Dog-Friendly Travel Resources #TexaswithDogs

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This week we’ve been excerpting portions of our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook (Open Road, distributed by Simon & Schuster). Today’s excerpt features some of our favorite resources, both online and in print, for dog lovers. Some are specific to Texas while many are of interest to dog lovers everywhere!

Dog-Friendly Accommodations Websites

BringFido.com. Along with searching for pet-friendly hotels (as well as restaurants, attractions, dog parks, events, and more) on this site, you can also call toll-free to speak with one of Bring Fido’s travel agents. They’ll help you book your next trip, and they don’t charge a booking fee. Info: (877) 411-FIDO; www.bringfido.com.

DogFriendly.com. Since 1998, this site has identified dog-friendly US and Canada hotels, restaurants and attractions. Info: www.dogfriendly.com.

GoPetFriendly.com. Specializing in US and Canada coverage, this site features a handy Road Trip Planner to help you map out your next dog vacation, making recommendations from among the site’s 60,000 listings that fall along your route. The husband-wife couple that created GoPetFriendly also run Take Paws Blog where you can follow their RV travels with their two dogs. Info: www.gopetfriendly.com and gopetfriendlyblog.com.

TripswithPets.com. This site is searchable by route and also includes special sections on air travel and airline policies. Info: www.tripswithpets.com.

National Magazines

Cesar’s Way Magazine. Adoption, pet products, travel, celebrity canines, and more are featured in this bimonthly magazine. Info: cesarsway.com.

Dog Fancy Magazine. Although this magazine focuses on purebred dogs, it also includes a special section on rescue and frequently includes travel destinations. Info: www.dogchannel.com.

FIDO Friendly Magazine. This travel magazine whose motto is “Leave no dog behind”® showcases the best places to travel with your dog, from inexpensive retreats to dream vacations. Info: www.fidofriendly.com.

Life + Dog Magazine. Published in Houston but distributed to dog lovers across the country, this stylish magazine covers everything from rescue to pet products to dog-loving celebrities. Info: www.lifeanddog.com.

Modern Dog Magazine. Stylish dog accessories and gear take center stage in this bimonthly magazine which also features travel and dog-centric events. Info: moderndogmagazine.com.


Austin Pets Directory. Distributed free at many pet locations around town, back issues of this magazine featuring many local events are also available online. Info: www.austinpetsdirectory.com.

Haute Dog Magazine. You’ll find dog parks, products, great photography, local events and more in this magazine and its annual “Ultimate Guide”. Info: hautedogmagazine.com.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Dog Life. This online resource includes an extensive events calendar as well as information on local rescue groups, volunteer opportunities, and local pet businesses. Info: dallasdoglife.com.

DFW Dogs. This online resource features dog news, dog-centric events, and a large database of dog businesses in the Metroplex and listings of all dog parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Info: www.dfwdogs.com.

For the Love of Dogs TV. “For the Love of Dogs” is a production of American Dog Rescue Foundation and the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation. New episodes air Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on Verizon UAN/Channel 27 in Dallas and now on KUGB/Channel 28.2 in Houston, and are available online. Info: www.americandogrescue.org/for-the-love-of-dogs/.


Houston Pet Talk. Available in both print and digital formats, this magazine features local events as well as a directory of pet-related businesses in Houston. Info: www.houstonpettalk.com.

Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine. This print magazine and website both serve as resources for Houston visitors and residents. You’ll find information on special dog events. Info: texasdogsandcats.com.

San Antonio

Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine – San Antonio edition. Along with information on San Antonio pet events, you’ll find local information on pet boarding, pet grooming, pet health, pet nutrition and more for your four-legged family members. Info: texasdogsandcats.com/sa/.

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Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.