It's the lollapalooza of helpful information for pet owners looking to get away and bring the dog (or dogs) along. It's also heaven sent for people who just want to get out for the day with ol' Shep in tow. It's BringFido, a fantastic resource for restaurants, lodging, parks and a whole host of other businesses and facilities that gladly accept dogs.
Until recently, you had to do a lot of homework in order to plan a trip with the family pet. Not everybody was down with allowing animals. But it's turned into a niche for businesses who recognize the revenue they're missing out on. BringFido capitalized on that and put in the work necessary to amass a growing list of places and facilities that actually don't mind your dog tagging along.
Traveling with Pets
Now, you can go to one convenient place to begin your travel plans and even plan around your finds. The site states that they can point you to over 100,000 places to stay, play and eat with your dog. You might not find every place that accepts pets, but it's a great place to start. As BringFido and catering to pets continue to grow, the lists will, too.
Places to Bring Dogs
If you check out their website, you'll be surprised at the number of categories they have to choose from as far as activities, events, establishments and so on that dogs may be included in. They cover beaches, parks and hiking trails, travel tours and shopping venues, public events, and even provide information on pet sitters, dog walkers, boarding facilities and international travel regs.
BringFido has a Pet Guarantee, which they explain on their site like this:
Unlike other travel sites, BringFido stands by the accuracy of our pet policies by offering our customers a Pet Fee Guarantee. When booking a room on BringFido, you can trust that the pet fee information contained in your reservation confirmation is accurate.
This is really cool, because they'll actually handle the dispute, if there is one, and they'll "reimburse you for the increased fee amount up to USD $250.00," if need be.
Getting Away From it All
All in all, it's a fantastic idea whose time has come. If you know someone that takes their pet everywhere, turn them on to BringFido. The more people that use it, the more businesses will become aware of it, and it will only open things up and add to the lists the rests of us can use. If you use it, let us know what you think in the comment section below.