Boston is easy to get around on two feet or on four paws since well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted to ride the T during non-rush hour times. The MBTA also operates a water shuttle that welcomes pets…
Vacations are going to the dogs! We sniffed through the pet-friendly destinations and accommodation to find the ones that are sure to pamper your pooch as much as they do you. So, if you and the hound have an itch for luxury-style travel that caters to furry clientele, check out our top three paw pampering picks below.
Hotel Monaco in Portland, Oregon
Get ready for some tail wags! Your pooch will be greeted by Timmy, the yellow Labrador Director of Pet Relations. Bedding and bowls will be provided, plus the honor bar is stocked with treats for both humans and their four-legged friends. The hotel can arrange pet sitting and walking services, but to ultimately, pamper your pooch, we recommend scheduling a pet massage.
This AAA four diamond hotel is sure to meet your expectations of luxury starting with the hosted evening wine reception. Centered in downtown near the pearl district, this property is eclectic and fun. We like that this hotel is truly dog friendly with no extra pet fees and size restrictions.
While in Portland, be sure to take Fido for a romp in the Rose Gardens and enjoy a cold one at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub. The back covered patio at this pub is a wonderful setting to kick back with your canine.
The Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
The Liberty Hotel is a beautiful restoration of an old jail. Located in a dog-friendly city, we love that this hotel hosts a canine happy hour in The Yard, an enclosed courtyard for owners and their dogs. This is a great way to meet and make friends with fellow dog owners.
Boston is easy to get around on two feet or on four paws since well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted to ride the T during non-rush hour times. The MBTA also operates a water shuttle that welcomes pets. If your dog enjoys a boat ride, this can be a wonderful way to see Boston from the water.
Be sure to sniff out the shops along Charles Street where many shop owners have laid out a water bowl and serve up treats for Fido.
The Milestone Hotel in London, England
A choice of custom bedding, turndown service complete with treat and in-room dining featuring steak and Cumberland sausage… and yes, this is just for Fido.
Meanwhile, his owner will be pleased with all the amenities and services expected of five-star accommodations. Each guestroom is richly decorated and unique. With no two rooms that look just alike, you can visit, revisit, and always be elegantly surprised. Your maid will visit twice daily and delight you with treats such as homemade cookies or a candle lit bathroom.
To explore London, simply walk out the front door of this hotel. You will find Kensington to your left, Knightsbridge to your right, and straight ahead is Kensington Gardens. Dogs are welcome in all of the Royal Parks, but be sure to follow the directions about which areas they are not permitted or need to be kept on a leash.
Kate Lewis is a part-time pet groomer and travel agent specializing in pet lover vacations. Kate enjoys sharing dog friendly travel tips to make life easier for dogs and their owners