• During a return trip to Florence, Lucy strikes an over-the-shoulder pose as she sits across the Arno River from the apartment where she lived in 2003. Lucia, as she was known then, had a grand time during her latest trip to Firenze, hanging out at her old favorite restaurant Il Latini, discovering a new one, I’… [Continue Reading]

    Lucy says ciao to Florence
  • Chula, 12-year-old Sheltie, epitomizes the life dogs lead in California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea, a pet paradise where dogs can run unleashed on the mile-long Carmel Beach and are welcome in many of the shops and galleries. Restaurants will gladly cook for canines, who are welcome to join their people on most patios. At Doris Day’s Cypress Inn,… [Continue Reading]

    Chula strolls Carmel Beach in pet paradise
  • Before going on vacation with your dog, it’s always a good idea to do a trial run at a local hotel to see how your furry friend does in a hotel room. If that hotel just happens to be the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, then so be it. That was fine with Milo, who recently… [Continue Reading]

    Milo goes from SPCA to Mandarin Oriental SF
  • We met Wolfi, this lovable, eight-year-old German Shepherd, at The Point, a luxurious resort in the Adirondacks that once was the private home of William Avery Rockefeller. Wolfi jetted in on a private plane, of course, from Mississippi then enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing at the private estate on the edge of Saranac Lake. “He even… [Continue Reading]

    When only a private plane will do for Wolfi
  • Have Cat, Will Travel is the theme for Mingus, a Blue Point Siamese who travels on the east coast and to Canada, and enjoys Loews Loves Pets program.

    Mingus strikes a pose at Loews
  • Breed a Shih Tzu with a poodle and if you’re lucky, you get Perry. This one-year-old Shihpoo is downright adorable and a puparazzi’s dream. Not only does he have his own Facebook page but line of eCards sure to brighten anyone’s day. “You can be the hydrant or be the dog … Be the DOG… [Continue Reading]

    Perry the Shihpoo is perfect for puparazzi
  • Discerning travelers know to expect impeccable service at any Mandarin Oriental. It’s comforting to know that the Mandarin Oriental Paris treats its four-legged guests in the same wonderful manner as it does those customers on two legs.  The Jet Set Pets checked into the luxe property on rue Saint Honoré, one of Paris’ most fashionable… [Continue Reading]

    Mandarin Oriental Paris personalizes pet service
  • There are hotel cats and then there is Carmen of  Hotel Le Negresco in Nice, France. Visitors to the mythical palace, which sits proudly on Promenade des Anglais and faces the glistening Mediterranean Sea, can find Carmen curled up in Relais, the Negresco bar. Owned by Jeanne Augier, whose family took over the landmark building with the distinctive pink… [Continue Reading]

    Carmen the cat rules Le Negresco
  • Oona, a Miniature Dachshund, was a regular on the Concorde. “Her favorite people in the world were the Air France flight attendants on the New York – Paris run,” says her parent Suzanne Mitchell, holding the then three-year-old pooch. “They did, in fact, treat her better than most of the other passengers and she was… [Continue Reading]

    Remembering Oona and the Concorde
  • NALA cruises the Chicago River on a beautiful fall day in Chi town. The five-year-old German Shepherd-Boxer mix gets her name from The Lion King.

    NALA cruises the Chicago River
  • What amazing photography skills by Heather Trzuskowski, who miraculously captured this phenomenal shot while cruising along I-80 in Iowa at 70 mph. Thanks again for yet another great photograph Heather! It does make me wonder about the pet’s safety while traveling in this standard Sherpa bag. Although I can see this little hooded guy (or… [Continue Reading]

    Easy Rider, four-legged style
  • When visiting California’s Orange County, one of the best pet-friendly hotels is the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point. which puts pets on a pedestal.

    The St. Regis Monarch Beach puts pets on a pedestal
  • Litter mates Tupper and Teddy, seven-year-old Golden Retrievers, prepare for their morning swim with their pet parent FJ near Lake Placid, N.Y. These pampered pooches sure get around and are proof your four-legged friend doesn’t need to be a teacup to travel. Check them out in Wyoming. Thanks again Heather for the gorgeous photo!

    Swimming anyone? Golden Retrievers prepare for morning swim.
  • Biscuit, the adventure Chihuahua, was rescued from traffic when she was three months old and given to Marin Sardy. Since then, Biscuit has been on the go.

    Biscuit, the adventure Chihuahua
  • Gypsy is queen of the beach. Could the well-traveled pooch look any more regal while relaxing at The Tides in Zihuatanego? This pet-friendly luxury hotel on Mexico’s Pacific coastline, just four miles from the resort destination of Ixtapa, sits on the tranquil bay waters of Playa la Ropa. Writer Elizabeth Snead, creator of the celebrity… [Continue Reading]

    Gypsy is queen of the beach
  • This dog keeps its eye on the ball that the girl prepares to throw on a beach on Seminyak Beach in Bali. While dogs are welcome on beaches throughout Bali, Indonesia prohibits canines entering  from countries where rabies are present, such as the United States.

    Seminyak Beach in Bali is bliss!
  • Lucy soaks up the French Riviera rays at a beach club along the famous Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez, where the Top Dog of The Jet Set Pets is a regular and the fishing village an ideal destination for petsetters.

    Pet-friendly St. Tropez is a dog’s dream
  • I had the pleasure of sailing with this cute pup on Martha’s Vineyard, one of the destinations to be featured in my upcoming  National Geographic book on the 75 best places to vacation with a dog in the U.S. and  Canada. Always remember to strap a personal flotation device on your dog. While many dogs are… [Continue Reading]

    The sailing life on Martha’s Vineyard
  • For a big dog, Macy sure got around and is proof that a pampered pooch needn’t be teacup size to live The Jet Set Pets’ life. Macy relocated from Ft. Lauderdale to Monte Carlo, Monaco with her pet parents Jayne and Darrell in 2004. “I did a lot of research and found Air France seemed… [Continue Reading]

    Macy hangs with the beautiful people in Cannes
  • Oona, a Miniature Dachshund, and Rufus, a three-year-old standard wirehaired Dachshund, enjoy the fresh air while one of the Adirondack boats provided for guests at The Point on Upper Saranac Lake in New York. Both pooches were regulars at The Point, originally Camp Wonundra, the home of William Avery Rockefeller, and Lake Placid Lodge for… [Continue Reading]

    Double the fun at The Point


Bardessono Hotel

Bardessono Hotel in Yountville Unleashes New Dog Package

Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley’s luxurious pet-friendly wine country retreat, just unleashed its new Fido friendly package, BarDOGsono, which welcomes you and your four-legged companions to savor the relaxing surroundings of Bardessono, while also taking in the many pet-friendly places to shop, taste and dine that Yountville has to offer. “At Bardessono, we understand that our guests’ four-legged companions are an important member of their families, and deserve a trip like they do,” said Jim Treadway, general manager, Bardessono. … [Read More...]

Friends of Finn

Park Hyatt New York becomes Bark Hyatt with new pup program

The Park Hyatt New York touts itself as "Bark" Hyatt now that it has collaborated with Amanda Hearst, founder of ‘Friends of Finn,’ a committee of The Humane Society of the United States. As a part of its unprecedented ­relationship, “Bark” Hyatt New York has revealed a Very Important Pooch (VIP) program, offering a customized collection of extraordinary services and amenities catering to the needs of dogs of all sizes, available exclusively to Park Hyatt New York’s canine guests. In addition to unprecedented offerings for pups, Park Hyatt … [Read More...]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Cypress Inn Puppy Love Package

People and their pooches are always assured of a good time when they visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, perhaps the most pet-friendly place in this country. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now there's a special reason to escape to this pooch paradise: Cypress Inn Puppy Love. This February, pet pampering hits a high note at Hollywood ingénue and animal advocate Doris Day's legendary Cypress Inn. Carmel's iconic 1929 landmark will roll out the red carpet with a month-long Puppy Love package ripe for romancing Rover or kissing up to … [Read More...]

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The Pierre Hotel NYC Unleashes Pampered Pups Program

The holiday season is almost here and there's no better time to take your furry friend on a metropolitan escape to bustling New York City. Petite pups will have a tail-wagging time at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, which today launches "The Pierre Pampered Pups Experience" for the most discerning of dogs. Make it a memorable trip for you and your favorite canine companion by treating yourselves to the luxury of The Pierre hotel on famed Fifth Avenue. The iconic hotel, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star,  AAA Five Diamond property has and … [Read More...]


Rosewood Sand Hill invites prestigious pets

The happening spot in Silicon Valley is the Rosewood Sand Hill, a Menlo Park, Calif. resort where movers and shakers in the tech industry make deals during power lunches and mingle at happy hour. It's nice to know that this swank hotel on famed Sand Hill Road welcomes prestigious pets too. Rosewood Sand Hill offers a special welcome for man, and woman’s, best friend. Dogs will be pampered with a fluffy dog bed plus custom amenities such as food and water dishes, bottled water and dog treats. For $50 per pet per stay, dogs and their human … [Read More...]

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