Eat! Shop! Stay!

Tired of leaving your furry family members at home when you hit the road for a vacation or business trip? My online reference guide to pet-friendly travel is just what you need!

Sure, you can’t bring your four-legged family members everywhere on vacation (or into those dull business meetings). But have you considered staying at a dog-friendly hotel with a doggy day care establishment nearby? Fido could join you for dog-friendly activities and attractions, and then romp with his new friends on the days you head off to a museum or theme park.

So “paws” awhile here before your next trip and check out the hotels and inns, shops and restaurants, kennels and tourist attractions that don’t just permit pets, but often welcome them with open arms. Search by category (kennels, restaurants) using the pull-down menu or by state using the index below. Unless noted, every establishment listed here has been personally inspected by yours truly and carries my Paw Stamp of Approval.*
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*Under each hotel and inn listed in the “Dog-Friendly Lodgings” section, I include information on local emergency vet services and at least one local kennel that offers day boarding. Except where noted, I have not used these vet and boarding services.


Barrio (dog-friendly Tucson restaurant)
The Cup Café (dog-friendly Tucson restaurant)
Enoteca Pizzeria Wine Bar (dog-friendly Tucson restaurant)
Hotel Congress (historic Tucson hotel)
In-N-Out Burger (Oro Valley north of Tucson)
Kitt Peak National Observatory (outside Tucson)
La Encantada Shopping Center (Tucson Foothills)
Pima Air & Space Museum (Tucson)
Red Planet Diner (dog-friendly Sedona restaurant)


The Kennel Club Resort & Spa (Torrance kennel)
Mi Piace (dog-friendly Pasadena restaurant)
The Filling Station (dog-friendly restaurant in Old Towne Orange)


Dinosaur World (dog-friendly family attraction in Cave City)


Enchanted Nights Bed & Breakfast (Kittery inn)
The Harraseeket Inn (historic Freeport inn)


The Bark and Call Inn (Ashby kennel)
Breakheart Reservation (dog-friendly nature preserve/park in Saugus)
Camp Canine Dog Daycare and Spa (Ashland kennel)
Cape Cod National Seashore (Eastham)
Derbyfield Kennel (North Harwich kennel)
Gibson Kennels (kennel in Grafton)
Groton Place (dog-friendly nature preserve in Groton)
Hot Diggity (dog store in Mashpee)
Pilgrim Bark Park (Provincetown dog park)
Wired Puppy (dog-friendly coffee house in Provincetown)

New Hampshire

Ashuelot River Park (dog-friendly park in Keene)
The Bagel Mill (dog-friendly restaurant in Peterborough)
The Black Forest Café (dog-friendly restaurant in Amherst)
Greeley Park (dog-friendly park in Nashua)
The Hancock Inn (historic Hancock inn)
Milford Drive-In Theater (dog-friendly drive-in)
Mine Falls Park (dog-friendly nature preserve in Nashua)
Pack Monadnock Mountain/Miller State Park (dog-friendly hiking trails in Peterborough and Temple)
Popovers on the Square (dog-friendly restaurant in Portsmouth)
Sendaishi Pet Resort (Manchester kennel)

New Mexico

Canine Country Club (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque kennel)
International UFO Museum and Research Center (dog-friendly attraction in Roswell)
Little Anita’s New Mexican Food (dog-friendly restaurant in Old Town Albuquerque)

South Dakota

All American Family Restaurant (dog-friendly restaurant in Keystone)


Whataburger (Amarillo restaurant with “picnic seating” available)


Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington)
The Page House Inn (Norfolk inn)


Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins (Yellowstone National Park)