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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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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

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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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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

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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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