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The best dog-friendly destinations in North America

DogFriendly.com has compiled a list of the top pet-friendly destinations and hotels for your pooch. — Afp picDogFriendly.com has compiled a list of the top pet-friendly destinations and hotels for your pooch. — Afp picLOS ANGELES, May 5 — Travel with your pooch and looking for dog-friendly destinations? A traveler’s guide exclusively for dog owners has released a list of 200 pet-friendly hotels, parks, museums and restaurants throughout Canada and the US for your canine travel companion. Favorites on DogFriendly.com include Carmel City Beach in California where the off-leash policy allows dogs to frolic freely alongside sunbathers, and usual suspects such as Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. 

The guide also offers readers a list of dog-friendly restaurants including Jordan Pond House in Maine, as well as shopping centres where dogs are welcome such as Denver’s Aspen Grove Shopping Center, and Otay Ranch Shopping Centre in San Diego, which comes complete with its own dog park. 

Hotels that offer everything from pet sitting services to welcome baskets and ‘doggy room service’ are also listed. 

Some of the major hotel chains that offer pet-friendly accommodations, meanwhile, include the Best Western and the Marriott. Travel + Leisure also compiled a list of America’s Best Dog-Friendly Hotels that includes a California resort that offers ‘doggy surfing lessons’ and the Ritz-Carlton in Colorado that offers in-room massages and baths for canine guests. — Afp-Relaxnews

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