Posts Tagged ‘traveling with pets’

Airline for Pets Expands to Austin

August 13, 2015

People and Pets Dog Airlines, a Houston-based pet transportation company, is expanding to Austin. People and Pets provides air transportation throughout the country, and ground transportation in Texas and surrounding states.

People and Pets is opening offices in Austin to offer local transport services in between homes, veterinarians, pet groomers, and People and Pets flights at airports.

People and Pets is also increasing capacity in Houston, and has launched an online reservation system, allowing customers to book transportation quickly and seamlessly.

Houston-based People and Pets Dog Airlines is the only airline just for pets. Founded in 2014, the company is focused on providing fast, safe pet transportation throughout the country, with free transportation available to animal rescue groups.

People and Pets Animal Transportation is a division of People and Pets Dog Airlines LLC. People and Pets Animal Transportation provides services on the ground in conjunction with People and Pets Dog Airlines flights, both long-distance and local in the Houston market.

For information, People and Pets Dog Airlines, Houston, Texas, 855-228-2220,

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Chalet View Lodge, Mountain Retreat in California, Welcomes Pets – even on Golf Course

August 13, 2015
Playing golf with a canine companion at Chalet View Lodge.

Playing golf with a canine companion at Chalet View Lodge.

Chalet View Lodge, just outside Graeagle, California, is welcoming four-legged guests to their mountain retreat, even on the golf course.

Chalet View Lodge right on the edge of thousands of acres of Forest Service land, dotted by alpine lakes and close to the Feather River just waiting to be explored on two or four legs. When a furry guest arrives, they’re treated with a dog biscuit at the front desk, and plenty of fun places to explore on the property.

And no need to leave your pup behind when you go out to play nine holes on the Chalet View Lodge Golf Course.

Petsalso can join their companions for dining on the terrace or on the lawn, and a tasty biscuit serves a welcome for each dog checking in with their owner.

More than half of the Chalet View Lodge’s rooms are pet friendly, for an additional $25 a night for one to two dogs.

Chalet View Lodge is an all-inclusive resort with cool mountain charm offering lots to do both onsite and in nearby Graeagle and Johnsville. The Chalet View Lodge is conveniently located on Highway 70 near the quaint town of Graeagle, California, just 54 miles to Reno Tahoe-International Airport, 51 miles from Truckee, 152 miles from Sacramento and 235 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area. The property is owned by the Hickman family since 2004.

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Pet Care Resort Opens at Walt Disney World

July 4, 2010

Pet lovers visiting Walt Disney World Resort can now plan to board the family pet in fun, luxurious new accommodations. Reservations are being accepted for pet boarding stays beginning Aug. 27, 2010, for the new Best Friends Pet Care Resort.

The one-of-a-kind resort comprises more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, 10,000 square feet of covered outdoor runs and play areas, and an expansive private dog park exclusively for the use of pet resort clients and their dogs.

The facility will accommodate up to 270 dogs and 30 cats for both daytime and overnight boarding. A wide selection of suite choices for dogs includes air-conditioned indoor rooms, 48-square-foot indoor-outdoor suites, and four expansive VIP (very important pet) suites with television, raised bedding and private outdoor yards.
Feline guests will spend their visit in the separate “Kitty City” pavilion – away from the dogs – in two- and four-room condos.  All suites and condos are designed to provide comfort and privacy and will be cleaned daily with hospital-grade disinfectants.

The pet resort is operated by Best Friends Pet Care (

“Best Friends has long been the industry leader for boarding, and this will be our crown jewel. We’ve taken the ‘best of breed’ in every category to create the perfect environment for pets,” said Dennis Dolan, president and CEO of Best Friends Pet Care. “Our goal is to ensure that pets staying with us have a fun, action-packed vacation – just like their families vacationing at Walt Disney World.”

The resort’s exclusive dog park features a fenced walking trail bordering the natural wetlands around the park. Inside the trail, guests can choose from a variety of different play areas, including a 3,300-square-foot area covered in artificial turf, a 4,500-square-foot area with shade trees and a 1,300-square-foot “canines only” water park. There are several large areas for owners to sit, relax and watch their dogs play.   The entire park is secured from outsiders and is illuminated for use after dark.

Other features of the resort include: a grooming salon, which will provide go-home-fresh baths and haircuts for pets; two 1,100-square-foot “camp rooms” for play group and doggy day camp, each opening onto an outdoor play-yard; and a special facility for the boarding of “pocket pets,” such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.

Pet parents can choose from a wide range of a la carte activities for pet guests from one-on-one playtimes and social playgroup with other doggy guests, to cuddle time and bedtime stories with staff. Additional amenities and upgrades include Ice Cream Treats, Bottled Water and Premium/Orthopedic Bedding.

Feline guests can also enjoy private playtimes, activity toys in their suites and treats such as Cookies and Milk or Tuna on a Ritz.

The pet resort is located across from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway in Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.  Pricing and other details are available at or by calling 877/4-WDW-PETS.

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