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They're a Traveler's Best Friend

Learn the ins and outs of the most pet-friendly destinations and hotels, as well as special amenities and travel gear that your 4-legged companion can enjoy on the road. Think travel is just for humans? Consider a petcation, such as a weight-loss camp or surfing competition for your pooch.

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Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn

A full service, luxury pet resort for dogs and cats located in Morristown, NJ, Morris Animal Inn offers 3 cat-boarding options for their feline guests -- condos, deluxe condos and luxury suites. 960 1280

Morris Animal Inn   

Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn

Indulge your pet with a nightly tuck-in session during their stay at Morris Animal Inn. A bedtime story will prepare your dog for a peaceful sleep at the end of a full day of playing and pampering.
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Morris Animal Inn  

Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn

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Morris Animal Inn  

Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn offers “Pampered Pet Sessions” which include a game of catch, a dip in the pool and cuddling time. 960 1280

Morris Animal Inn  

Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn

If Morris Animal Inn’s cat condo beds aren’t indulgent enough, you also can sign up your cat for the kitty “walks” in an enclosed "Kitty SUV" that tours the scenic grounds and has large viewing windows for the cats. 960 1280

Morris Animal Inn  

Morris Animal Inn

Morris Animal Inn

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Morris Animal Inn  

Best Friends at Disney World

Best Friends at Disney World

The 1300-square foot, canines-only “splash and play” area is just one of the ways Best Friends Pet Care caters to its canines. As Walt Disney World Resort ’s exclusive pet care provider, both Disney guests and local residents can take advantage of the full-service pet care that is sure to please even the most discriminating pet parent. 960 1280

Best Friends at Disney World  

Best Friends at Disney World

Best Friends at Disney World

The 50,000-square-foot Best Friends at Disney World complex includes 17,000 square feet of indoor space, 10,000 square feet of outdoor patios and play areas and a 25,000-square-foot private dog park. 960 1280

Best Friends at Disney World  

Best Friends at Disney World

Best Friends at Disney World

VIP (Very Important Pet) Suites at Best Friends at Disney World feature tiled bedrooms with glass doors, raised platform beds and flat screen TVs, and each has its own covered outdoor play area. 960 1280

Best Friends at Disney World  

Best Friends at Disney World

Best Friends at Disney World

Pets are kept busy and happy during their stay at Best Friends at Disney World with group and individual play sessions, nature walks, cuddle sessions and bedtime stories. 960 1280

Best Friends at Disney World  

Grand Pet Resort

Grand Pet Resort

Worry about your pup or cat while you’re away or just curious how their vacation is going? The Grand Pet Resort and Spa in Fort Worth, TX, lets owners view webcams -- DogCams and CatCams -- so they can keep an eye on their pet 24/7. 960 1280

The Grand Pet Resort and Spa  

Grand Pet Resort

Grand Pet Resort

Let’s face it, the best part of vacation is the food. The Grand Pet Resort’s dog-friendly bakery is stocked with treats like Pup Tarts, Bonewiches, and Donut Holes, even Bon Bons. 960 1280

The Grand Pet Resort and Spa  

Grand Pet Resort

Grand Pet Resort

The Grand Pet Resort’s signature bone-shaped pool gives its furry guests a place to cool off and socialize with the other pups. There is even a group swim time and doggie life jackets for any pooch that hasn’t quite mastered the doggie paddle yet. 960 1280

The Grand Pet Resort and Spa  

Grand Pet Resort

Grand Pet Resort

The Grand Pet Resort offers exceptional overnight accomadations for dogs with private suites that include abundant natural light, an elevated dining table and luxury bedding. 960 1280

The Grand Pet Resort and Spa  

Grand Pet Resort

Grand Pet Resort

The Grand Pet Resort and Salon goes the extra mile for your pet with turn-down service including a treat and good night hug, flatscreen TVs (at dog’s eye view), soothing music, and web-cams, so you can see how much fun your pet is having all day long. 960 1280

The Grand Pet Resort and Spa  

Nikkie Kinzigner performs a trick with Tibetan terrier Reese, winner of an award of merit, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US, second only to the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280

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Dog handlers compete with their Shetland sheepdogs in ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Pekingese Malachy poses for photographers after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Mickey, a 7-year-old Saint Bernard, takes a bath with the help of "Auntie" Frances (left) and owner/breeder Cathy (right). 960 1280

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Terriwood Mojo, a Cairn terrier, is styled by breeder/co-owner Tom Godwin, at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This is Mojo's third year at Westminster; he traveled from Washington State via plane. 960 1280

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Matthew Perry competes with his papillon, Cricket, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Dylan, a sky terrier from Nova Scotia, is groomed prior to being shown at Madison Square Garden. 960 1280

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Andrew Mueller, 10, competes with his Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Stella, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Derek, a standard poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk of Garnet Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Dogs and their significant others wait backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Emma Echols competes with her Yorkshire terrier, Tucker, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Irish setter Grand Champion Shadagee Caught Red Handed, winner of the Sporting Group, is handled by Adam Bernardin at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Bubba, an Australian shepherd, arrives at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC after an 8-hour drive from Jamestown, NY, in advance of the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Arriving by car from Pennsylvania, French bulldog Glamour (bottom) gets ready for her first competition at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Romeo, a 21-month-old German pincher from California arrived on a red-eye Friday morning before the blizzard hit New York City for his first appearance at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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Three-year-old American Eskimo Tuiyok gets a bath in the spa at the Roosevelt Hotel in advance of his second appearance at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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Australian shepherd Brodie stretches his legs after an 8 1/2-hour car ride from Jamestown, NY. 960 1280

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Three-and-a-half-year-old miniature poodle Sharona gets trimmed and groomed before her big appearance on Monday. 960 1280

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Duck tolling retriever Cruiser and golden retriever Oz take a stroll in New York City with handler Kristin. 960 1280

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Owner Shirley unloads her Spinoni Italiano after a long drive from Florida to New York City. 960 1280

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Emmy stands in the lobby of the Pennsylvania Hotel with her sheltie Amber; they're the only competitors from Alaska and managed to make it to New York City after 3 flight cancellations due to winter storm Nemo. 960 1280

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Tashi, an 8-year-old Tibetan terrier scopes out the activity in the lobby with owner Joyce. 960 1280

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London, a standard poodle, keeps calm during a 2 1/2-hour grooming session. 960 1280

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Chinese crested Buster waits in the lobby before his first appearance at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Springer spaniel Patron flew in from San Diego for this competition. 960 1280

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Clumber spaniel Brodie awaits grooming after a bath in the dog spa. 960 1280

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After a 24-hour train ride from Alabama, Bernese mountain dog Amador Lovita is tuckered out. 960 1280

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Clumber spaniel Freddie is so fresh and clean after a bath in the dog spa. 960 1280

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Dalmation Lindsey and owner Liz have no complaints after flying Delta in from Tacoma, WA, to New York City for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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A very fluffy keeshond at the end of a long grooming session. 960 1280

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An English toy spaniel arrives by car service to Pier 92 for group judging at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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An obedient Italian greyhound during the group judging session at Pier 92 in New York City. 960 1280

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Old English sheepdog sisters Noni and Eva stay out of the rain while waiting for the shuttle bus to take them to Pier 92 for the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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A 15-month-old pug from New Hampshire named “Moves Like Jagger” is exhausted after his morning group judging session. 960 1280

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Eli, a long-coat chihuahua, gets groomed in advance of judging. 960 1280

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A group of toy Manchester terriers during their judging at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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Shih Tzu Olivia flew in all the way from Hawaii for her appearance at the dog show. 960 1280

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A borzoi arrives in luxury for the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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A standard poodle gets some final primping before the group judging event. 960 1280

Katie Hards  

In the Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, each dog has 10 minutes to catch his or her top two waves and is scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to 'grip it and rip it.' 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

The Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is an extension of Loews Hotels' award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is the nation's original surfing competition for man's best friend. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

Pups can compete in the small dog, large dog or tandem (dog and owner on the same surfboard) categories. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, is going to the dogs when it hosts the sixth annual Surf City Surf Dog, set for September of 2014. 960 1280

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Located in Orange County, Huntington Beach is a beach town known for hosting elite surfing tournaments, including the US Open of Surfing, the largest surfing competition in the world, and the first of its kind, Surf City Surf Dog. 960 1280

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A Jack Russell Terrier rides on the nose of his surfboard during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach. 960 1280

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Surf dog Abbie gives her owner Michael Uy a lick after catching a wave during a training session in Del Mar, California. The 'Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon,' like many of the growing number of dog surfing events being held in southern California each year, is a fundraiser for pet-related charities. 960 1280

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A two-year-old Pug named Bentley rides a wave at the 4th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon" at dog beach in Del Mar. 960 1280

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These top dogs win awards for their "best in show" surfing ability. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

This English Bulldog's surfing style is quite unique: ride the surfboard laying down. 960 1280

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A proud owner cheers as her dog rides a wave to the beach. 960 1280

Yourwavepics.com by Diane Edmonds  

Now, that's talent: two people and a dog ride a wave on one surfboard. 960 1280

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This pooch gets points for style in her tropics-inspired costume. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

English Bulldogs Louie and Betsy ride a wave together during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach. 960 1280

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Pups are judged for their ability to 'grip it and rip it' at the Loews Surf Dog Competition. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

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