Wednesday, August 29, 2012
www.BringFido.com, which is a compilation of pet-friendly accommodations, worldwide. In addition to hotels, B&B's and campgrounds, the website also offers directories of pet services - pet sitting, vets, dog walking, dog training, dog grooming and dog boarding kennels - as well as dog-friendly beaches, parks and hiking trails. I came across this site which a friend had linked to on Facebook, and I checked it out for another the website's features: dog-friendly restaurants. You narrow your search by clicking on the country, the state and the city you want to search in.
My husband and I found a number of choices for pet-friendly outdoor dining/patio options around us. But here I must offer a caveat for this site: CALL AHEAD FIRST to confirm the information is correct. We wound up at Tapas Gitana in Northfield (we did call to reserve a table at 8 p.m.), but upon arrival, we were told dogs can only sit in the patio on Tuesday nights. Thankfully, the hostess accommodated us and our easygoing greyhound, Rowdy - we sat at a table on the patio's edge, while Rowdy lounged on his mat just outside the fence. So while I recommend checking out www.BringFido.com, do not take the site information at face value. Save yourself trouble and call first. Hopefully, it will lead you toward great adventures with your canine companions!