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Friday, June 26th, 2009
Vacations are meant to be a time to relax, but for pet lovers everywhere, finding a place to leave your four-legged friend can add a touch of unwanted stress to your travels.
For those traveling to Miami, Oyster Hotel Reviews has compiled a list of the top five pet friendly resorts that go above and beyond to ensure 100 percent pet satisfaction. Amenities include pampering services, pet beds, and which hotels have off-limit areas and/or additional fees.
1. EPIC HOTEL (Downtown)
The Epic is a pro at pampering - doggie mats, bowls, placemats, and Yip-Yap breath-mints come standard in the rooms for guests traveling with dogs. Pets can also get pedicures, a shampoo, toys, and one-hour daily walks through the Epic Pet Getaway package.
2. Loews Miami Beach Hotel (South Beach)
Standard amenities include a pet tag, bowl and treats. In case you forget anything, leashes, collars, beds, scratching posts, pooper-scoopers, litter boxes, catnip and rawhide bones can be requested. There’s even a pet room service menu with gourmet treats, and generously, no pet weight limit.
3. Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Downtown)
The Mandarin makes the list because of its over the top Marley & Me Miami Dog Days package, created in honor in The Mandarin’s involvement in the filming of the movie. It costs a pretty penny, but includes a training date with a certified dog trainer, a play date with a pet butler and a copy of the book Marley & Me by Josh Grogan.
4. Mayfair Hotel & Spa (Coral Gables and Coconut Grove)
A pet-friendly hotel that caters to couples! If you want a romantic getaway, but still can’t imagine leaving your pets behind, the Mayfair’s Very Important Pets program will provide them with pet beds, lounging mats, cookies and water bowls with bottled water.
5. The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables (Coral Gables and Coconut Grove)
For anyone that’s ever experienced a night’s sleep in the Westin’s coma inducing Heavenly Beds, they’ll understand why we couldn’t leave the Westin Colonnade off the list. They make a Heavenly Dog Bed! We’re guessing your pooch will never sleep so soundly.
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
Fluffy and Spot don’t need to be left out this gift giving season. Why not pop a little something under the tree for them? But, don’t leave food under there, or it’ll be gobbled up in a flash. (more…)
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
We love our pooches to death, and we’ll do anything for them. We feel that they deserve nice things, just like us gals. Well, why not start with their dishes? (more…)
Monday, September 15th, 2008
Sometimes the best ideas are born from something as simple as a piece of rope. Such is true for Anna Conway and her little dog Chauncey. When on a visit to Massachusetts with her adopted pup, Conway found herself without a leash. Luckily, a local fisherman, who just happens to be her brother-in-law, whipped up a simple but effective nautical rope leash for her.
After receiving many compliments, Conway created Found Leashes. Fastened using custom-made rope that is whipped and spliced (old nautical terms), these leashes can withstand thousands of pounds of puppy pull and are enhanced with marine-grade, solid brass clips. To raise awareness about stray animals, Conway has added individually numbered bronze “found” tags to each leash with proceeds going to help strays. Stay tuned for new Found collars, launching later this month.
See, good deeds are rewarded.
Available at Doggy Style NYC in New York City or online at doggystylenyc.com or foundmyanimal.com
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
The Top Tag Pet ID is the latest in pet tags - a 64MB USB mini drive, protected by a waterproof casing that attaches to your pet’s collar. Using your computer, it takes only seconds to easily write, organize, store and retrieve your pet’s important care information: weight, sex, age and breed, where they live, veterinarian details, allergies, medications and more.
You need never feel concerned when you drop off Oscar, your pug, to his favourite doggy daycare. They will have all the information they could ever want or need about your pooch. They will know that he likes his snack at 11 a.m., having a walk in the early afternoon and that will only go “potty” when you say “men’s room.” All the important stuff – well, to Oscar anyway.
Top Tag Pet ID
Available online at toptagpetid.com