Buh-bye Polar Vortex and hello sunshine!  It’s that time of year where we pack up the pets and take off for a summer adventure. Here are some suggestions for the luxury traveler right down to those planning a staycation!


The Four Star Travelers NapaRiverInn

Let’s face it. Some of us are just made for the luxury lifestyle and need all the pampering we can get to escape the daily grind.  The Napa River Inn’s  Very Important Pet program puts your pampered pet front and center with fuzzy gourmet bones and biscuits made from Napa Valley wines, as well as pet sitters who are always at your service!

So while you are cycling through wine country, your buddy will be enjoying walks along the riverfront. While you enjoy a luxurious spa day your precious pooch will have the option of getting a doggie massage and other pet treatments too! What do we love most? The custom-designed blankets  embroidered with the Napa River Inn logo, the placemats and the stainless steel food and water bowls that each dog receives upon arrival!


The Wilderness Wanderers

If the great outdoors is more your thing, Paws Up resort in Greenough Montana is the place to be.  The “Paws Up” name was PawsUporiginally inspired by  the owners  over friendly, wriggling dogs who greet visitors by putting their paws up in the air while their tails thump the floor a mile a minute.  The forest trails at Paws Up feature breathtaking views of the Blackfoot Valley. Hike/run, kick back and enjoy Smore’s by the campfire, have fun! But as with all wilderness outings be aware of wildlife and always leash your dog!  Make sure you have tick and flea protection as well as a first aid kit.


A great back pack like this one from Kurgo will come in handy when packing treats and water bowls for those long day hikes with your pet.





The Staycationer SleepyPod

Sometimes a staycation is the best resort. Why not plan a bike trip around town with your pup. This is a relaxing way to spend the day and can be done with small and big dogs a like. For the small dog Sleepypod has designed a bike rack that works with their gorgeously designed products and will safely transport your little one around town with you.

If you have a dog that is too big to fit in a carrier the Cycleash by Italian designer Pet Ego  is the most advanced bicycle leash on the market, and is the safest way to cycle with your dog. Don’t risk riding your bike while holding your dog’s leash in your hand – gain full control of your bike and enjoy your ride in total safety!


Be creative! A staycation can include a fun doggy clothing swap with friends, a volunteer day at a local shelter or a snuggly movie marathon day on the couch with your dog ! Whatever you plan, make it no nonsense and easy!

About Carlene Mahanna

Carlene Mahanna cyber treks the globe to bring readers the latest lifestyle and fashion trends for you four legged friend. A 22 year veteran New Yorker , Carlene now resides in the Windy City of Chicago with her three rescued Long Haired Chihuahua’s, Emmett, MeiMei and KikiLu. Most recently Carlene was the Editorial Director for Pupstyle.com where she was a Pet Stylist and reported on Lifestyle and
Trends .