“Ulti-mutt’ dog-friendly U.S. travel destinations released


In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 photo, University of Washington School of Medicine researcher Daniel Promislow, the principal investigator of the Dog Aging Project grant, rubs the head of his elderly dog Frisbee at their home in Seattle. Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Hoping to shed light on human longevity, scientists need 10,000 pet dogs for the largest-ever study of healthy aging in canines. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — So much of life as we know it went to the dogs during the pandemic, and now vacations can too.

Travel expert, founder of editorial travel site Fathom and co-author of Travel North America: (And Avoid Being a Tourist), Pavia Rosati and animal wellness company, Pumpkin announced the 23 best dog-friendly destinations and one local spot made the list.

Alamogordo, N.M., was named as one of the “ulti-mutt” destinations. 

Destinations on the list include sprawling cities and small towns that feature national parks, luxury boutique hotels with pet perks, outdoor activities for man and beast, and more. 

Checkout a preview of some of the top locations:

The Paw House Inn in Rutland, Vermont: A hotel so dedicated to its pets, it charges owners a $10 fee if they don’t bring a dog. 

Rail Explorers in Boulder City, Nevada: Ever wished your pup could have exactly as much fun as you do? At this year-round outdoor adventure tour, dogs can ride with you on pedal-powered rail bikes.

White Sands National Park in Alamogordo, New Mexico: Unlike many National Parks across the country, White Sands welcomes dogs on leashes and allows them the same access as people.

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana: The resort provides The Last Best Doggie Bed, a dog dish, locally-made treats, a dog-friendly hiking trail map, a tennis ball, and an adorable welcome card from the owner’s dog, Coco.

James Island County Park in Charleston, South Carolina: Pets can play and swim freely at the over-the-top dog park, while Mom and Dad enjoy the park’s climbing wall, challenge course, equestrian center, marina, and Splash Zone waterpark.

The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado: For the pampered pooch, this Five Diamond hotel’s menu for dogs includes Wagyu beef and other high-quality food options. For pet parents who want alone time, dog sitters and walkers are available. 

The full list can be found here.

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