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Doggie Day books

This week was National Dog Day, ok, we missed it by a day or two… well, here are three VERY different doggie books that you just HAVE TO READ if you love doggies… and you might just pick up a few for your fellow doggie friends for the holidays (which are going to be here sooner than your dog can chew up a dog bone).

 

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The exciting and funny / hilarious new Chet and Bernie book, Paw and Order, which you’ve all been waiting with doggie breath to come out so you can read it. Now you can.

Harry Truman once said “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

Cici and I were very happy to get our paws on the latest (7th in the series) Chet and BernieL book, Paw and Order because we are always up for another hilarious adventure seen thru Chet’s canine eyeballs. The story begins in New Orleans. And Bernie’s Porsche and a trip to a BBQ joint turns into a fiasco with some motorcycle dudes who have big necks.  But no matter, Chet and Bernie are on the case and a team not to be messed with.

The dog-eat-dog world of Washington DC will never be the same after Chet and Bernie’s Little adventure. They could have gone straight home from New Orleans but what fun would that have been? They instead detoured because well, Bernie’s sometime girlfriend Suzie the newspaper reporter is now working at the Washington Post and she is on a BIG story that she cannot talk about. So of course,  Chet sniffs around the capital city and Bernie ends up arrested. An international conspiracy unfolds and Chet encounters a strange new animal, a guinea pig, who holds the fate of the nation in his paws.

Chet and Bernie are always a winning combination. With Chet’s sharp eyes and cool nose and Bernie’s talents, they cannot lose, although it is always suspenseful along the way. Another great read for dog lovers, guinea pig aficionados, and Washington DC insiders and outsiders.

http://www.chetthedog.com/tag/paw-and-order

Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park  by Matthew Gilbert

If you have ever visited a dog park and met some strange, weird, quirky, bizarre dog people, then you will relate to this book. It is about an array of dogs and their people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park.

Matthew Gilbert, a longtime TV critic at The Boston Globe, describes his reluctant trip into the dog park subculture, as the first-time owner of a stubbornly social Yellow Lab puppy named Toby. Like many Americans, he was happily accustomed to the safe distance of TV viewing and cell-phone web surfing, tethered to the digital leash. But the headstrong, play-obsessed Toby pulls him to Amory, and Amory becomes an exhilarating dose of presence for him. The joyous chaos of wrestling dogs and the park’s cast of offbeat dog owners – the “pack of freaks” – gradually draw him into the here and now. At the dog park, the dog owners go off the leash, too.

Meetings at the dog park can be mayhem, chaotic and fun, depending upon  the day. Sort of a daily or weekly canine soap opera. Dogs love/hate one another as do their owners.  When the dogs have disagreements, so do their human companions. And sometimes the human beans are even worse than the dogs when they are off the leash.

This is a very funny, sunny, very right on, portrait of life at the dog park and relationships and encounters between dogs and the dog owners. Dog Parks: Enter at Your Own Risk. Dog parks are not for the faint of heart or skittish. And Gilbert knows right where the fun begins and ends.  His honest and enthusiastic memoir will make you rethink going to the dog park or yearning to find doggie friends and a pack to belong to.

 

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Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly by Mark Ulriksen is just plain silly. EVERYONE who is ANYONE with a DOG that is KNOWS that Dogs Rule. Of course, my Polka Dot Princess agrees with me on that one. She Rules this household. Of course.  Ulriken has been working for a little publication called The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993. He has achieved more than 40 magazine covers to his credit.   This book offers great illustrations of doggies, and funny lines to go with the images. We were offput by one illustration of what seemed to be a bad stereotype of a bully breed dog. We do not like those stereotypes as you know. Other than that, numerous breeds were represented in hilarious detail. And some of the jokes were VERY funny.  If you live or love a dog, you know how amusing they can be. And this book capitalizes upon canines and their goofyness with refreshing charm and a breath of doggie sunshine. Dogs penchant for stinky things. Dogs and their always sunny disposition (until you are leaving the house).  And you know the rest of their quirks.

http://dogsruleproject.com/

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Summer Fun in Doggie Heaven

Enjoying Carmel with your best friend

Canine travelers and their best friends love Carmel for a good reason. It is the epitome of a dog friendly place. Rated #1 dog friendly town in USA. Below are some of the most dog friendly places, events and activities you can enjoy during your stay. And what better time to visit Carmel then during the summer when the living is easy. Temperatures in Carmel year round are in the 50-70’s so if you wanna get away from the heat, Carmel is the place to take your pooch to paradise.

Fun facts about Carmel

http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/fun-facts-about-carmel.htm

Every year around Halloween, the city of Carmel has a dog friendly parade to celebrate the city’s birthday. This year’s bash is their 98th anniversary. The Carmel Chamber of Commerce hosts this event.

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Carmel Beach. Ocean Ave and Scenic Road.  Carmel Beach is a doggie paradise and one of the few leash-free beaches in California. There are 120 parking spaces at the end of Ocean Avenue. It can be a very busy place and chaotic with lots of doggie pals to meet and play with. Spanning from Carmel Beach to Carmel River Beach, the Scenic Road path offers some of the area’s most incredible views of Carmel Point, Point Lobos State Reserve, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Carmel’s famous Cypress trees and white-sand beach.

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Hiking trail and park 

Mission Trail Park

Rio Road and Ladera Drive, Carmel CA  93923

Hiking skill level: Easy

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This is Carmel’s largest park at 35 acres, and features 5 miles of well maintained trails.  The trails wind through canyons and hillsides with five different habitats.  Mission Trail Park is a great place to take your dog walking and a wonderful place for bird watching.

There are five park entrances: Rio Road, 11th and Torres, Crespi Avenue and Mountain View Avenue, Martin Road, and 25800 Hatton Road, the location of Flanders Mansion and the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden.

Mission Trail Park has a forested canyon fed by a small stream, hillside meadows on the east, and views of Carmel Point and the Pacific to the west.

You can also hike with your dog at Garland Ranch Regional Park, just eight miles east on Carmel Valley Road. Waterfall Trail has lots of steps to get Fido good and tired or take Mesa Trail for a leisurely ramble. Dogs can be off leash if they are under voice control and there is plenty to sniff and explore.

Wine tasting

A Taste of Morgan wine tasting room is super dog friendly. It is located at Rio Road at Highway One in the Crossroads Shopping Center.  831.626.3700

Doggie shopping

Diggidy Dog at Carmel Plaza has all the doggies woofing and woofing, about all of the wonderful treats, dog food, toys, fashionwear and more. A place to pamper your spoiled fur brat. Be warned that there is a huge selection of delicious-treats strategically displayed at “K9-level” so keep your pup on a short leash or you’ll wind up wrestling things out of their mouth and then buying them.

Southwest Corner of Ocean Ave. and Mission St.

Carmel, CA 93921     (831) 625-1585

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The Fountain of Woof is right across the street (sort of) from Diggidy Dog at Carmel Plaza. Besides all of the shops and places to eat at Carmel Plaza, there are two major shopping centers in Carmel, at the Crossroads and the Barnyard. Many of the shops are dog friendly including The Cheese Shop, Pet Food Express, and others.

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Yappy hour

Doris Day’s Cypress Inn

Lincoln Street, Carmel, CA 93921

(831) 624-3871

www.cypress-inn.com

Yappy Hour at Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The event is open to the public, locals and visitors alike.

Scenic drive and dining out

Pebble Beach 17 mile drive

  • Carmel: The toll booth is on San Antonio Ave
  • $10 per car
  • walk your dog and dogs are allowed in cars

2700 17 mile drive, pb, ca

http://www.pebblebeach.com/

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At the Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach, you and your pooch can stay on the patio firepit area outside, have a drink at the bar and eat some goodies

From 5:45 to 6:30 PM, as you watch the sun set, you can also listen to the bagpipers play

 Pet friendly accommodations

Hofsas House

Between 3rd & 4th Ave
on San Carlos Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Phone: (831) 624-2745

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38 Bavarian style rooms, some with fireplaces, others with ocean views, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, meeting rooms and yummy fresh continental breakfast. Dogs are welcome in some of the rooms, for a pet fee of $25 per night for one dog, $40 for two. Pet amenities include dog treats and frisbees. Close to all of the shops in Carmel village, in walking distance to everything.

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Doggies wanted 4 Free Treats

UPDATE: We have a winner… Cici picked Susan Christy and her dogs Foxy and Lucy. Thank you ALL for participating in the contest.

YUMMY!

Your dog is invited to try free samples of Milo’s Kitchen® treats so you can figure out which varieties will have your four-legged friend begging for more.

AND one lucky winner will receive a gift pack. The gift pack will include three varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, and a $25 VISA gift card . All you have to do is write a comment (below) telling us how much your pooch LOVES treats and what is their favorite taste sensation (peanut butter, chicken, beef, turkey, lamb etc).

·         There’s no such thing as too many pictures of dogs. Receive family portrait photos straight from the Milo’s Kitchen photo booth or take your own selfies. Don’t forget to show off your dog’s look on Facebook, or via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MKTreatTruck.

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Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck:

·         The Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck will be coming to your area so plan a special date with your dog :

o   July 3rd – Los Angeles, CA, Airport Dog Park

o   July 5th – Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach Dog Park

o   July 6th – Los Angeles, CA, Huntington Beach Dog Park

o   July 10th – San Diego, CA, Balboa Dog Park

o   July 11th– San Diego, CA, Ocean Beach Dog Park

o   July 12th – San Diego, CA, 6th Annual Doggie Street Festival, Liberty Station / NTC Park

*Dog parks are subject to change due to weather and foot traffic

Milo’s Kitchen® Treats:

·         are made in the U.S.A. with real chicken or beef as the #1 ingredient, and no artificial flavors and colors.

·         Milo’s Kitchen® Home-style Dog Treats believes dogs deserve treats made with the same quality of ingredients and care that you want for your food.

·         Each recipe is carefully prepared to bring out all the flavors your dog loves. Milo’s Kitchen makes a unique line of mouthwatering varieties for your dog including: Chicken Meatballs, Beef Sausage Slices with Rice, Steak Grillers Recipe, Chicken Grillers Recipe, Grilled Burger Bites, and Chicken Jerky Recipe.

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For more info:

 

·         Milo’s Kitchen website: http://bit.ly/1wW01FG

·         Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck: http://bit.ly/1jN7Of0

·         Milo’s Kitchen Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1nIvxoF

The Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen®.

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Iconic LA hotel

Guest blog post by Leslie Nestor Miranda. Cici and I met Leslie and his lovely dog Lilly last year when we went on a press trip to San Luis Obispbo. Leslie is an outstanding photographer of the traveling kind. And he has worked for Wall Street Journal Online, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor Magazine and many others.  (Note: all of the photos below by Leslie Nestor Miranda). 


“I’ve been designed to capture time and moments with a camera.  I foresee the outcome to better understand and appreciate the present.”

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Many moons ago, I (CS), lived right on Normandie (around Normandie and 3rd). The neighborhood has changed a lot but I still remember the sign of this historic hotel. I wanted to live near my job for the City of Los Angeles (downtown) and the apartment I lived in there fit the bill. It was spacious, relatively inexpensive and located within minutes of downtown.

An Icon in Los Angeles

The historic beacon of the Wilshire Center/Koreatown neighborhood, the pet friendly Hotel Normandie, has been in continuous operation since 1926. It now has entered a multi-million dollar restoration period that will bring the 20th century landmark well into the 21st century.

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General Manager Luke Knowles loves to discuss the history of the hotel.  This brick building has established itself as an icon in Los Angeles. It is located on Normandie and 6th Street and designed and built by famed architects Walker and Eisen, who also designed such architectural treasures as the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills and the Fine Arts Building in downtown Los Angeles.

The boutique hotel has seen over eight decades of personalities such as English author Malcolm Lowry, one of the hotels most famous residents, who worked on his masterpiece novel “Under the Volcano” while living there in the late 1930’s.

New owner Jingbo Lou, a Pasadena architect and preservationist, and his partner Niall Kelly are restoring the 100-room Renaissance Revival exterior and its Spanish Revival interior, to its rightful glory.

They uncovered a grand fireplace that was covered for years but now  xxx  as you enter the lobby.  The terrazzo floor in the lobby and the hardwood floors in the guest rooms have also been restored.

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While L.A. has the nation’s largest Korean population and Koreans make up the largest nationality in the neighborhood (22%,according to demographic analysis) most of the residents of Koreatown are Latino: 58%. But you can also find Bangladeshi, Brazilian, Vietnamese, Pakistani and South American residents, businesses and eateries in the area.  Koreatown is west of downtown and south of Hollywood and is considered part of the Mid-Wilshire district.

The neighborhood is mostly residential after Wilshire and 6th Street. There are lots of Korean BBQ restaurants, coffee shops on Wilshire, Asian markets on 6th Street and local Korean bars and karaoke.

This pet friendly hotel offers amenities for pets such as doggie beds, treats, and bowls.

Pets are not allowed in the breakfast or lounge area with the exception of certified service animals, there is a $50 non-refundable pet charge per stay (unless you change rooms).   All pets must be kept on a leash at all times when in common or public areas.

In July, the historic Cassell’s Hamburgers featuring Prime Beef burgers will be reopening in the building’s 6th Street corner.

Visit the website at http://www.hotelnormandiela.com  for special discounts and an option to purchase an Advanced Purchase sale.

Pet friendly dining in the area now includes:

Beer Belly: you can relax in front of the craft beer bar with your dog, leash in one hand, nice craft brew in the other. And while your pup probably won’t be too interested in your pint, best keep an eye on those duck fat fries. 532 S. Western Ave., L.A.; (213) 387-2337.

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Chapman Plaza

3465 W 6th St, Ste 110 Los Angeles, CA 90020 Koreatown, Wilshire Center  (213) 387-4905

Wiches On Wilshire

3800 Wilshire Boulevard #110b, Los Angeles, CA 90010.  (213) 389-3656

Seoul Sausage

Winners of The Great Food Truck Race season 3, 

11313 Mississippi Ave. , Los Angeles, CA 90025

http://www.seoulsausage.com/

Haus is a popular Korean Cafe located on 6th and Serrano.  Pros: Free wifi, big food menu, great service, dog friendly.  3826 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, (213) 388-5311

Dog parks, there are none in Koreatown

but Beverly Hills does not have one either (they are in the process of having one though)

the city’s very first dog romping zone on a city-owned lot at the southeast corner of Foothill Road and Alden Drive

Some places that have parks and/or dog parks that you probably want to visit anyway include:

Silver Lake Dog Park

323.644.3946 

The recreation center is located on Silver Lake Dr, while the dog park is located on Silver Lake Blvd. near the center and southern tip of the resevoir.

GRIFFITH PARK DOG PARK

Located at north end of the John Ferraro Soccer Field on North Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027   Off-leash dog park.

 (323) 913-4688

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits:

5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(213) 763-3499

there is a park but not specifically a dog park

a nice place to hang out with your dog on a Saturday morning to have a picnic or maybe just a good romp in the grass, The La Brea Tar Pits are adjacent to the LACMA in Mid-Wilshire and its a big park. You can walk your dog through the park, play fetch or people watch.

Hancock Park

 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

 (323) 934-7243

 

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Dogs Gone Green

Earth Day is a good day to support eco friendly and green companies and organizations. Fido,  your best friend, will appreciate putting on the green, too

Share Earth Day with Your Dog:

Attend a dog-friendly Earth Day event

Organize a dog park clean-up

Take a nature hike on a dog-friendly trail

Shampoo your furry friend with an eco friendly shampoo (organic, biodegradable) in a bone fido bottle, squish squish, even if your dog doesn’t like a bath, they’ll enjoy the suds, www.organicoscar.com

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Cook your hound one of the 125 yummy healthy homemade meals from the Healthy Hounds cookbook which includes raw recipes, grain-free and Paleo by the folks over at dogtipper.com   http://www.dogtipper.com/books/healthy-hound-cookbook

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Compost your dog’s waste

Share pet food with pets of the homeless   http://www.petsofthehomeless.org/

Put Dog Rocks into your dog’s bowl of water and save your lawn from urine burn, easy to use,   http://dogrocks.org/about/

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Use an herbal flea prevention powder and drops such as Earth Animals Herbal Internal Powder

Clean the dog’s bed and crate (and spring clean your home) with Miracle II Soap (all natural and refreshing)

Pour an ounce of your liquid nutritional supplement filled with redox signaling molecules (ASEA) into her bowl every morning and watch Fido’s energy soar to new heights, zoom, zoom, zoom     http://asea.myvoffice.com/suemagic/

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Laughlin & Mesquite Pet Friendly

You may visit Las Vegas on a regular basis. But there are a couple of other cities nearby that you might consider going to and taking your pooch with you.

Laughlin is about 1-1.2 hour south of Las Vegas , 90 miles south of Las Vegas,  Located along the Colorado River, Laughlin offers all types of water activities including camping, boating, jet skiing, fishing, etc.  The casinos that line the river offer live entertainment and casino gaming. And the atmosphere is of a small town rather than a large city. If your dog loves the water, this may be a fun place to visit. Probably the best time to visit is fall, spring or winter. Summertime is HOT HOT HOT outside, even hotter than Las Vegas.

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Pet Friendly Lodging

The Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall offers 416 rooms including 30 clean and comfortable Pet Friendly rooms and 80 overlooking the beautiful Colorado River.

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There is no size limit on pets, and pet rooms run $10 above the price of standard rooms. To reserve a pet room, you should reserve over the phone at 800-634-3469.

Rooms start at just $29.00 per night, plus tax.  Pet rooms do require a $100 cash deposit upon check-in and is returned after inspection at check-out.

http://pioneerlaughlin-px.trvlclick.com/pets.htm

I have stayed at Harrah’s Laughlin by myself pre-Cici and it is a wonderful property. Clean rooms with all kinds of amenities including fast food and a restaurant on the property. It is also very affordable to stay in the Central Tower.

Harrah’s Laughlin

Harrah’s Laughlin (harrahslaughlin.com) offers guest rooms in multiple towers, an on-site casino, pool, riverside beach, fitness center, day spa and on-site shopping. The PetStay program at Harrah’s allows only dogs, with a weight limit of 50 pounds, and comes with additional room amenities, including food and water dishes, treats, a mat and disposable waste bags. Upgrading to a pet room costs an additional $40 fee per night.

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PetStay Classic 

Scenic mountain view with one king bed or two double beds located in the Central Tower. Includes, pillow top mattress, granite counters, hairdryer and iron/ironing board. Our PetStay Classic rooms come with a welcome treat and a dog food and water bowl. Guests traveling with their dog will be asked to fill out a waiver form accepting responsibility for any damage and/or cleaning charges that may be incurred. Up to 2 dogs per room are permitted and each dog must weigh less than 50 pounds.

PetStay Premium

River view room with one king bed or two double beds located in the Central Tower. Includes pillow top mattress, granite counters, hairdryer, coffee maker and iron/ironing board. Our PetStay Premium rooms come with a welcome treat and a dog food/water bowl.

http://www.harrahslaughlin.com/hotel.html

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Outdoor activities

Dogs are allowed on some of the water taxis, depending upon the Captain and the dogs. Dogs are also allowed to walk on leash on the RiverWalk and at the beaches.

Dogs are allowed in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area, but must be kept on a leash (not to exceed a length of 6 feet).  Never leave dogs in the car as temperatures can reach 130 F. Pick up after your pet and don’t leave any trash along the trail.  There is a bathroom, and trash cans can be found in the parking lot at the entrance to the trail.

Grapevine Canyon is located south of Spirit Mountain, which is a designated wilderness area in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  It is about 15 minutes by car from Harrah’s. Spirit Mountain and the surrounding canyons are considered sacred grounds of the Yuman tribes including the Mohave, Hualapai, Yavpai, Havasupai, Quechan, Paipai and Maricopa.  The main attractions along the Grapevine Canyon trail are the petroglyphs, rock drawings created by Prehistoric Indians.

Grapevine Canyon is accessible from the Christmas Tree Pass Road, located off State Highway 163, six miles west of Davis Dam at mile marker 13. Turn right onto the dirt road. Two miles from the highway, a short spur road to the left leads into the parking area for Grapevine Canyon. Remember to carry plenty of water. Be sure to remove all your trash from the area. Remember this is a sacred area, take only pictures and memories, leave only footprints – on the trail! Source: www.nps.gov

  Laughlin Visitor Information Center

1555 Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029

1-800-4LAUGHLIN (800-452-8445)

 

About 20-30 minutes from Laughlin are two cities in different states, Bullhead City, Arizona and Needles, California.

Best Western Bullhead City Inn

  • Best Western Bullhead City Inn, located within walking distance to the public boat ramps and minutes from the Laughlin casinos, gives its guests an opportunity to enjoy the Colorado River and gambling opportunities. The inn allows visitors to bring their pets for a small fee. The inn offers standard amenities, which include satellite television with premium channels, Continental breakfast, outdoor pool and spa, guest laundry and high-speed Internet access.
    Best Western Bullhead City Inn
    1126 Highway 95
    Bullhead City, AZ 86429-5400
    928-754-3000
    bestwesternarizona.com/hotels/best-western-bullhead-city-inn

GOOD NIGHT INN

2201 Rancho Colorado Blvd., Bullhead City 86426 928-758-1711   Toll Free   866-758-1718

Indoor Hotel with 3 floors, 71 rooms.  Free Parking & Wireless Internet.  Outdoor Pool Wheelchair Access and handicap rooms available.    24 Hours Front Desk, hotel elevator.    Air conditioning with daily maid service. Many room amenities, such as telephone, refrigerator, and cable tv.   Non smoking rooms & suites available (extra charge).  Pet Friendly (extra charge)

Travelers Inn of Bullhead City

1616 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ  86442 928-763-1002 or Toll Free 866-763-7110

118 rooms with connecting rooms available.  Indoor Hotel with Complimentary Breakfast. Free parking including boat & RV parking.   Amenities include Wireless Internet, Outdoor Pool, Wheelchair Access & handicap rooms. 24 hour front desk, fax service, AAA Discount, and Air Conditioning.  Winter Resident Rates Daily maid and wake-up service, telephone (free local calls), cable television & non-smoking rooms. Small Pet friendly, extra charge.  Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms

America’s Best western 

1102 E. Broadway

Needles, CA 92363

United States

(760) 326-4501

Pets are allowed with manager’s approval.  All pets are allowed for a daily charge of $10.  have a garden for walking pets.

http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=809

Desert Mirage Inn

Needles CA

http://www.needleschamber.com/desertmirage.htm

AVI RESORT RV PARK

10000 Aha Macav Parkway

Laughlin, NV 89028

1(800)AVI-2-WIN

www.avicasino.com

166 spaces. Full hook-ups, pull thru’s, laundry, convenience store, gas-diesel-propane, boat launch, marina with fueling facilities, cable TV & telephone hook-ups. Largest private beach on the river, PWC rentals, smoke shop &fireworks, swimming pool. Pets welcome.

RIVERVIEW RV RESORT

2000 E. Ramar Road

Bullhead City, AZ 86442

928-758-5950

150 sites. Full hook-ups with cable TV. Laundry, showers, club- house, pool, golf, pro shop, gym, shuffleboard (indoor), billiards, jacuzzi, sauna, craft room, small pets OK.

Mesquite is north of Las Vegas and the weather is a bit cooler. There are fun places to visit along the way from Vegas to Mesquite. Also, you can easily drive to Utah from Mesquite. It is a small town atmosphere, too and lots of retirees live here.

I have stayed at the Virgin River and Cici may or may not have been with me during one visit (I cannot remember)… The hotel rooms are regular motel fare and affordably priced.  We also stayed at a local motel that was expensive. There were lots of places around town to walk Cici and parks to picnic.

Virgin River

The Virgin River offers affordable deals on conveniently located hotel rooms. getting to and from the Virgin River is a cinch— right off Exit 122 on I-15 in Mesquite Nevada, about an hour north of Las Vegas and a half hour south of Saint George, Utah.  The Virgin River is the best pet friendly hotel in Mesquite, and for just $10 extra per day and a $50 pet deposit, your beloved animal friends can enjoy their own vacation in one of their pet friendly rooms.

http://www.virginriver.com/

Holiday Inn Express

1030 West Pioneer Boulevard  Mesquite ,  Nevada   89027  United States

$20 pet fee per night

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/mesquite/mfhex/hoteldetail

Best Western Mesquite Inn

The Best Western Mesquite Inn offers pet-friendly accommodations with complimentary high-speed Internet, cable television, and a continental breakfast. An outdoor pool and hot tub, in addition to the free parking that the Best Western offers, should please both business travelers and vacationers. The inn is minutes away from the airport, shopping centers, golf courses and casinos.

Best Western Mesquite Inn
390 N Sandhill Boulevard
Mesquite, Nevada 89027
(702) 346-7444
bestwesternnevada.com

Toll Free Reservations:

800-463-6302

Desert Palms Motel

Similarly to the Best Western, the Desert Palms offers pet-friendly accommodations with complimentary wireless Internet and cable television. The motel supplies each room with a microwave and refrigerator but is also minutes away from many restaurants and drug stores. The Desert Palms Motel is a short drive from golf courses, three casinos and some 24-hour shopping locations.

Desert Palms Motel
92 West Mesquite Boulevard
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-5756
desert-palms.com

http://www.visitmesquite.com/hotels/

Nevada Welcome Center in Mesquite Nevada

460 N Sandhill Boulevard, Mesquite, NV 89027

1-877-MESQUITE (877-637-7848)

Pet Friendly Hafen Trailside Park in Mesquite NV is known locally as the Dog Park and it has a fishing pond, too.  On Nov 23, the Nevada Dept of Wildlife is scheduled to deliver 150 lbs of rainbow trout to Hafen Pond – local residents enjoy fishing in this park, but those trout won’t last long!

Mesquite has several pet friendly parks – dogs have to be on a leash and you must pick up after them.  Yes, that means poop patrol – plastic bags are provided.

Desert Rose Park

Desert Rose Park, near West Old Mill Road, is designed for children and dogs. An interactive playground, with a sandbox, two sets of swings and bicycle rack, is featured in the main area of the park. More than 50 percent of the playground is located in the shade. Desert Rose Park has a public restroom and a group of both large and small covered pavilions with picnic tables. A barbecue is located to the side of each pavilion. Adult, child and dog drinking fountains are located throughout the park. Plastic bag dispensers for animal waste and trash stations are also located in the park. Desert Rose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Desert Rose Park
251 Marilyn Parkway
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
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Hafen Trailhead Park

Hafen Trailhead Park, near Grapevine Road, features a shaded playground with volleyball and basketball courts, fishing pond and both covered and uncovered picnic tables. Hafen is park of the city’s trailhead park system that provides paths to other parks and a dog park. Lighting allows guests to use the basketball and tennis courts and the barbecues and picnic tables. Four lighted tennis courts are also located at Hafen. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hafen Trailhead Park
450 West Hafen Land
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
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Jensen Trailside Park

Jensen Trailside Park has covered lighted pavilions, barbecue grills, picnic tables and playground areas. Sports fields include open fields for soccer, football and basketball and volleyball courts. These have lights for evening and night play. Drinking fountains and dog waste disposal stations are also available at Jensen. The park is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Jensen Trailside Park
220 Riverside Road
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
mesquitenv.com

Library, Marilyn Redd, Pulsipher and Veterans Memorial Parks

The Library Park, near Desert Drive, Marilyn Redd Park, off Kitty Hawk Drive, Pulsipher, at the end of Second Street, and the Veterans Memorial Parks offer park basics of grassy areas, covered picnic tables with barbecues and a shaded playground. Redd Park has additional daylight-hour basketball and volleyball areas. Library Park is connected to the city trail system. The parks are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Library Park
121 W. First North

Pulsipher Park
303 Hafen Lane

Veterans Memorial Park
501 Hillside Dr.

Marilyn Redd Park
251 Marilyn Parkway
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
mesquitenv.com

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Longisland pet friendly

No, there should not be a space between long and island… as a Queens born and raised gal, we say longisland as one word…longyland…

I have written about NYC (the city aka Manhattan) pet friendly but that is not the same as the island and queens… so am going to write here about the choices of places that are pet friendly in my home neck of the woods.

Now when I think of LI, it is mostly Nassau county, there is also Suffolk and other counties, it is a BIG place most people do not know when they think of NYC.  Or they might have heard of Fire Island. There are also a lot of historic places, like Teddy Roosevelt and FDR lived.

 

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There are a bunch of pet friendly hotels, cannot recommend any until we choose one, or a few and go and stay in them but for now…

http://www.discoverlongisland.com/visitors/lodgingresult.aspx/minor/webhotlpet

pet friendly B&B’s

this one at the Hampton’s says it is dog friendly but does not specify policy, there are a few rooms that are dog friendly and there is a charge/fee

http://www.millhouseinn.com/

pet friendly with prior notice East Hampton’s, seems the most pet friendly

http://www.bassetthouseinn.com/

a few more pet friendly B&B’s at the Hampton’s

Southampton Inn

Pet Policy:  $49.00 pet fee per night, per pet. Please never leave your pet alone. Pets must be leashed when on the property.

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/pet-friendly-hotels-hamptons-new-york-56276.html

found another but it only allows 30 pound and under dogs and charges $100 fee, pet tolerant not dog welcoming

http://www.theinnatfoxhollow.com/pet-friendly-hotel-long-island.aspx

here are some near the wineries but do not specify which are pet friendly or not so you will have to find out

http://www.liwines.com/?cat=3

As a kid, we loved going to Jones Beach or Far Rockaway beach… are they pet friendly?  We also liked to visit Rocky Point, way way way out on LongIsland… is it pet friendly? How about Fire Island?

no pets allowed at Jones Beach, bah humbug

http://www.nysparks.com/parks/10/

Rocky Point, N.Y.

This Long Island town allows dogs on its beaches, within certain limits: They must be kept on a leash and are allowed to frolic in the waves only during the mornings and evenings in the summer. (Any time is fine in the winter.) Over time, the area has become more dog-friendly

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/slideshows/ten-best-places-to-live-for-pet-lovers/2

other dog friendly beaches on LI

 

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 Eugene Nickerson Beach Dog Run | Long Island 
The lesser-known alternative to the more popular Jones Beach and Robert Moses Beach, Lido Beach comes out on top for its privacy and dog-friendly policies. An enclosed dog park with separate areas for big and small dogs gives dogs of all sizes some room to roam. While dogs are not allowed on the beach, except on leash during the months of September through March, the dog run is an opportunity for socializing between your dog and some new furry friends.
How to get there: 
Take the LIRR to Island Park. Take a waiting taxi the 10 minute ride to Long Beach.

 Montauk Beaches | Long Island
With no leash laws in site, dogs are the masters of their domain on Montauk’s beaches. Before 9am and after 6pm, let your pooch parade around spots like Gin Beach and Hither Hills State Park. Enjoy a splash through beautiful Block Island Sound, favored by surfers for the consistent waves. Parks and beaches in Montauk are open from sunrise to sunset for your exploring pleasure.
How to get there:
 Take the LIRR or the Hampton Jitney to Montauk. Beaches will be about a 10 minute walk or bike ride.

http://offmetro.com/ny/2011/08/02/dog-friendly-beaches-nyc/

other pet friendly beaches on LI

http://www.longisland.com/pet-friendly-beaches.html

21 dog friendly beaches on LI

http://www.hikewithyourdog.com/Articles/21LongIslandBeaches.html

best doggie day trips

Fire Island

Barrett Beach, one of the narrowest parts of Fire Island, is one of the few beaches in New York that welcomes your puppy. Take a special charter ferry from Patchogue, Long Island and pay approximately $5.25 for your dog to ride the ferry. Take the easy stroll from the dock to the ocean-side beach, or head to the picnic area where you may kick back and enjoy a snack with Fido. To get some shade, follow the forest trail along the short boardwalk. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-places-to-take-a-doggy-day-trip-near-new-york/

loved to go ice skating and shopping at Roosevelt Field… is it pet friendly?

Roosevelt Field Mall
630 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
516 742-8000
only small dogs in strollers or contained dogs or service dogs are allowed in this mall
is Lake Success shopping center pet friendly???
here is a list of pet friendly stores on LI

pet friendly wineries

http://www.longislandwineryreviews.com/wineries/pet-friendly/

http://bottle-of-white.com/2011/08/01/wine-tasting-with-your-4-legged-friend/

pet friendly dining

Some pet friendly restaurants

http://www.longisland.com/pet-friendly-restaurants.html

pet friendly parks

http://www.longisland.com/parks/?at_id=723

LI pet friendly dog parks

http://www.lidog.org/li_dogparks.htm

http://long-island.newsday.com/recreation/parks/dog-friendly-parks-and-beaches-1.1267051

 

 

Upstate in the Adirondack Mountains where I went to camp as a teenager, at Camp Somerhill, near Lake George, in Warrensburg, there is a camping place with a swimming beach for dogs, called Daggett Lake. There is also hiking and vacation rentals that are pet friendly.

http://www.daggettlake.com/

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