The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

Do you like to take your dog with you on trips?  Have you ever visited a dog-friendly town like Carmel, California, and regretted leaving your dog at home? Check out a new guidebook, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel for tips and places to visit that you know will welcome your pet.

Dog-Lovers-Guide-to-Travel-coverAuthor and traveler Kelly E. Carter begins with useful tips for road trips, airline travel, and what to know before confirming a lodging reservation.  75 destinations including Chicago, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Montreal, Denver and Las Vegas are organized geographically.  If your vacation spot isn’t in this guidebook, it can still be used as a starting point to help pet parents understand what’s available for dogs away from home and what questions to ask before you go.

Many restaurants allow well-behaved dogs in their outdoor dining space.  The “Chow Time” section for each destination includes brief descriptions of welcoming restaurants.  Nature trails, dog groomers, self-service wash facilities, bakeries, off-leash parks, and daycare options are also featured.

An emergency veterinarian phone number or website is given for most cities.  Contact information and websites are not provided for the many businesses and parks listed. Some of the popular hotel chains offering pet amenities in the U.S. and Canada are listed in the back of the book followed by pet-friendly airlines.

You’ll find this book in the Travel Neighborhood with hundreds of other great travel resources.  Check it out and see what you think!



As a Public Services Specialist, in addition to Reference work and serving on special project committees I enjoy promoting and coordinating nature-themed programs for adults and families. My interests include hiking trails locally and in National Parks, reading about and traveling to Alaska, Sandhill Crane migration, Monarch waystations, and volunteering as a certified K-State Extension Master Naturalist (2014-present). Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.