Travel California with Cici the polka dot princess
Have Dog Blog Will Travel is a dog travel blog highlighting the experiences of a polka dot princess named Cici (9 year old Dalmatian/American Pit Bull Terrier mix). We do reviews on pet friendly lodging, dining, and wineries with dogitude and those that are simply pet tolerant. (Properties that charge large pet fees, restrict according to weight, size, breed and those that do not offer amenities nor places for canines to explore, sniff and walk (no grassy areas ! no poop bags ! no garbage cans ! oh the horror !)
my radio talk show interview with Tim Link at Animal Writes Pet Life Radio, http://www.markiac.addr.com/PET_LIFE_RADIO/animalwritesep8.html
my radio interview with Coach Marla
Cici is well known for her polka dot princess good looks, come on now, admit it, she’s adorable…
my chief pup lick relations assistant
Hello, I am the founder of Have Dog Blog Will Travel, a dog travel blog and have contributed to numerous pet publications, including Coastal Canine magazine, American Dog magazine, Bay Area Woof, Salem News, and others.
Spring 2011 Canine Coastal Magazine, Hiking with Your Dog in PG
IBay Area Woof, Inns with Dogitude
more on my writing credits (see below)
My Street Credibility
For more than 35 years, I have been a newspaper reporter, editor and my freelance writing work as well as publicity and media coverage that I garnered for clients have been featured in O magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Traditional Home, NY Times, LA Times, SF Chronicle, Parents magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Monterey County Weekly, The Desert Trail, Jewish Journal, Courier magazine, Nevada Business magazine, Reno Gazette Journal, Nevada Woman magazine, Real Woman magazine, In Light Times, North Bay Biz, Build magazine, Nevada Appeal, Record Courier, Boca Raton News, Atlanta Journal Constitutional, San Jose Mercury News, Sun Sentinel and more.
We have traveled together primarily in California, Nevada and Oregon, and I have traveled the country (and around the world) and networked with pet product experts, veterinarians, pet industry experts, best-selling authors, innkeepers, pet friendly winery owners and managers, and met three of the former Michael Vick dogs and their owners as part of our commitment to bringing our readers the pet friendliest info about destinations with dogitude. Click here for my LinkedIn page.
Sit Stay Focus
You can expect to find information that goes above and beyond the usual dog travel hype that are advertorials/advertisements in disguise. We give you the real scoop. And if a destination is so objectionable, we simply will not review them since we prefer to tell you all the good stuff. Why should we give negative destinations any attention?
- Dog travel information including topics such as places you would not think to take your dog, the pet friendliest cities, how to safely travel with your pets, why we do not go to dog parks anymore and more;
- Dog physical health issues are discussed from time to time as my dog ages and tore her ACL, got fox tails into her ears, how to repel fleas and ticks, dog illnesses, senior dog health and tips on other typical canine health subjects.
- Canine holistic health and well-being, we are eco friendly and prefer au natural products;
- Products and services that we love and use; holiday gift guides;
- Dog books that we enjoy reading and sharing;
- Dog safety and day to day doggie care;
- News, controversial topics (No Kill shelters, animal rescue, animal abuse and cruelty) and insider info informed dog parents should know about especially if it has to do with pit bulls;
From time to time, we do contests, giveaways, and find fun ways to interact with our doggie mama and papa readers.
We have worked with dozens of national brands to promote their products. Companies such as Subaru, Petco, VitaShot, Zukes, Sherpa, Silver Tails, McChewy, Mother Hubbard’s, Doggie Goo, Pet Natural, Bach Flowers, Q-tips, Calming Collars,Through a Dog’s Ear, EarthNaturals, Nature’sLogic, Ark Naturals, ArfDog, ZenPawz, Clear Conscience, Dr. Harvey’s, Bergan’s, LovingPets, EarthBath, K9 Travel Mugs, K9 Cuisine, Vermont Soap Organics, Lucky Dog Cuisine, Dogswell, Honest Kitchen, Planet Dog, Ruffwear, SmartPak, Purrfect Play, Reigning Cats & Dogs, Sierra LeBone, and more
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I’m CeliaSue Hecht:
Writing For You
dog travel expert and newshound writing for you…
journalist, writer, editor, seminar leader, publicity consultant and spoiler of a polka dot princess named Cici who I rescued.
Have dog blog will travel: #pet-friendly hotels, dining, beaches, wineries & doggie heaven
Call CeliaSue when you want to hire a professional writer to get the job done on time, on budget.
Traveling with Cici
Cici and I have traveled to 29 Palms and Joshua Tree and then Sequoia National Park and came back to Carson City, Nevada where we lived on a farm. The farm had chickens, cows, horses, llamas and sheep. After several months, we traveled to Ashland, Oregon and eventually found a new home in Gardnerville, NV.
Our adventures continued in 2008. We left Gardnerville, NV for greener pastures including Bullhead City, Green Valley, Sedona and Tucson, Arizona, and Jean and Primm, NV outlet malls and Laughlin and Mesquite, Nevada. The summer of 2008, we spent ruffing it camping and stayed in motels and yurts in Ashland, Crater Lake, Eugene, Florence, Klamath Falls, and Medford. The summer of 2009, we camped out and stayed mostly in Mendocino and Monterey. The summer of 2010 was spent at a horse ranch in Vacaville, Ca. We have stayed at the Ritz Carleton, Hilton, Best Westerns, Luxury Spas, LaQuinta and Motel 6’s and all types of pet friendly hotels in between.
In California, some of the places we’ve traveled to include Ahwanee, Bodega Bay, Calistoga, Cambria, Carmel, Crescent City, Eureka, Garberville, Guerneville, Half Moon Bay, Healdsburg, Huntington Beach, Idyllwild, Indio, Irvine, Jenner, Lake Oroville, Mendocino, Menlo Park, Monterey, Napa, Nevada City, Newport Beach, Orick, Pacific Grove, Palm Springs, Paso Robles, Philo, Rutherford, San Diego, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Sonora, CA… So many places to list!
Cici has played with more than 600 dogs at dog parks, dog beaches and at homes… her favorites dogs are Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds and Labs and Labradoodles, ok, Jack Russells and Boxers, too, but she also has had fun with Blue Heelers, Border Collies, Cairn Terriers, Dalmatians, Daschunds, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Goldendoodles, Great Danes, Hound dogs, King Charles Spaniels, mutt mixes, Poodles, Queensland Heelers, Shiz Tsu’s, and more…
Cici has visited deserts, redwood forests (Armstrong Woods, Avenue of the Giants and Jackson Forest), lakes, rivers, ocean beaches, stayed at an RV Park and listened to Elks mating in Orick, met Santa Claus, and so much more !
She thinks she is the welcoming committee and official greeter at Borders book store, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, pet friendly wineries such as Navarro’s and Toulouse in Anderson Valley, as well as many other venues.