Book a Cool Summer Vacay With Your Dog

Warm weather and sunny skies mean grand adventures await!

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This summer, why not heat things up a notch by treating yourself and your pet to a luxurious getaway? Check out these ideas for haute destinations that open their arms to your pet.

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If you have a cat or a petite pooch, hop a plane for a surf-filled getaway at Eden Roc at Cap Cana. The five-star boutique hotel pampers your pet with their VIP (Very Important Pet) program.

Pet-centric amenities include treats, plush towels, dog bedding, and deluxe cat litter. Your dog can even enjoy a dip in the ocean or in private-suite pools, and pets weighing up to 30 pounds are allowed access to the Eden Roc Beach Club.

Small pets are allowed to accompany you at the beach and poolside at the Eden Roc Beach Club.
Small pets are allowed to accompany you at the beach and poolside at the Eden Roc Beach Club.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Beaver Creek, Colorado

Want to beat the summer heat? Escape to the mountains! Nestled in the magnificent Rockies, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is an upscale resort that evokes the feeling of the great Western lodges of the past.

Arriving guests are greeted by Bachelor, the resort’s Saint Bernard canine ambassador. Upon request, your pet can be pampered with comfy doggy beds, in-room canine massages, and even a guided hike alongside Belle, the resort’s resident Bernese Mountain Dog!

Upon arriving at the The Ritz- Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, you and your dog will be greeted by Bachelor, the resort’s Saint Bernard canine ambassador.
Upon arriving at the The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, you and your dog will be greeted by Bachelor, the resort’s Saint Bernard canine ambassador.

Wine Country
Napa Valley, California

What could be better than touring the California wine country on a beautiful summer day? Doing it with your furry traveler in tow! Fortunately, more than 100 wineries in Napa Valley let you do just that.

Marston Family Vineyards not only allows dogs but has a friendly Labrador greeter named Jake. You and your pup can mingle with farm animals at Tres Sabores. And Pine Ridge Vineyards, which supports Napa Humane, offers tasty treats for your pooch to nibble while you sip your vino.

Top photo: Man with his dog in Napa Valley, California, by Shutterstock.

Besa Grill
Clearwater, Florida

Imagine spending a warm summer’s eve on the terrace of a beautiful restaurant, enjoying a delicious dinner with your pooch by your side. These days, four-legged guests are welcomed at even the most sophisticated establishments.

Besa Grill is one such restaurant that makes a special effort to cater to its canine customers. Half the patio is set up for dogs, complete with dedicated leash hooks. Besa Grill’s regular “yappy hours” and dedicated doggy menu — which includes such delicacies as filet mignon! — makes it the go-to spot for the Florida pet-set.

At Besa Grill, your dog will enjoy high-end dining right by your side. (Photo courtesy Megan Lishamer)
At Besa Grill, your dog will enjoy high-end dining right by your side. (Photo courtesy Megan Lishamer)

D Pet Hotels

Can’t take your kitty or pup on your vacation this summer? No worries! More and more “pet hotels” are offering accommodations so luxurious they might make their humans jealous!

Take, for example, the D Pet Hotels Collection.At their three locations — New York City, Hollywood, and Scottsdale — pets are pampered with amenities such as suites with human-sized beds and flat-screen TVs, spa services, temperature-controlled indoor play parks, and an onsite boutique!

Forget the cages and kennels found at typical boarding facilities. At D Pet Hotels, your pet’s accommodations might be nicer than yours!
Forget the cages and kennels found at typical boarding facilities. At D Pet Hotels, your pet’s accommodations might be nicer than yours!

Kristen Levine

Kristen Levine is a pet living expert, author, speaker, and founder of Kristen Levine Pet Living blog. She lives in Florida with her husband, dog, two cats, and two miniature donkeys.

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