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Now that it's the dead of winter it's also high time to head out on getaways to tropical locales, but often travelers don't realize there are plenty of ways to help out the community while soaking in the sun.
For example, in the Turks & Caicos there is an overwhelming population of pups, known as Potcakes, who need homes. One organization, Potcake Place, is helping to place these dogs with loving families visiting from the U.S.
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It really seems as though traveling with pets has been quite the hot topic of the last couple months, as we experimented with it, then JetBlue launched a Pet Pass, then model Maggie Rizer suffered a tragedy with her dog. And it looks as though pet travel won't be excused from the news anytime soon, as JFK Airport announces the development of the $32 million animal care facility.
From tiny kittens to massive racehorses, the building will be able to care for all sorts of jetsetting pets, but services will stretch beyond just kenneling to include grooming, quarantine, a vet hospital, a rehabilitation center, lawn space and an aviary.
Why this and why now? The AP/WSJ reports:
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Air travel for pets is often a precarious situation. Some airlines let Fido and Fluffy ride with their owners in the cabin, while others insist that animals go in the cargo hold. And, even if airlines are super permissive (like Pet Airways), it doesn't change the fact that animals often face health risks in the air. Take the sad story of Maggie Rizer's dog, for example.
Rizer, a well-known model and Vogue mainstay, had a golden retriever named Bea. Rizer often brought Bea around the world with her, most recently on a United Airlines flight from Newark to San Francisco. She took to her blog (heartbreakingly titled "And Bea Makes Three") to write about the pooch's death. Here is an excerpt:
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Hopefully by this point in the week you've already seen the viral music video "Gangnam Style," so we safely declare the above cuteness the best video you'll see today.
It of course comes from Virgin America, who've been using Boothe "cutest dog in the world"to promote their pet friendliness. Back in June, Boo and Buddy (plus their owner) flew VX and the experience has been documented on VX's twitter and instagram. Finally it comes to YouTube with this best-of overview of Boo's First Class travel.
And, yes, his boarding pass does say "WORLD CUTEST DOG/BOO."
[Photo: Virgin America]
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As much as we loathe the forced lovey-doveyness of Valentine's Day, we love doggies. We especially love doggies who get to hop cross-country flights in search of a new and loving home, as chihuahuas have been doing on Virgin America for a couple years now.
Today marked the fourth ever Operation Chihuahua in partnership with Animal Care & Control San Francisco. It's all a case of supply and demand...and having a little heart. Shelters on the west coast are overpopulated with the tiny dogs, but homes on the east coast can't get enough of them. Thus, every so often the airline flies a bunch of the pups from shelters in San Fran to loving arms in NYC. They even get to wear little red hoodies.
"Awww" over more pictures of them in flight here.
[Photo: Virgin America on Facebook]
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Apart from being a new architectural landmark for Miami Beach, the New World Center is a cool place we highly recommend checking out. The building was designed by Frank Gehry and is worth gawking at for that fact alone.
The venue's main role is to be the home of Miami's New World Symphony and its slate of live performances. But even if you don't dig on classical or orchestral music, don't start yawning just yet. You might just like one of other activities the New World Center has going on. For example, you could...
1. Walk Your Dog Through the Parkor Sit and Eat a Sandwich
We love walking our dog here because, unlike Lumus Park down by the beach, it's almost always quiet. The grass is landscaped with little hills and pathways, and there are curved concrete seats to sit on and take five. Sure, you may share the park with the occasional homeless person, but they're usually just catching some zzzs and not bothering anybody. Besides, there is a security guard who rides around on a bike to keep you nice and safe.
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Happy Friday! Finally, right? It's been a long week, but you're mere hours from the weekend and thus, we thought it proper to celebrate by pointing out that even airports like to have a little fun.
We're specifically thinking of Dallas-Love Fieldtotal Southwest Airlines turfand their outdoor "dog rest areas." You know what we're talking aboutthe little plots designated as places for your pets to do their business before and/or after flights.
A friend of Jaunted recently spotted one such area at DAL, complete with the cheeky sign above. For pet owners traveling with their best furry friends, taking a flight isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world, and a little injection of humor such as this can go a long way to diffuse the anxiety.
[Photo: Erica Nevas]
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It’s National Pet Month—just in case your calendar doesn’t have that listed—and JetBlue is celebrating the holiday with a salute to all its four pawed passengers.
As part of the celebration, JetBlue just awarded Moose—a Maltese-Poodle mix—the honor of being the airline’s most traveled pet of 2010. Moose, along with his human companion, are based out of Boston and logged more than 20 flights in addition to scoring plenty of dog biscuits.
Time might be limited for Fido and Fluffy at San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as there are some new rules kicking around that would limit canine activities at the park.
A new, too-long-to-read document—like 2,400 pages—was released earlier this month by the country’s largest urban national park dealing with all kinds of stuff, but the things that have gotten residents all worked up is the possible new leash law. Right now the area is the only national park in the country where portions of the park allow pups to do their thing free and clear, but soon everyone might be getting a less room to roam.
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Yesterday was National Pet Travel Safety Day—sorry we forgot to wish you a happy one. To celebrate the big day, organizers want us all to remember the importance of safely traveling with our puppies and kitties. That means not letting them hang their heads out the car window or being careful when we choose to fly with them.
Sure it might be a slightly fluffy holiday—we’re pretty sure even Hallmark doesn’t have cards for it yet—it did remind us to see what's going on with Pet Airways. The first airline with four leg room—their joke not ours—had a pretty good 2010. They’re now regularly flying back and forth between each coast twice a week.
All this week, we're taking a road trip. The only difference between this and a regular road trip is that we're not leaving the road; instead, we're looking all the little things you overlook while driving long distances, but that make the road trip experience complete. Have a favorite thing you look for on the road too? Let us know in the comments!
If airports can throw a few dollars into having some pretty nice pet relief parks at their terminalscheck out list of the best ones herethen how come pet areas on the highway, at rest stops where possibly hundreds of dogs per week stop for a walk and a pee, always look like a barren wasteland with a fence?
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For many travelers, taking a trip without their furry friends isn’t an option, and airports have been noticing this. Whether it’s plastic fire hydrants or pet boutiques within the terminal, airports have started to accommodate our critters more than ever before. Some are a little better than others, so here are our picks for the five most pet friendly airports:
· Miami International Airport:
Miami International recently spent a cool $40,000 on upgrades to their doggie parks. For now the airport has two of them, but when the North Terminal is complete they plan to add a third one. The parks are pretty well sized and have benches for humans to take a break as well. Both areas are fenced in so that your dog can burn off some energy before that transcontinental flight. The parks are located outside between the parking garages and the Central and South Terminals.