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Doggone Good Travel Advice

By Linda Tancs

Want some doggone good travel advice? Then head over to BringFido.com, an information center for all things related to traveling with dogs. Their dog friendly city guides rank more than 10,000 cities worldwide for their popularity among dog owners and general “dog friendliness.” Once you’ve found the perfect locale, the site will also give you the scoop on the best places to stay, play and eat, including a forum for information sharing.

Pets and the Holidays

By Linda Tancs

Do pets make good gifts?  Not always.  But the folks at North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, would love for you to consider adoption of one of their many companion animals–or else assist with their rescue efforts, healing or sponsorship programs.  Visit their campus at 25 Davis Avenue in Port Washington, New York.  Happy holidays to all.

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Furry Back Seat Drivers

By Linda Tancs

A disturbing statistic has arisen from the American Automobile Association:  about two-thirds of American drivers pet, play or otherwise interact with their pets while driving.  Yet another distraction to add to the dangerous list of risky behavior like phoning, texting and snoozing.  Fido might enjoy the attention, but an unrestrained animal poses the same risk as an unrestrained child.  Get a car seat and protect the life of your pet as well as your upholstery.

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Do Not Disturb

By Linda Tancs

Those Do Not Disturb signs are as yesterday as dinosaurs at Seattle’s Hotel 1000, where infrared sensors let chambermaids know whether anyone’s home.  The question is:  does that technology protect Fido’s privacy, too?  The hotel is, after all, pet friendly.  At a wallet-friendly $40 per stay, your furry friend gets a bed, food and water bowl, chew toys and custom treats, among other things.  It’s a dog’s life, indeed.

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Fido Flies First Class

By Linda Tancs

Remember Eos and Silverjet, those now defunct business-class only airlines? Well, now comes the equivalent for four-legged travelers: Pet Airways. Billing itself as first-class travel for “pawsengers,” the airline uses Beech 1900 turbo props with a proprietary restraint system to fly your dog or cat in its carrier to one of their current destinations: Teterboro, NJ, Washington, DC, Denver, Los Angeles or Chicago. The experience includes a pet attendant, monitored potty breaks before travel and a little decompression in the travel lounge. The only thing missing is filet mignon on a porcelain plate. Rawhide will just have to do for now.

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Pet Travel Succumbs to Economy

By Linda Tancs

Once peanuts, blankets and pillows were eyed for surcharges then you knew it wouldn’t be long until pets saw a fare hike. And so it goes, with the least expensive ticket averaging $100 each way on low-cost carriers Spirit and JetBlue. Rates on Delta and American have gone to the dogs as well. Will Fido have to sit out Disney World this year? Or more to the point–will you? Maybe so, unless you can find a better kennel rate.

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A Doggone Good Time

By Linda Tancs

Traditionally, the second Monday of February kicks off America’s biggest pooch pageant, the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This year is no exception. On Monday and Tuesday, the great breeds of the world with origins from Egypt to Newfoundland will compete for the coveted title of Best in Show. This is a champions-only competition; no slouches here. They say with age comes experience, but some of these winners are quite young and accomplished. So which will it be: age before beauty or will the young and glamorous win out? It’s been a while since an oldie took the prize. In 1999, an eight-year-old Papillon took top honors. That’s doggone good.

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