Welcome to the inaugural blog of GoPetFriendly.com. My name is Rod; Amy is my wife. Amy is the creative force behind the architecture, content, and passion of GPF. Alas, she doesn’t like to write, and I do. And this is, literally, my first blog post!
The four-legged members of our family are a 4-1/2 year-old Chinese Shar-Pei named Ty and a 2 year-old German Shepherd named Buster (aka Busted when we catch him doing stuff he shouldn’t). Like you, we love our pets.
Our journey into GPF began in May 2008 when we rescued/adopted an abandoned 65 pound toddler – the aforementioned Buster. In August, we embarked on a 20 day, 3,200 mile road trip – beginning at our home in the Pocono Mountains, going over the north shores of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, and landing in Thunder Bay, Canada. We traveled down through Minnesota and Wisconsin, turned left, and headed back to the Poconos. It took Amy two solid days to find seven hotels that would accomodate our boys along our planned course of travel. Staying with a great friend en route saved us from having to search for an eighth hotel.
When we got home, Amy thought there had to be a better way to locate and book pet-friendly hotels. Turns out there wasn’t. More research led to the eventual creation of GPF. So here were are – launching – just over a year later. GPF is now our life and our business. We hope you find that we have achieved our tag line: Pet Travel. Made Easy.
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