"Good News" Magazine Aug '17 PP issue to publish online - Page 11

The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels Lots of folks don't want to leave their four- legged friend behind when going on summer vacation. There are choices for families travel- ing with their pets. Check out the options be- low, but keep in mind that not every location of these chains accepts pets, and may have different restrictions. Proof of up-to-date vaccinations is a must, but different states and different hotels might have particular re- quirements. Call ahead - don't just go online - to find out before you leave home. • Best Western – With over 1600 pet-friendly hotels across the U.S. , Canada, and the Caribbean, they call themselves leaders in pet-friendly travel. Up to 2 dogs weighing less than 80 pounds each are allowed. Some of their hotels allow cats, birds, and monkees, as well. The charge is up to $20 per day, up to a maximum of $100 per week. A refund- able damage deposit of $50 is required. They also offer recommendations on nearby pet-friendly parks, stores, and restaurants. • Red Roof Inn – This chain has 360 pet-friendly hotels. One pet per room is allowed. They do not charge any fees or deposits, but do ask that you don't leave your pet unattended in the room, and they must be in a kennel or on a leash when out- side of the room. • La Quinta – Up to 2 cats or 2 dogs under 50 pounds are allowed per room. With up to 830 U.S. locations, only 4 do not allow pets. No fees or de- posits, but owners must be present or contain their pets in crates during housekeeping services. • Loews – “Loews Loves Pets” welcome package includes a pet bowl, dog tags, and treats. Many properties offer dog walking, pet sitting, dog spa treatments, and loaner beds, leashes, and pet videos. There's even a room service menu with vet and chef developed recipes. Certain breeds of pets are restricted. 2 pet maximum and $25 fee per stay. • Motel 6 – Pets always stay free. Individual loca- tions may have varying size or breed restrictions. Dogs are not allowed to stay in the rooms alone. • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - The luxury hotels offer small dogs and cats (usually no more than 25 pounds) a warm welcome, complete with amenities like beds, water bowls, and piddle pads, as well as tips about local dog parks and more. Not all Four Seasons Hotels accept pets, but ones that do tend not to charge any fee. Guests traveling with dogs must call (877) 411-3436 prior to book- ing to verify availability of a dog-friendly room, or risk not being able to check in with a dog and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts - Policies vary by property but Fairmont loves dogs! Those lucky enough to stay at the hotel in Washington, D.C., Georgetown, are lavished with treats handmade by the hotel's Chef. Some chains, however, cost $25 and supply a pet bed, food and water bowls. So if you're determined to share your va- cation experience with your dog or cat, you'll find it can be relatively easy and affordable. Make your reservations, pack the treats and poopy bags and hit the road! Safe travels! B ald E agle TRUCK STOP - Snacks & Supplies - Pizza - Hershey’s Ice Cream - ATM available Now with a NEW Grab & Go Bar! -Travel Center - Laundy Facilities - Showers - Overnight Parking for Truckers OPEN 24 HOURS! 570-769-6455 612 McElhattan Drive, McElhattan Just off the McElhattan/Woolrich exit of Route 220. Pawsitively Pets -- August 9