Man And Dog Spend Their Lives Walking Around The World Together

If you’re not a Redditor, you’ve probably still heard about the “AMA” threads online. “AMA” stands for “Ask Me Anything.” This subreddit allows users across the globe to host virtual Q&As. AMAs posted there range from President Barack Obama to shark attack survivors to Disney World employees. The idea is that anyone can get insight into life experiences that differ from their own if they choose to ask a question. One incredible Redditor, Tom Turcich, posted an AMA on April … Read more

Traveling With Or Boarding Your Dog? This Cheap Supplement May Prevent Yucky Poops

If you frequently board or travel with your dog, you may have noticed that he’s prone to diarrhea during or immediately after these experiences. These stressful situations can easily upset your dog’s digestive system. Sure, you can add pumpkin to your dog’s diet for a few days to help get things back to normal, but wouldn’t you prefer to try to avoid your poor pup suffering from diarrhea in the first place? Luckily, there is a supplement you can give … Read more

Flying With Your Pets Could Be A Lot Less Stressful With This New App

A global information technology company called Unisys has big ideas about what the future of flying with pets should look like. Their newly introduced app, Digi-Pet, enables users to track, monitor, and even interact with their animals while they’re crossing oceans and moving over state lines. For families traveling with large dogs and other animals too big to fly in cabin, the only option is to put their pet in a crate and hand them over to an airline employee. … Read more

Which Hotels Allow Dogs? 9 Pet-Friendly Chains For Every Budget

Almost everyone loves going on vacation or out of town for a getaway, whether near or far. If you’re one of those people, you know that there is a down side: leaving your beloved pup behind. But, what if you didn’t have to? With many cities becoming more dog-friendly, it should be no surprise that lots hotels are, too! If you want your pup to tag along for your next adventure — or if you’re headed on a long road … Read more

The 10 Best Dog-Friendly Hotels

Your dog is a part of the family, so of course you want to bring them with you on your vacation. Unfortunately, many hotels don’t love your dog as much as you do. But there is hope. Every day, more and more hotels are opening their doors to furry guests, making our dog-friendly hotels wishes a reality! Some hotels charge nightly pet fees, one-time cleaning fees, or both. But some of these hotels are even offering to let your pet … Read more

This Themed Hotel Chain Welcomes Dogs & Doesn’t Charge A Pet Fee

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly hotel chain that’s more than just another drab room that looks exactly the same no matter what city you’re in, you should check out Graduate Hotels. Each Graduate Hotel looks unique and is tailored specifically to the college town it’s situated in, with individual education-themed touches throughout. They have no pet fees, and each dog is welcomed with a themed, complimentary BarkBox. Each dog is greeted in the room with a blanket for use … Read more

The 4 Best Ways To Transport Your Dog (When It’s Too Far To Drive)

Are you thinking about bringing your dog on your next vacation, but it’s too far to drive? Or maybe you’re moving across the country or the world. What are your options? With information from Trupanion, PetFriendly Travel, the Humane Society and USA Today, here are the 4 best ways to transport your dog.   1 – Bring your dog in the airplane cabin with you. Unfortunately, this option is only available for small dogs. The rules vary by airline, but generally … Read more

The 7 Best Hotel Chains For Traveling With Your Dog

Your dog is part of the family, so why wouldn’t you want to include them in your family vacation? Finding a hotel that accepts dogs can be difficult, so we’ve found the 7 best hotel chains that will welcome your canine companion. Not every location of these chains accepts pets, and each hotel might have its own fees or size / breed restrictions, so it’s best to call the location you want to visit ahead of time. Keep in mind … Read more

Beagle-Shaped Bed & Breakfast Is The Perfect Stay For Dog Lovers!

If you’re a dog lover, then obviously you are naturally drawn to things that have to do with dogs. And although Idaho may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a dream vacation, if you’re a dog lover, it’s time to reconsider! The Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood is the creation of married artists, Dennis J. Sullivan and Frances Conklin. Sullivan designed and built the Inn’s major attraction – a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite in … Read more

This City Is Making A New Bar And Restaurant…With A Dog Park In It

Just when you thought every type of dog-friendly establishment had already been thought of (after all, we saw a dog food truck open earlier this year) a new bar is coming called Bar K. This is unlike any bar you’ve ever seen – think country club for dogs. The bar will be located in Kansas City, Missouri, right in the center of the KC Metro. “Years ago, my business partner Leib Dodell and I got our first dogs on the … Read more

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Make My Dog Summer Road Trip Ready?

Hitting the open road this summer with your four-legged best friend can be one of the best ways to spend the summer. It can also be one of the worst if your canine companion is not ready for a road trip. There is so much to think about when planning a trip with your canine buddy that oftentimes people forget about the most important thing – the dog himself! Your dog needs to be “prepared” for the trip maybe even … Read more

Camping With Your Dog? Here’s How To Make Sure She Stays Safe

Camping is practically synonymous with summer, and of course you want your dog to come along and join in the fun. But there are risks involved when you and your dog are enjoying the great outdoors. We put together several safety tips from the experts – Trupanion (pet insurance), Ruff Wear (the outdoor dog experts), and a dog trainer (me) – to make sure you have a safe and relaxing vacation. Location, Location, Location We all agree that before you … Read more

Best U.S. Cities To Travel To With Your Dog This Summer

Are you and your dog itching for travel this summer but prefer city adventures to nature? Than this list created by Rover.com and Whistle is the perfect one for you and your urban hound! The companies ranked each city based on the availability of pet-friendly amenities including off-leash dog parks, trusted pet sitters (in case you need a night on the town without your four-legged friend), and summer temperatures that don’t get too hot for your dog to handle. It’s All … Read more

Former Stray Dog Now Travels The World With His Rescuer

New York native Kaori Tomaru was traveling in Mexico when she met someone that changed her life. A stray dog who was dirty, malnourished, and mistreated introduced himself to his travel bug owner, and from that day on, they’ve been inseparable. Tomaru took the dog, who she named Ralph (aka, the dog trotter), to New York with her. They later moved to Paris. And as it turned out, Ralph loved to see the world as much as his human best friend. … Read more

5 Ways To Prepare For Off-Shore Fun With Your Dog This Summer

As summer approaches, dog water safety is an important thing to consider, as dogs can drown in just minutes! Water activities can be a great source of fun for you and your canine; however before taking your pooch out for a paddle, preparing for the adventure is a must.  It is estimated that thousands of pets lose their lives in drowning accidents each year. A majority of these incidents could have been prevented if pet owners were more aware of … Read more

Take A Peek At Seattle’s First Dog Food Truck!

We’ve all probably dined at a food truck at some point. Oh, the joy of fine dining on four wheels! But Seattle dog lovers can also share the culinary joy of food on the go with their dogs thanks to Ben and Dawn Ford. They rolled out The Seattle Barkery, Seattle’s first ever food truck for dogs! “We had zero experience in the food truck world other than being hungry customers,” Ben told iHeartDogs. “My wife, Dawn cooked up this idea years ago and when … Read more

Dog In A Wheelchair Travels All Over The Country With His Photographer Dad

Everyone, meet Mel–a dog in a wheelchair who travels across the country together with his photographer dad. Now who would’ve thought that a dog who could barely walk would end up traveling all over the country? Mel, an 8-year-old Pit Bull, was adopted from the Yonkers Animal Shelter by his dad, Tom Dilworth. Tom told The Dodo, “We went to the Yonkers Animal Shelter to see another dog when we noticed Mel. I had stopped for a moment when he … Read more

Pilot Makes His Dog The Co-Captain On All Their Epic Adventures

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a Bulldog?! Mister Bentley is not only a trusty traveling pal, he’s a high-flying co-pilot to his owner! Living in Vancouver, Canada, this pup and his pilot have no shortage of gorgeous views when on their adventures, whether traveling by land, sea, or sky! (By the way, you may recognize this adorably wrinkly face from a video that we posted about a month ago. Who’d have thought that a daredevil dog like this would have … Read more

Discussion: Should Impersonating A Service Dog Be A Punishable Offense?

Just this last week, Intentional Misrepresentation of a Service Animal could soon be a crime if HB 16-1308 continues its passage through Colorado’s General Assembly. The Bill makes it an offense to bring “an animal into a place that it would otherwise not be allowed to enter by passing off a pet, therapy animal, or emotional support animal as a service animal.” A photo posted by @karmaofmylife on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:13am PDT The bill brings up a great point for … Read more

Couple Takes Their Dog Everywhere And Creates Amazing Photo Art

Hunter Lawrence and his wife Sarah have been traveling the globe for years. In 2010, Hunter went on a trip to Honduras where he discovered his love for photography. “I used a friend’s DSLR [digital single-lens reflex camera], and fell in love with the ability to convey a story and change someone’s life with something as simple as a picture,” Hunter told iHeartDogs. “After that trip, I was hooked.” Aspen, the couple’s four-year-old Golden Retriever, has traveled with them wherever … Read more

What To Look For In A Pet Sitter

Leaving your pet behind when you go on vacation can be stressful. Worrying about whether or not your best friend is being taken care of properly can actually ruin your time off work. The key to a stress- and worry-free trip without your pet is picking the right pet sitter. In honor of Professional Pet Sitters Week, we wanted to give you some tips on selecting a pet sitter that’s right for your pet. Certification – Do They Have it? … Read more

9 Of The Most Dog-Friendly Cities In The U.S.

There are plenty of lists that rank the “dog-friendliest” cities in the United States. While different sites vary on what locations made the cut, there are some cities that placed amongst top contenders time and time again. Based on reappearing mentions in at least two of these articles published by Forbes, Huffington Post, Livability, and One Green Planet, here are the 9 dog-friendliest cities in the U.S. (in no particular order). 1. Portland, OR – The votes for Portland are almost unanimous! A walkable city, Portland has a whopping 32 off-leash dog parks, the 4-mile Powell … Read more

Essential Travel Gear Checklist For Your Dog

Getting ready to pack up and hit the road? I bet you are all packed up – but what about the dog? Did you forget? Or maybe you packed everything – the end result being your dog has more luggage than you. To help you sort out what your dog really needs on your trip, here is a list of essential travel gear – just print it out and mark off when you have everything packed. The rest? Well, you … Read more

12 Dogs Who Wish You Were There

As the weather gets cold and the holidays get crazy, we chilly, stressed-out humans tend to start fantasizing about adventuring to faraway lands. Here are 12 touristy, traveling pooches who would love nothing more than for you to join them on their global getaways. Whether you daydream about exploring foreign lands, wading in the tide, or sight-seeing in the snow, take a few minutes to sit back, relax, and live vicariously through these vacationing pups. They may be living the good life–but for the them, … Read more

Man Meets Stray Dog While Traveling The Country, And Couldn’t Leave Him Behind

I don’t know about you, but when I met my dog, it was love at first sight. All it took was one look, and I knew I was in love. It’s like dogs have this sweet and special ability that allows them to crawl right into our hearts. That is why the guy in the video below couldn’t bear to leave a stray dog he met while he was traveling around the country. Benoit Denizet-Lewis, a writer with the The … Read more

6 Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations Around The World

Ever dreamed of dashing around Düsseldorf with a Dalmatian? Ambling along Buenos Aries with a Bichon? Traipsing through Tokyo with a Terrier? Luckily, in this day and age, international pet travel has been made easier with information readily available on the internet and greater compassion for pet parents. Many hotels and vacation rental agencies recognize that dogs are family members and allow them to reside with their owners while on vacation. These exotic locals aren’t often on the radar for … Read more

15 Tips To Make Traveling With Your Dog As Stress-Free As Possible

Are you finally going on a vacation that the dog can go on, too? If so, you may be starting to panic on what exactly you need to do before and during your trip to have it go smoothly. Veronica Grey, recipient of the 2015 Special Humanitarian Award, has traveled extensively with her service dog Flash Gordon Delirium, including over half of the United States and Costa Rica. Here are her 15 tips for traveling with your dog. #1 – Don’t feed … Read more