Exploring Pet-Friendly Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square is more popular with sunbathers, readers, families, artists and even dogs than city founder William Penn ever could have imagined. The park sits in one of the Philadelphia’s toniest neighborhoods, aptly named Rittenhouse.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Today we are off on the first of our “staycations” this week, hitting the road with Irie and Tiki…so we wanted to share a special guest post with you from Visit Philadelphia! Pet lovers are crazy about their animal companions and spend $61 billion a year in the U.S. on pet services and accouterments to prove […]

WoofStock, Harrisburg, PA, September 29, 2013

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A far out Fido-themed festival, dogs will dig the 9th annual WoofStock– a day devoted to peace, love and puppy power hosted by The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance. Celebrity Spotting A star of the classic family-friendly series Lassie, Jon Provost cares for our four-legged friends off screen as well. An advocate on the Board of […]

#AmazingPetExpo, Monroeville, PA, June 29, 2013

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On June 29th people in the Pittsburgh area with a passion for pets can bring their four-pawed pals to an expo devoted to all our furry, finned and feathered friends. Celebrity Spotting Making a ‘Pit’ stop in Pittsburgh, Animal Planet star Shorty Rossi (and his canine companion, Hercules!) will welcome attendees to the expo, pose […]

Fairmont Pittsburgh Adds Canine Ambassador

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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 […]

Prettiest Pet in Pink Contest, Philadelphia, PA, April 10, 2011

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Cat and dogs are invited to don their best pink costume and join the Sakura Sunday festivities during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia. Owners will parade with their pets around the sundial at the Horticultural Center for a panel of judges. Leads are required at all times, but pets are welcome throughout […]

FIDO Friendly Names Top 10 Leaf Peeping Destinations

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Are you starting to daydream about autumn? (With temperatures topping 100 degrees here again today, our thoughts are definitely starting to turn to fall!) Check out this list from FIDO Friendly magazine to really kick your travel daydreams in high gear. This great dog travel magazine has just released its list of the Top 10 […]

Super Pet Expo, King of Prussia, PA, Feb. 26-28, 2010

The Philadelphia area’s largest gathering of pet lovers is Super Pet Expo, featuring more than 150 pet-related vendors, animal education and entertainment. You’ll have a chance to meet some of the stars of the National Geographic Channel’s “Rescue Ink Unleashed” show as well as Laurie and Andrew from “Greatest American Dog.” Entertainment includes the Mutts […]

Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Intercourse, PA, Sept. 19, 2009

The largest anti-puppy mill event in the country is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 with a rally and special celebrity guests from the dog world. Help stop this cruel industry with your participation in this rally! Events include: 11:15am: an update on the puppy mill crackdown by the HSUS 12-12:30 Rescue Parade 12:30-1 Lunch and […]

Bark in the Park, Nottingham, PA, Oct. 3, 2009

This marks the first year for Bark in the Park, an event held at the Nottingham County Park, one of many area parks enjoyed by dog walkers. This day of dog-oriented fun include: an Ask the Vet! Station American Red Cross Dog First Aid Dog Safety lectures Good Citizenship Testing by the American Kennel Club […]

“Tails On The Trails” Husky Hike, Warminster, PA, Sept. 26, 2009

Shadow and Sunny, two Red & White Siberian Huskies in wheel position, enjoy pulling the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club’s wheeled cart along with the Club’s trained lead dogs at a recent Tails On The Trails Husky Hike. Tails Of The Tundra, a Siberian Husky rescue group, will hold its seventh annual “Tails On The Trails” […]