11 Adventurous Pups for National Dog Day

Check out these travel-happy dogs.

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When you have a pup of your own, every day is National Dog Day, right? 

Well, in honor of today, declared National Dog Day, we wanted to pay homage to those furry friends of ours who never say no to a new adventure, whether it be by land or by sea. Because a dog really is the best travel companion you can have. 

We asked Travel Channel fans to share photos of their adventurous dogs with the hashtag #TravelChannelPups. Here's a sampling of the submissions, from paddle boarding pups to four-legged hikers.

First-Timers at the Grand Canyon

Island Dog in Saint Martin

Float Trip in Oregon

First Class Yorkie

Sitting Pretty Atop Portland's Elk Mountain

Pup Takes Portofino, Italy

Living the Dream in Laguna Beach

Corgi With a View at Germany's Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Coco Prince at Washington's Takhlakh Lake

Paddle Boards and Pups in New Orleans

The Best Traveling Shadow in the Badlands

Let this be your inspiration to take your own best friend on a great afternoon or sunset hike and get out and enjoy the day wherever you are.

Want more #TravelChannelPups after National Dog Day? Keep submitting photos of your adventurous dogs by using the hashtag on Instagram! 

Ritz Carlton, New York
Ritz Carlton, New York

Ritz Carlton, New York

Four-legged visitors’ special needs and requests are taken just as seriously as their owners’ at the Ritz Carlton overlooking Central Park. The Pampered Pooch package includes a bone-shaped pet pillow, aromatherapy and homemade dog treats. And when it's raining, pets and their owners can borrow Burberry raincoats. 960 1280

Ritz Carlton  

Onyx Hotel, Boston

Onyx Hotel, Boston

This boutique hotel welcomes furry friends free of charge without size or weight restrictions. Your pet will be pampered with amenities such as dog-walking, dog-sitting, and for those pets who want to stay in, an in-room dining menu that includes an 8-oz sirloin with kibble, along with gourmet dog and cat food. 960 1280

Oyster.com  

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

When pets check into Mandarin Oriental, Miami, they are given a keepsake golden collar tag to easily identify these special guests. Pampered pooch amenities include plush pet beds, dog-walking services and pet-friendly in-room dining menus. Specialized packages include a workout with a certified dog trainer, a play date with a pet butler and grooming. 960 1280

Mandarin Oriental  

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami, caters to pet lovers and their four-legged friends just as much as their human guests. A petcation on the beach is perfect year-round at the Mandarin, even at Christmas when the dogs dress up in festive attire. 960 1280

Mandarin Oriental  

The Muse Hotel, New York City

The Muse Hotel, New York City

At Kimpton’s The Muse Hotel in New York, pet-friendly offerings include a “Hers and Furs Pet-icure,” where owner and pet can indulge in a pedicure. Also offered is the “Pampered Pooch” package for the on-the-go pet, which includes: deluxe accommodations, a special canine concierge welcome from Ginger (director of pet relations at The Muse), road trip treats such as a "woof warrior" travel pack that includes a portable water bowl, organic bones and a $25 gas card. 960 1280

  

Hotel Monaco, Portland

Hotel Monaco, Portland

Ever wonder what is really going on in your pet’s head? Wonder no more when you stay at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Portland, where the resident pet psychic will work with you and your pet to solve behavioral issues and improve your relationship. The pet psychic is available to guests during the complimentary wine hour in the lobby, so you mingle with all the four-legged animals and their two-legged companions at the hotel. 960 1280

Kimpton Hotels  

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, in Cabo San Lucas caters to your jet-lagged furry friends, with stress-reducing neck massages and walks on the fine-sand beach by the resort staff. Designed especially for the resort, portable pet cabanas are available to so your pup can lounge in shady comfort at the beach or pool. 960 1280

Las Ventanas al Paraiso  

Palomar Hotel, San Francisco

Palomar Hotel, San Francisco

The Palomar is a stylish boutique hotel in downtown San Francisco that has an open-arms policy toward pets -- almost any type and weight can stay for free. Guests can fill out a "Pet Preferences" card to ensure their pets get the most out of their stay. In the lobby, guests will be greeted by Maverick, the hotel's Director of Pet Relations, a friendly Labrador Retriever. 960 1280

Palomar  

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

L'Ermitage has the most impressive pet room service we've seen, but it is Beverly Hills after all. Pets can choose (with their owner's help) between Tuna Tartar, Fois Gras, Osetra Caviar with Hard Poached Eggs, among other lavish meals on the menu.  And if Sparky doesn't do generic, don't worry; the hotel will have your brand of dog food on request. 960 1280

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills  

Hotel Marlow, Boston

Hotel Marlow, Boston

It's not all about the furry variety, when it comes to pet-friendly hotels. If you're looking for a quieter travel companion, you can request a goldfish to stay overnight with you at Hotel Marlow in Boston. The "Guppy Love" perk is offered at many of Kimpton's Hotels, and guests don't even have to worry about feeding their fish, as that is covered by the staff-on-hand daily. 960 1280

Kimpton Hotels  

This pooch is all for peace at Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

Sugar being lifted in harness out of the tub, with Patty, at Morris Weight Loss Camp. 960 1280

  

Tina Chiu holds a small dog dressed up in a pink and black outfit at Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

This pooch is all for peace at Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

Richard sitting with Louie on the beach, next to the surfboard, after surfing at the Loews Coranado Resort. 960 1280

  

Tiffany and Whitney, the animal handlers, with a dog, and the cheetah in the lobby of the Affinia Hotel. 960 1280

  

Matching outfits for this pair at the Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

Owners and dogs, roasting marshmallows over a bonfire on the beach in Carmel, CA. 960 1280

  

These pooches are pretty in pink at Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

Louie hangs 20 (paws, that is) at the Loews Coranado Resort. 960 1280

  

It's all gone to the dogs at Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

A bulldog skateboards down the street at Woofstock Festival. 960 1280

  

A man and his best friends enjoy the view overlooking the ocean in Carmel, CA. 960 1280

  

An animal handler feeds one of the penguins in a room at the Affinia Hotel. 960 1280

  

A woman paints the nails of a dog pink at The Club, in Beverly Hills, CA. 960 1280

  

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