul Amayo made a point of responding to guest reviews on Trip Advisor —usually […]

Fairmont Pittsburgh Adds Canine Ambassador

We love the Canine Ambassador program in place at many of the North America Fairmont properties so we were especially excited to receive news this morning of a new ambassador!  Fairmont Pittsburgh has announced the appointment of Edie, a white Boxer/Labrador Retriever mix, as the hotel’s official Canine Ambassador. Edie welcomes guests in the lobby […]

Taking Your Dog on Your Disney Vacation

Planning a Florida vacation with your four-legged friend? We have a guest post from Disney expert Ben Kalle about traveling with your dog on your next visit to Florida’s Disney parks. If It’s a Family Vacation, Don’t Forget Anyone! Perhaps it is a situation you never understand until you have experienced first hand, but dogs […]

New York Palace Goes to the Dogs

The newest addition at Palace Gate, the outdoor lunch and cocktail venue located in the courtyard of The New York Palace Hotel, is more a feast for the eyes than the stomach. French Artist Julien Marinetti’s Doggy John “sits” atop a steel pedestal, perched eight feet in the air for diners and passers-by to admire […]

The James Hotels Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

In celebration of national Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 24, The James New York and The James Chicago hotels are offering a special package for the month of June. During the entire month of June 2011, the $75 pet fee will be waived at both properties. Also, the hotels are introducing “Burke […]

The Privileged Pooch Book Review

Book: The Privileged Pooch: Luxury Travel with Your Pet in Southern California Author: Maggie Espinosa Publisher: I Heart Travel Publishing DogTipper Review: After two decades as travel and guidebook writers, we love reading a good travel book…especially when it’s combined with our other favorite topic: dogs. We were eager to receive a review copy of […]

Canada’s Accent Inns Offers Pet Rewards Card

Canada’s Accent Inns, with locations in Victoria, Vancouver Airport (Richmond), Burnaby, Kelowna, and Kamloops, is now offering a rewards program specifically for pets. The family-run hotel chain has a special “pets stay free card” so you and your furry friends can stay four nights and the fifth night’s pet fee is waived. The nights do […]

Red Roof Offers Pet Travel Discount

During April 2011, Red Roof will be offering travelers and their furry friends a 15 percent discount to promote the brand’s pet friendly motto – You Stay Happy, Pets Stay Free. In addition to the special discount, all Red Roof Inns across the US will be providing special treats for their four-legged customers upon check […]

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Greets Dogs with Amenities

Las Vegas is becoming so much more dog-friendly these days, and we’re seeing an increasing number of pet-friendly locations. The latest we’ve learned of is THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, one of only a few dog-friendly properties actually on the Strip. This hotel has introduced dog-friendly suites with a separate valet, elevators steps away from the […]