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Fetching News – Week Ending 08.27.10

All the news that’s fit to chew on …

I am writing this post in Park City, UT. The weather has been fantabulous in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and now Utah. I love the dry air, bright sunshine, warm days, and cool nights. Our road trip has been as much about being on safari, looking for a new place to call home, as it has been about gathering pet friendly information. I knew I would like traveling … I just never imagined it was going to be THIS much fun.

Without further ado, here is this week’s Fetching News.

We all know that “pet friendly” does not necessarily mean “cat friendly.” If you’ve ever wondered why hotels don’t extend the red carpet to cats like they do to dogs, this article is a good primer. Never thought much about the litter box issues – amazing what some people do when they leave the confines of their own home.

We often get requests for information about dog friendly hotels in Las Vegas. While there are such hotels CLOSE TO the Strip, @DogJaunt reports that Mandalay Bay’s THEhotel will now be the second dog friendly hotel ON the Strip. (The first was the Four Seasons.) The pet policy is pretty draconian, but at least it’s an option. Can good-luck-charm “therapy” dogs be far behind in the casinos?

Both our dogs bark and lunge at other dogs when they are on leash. Once again, not the poster pups one wants for a business named GoPetFRIENDLY! So we’ll be paying attention to the on-leash aggression series that @DogSpelledFwd is writing. The first one is up here.

Last summer, Tennessee removed it’s ban on dogs in restaurants with outdoor dining areas. One year later, it seems that all is well on the doggie dining front. I’ve been following the news, and this latest shows that Tennessee restaurants are happily welcoming patrons who prefer to dine with their dogs.

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! Do something fun with your pet and Fill Us In!

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  • I don't know how I missed this mention! Thank you very much! There is an on-leash aggression category on DSF now with a few more articles and more to come.

  • Kim Clune says:

    I'll be at Mandalay Bay in October for Blogworld. Too bad I can't bring Shamus, our Newf, although I suspect they have size limits. (And if only I trusted airline transport, but alas…) As it stands, I'm pretty sure Shamus' best times will be had closer to home, like in Dog Friendly Downtown Saratoga, NY!

    PS: GREAT, GREAT post about Cody! Love the new format. After reading about all there is to do there, I want to go – with or without my dogs!

  • peggyfrezon says:

    I'm going to check out that on-leash aggression series too. Kelly will walk right by some dogs, and bristle up at others.
    Don't worry, we still think you guys are pet FRIENDLY!

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