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Top 5 Places to Travel with Pets

published on February 14, 2014 by

On your next timeshare rental take along your pet! These five cities cater to man’s best friend with fun for you and your pooch! Whether it’s a park, a beach, or even a store this list will help you find things to do with your mutt while on vacation! Check out these pet-friendly cities:

1: Orlando, FL: Did you know that many of Disney World’s theme parks will pet-sit for you while you enjoy the attractions? Disney offers five kennels: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Fort Wilderness. The kennels charge $14-$18 a day. Insider Tip: Disney offers a pet resort, which features luxury suites, grooming, and even a doggy day camp!
Web: Walt Disney World Resort Pet Boarding / Kennels.
Location: Multiple locations at Disney World, Orlando, FL.

2: Portland, OR: Portland is an off-leash mecca where your pooch is free to roam. The city offers 20 city parks for dogs and The City of Roses is known for its dog- friendly attractions such as the Grotto. In July, the Grotto hosts a Blessing of the Animals. You can even take your pet the Shemanski Fountain (between Main and Salmon right downtown) for a drink in low water basins.
Web: The Grotto.
Location: NE 85th and Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR.

3: New York City, NY: New York Dog Tours offers doggy-and-me excursions through Central Park. They will even take you to other parts of town with your pet including the West Side, Midtown, and downtown. If you venture over to Brooklyn your dog can take a dip at the pool in Prospect Park. And for those who like to shop your pet can escort you on trips to Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany’s.
Web: NY Dog Tours.
Location: Upper West Side, NYC.

4. San Diego, CA: Several beaches in San Diego allow pets. Head to Dog Beach, let your mutt roam free, and have fun throwing a frisbee to your pooch (this beach is open 24 hours!). If you want to go shopping the Otay Ranch Town Shopping Center offers a doggy park and pet-sitting for a small charge. After a long day give your dog a treat. Venture over to Paw Pleasers, a bakery just for dogs! Insider Tip: In the summer (July) go to a Padres game during the annual Dog Days of Summer event where your pooch is the featured guest.
Web: Dog Beach – Ocean Beach.
Location: Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA.

5. Colorado Springs, CO: This city offers seven public dog parks. For a special treat, head out to Red Rock Canyon where your pooch can hike with you on a dog- friendly trail that features two dog loops where your pet can run free unleashed. Your dog is also welcome at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings and at the Bear Creek Nature Center.
Web: Red Rock Canyon.
Location: 3550 W. High St., Colorado Springs, CO.

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