Best in show places to vacation with pets

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Pet travel

If you’ve been sheltering in place with pets,  but will be the first out of the door when the travel ban is lifted,  you should consider taking your furry friends along for the ride. They’ve been holed up too long, also.

Here are four furry-good options:

Best in show in the Big Apple.  Book a Four-Legged Fun Package at the newly renovated Hotel Pennsylvania.  A Gold Star partner of the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. the historic hotel welcomes dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes.

The deal comes with 10 percent off  the best available rate on a new, fully modernized Penn Plaza Collection guest room.  You also get a souvenir tote bag and a logo bandanna for your pets. And that’s not all. Another pet perk is a bag dispenser. And by the way the hotel is taking 15 percent off the standard pet fee, and giving  late checkoust to allow for more belly rubs before heading back home.

Dog friendly hotelsSanctuary for the four-legged jet set. The  Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Scottsdale  is offering  desert-loving dogs and cats with a welcome  gift on check-in.  You get a “Pet in Room” door hanger  and a kitty litter box or puppy bags. You should know there is a  non-refundable deposit of $100 per stay when bringing pets.

Puppy love at Pebble Beach. This is one that will appeal to dogs and their lovers. That’s because there are great  hiking trails on the California coast. There’s also canine culinary treats at Pebble Beach Resorts. . Hungry hounds are fed with a quick call to room service. They can wag their tails at  a menu of fresh treats, from a bowl of crunchy baby carrots to steak tartare and house-made puppy cookies. Pebble Beach Market is also  stocked with pet toys and treats the resort’s Puppy Concierge service assists with local vet recommendations, pet sitters and puppy-friendly places to visit on the Monterey Peninsula.

Make mine Manhattan.  When New York reopens for business you can bring your pet  to the Sofitel New York.   Located in mi-Manhattan, the décor speaks of a French accent. Pups that weight up to 60 pounds are welcome. The concierge can call for groomers, dog sitters and walkers. They are also available to hail pet cabs, emergency vets, and pet supply shops.  A pet fee of $100 per stay is charged at time of check-in.

Tonight put your pet in your lap and discuss the travel possibilities. Let the loudest purrs or barks help you decide where to take them.

In the meantime stay sheltered in place, wear masks in public, wash your hands more than ever and stay safe.  We shall overcome and when we do friendly Pavlus agents are waiting to take care of your every travel need with or without your furry friends.

Whether you’re planning a future cruise or tour Pavlus not only has the best prices for your budget but a friendly and knowledgeable team of travel experts to get you rolling.

Nectar of the Dogs

Nectar of the Dogs wine tasting



By the way one of my featured photos is from Donna and Donnie Graves.  The couple of animal lovers also sell Nectar of the Dogs Wines (which are mighty fine, I’ve had some). Proceeds from the sales go to animal charities.

The photo here is from a Nectar of the Dogs wine tasting in Los Angeles.

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