The Paws That Refreshes: Pet Friendly Hotels


More hotels are going to the dogs. Literally… and for good reason. There’s gold in them thar pets when accompanied by a paying adult who doesn’t want to put Lucy or Panda in a kennel. In fact, more hotels are now offering special programs for well-behaved, housebroken dogs of 40 lbs. or less.

One is Starwood LTD (Love that Dog) program with pets receiving special oversized pet pillow, water and food bowls, ID tags with hotel info, etc. Another chain, Loews Hotels, offers a “Loews Loves Pets” program for dogs and cats, with special menus, pet walking and sitting services, plus injfo on local walking routes, vets, groomers, even pet-friendly restaurants.

AAA has a 2005 Tour Book chock full of pet-friendly lodgings. Or check out www.DogFriendly.com for a Web site that lists hotels that accommodate man’s and woman’s best friends.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on May 18, 2005 in Travel

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