Pet-Friendly Escapes Nothing To Bark At This Summer
As the "Dog Days of Summer" approach, some getaways and websites are catering to those with four-legged friends. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.
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When it comes to pet-friendly travel, the dog days of summer kick off north of the border with the canine equivalent to Woodstock, known as Woofstock!
Quirky and fun, Woofstock is a free outdoor festival that takes place June 9-10 in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market Neighborhood. Events include costume contests, fashion shows, celebrity lookalikes, as well as stupid dog tricks.
Keep hold of that leash and head to Lake George, New York a few weeks later from June 24-28 for the Canine Camp Getaway. This dog-centric week brings four-on-the-floors and their uprights together for activities including swimming in the pool and hiking the nearby trails.
Nothing is off limits at the Roaring Brook Ranch & Tennis Resort, not even the dining room and the bar that hosts nightly "Yappy Hour." Some of the free events include frisbee, canine freestyle dancing, scent detection and doggie skateboarding. Rates are $1,125 per person based on double occupancy including three meals a day for humans and treats for the dogs.
If you have to travel without your best friend this summer, but don’t want to put Fido or Fifi in a kennel, a couple of new websites are worth checking out.
Both www.dogvacay.com and www.rover.com will help you find a local home for your dog when you are away or a sitter to come into your home. Should you want to take your pet on vacation, but the hotel doesn’t allow dogs, you can browse the sites to find hosts in your destination.