Best Friends’ Pet Boarding Facility at Disney World

The New York Times travel section featured a piece on a new pet boarding facility affiliated with Disney World. Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World is part of a national chain of pet boarding facilities. They are consolidating operations of the five boarding facilities which it operates for  WDW  guests into one large … Read moreBest Friends’ Pet Boarding Facility at Disney World

Dog friendly Honda Element at NAIAS

I attended the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this morning and was able to see the Honda Element decked out with its Dog Friendly package. I’ve read about this option before in both the trade and dog-centric press, but this was my first opportunity to see it in person.  The package includes … Read moreDog friendly Honda Element at NAIAS

Dog business franchises

Via a referral from the Pet Biz Helper on Twitter, I discovered an article on the Small Business Trends site regarding pet-related franchises.  The article quoted statistics from the American Pet Products Association regarding the strength and growth of the pet industry and then listed a number of “young” pet franchises. Most were in the … Read moreDog business franchises

Dog Friendly Hotels

The New York Times featured an article about a trend toward more dog friendly hotels; which also notes that some of these are not really so friendly toward dogs over a certain size limit. This is similar to JetBlue which hypes its JetPaws program – limited to dogs that fit under the cabin seat, the … Read moreDog Friendly Hotels

Subaru teams with ASPCA

MediaPost reports that Subaru is sponsoring the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month in April. The car brand joins Dogpile.com and Clorox (Fresh Step) as sponsoring a number of events across the USA to support the ASPCA’s Mission: Orange. Mission Orange targets specific communities to … Read moreSubaru teams with ASPCA

Motel 6 offers discounts to AKC dog owners

The AKC announced today a promotion with Motel 6 which offers a 10% discount off stays at Motel 6 and Studio 6 motels. The official rules state that this is limited to one pet per room, which is the standard policy for Motel 6.  I think it is actually one “small” pet, which my friend … Read moreMotel 6 offers discounts to AKC dog owners

Toyota Venza gunning for Honda’s Dog Car crown

MediaPost notes a number of moves that Toyota is making to pomote the new Venza to dog owners. Toyota was the sole automotive sponsor of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show and has signed up to sponsor Cesar Milan’s Dog Whisperer in its fifth season. In previous seasons, Cesar drove  Jeeps and other Chrysler products. … Read moreToyota Venza gunning for Honda’s Dog Car crown

Fairfield Inn – San Diego waives dog fee

Just saw a RT (re-tweet) from PetSmart about Marriott International’s tweet that there was a special promotion for travellers with dogs at the Fairfield Inn in San Diego. The $75 pet fee is waived and a variety of special dog items are offered; special good through April 27, 2009.  I was hoping to use my … Read moreFairfield Inn – San Diego waives dog fee

NPR story on mass importation of pet shop puppies

This morning NPR aired a story about a humane society auction of toy breed puppies seized at the LA airport. The puppies, imported from South Korea, were accompanied by forged documents stating the five week old puppies were 5 months old and had had the required innoculations for importation. Of the 30 dogs in the … Read moreNPR story on mass importation of pet shop puppies