Kelly E. Carter

Kelly E. Carter is a New York Times bestselling author, the Founder/President of The Jet Set Pets and Editor of Haute Living Magazine San Francisco. She also serves as the pet travel expert for AOL's Paw Nation and toted her pampered pooch Lucy to 10+ countries. Kelly's latest book, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel was released by National Geographic Books on April 1, 2014 and earned the author a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award.

Virgin America sends chihuahuas to east coast for adoption; launches $49 Lucky Dog fare

Courtesy Virgin America

Kudos to Virgin America for once again assisting the City of San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SF ACC) by flying Chihuahuas in need from San Francisco to the New York area on March 17 so they can be adopted quickly into loving homes. The airline also launched a $49 "Lucky Dog" fare sale … [Read more...]

Park Hyatt New York becomes Bark Hyatt with new pup program

Friends of Finn

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) … [Read more...]

We say goodbye to NALA


My heart goes out to the Jenkins, who said goodbye to their beautiful girl NALA on March 1. The eight-year-old German Shepherd-Boxer mix,  who got her name from The Lion King, was quite the pampered pooch and enjoyed being spoiled by her pawrents in Chicago. NALA means gift and that's exactly … [Read more...]

17 airline pet deaths in 2014; even more injuries


Airline pet deaths in the U.S. dropped to 17 in 2014—and that is 17 too many—as the number of injuries to pets jumped to 26, according to the latest figures released. While there continues to be a decrease in the number of pets dying during air travel—there were 21 airline pet deaths in 2013, 30  in … [Read more...]

Dapper dogs turn out for Haute Dog | SF 4 to benefit Muttville

Kismet Levi Lapovsky

A haute time was had by all at Haute Dog | SF 4, a doggie runway fashion show held Feb. 6 at the San Francisco Design Center to benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. The always-dapper Wilkes Bashford emceed for the fourth consecutive year and walked his equally stylish Dachshund Duchie down the … [Read more...]

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

cypress inn

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 … [Read more...]

New Alaska Airlines pet policy should decrease deaths


Alaska Airlines, which received unwanted publicity for its high number of animal deaths and injuries over the last few years, recently changed its pet policy and—thank goodness—no longer accepts Brachycephalic or "short-nosed" animals in the cargo compartment. Effective Dec. 4, 2014,  the Alaska … [Read more...]

Dog is Good for Patriots fundraiser kicks off

Courtesy Lon Hodge

On Veterans Day, as we honor those who serve our country, we're also giving a paws up to Dog is Good, a dog lifestyle company that creates and markets gifts and apparel for dog lovers, for partnering with Freedom Service Dogs of America to support wounded warriors with a pawtastic project that kicks … [Read more...]