Happy Chinese New Years to our many Asian readers. It’s now officially the Year of the Dog and your precious pooch deserves a holiday. Goodness knows pets are being welcomed at hotels and restaurants around the world - on a trip to Italy recently I even saw dogs under the tables at the Michelin star restaurant I ate at.
Many international hotel chains like Fairmont and Hilton allow dogs in rooms and our friends at booking.com sent me a list of unusual places where dogs are welcome:
1- Something to Bark About in Los Angeles, USA
The landmark Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is centrally located in the heart of Downtown L.A., and is renowned for its sleek and futuristic design. The pet-friendly property allows dogs up to 40 pounds, free of charge. All service animals are allowed.
2- Size doesn’t matter in Whitehorse
Size doesn’t matter at Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast, where two dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Fur real!
3- Honouring man’s best friend in Kathmandu, Nepal
During the Hindu festival of Diwali there’s a special day in Nepal that honours man’s best friend, ‘Kukur Tihar’. Celebrate your favourite companion while staying at The Life Story Guest House in Kathmandu, the perfect spot to be close to the action.
4- The canine persuasion in Portland
Their director of pet relations will roll over at the site of you … since she is a dog. The Vintage Portland is so passionate about pets, they are now on staff. Offering all sorts of goodies and grooming, the policy is ‘if your pet fits through the door, they’ll welcome them in’.
5- Play catch in Northumberland, England
With gorgeous views and many kilometres to run free, it’s not hard to imagine why Northumberland is one of the U.K.’s No.1 pet-friendly destinations. Allowing dogs of any size, the Blenkinsopp Castle Inn is the perfect location to please your pet.