COMPANY PRESS RELEASE
RELEASED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1999 AT 6:30AM EST
A Valentine's Day Getaway for You, Your Sweetheart...
And Your Dog!
PLACERVILLE, California - (BUSINESS WIRE)--January 27, 1999 -- Dedicated to finding
places that people and dogs can enjoy together, DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com)
makes it easier for dog lovers planning that special Valentine's Day getaway. From
bed & breakfast inns to resorts and upscale hotels, DogFriendly.com lists up-to-date
special accommodations that allow ALL well-behaved dogs, regardless of size or breed.
Picture a romantic getaway at a cozy inn. The logs have been arranged in the fireplace,
a beautiful bouquet of flowers brightens the room, and a chilled bottle of wine awaits
you both. And then you hear a thump, thump, thump. Oh, that's Fido's tail hitting
the table. Why on earth would someone bring their dog along on Valentine's Day? More
and more people are traveling with their dogs because of several reasons. "In
today's fast-paced world, people hardly get a chance to spend time with their best
friend. They also hate the thought of leaving him behind in a kennel," said
Tara Kain, founder of DogFriendly.com. "This means that more and more canines
are traveling with their owners to unique getaway destinations."
The Columbia Gem, located in a historic gold rush town in the California Sierra Foothills,
offers gracious country hospitality and comfort for you and your four-legged friend.
They invite guests to stay in one of their six cozy log cabins and for a little extra,
can provide the perfect getaway with champagne on ice, flowers, wine, cheese, crackers,
chocolates, or bubblebath waiting in your room. Rene Cappadocia, owner of the Columbia
Gem, says, "We believe that people who travel with their best friends are responsible
pet owners and a pleasure to have as guests at The Gem."
The Garden and the Sea Inn Bed and Breakfast, in New Church, Virginia shares the
same philosophy. Guests who stay here are also welcome to bring their pet along.
You and your well-behaved dog can escape to the inn for an elegant, romantic and
relaxed candlelight getaway. If you and your dog are vacationing in Florida for Valentine's
Day, you might want to try the Florida House Inn, a registered historic bed and breakfast
inn located in Amelia Island. This inn offers six rooms with fireplaces and several
rooms have old fashioned claw-footed tubs and large jacuzzi tubs.
These are just a few examples of dog-friendly inns that have realized the growing
demand of travelers who vacation with their best friends. Today, only a small percentage
of all accommodations allow pets, and even fewer allow dogs larger than 20-25 pounds.
However, DogFriendly.com focuses on helping dog owners, with ANY size dog, find that
perfect vacation spot!
About DogFriendly.com, Inc.
Since its inception in June 1998, DogFriendly.com publishes a free online travel
guide for dog owners. Its motto is "Go Places With Your Dog" and is dedicated
to finding places that people and canines can enjoy together! Headquartered in Placerville,
California, it can be found on the Internet at http://www.dogfriendly.com.
In addition to the free online travel guide, DogFriendly.com promotes the acceptance
of all well-behaved dogs into a variety of establishments. Pet-friendly stores and
even employers are listed on the web site. Also included are dog articles, a dog
directory, a dog photo gallery, a kids corner, contests for dog products and free
email for pooches & their people!
Go Places With Your Dog!