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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

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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  

David Frei, the Westminster Kennel Club’s director of communications, leads Hickory, a Scottish Deerhound and reigning Best in Show champion, across 7th Avenue at 31st Street, followed by 5 new breeds allowed to enter this year’s dog show. 960 1280

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Hoss, an Entlebucher Mountain Dog, poses for the press with owner Paula Lacker. 960 1280

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A close-up of Hickory, 2011’s Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show (owners: Scott and Cecilia Dove). 960 1280

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Proud owner, Jose Barrera, holds up Alma Duce, a Xoloitzcuintli (show-lo-itz-quint-ly), for the cameras. Alma only traveled 5 blocks south for the shoot. She wears a handmade jade collar from her owner, a jeweler to the stars. 960 1280

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Hoss, pictured, traveled all the way from Cincinnati for the press conference, the farthest of all the dogs. 960 1280

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Katrina, a Cesky Terrier, looks up at owner Loren Marino during the press conference that followed the 7th Avenue walk. 960 1280

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Eowyn, a Norwegian Lundehund, gets up close and personal. She traveled with her owner from Syracuse, NY, for the walk. 960 1280

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Owner Harvey Sanderson holds up Eowyn's paw for the camera. Norwegian Lundehunds are known for their 5-fingered paws, which make them excellent mountain climbers. 960 1280

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Katrina, a Cesky Terrier, poses for the cameras. She traveled with her owner from Manchester, NJ. 960 1280

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Myles, a Finnish Lapphund, arrived from the Bronx with excited owner Barbara Kennedy. 960 1280

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Game Changer, an American English Coonhound, traveled with owner Richard Moore, from Jamaica Estates in the NYC borough of Queens. 960 1280

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All 6 new breeds stand together: (left to right) Eowyn (owner: Harvey Sanderson), Katrina (owner: Loren Marino), Game Changer (owner: Richard Moore), Alma (owner: Jose Barrera), Myles (owner: Barbara Kennedy), and Hoss (owner: Paula Lacker). 960 1280

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The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, held every 4 years, halfway between the Summer Olympic Games. Like the Olympics, the location rotates to different spots around the world. The last games were held in 2010 in Kentucky -- the first time the event was held in the US. 960 1280

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The 13th International Ornamental Fish and Accessories Exhibition, Aquarama 2013, will be held in Singapore and will feature a wide variety of species, from dragon fish to guppies. 960 1280

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In the Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, each dog has 10 minutes to catch his or her top 2 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   

Cat lovers from all over the world come together at the International Cat Exhibition in Ljubljana, Slovenia to show off their felines – from Persians to Sphinxs to American Curls. 960 1280

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A dog takes part in the agility competition on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England. During this 4-day competition over 20,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades, ultimately seeking the coveted title of “Best in Show.”- 960 1280

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The Hampton Classic Horse Show (generally referred to as the "Hampton Classic") is a Grand Prix show jumping competition in Bridgehampton, NY. With its location close to New York City, the horse show is known for celebrity spotting. 960 1280

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The London Pet Show features hundreds of different breeds of animals and amazing live animal action displays, including Quack Pack, an entertaining show of duck herding by border collies. 960 1280

  

A Basenji named Abby gets a treat before the competition at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, has over 2,000 dogs competing. This year, 6 new breeds will make their debut. 960 1280

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A lop-eared rabbit from Sweden competes in the Rabbit Grand National in Harrogate, England. Approximately 3,000 animals attend the annual show, which runs over 2days and was first held in 1921. 960 1280

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Bald, wrinkly, hairy and toothless – these dogs are competing for “Worst in Show” at the annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest held in Petaluma, CA. 960 1280

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