Pets

Pet-Friendly Hotels You May Not Have Heard Of

Only one thing makes heading out on a road trip better--bringing your beloved pet along! Of course, you’ll need a pet-friendly place to stay along the way. You could just book your same-old, tried-and-true places . . . or, you could make it a true adventure and try something new! Hotels are increasingly welcoming pet guests these days, and there are lots of options to choose from--some of which you may never have heard of!

How Pet Parents "Shop" for Pet-Friendly Accommodations

The pet industry is booming.  It is expected that by 2020, overall pet industry sales will reach $99 billion.  Humans are certainly in love with their pet as their wallets are telling the story! Much of their spending is related to traveling with their pets  -- coming in after pet health & boarding spending.  Pet parents are “springing” for travel - from pet travel gear to booking pet-friendly accommodations that will welcome their furry sidekicks.

Top 5 Things-to-Do to Prepare Your Pet for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season runs from June - November. And it seems that each year, the estimated number of named storms and severe hurricanes increases. We are fortunate in that with the advancement in current meteorological technology, severe weather is easier to predict. That means that we have more time to prepare. If you’re in an area that is hurricane-prone, you really should always be prepared -- having a plan in place for your whole family, including your pets.

Biscuits and Gravy, the kitten born with two faces, dies

(CNN) -- Biscuits and Gravy, the kitten with two faces, has died days after capturing the hearts of animal lovers all over the world. The adorable kitty, born on May 20 on an Oregon farm, died just three days after…

Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains with Low Rates and Low (or no) Pet Fees

When times are “tough” -- and even when they’re not, it’s always nice when you can save a dime or two.  While many of us are itching to get away with our pet, others may have to due to a move, family matter, or other obligation. Whatever the reason for travel, it doesn’t have to break the bank if you plan ahead and find the right accommodations for your budget.

Shopping for a Pet-Friendly Vehicle? Here’s What to Look For

Road trips are always better when your four-legged furkid comes along. Unfortunately, not all vehicles are as great for pooches as they are for people. We want your pet to be safe and comfortable on your adventures together, so we compiled a list of the features we think every dog-friendly vehicle ought to have.

Benton Franklin Humane Society joins #GivingTuesday

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving online and this year it's happening on Tuesday, May 5. With COVID-19 and the Stay-At-Home order, many fundraising events have been cancelled so it's an especially significant year to…

Dog on Lap While Driving: Unsafe…and Illegal?

While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard; it has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.

Better Days Ahead: 5 Great Places That You Will Love to Visit With Your Dog

There are better days ahead, so doing a bit of early planning may help give you a much needed pick me up.  There are a lot of pooch friendly destinations out there - you just have to do a little digging. In addition to finding a suitable pet friendly hotel, you’ll need to make sure there’s plenty of pet friendly activities for your dog to enjoy.

Drive-thru restaurants with dog-friendly menu items

Running out to grab a bite or a latte but don’t want to leave your pooch behind? With an increasing number of restaurant drive-thrus serving up dog-friendly items, you don’t have to.

The Outdoors is Still Open: Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Are too many hours behind your desk, in front of the TV, and on your couch making you (and your pup) a bit bleary eyed, sluggish, and down?  It may be time to get up, get out, and get moving -- because the outdoors is stil open...and it’s free!

Ways You and Your Pooch Can Beat the Stay-at-Home Blues

Hanging out at home is always better with your furkid by your side. From lounging on the couch, binge watching movies to doing yard work  -- having your pet with you makes day-to-day activities more enjoyable.  

Is Your Pet Your New Co-Worker? Tips for Working at Home with Your Furkid

Having your furkid as a co-worker can be an added bonus when you’re working from home.  Working with your pet can be very therapeutic - helping you to better cope with the daily stressors. However, your pet + work doesn’t always equal harmony.  Here are some tips on staying focused and productive while working alongside your new furry co-worker.

Pooch Pampering Hotels in Portland!

When it comes to dog friendly cities, Portland, Oregon gets two paws up!  And, when it comes to pet friendly hotels that cater to pooches, Portland shines bright! Not only do they have an abundance of lodging options that welcome four-legged guests...but they have some incredible stand-outs that go above and beyond to show pets some real love!