One-of-a-Kind Pet Getaways

Our top five pet-friendly destinations to give you and your fur baby a rewarding experience.


Woodstock, Vermont

The secluded New England town of Woodstock is a back-to-nature getaway, giving you and your pet a sense of serenity. The area is known for it’s breathtaking outdoor landscape offering bright fall foliage, ideal winter ski conditions, and summertime adventure.

One-of-a-Kind Pet Getaways

Splash in the Ottauquechee River with your best friend!

Check into the 506 On the River Inn and enjoy all that the area has to offer with special pet perks.  The new upscale resort has designated ground floor dog-friendly rooms with doggy bags and an optional plush pet bed. Splash in the Ottauquechee River that runs behind the hotel or go for a hike in the nearby trails.

Head to Woodstock Village for a day of local shopping and farm-fresh dining. Every store is a unique local-owned wonder with decor, fashion and beauty products to entice you. Just outside the village, stop into the Farmhouse Pottery store for dreamy handmade pottery pieces that are practical and instant conversation pieces – a token of your fab nature getaway with your pet!


Lastly, remember: Never leave your animal alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot day, even with the windows open, a parked automobile can become a furnace in no time (seriously, this football star could only stay in his car for 8 minutes), and heatstroke can develop. In cold weather, a car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.

Where have you traveled with your best fur-friend?

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After obtaining her Honors B.A. and postgraduate journalism degree, Pegah has written and researched for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with celebrities, fashion and travel being her topics of choice. Now settled in Toronto, she has lived in many corners of the world, including the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. In her spare time, she divides her love unevenly between her poodle, chocolates and shopping.

    Reader Discussion: 29 Comments

    1. My baby would definitely enjoy these travels. I swear, next year I’m going to plan a trip for the two of us. I feel like he’ll have more pictures than me but that’s alright! I love my furbaby so much and he deserves to see the world as often as I do. I never thought of these things and there aren’t really a lot of articles like this that share travels to places that are pet friendly. Who knew, traveling isn’t just for humans. It’s also for our fury little ones that are so adorable.

    2. Super adorable article. I currently don’t have new pets because I still can’t get over the death of my pet for a few years now. I’m just scrolling here until I’m ready to adopt a new one.

    3. Juana Gross

      I’m so excited to take my furbaby on a trip. It’s my first time reading something like this and I learned so much! I’m listing down all the places here and we’re going on a travel spree! Wuhoo!

    4. Johanna Kelly

      I never knew there was so much pet friendly places that you can go to. The only problem is that you can only go to those specific places because not all the places there will allow pets.

    5. Erika Burgess

      It’s too much of a hard work to find places that are pet-friendly when you travel. It would be a waste if I can’t come to a nearby shop just because they don’t allow dogs inside. I love my fur baby but I think traveling really far stresses them out. Dogs can take a while to adjust to their environment even if they’re with you. It’s highly suggested that you travel with your dog in places that are not a plane away. Maybe a hour car drive would be enough. Not all dogs feel okay with traveling on a plane for the first time.

      • That’s why the hotels offer dog-sitting and even has recommendations for pet-friendly locations.

    6. Marsha Jennings

      Hotels and places like this should advertise more of their pet-friendly locations. It’s really great!

    7. Nicole Ramos

      I wonder if pets really do enjoy traveling? My dog hates car trips already. I can’t imagine putting him on a flight.

    8. Lena Tamburini

      I didn’t know that Austria is so pet friendly. I would love to take my baby Roxy there!

    9. Other dogs love the beach but how come my dog is like a cat and dislikes water so friggin’ much??? ?

    10. I have been to Austria before. Never have I ever seen so many fur parents in 1 location. I had a grand of a time there. really worth the travel.

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