• 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

HOT HOTELS FOR PETSETTERS

The Brice Savannah

Kimpton opens The Brice in Savannah

Just as you’re looking for a place with panache for your pampered pet, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants introduces its newest hotel, The Brice, a bold and fresh addition to enliven Savannah’s hotel scene. Located in the heart of the city’s historic district, The Brice Savannah recently opened its doors as Kimpton’s only hotel in Georgia.   Savannah is one of the 75 destinations featured in National Geographic's new tail-all travel guide, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, penned by pet travel expert and Founder of TheJetSetPets.com … [Read More...]

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The Langham Huntington coddles canines

Fifi will know the true meaning of pampering when you bring her for a petcation at The Langham Huntington Pasadena. Doggie massages and a gourmet doggie dining menu are among the amenities at this luxurious hotel set on 23 picturesque acres of gardens and where Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! was filmed. Book The Langham Huntington's Doggie Program for your distinguished dog to receive the in-room use of  elegant Langham pink porcelain pet bowls, a gold mat and a plush pink bed pillow. A doggie door hanger lets  others … [Read More...]

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Alfond Inn introduces VIP package

If you're headed to Greater Orlando with your pup, know that the Alfond Inn, Winter Park's stylish new boutique hotel, now offers a VIP (Very Important Pup) Package designed for four-legged guests to have as comfortable a stay as their humans. The VIP Package provides dog-friendly rooms, complimentary keepsake water bowls, and signature treats at turndown, plus more tail-wagging amenities that will treat canine guests as truly pampered pooches. In keeping with the hotel's philanthropic mission, for each VIP Package booked, a donation will be … [Read More...]

Yappy Hour

Purposeful Yappy Hour at Salamander Resort & Spa

Bring your mutts to mingle for a cause during Yappy Hour at the Salamander Resort & Spa, one of the newest, hottest hotels in the country.  No word yet if First Dogs Bo and Sunny have attended but First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters were recently spotted at the Northern Virginia resort, a 340-acre estate of vacation splendor fit for famed VIPs, set within the historic 18th century village of Middleburg. One of the most anticipated hotel openings in 2013, Salamander Resort & Spa has become the place to stay when visiting the … [Read More...]

Yappier Hour The Liberty Hotel Boston

Yappier Hour returns to Liberty Hotel Boston

Calling all distinguished dogs in the Boston area. Yappier Hour is back at  The Liberty Hotel Boston. Cool canines are invited to come dressed to impress every Wednesday in the spring and summer from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by the Yard, the Liberty Hotel Boston's private outdoor courtyard area, for a memorable cocktail mix 'n mingle with your favorite pal(s). Dogs of all sizes are welcome at The Liberty Boston, recommended in The Jet Set Pets Founder Kelly E. Carter's new book, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, as a place to stay when … [Read More...]

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PET PRODUCTS

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New book: Dogs’ Miscellany

If you're the kind of person who likes to show off your dog knowledge at Yappy Hours or cocktail parties then I've got a book for you: Dogs' Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About … [Read More...]

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Get adventurous with Alcott dog gear

This Father's Day, get your pet-papa equipped for an ideal outdoor adventure with Alcott dog gear made specifically for his best friend. Doggie sleeping bags, pup tents, inflatable pools, goggles, … [Read More...]

Do-Rite doggie diaper

Doggie diapers that do right

Is your doggie doing wrong? Do-Rite Disposable Dog Diapers may be able to help. Perfect whether traveling or at home, Do-Rite doggie diapers are designed to stay on, a problem with many other … [Read More...]

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NEWS

CATbaret

Come to the CATbaret

Cat lovers in the Los Angeles area won't want to miss A CATbaret at the opulent Belasco Theater in downtown L.A. on Saturday, August 9. This annual, one-night celebrity musical celebration of the … [Read More...]

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Adopt a pet in Las Vegas and win big

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, will join forces with The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas to encourage people to adopt a pet beginning July 22 and … [Read More...]

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Airline pet safety rules toughen

Airline pet safety rules will toughen in the new year. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that expands the Department of Transportation’s current requirement that … [Read More...]

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