July 2003 Newsletter
Newest Dog-Friendly Additions to the Lone Star State
Dogs in Texas or pups just visiting this large state can now easily find more dog-friendly places to enjoy. DogFriendly.com now offers City Guides for Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin,
Galveston, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island. Our city guides cover dog-friendly lodging, attractions, outdoor restaurants, parks and beaches. We also offer pet-friendly lists of lodging throughout the Lone Star State.
Entire Article and some suggestions in Texas...
Dog-Friendly Event Near You!
events throughout the United States and Canada are added to
DogFriendly.com weekly. Take a look in our listings for a Dog
Walk, Dog Run or Dog Event near you. Or if you would like us to
list your event or one you know about, feel free to add it. For
our Upcoming Events page or to add an event, please visit http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/general/events/events.shtml
Latest Scoop in Doggie Adventures
establishments simply allow dogs, there are a handful of places
throughout the United States and Canada that depend on, and even require
dogs to come along with their owners. From one day courses and
activities to one week camps, there are doggie adventures awaiting
pooches of all sizes and abilities. A dog can join an organized hike,
ride in a canoe, take classes in agility and luring, learn how to pull a
sled or cart, or go skijoring. From Oregon to New Hampshire, there are a
variety of locations and acitivites to choose from at these fairly new
the camps offer rustic lodging like cabins, dorm style lodging and tent
camping. However, there is a dog pulling course at a B&B inn in
Oregon that allows dogs. Just like the activities, the costs can vary,
but one day sessions are typically about $100 per person (including your
dog), and weekend and one week sessions can run $400 to $800 per person.
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Dogs and Airlines Update... but
don't hold your breath waiting for your large dog to ride with you on a
While we are still waiting for that perfect
world where well-behaved dogs of all sizes will be able to ride on a
commercial airliner, sitting on the seat next to their owner, we have
the latest news about dogs and the airline industry.
About a month ago, you may have heard about
a man who was able to get a legal ruling basically granting him
permission to bring his dog on a commercial airliner in the seat next to
him, by obtaining a doctor's note and a vet's note.
When the story made headlines, many people thought that anyone
who did not want to be separated from their beloved pooch, could bring
their dog on a plane in the seat next to them by getting notes from
their doctor and vet. But not just anyone can get this type of
The man, Mike Lingenfelter, had his trained
therapy dog, Dakota, certified as a service dog. After suffering two
heart attacks, and surviving open heart surgery, his doctor insisted
that he get a therapy dog to encourage him to exercise and therefore
help aid his recovery. What nobody knew was that Dakota would also be
able to warn Mike in advance that a heart attack was about to occur. By
smelling the enzymes in the Mike's sweat, Dakota could basically predict
a heart attack, which saved valuable time needed to take medication or
call 911. Dakota, a Golden Retriever, was therefore transformed into a
service dog and is now able to fly in the cabin of a commercial
airliner. But because Dakota is slowing down a bit, a new retriever
named Ogilvie is now being trained by Mike and Dakota.
This is basically the story in a nutshell.
For our medium to large size dogs that we cannot part with, it will
still mostly likely be a long time before they will be allowed in the
seat next to us on a commercial airline.
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