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A vacation without your favorite four-legged friend is nothing special, according to Condé Nast Traveler.
The travel magazine’s newest roundup, aptly titled “5 droolworthy getaways for dog lovers,” provides a number of ideas for how to travel with your dog, from truffle hunting in Oregon to “Bikejorging” in Vermont.
What is there to do for pets and their companions visiting Austin?
“Day drink,” according to Condé Nast, citing Austin’s many pet-friendly hotels, bars, restaurants and dog parks where you can drink alongside your dog.
In addition to a much buzzed-about cat cafe, Austin is home to Yard Bar, a bar that also serves as a dog park. Similar to Yard Bar, Dog House Drinkery is not too far away in Leander.
And when you’re done drinking for the day, Condé Nast suggests the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin as the place for you and your pooch to rest. The historic hotel provides homemade dog biscuits as well as “Driskill Doggie Business Bags.”
Does this mean Austin will see more tourists drinking with their dogs?
Ever felt guilty that you don’t celebrate the birthdays of your favorite furry companions?
Maybe it’s time to start, because this San Francisco woman did and the photos she got from her cat Ponette’s quinceañera are pretty impressive.
Ponette’s owner, Kira Stackhouse, told Cosmopolitan she spent months creating Ponette‘s quince outfit, which included homemade jewelry and a homemade dress.
“Ponette has really blossomed in the past few years and 15 is quite an accomplishment, so a quinceañera seemed like the perfect way to celebrate,” Stackhouse, who specializes in pet photography, told Cosmopolitan.
The city of Austin and two Texans are among those nominated for the first ever “Pet Parents’ Choice Awards” put on by pet blog Pet360.
The awards, which include the categories of “Most Inspiring Rescue” and “Best Pet Viral Video,” are designed to celebrate pets and pet advocates.
The story of a 13-year-old boxer named Annie went viral last year when it was reported that her stay at Austin Pets Alive!, had exceeded an almost unprecedented 1,000 days. In 2014, 22-year-old Lauren Flickinger of San Marcos finally adopted Annie despite her medical issues after seeing her picture on a Facebook post. Flickinger is now one of the five nominees up for “Most Heartwarming Adoption” of the last year.
Arlington’s Sgt. Gary Carter, who famously rescued a pit bull after crossing paths with the dog a number of times while on the job, is also nominated for “Most Heartwarming Adoption.”
The winner will receive $1,000 to donate to a local animal shelter of their choice.