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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Finding Dog Friendly Motels and Hotels

By Anton Hout, author of The Guide to Aussie Training & Care

Dog friendly motels are a lot more common that you might think. In fact, there are a number of facilities, from lower cost chains to boutique hotels, that welcome all sorts of pets. Some allow pets to stay for free while others charge a nightly fee, but most provide various comforts for your four legged friend including food, treats, and even bedding. While some hotels have a weight limit, others welcome dogs of all sizes. If you're looking to travel with your pet you'll definitely want to check out all of the possibilities.

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Fortunately, with many people tending to travel with their pets it is now easier than ever to find dog friendly hotels. Most of the popular travel search engines, like Expedia, allow you to search for pet friendly options and there are even some servers that are entirely dedicated to pet owners. Just enter your relevant information and you'll be able to find a variety of options available at your chosen destination.

Among the more affordable dog friendly motels are well known names like Best Western, Holiday Inn, Motel 6, and Red Roof Inn. In fact, Red Roof is one of the more pet friendly chains, with all but three of its 363 locations allowing pets at no charge (at the time of this writing). With no restrictions on size, both Red Roof and Best Western are among the best choices for owners of medium and larger breeds including Australian Shepherds.

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Taking Dog Friendly Motels And Hotels To The Next Level

For those looking for more boutique dog friendly hotels, you'll want to check out Kimpton. Kimpton Hotels welcome any pet that can fit through the door at no extra charge and they offer a variety of pet related amenities including pet beds, concierge lists of nearby pet-friendly parks and restaurants, and even a complimentary nightly wine reception where pets are welcome. Needless to say, they go out of their way to make sure you and your pet are well cared for.

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Loews Hotels and Resorts is another chain that takes dog friendly motels to the next level. They do charge fees that may vary from one location to another, but they all offer a program called "Loews Loves Pets" that includes a variety of in-room amenities like pet mats, bowls, treats and beds. They also offer a room service menu with a variety of vet and chef developed recipes for dogs and cats.

High End Dog Friendly Hotels

At the high end of the spectrum when it comes to dog friendly hotels is the Four Seasons. Not every Four Seasons Hotel and Resort location accepts pets but those that do make sure that your pet has an experience to remember. Amenities include beds, water bowls, piddle pads, and concierges who can make recommendations about local dog parks and other pet friendly local features. Best of all, any Four Seasons facility that does accept pets doesn't charge extra for the option.

You don't have to leave your dog home when you travel with so many dog friendly motels to choose from. Traveling with your furry best friend has never been easier and all it takes is a few extra minutes of planning to find a facility that will make both you and your dog comfortable at little or no extra cost.

If you're planning a vacation why not consider taking your Aussie along with you? It can make traveling that much more fun and can lead to adventures and experiences neither of you will ever forget. So start your search for a pet friendly hotel or motel today and let the adventure begin!

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