Category Archives: Travel by Car

There Once Was a Very LUCKY Dog From Nantucket!

    Nantucket is a fabulous summertime spot, and is especially fun if you bring along your furry friend, sure to not cramp your style on this pet-friendly island.  Only 30 miles from Cape Cod, it’s a destination that has captured the hearts of countless vacationers, with its quaint shops, restaurants and galleries, beautiful beaches, and relaxed New England feel.  Remnants of the island’s past, replete with seamen, whales, and lore fortified by Herman Melville, endure on the quaint cobblestone streets.  Many of the stones…

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Dioji's bone shaped pool, is the perfect hot spot to cool off. Photos courtesy of Dioji.

Sunny Santa Barbara Beckons You And Your Pet!

Oceanside Santa Barbara is a California city with a unique climate compared to all other cities in the United States. Santa Barbara has been donned the exotic title, “American Riviera,” because its climate resembles that of the tropical regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, which makes the region ideal for wine making. But Santa Barbara’s wine is not the only attraction that draws countless tourists year-round. With over 70,000 dogs for the roughly 200,000 residents, Santa Barbara is about as pet-friendly as a city can get.…

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Summer won't last forever! Get out there with your furry companion!

Pets Vacation Like Celebrities In The Hamptons This Summer!

  If you’re planning a summer vacation on Eastern Long Island, look (and sniff) no further than the Hamptons! A summer retreat for many celebrities such as Howard Stern (don’t miss America’s Got Talent), Alec Baldwin and Billy Joel, now you can experience the lap of luxury, just like their pets! The Hamptons have a little something for everyone, including your furry best friend. Southampton and East Hampton are home to beautiful beaches, great restaurants and quaint villages full of both unique and high-end shops. …

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Buckle Pup Up This Memorial Day Weekend! Pet Travel Safety Tips!

  Buckle up! It’s Memorial Day weekend – and many pet parents will be hitting the open road with their pets! For pet-parents, the opportunity to take trips with their animals is especially appealing – but do you have everything you need to keep your pet happy and safe along the way? Many animals actually enjoy car trips, but others don’t always react well to the sudden change of environment. Before you plan any vacation with your animal, it’s best to know how they react…

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Planning Your Memorial Day Pet Vacation? Dogs Gone Wild!

  WHERE TO GO: Animals love the great outdoors, and spring is the perfect time to explore with your pet! If you have a big dog who loves to be active, head for the mountains and hit the trails, or visit one of the Great Lakes resorts and go for a swim. If you have a cat or smaller/less active dog, try a seaside destination or a pet-loving city like Portland or San Diego, both feature world-class pet boutiques and animal-friendly dining options. GETTING THERE:…

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Traveling Pets Go Green This Spring!

  Training Your Pet To Go Green When you take your pet into public, think safety—your pet’s and the public. Accidents are not green. Two places where we tend not to do the right thing: one is in cars (or on bicycles) and the other is in the park. How many people allow their pets to crawl around loose in the car or bicycle basket? Distracted driver accidents can injure or kill people and pets, require an enormous use of resources for repair (chemicals for…

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How Living by a Dog’s Rules Can Motivate Your Life

How Living by a Dog’s Rules Can Motivate Your Life The authors of many self-help books encourage their readers to find a quote or a photo of someone to inspire and motivate them through out their day. Unfortunately, finding those words of wisdom and that face of encouragement isn’t easy. Some people need something or someone they can relate to emotionally, while others need to constantly be around a physical being. For Irene Young, all the motivation she need sleeps right in her lap. In…

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Top Ten Labor Day Pet Traveling Tips!

    Animal Fair has gone the extra mile to provide our readers with this traveling tips tear sheet to take with you on all your adventures with your pets. According to the Travel Industry Association, seventy percent of pet parents would like to travel with their pets and as much as we want our vacations to be fun and stress free, a special set of guidelines should always be practiced to safeguard our pets. We recommend the following when traveling with your pet to…

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Pet Car Harnesses And Seatbelts are UNSAFE – 100% Failure Rate!

  The presidential election year 2012 has become the political year of the animal! One can’t help but notice the animal references by the media political pundits and politicians; from Big Bird, to fat cat, to top dog! New Jersey voters will have yet another hot-button animal-related issue to think about; a proposed law that would require NJ motorists to restrain their dogs and cats while driving or face a $20 fine and a possible animal cruelty charge which carries an additional civil penalty of…

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Will New Jersey Voters Bark For Pet Car Safety?

  Romney was in the doghouse this election year for an incident that happened with his Irish setter, Seamus in 1983. On a Romney family summer vacation, Seamus, got sick while riding 12 hours on the roof of Romney’s station wagon.  Romney didn’t simply strap Seamus to the roof – he attached a dog carrier to the roof rack! Obama has brought up this bone of contention often when on the campaign trail. Besides the upcoming Presidential election, New Jersey voters will have yet another…

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