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DogFriendly.com's 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...


Find a Dog-Friendly Event Near You!

Dog-friendly 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

 

The Latest Scoop in Doggie Adventures

While some 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 "Dog Camps".

Most of 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. Entire Article...

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*All 50 States and Canadian Provinces Travel Guides
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*North American City Guides
*North American Dog-Friendly Events
*Links to SPCA's and other Organizations
*Links to Dog Products

 

 
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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 commercial airliner

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 permission.

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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