These Paws Are Made For Traveling
By the Editors of FarewellTravels
When we started this section of the site a couple of months ago, we thought we'd just shine the spotlight on our readers' dogs who travel--whether it's in their home state or abroad. Little did we know that we'd be introduced to some seriously amazing canines, some who are professional travelers. Below we introduce you to three dogs who are always ready to roll.
What about your dog? Do you travel with your dog? If so, we'd like to meet him or her. Each month, we showcase dogs who travel. Some routinely jet down to Miami for winter weekends, others have done trans-Atlantic crossings. But most of them just like to get in the car and go on family road trips, sniffing around new beaches and trails wherever and whenever they can. We invite you to share a photo and a bit about your dog and have made it really simple. You can upload a photo and provide details (like those below) here. We'll be in touch with you if we need any additional details and to let you know when your dog will be included. We welcome all dogs who travel including big dogs, little dogs; pure breds and mixed breeds; puppies and dogs of a certain age.
Don't travel with a dog but love taking pictures of those you spot along the way? We also welcome photographs of dogs you see or meet while vacationing. Take a look at this pampered pup to the right. He's really got it made spending his days lounging in thermal baths and soaking up the Siena sun at the Fonteverde Natual Spa Resort in Italy. Wow.
Now, let's meet some of the travel professionals!
Jack la Lane
aka Travelin' Jack
Owner: Jill Lane
Breed: Olde English Bulldogge
Hometown: When not traveling, Jack divides his time between Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Elkhorn Lodge in Chama, New Mexico
Has traveled to: All over New Mexico, and some of Arizona and Colorado. He will be traveling cross country this summer to be a Dog-Speaker at the national BlogPaws Conference.
Favorite destination: Tough call. As New Mexico's Canine Tourism Ambassador, he would have to defer to the entire state. New Mexico's not called the Land of Enchantment for nuttin' after all! And because of New Mexico's dog-friendly environment, Jack has nicknamed it the "Land of Dog-Chantment".
A Travel "Tail": As New Mexico's Pet Travel Guru, Traveling Jack is always on the lookout for pet-friendly destinations, activities and venues. It's his #1 job to report on the state's canine travel and he takes his career very seriously. From pet travel tips, dog-fabulous lodging, tasty canine restaurants to unusual things to see and do on the road, New Mexico's Canine Travel Reporter is on the job 24/7/365. When he's not four paws to the road, he's on the settee catching a few zzzzzs. You can learn more about Jack's life at www.travlinjack.com.
Photo of Jack by Patricia Humphries
Owners: Jane Pierce Saulnier
Breed: All-American Mutt
Hometown: Newburyport, MA
Has traveled to: Many destinations in New England
Favorite destination: As head researcher for New England Dog Travel, Mufasa loves to go anywhere that will have him but his particular favorites are boat rides to Gloucester, MA and visiting Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
A Travel "Tail": Mufasa and his owner share their travel ideas at New England Dog Travel.com.
Owner: Justine Seligson
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Hometown: Westport, CT
Has traveled: Extensively in New England
Favorite destination: Compo Beach, Westport, Connecticut
A Travel "Tail": Lily is a model-in-residence at FarewellTravels.com. In a traveling household, she doesn't have much of a choice. She's expected to go places...and never complains.