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Woof Woof Reviews the LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas

While Woof Woof is not allowed in most of the main areas of the hotel, The LINQ makes up for it with rooms basically designed for doggie agility training. 

Woof Woof didn’t just love jumping between the two double beds, but he also did a high jump over the mini wall in the Deluxe Queen Suite to get to the couch. To add to small dog friendliness, there were floor length windows. 

Dogs may be left unattended in the room. However, you should always leave your cellphone number at the front desk. A bathroom relief area is available with artificial grass on the bottom floor of the parking lot.

Yuor pooch will not be bored in Vegas with outdoor restaurants, hiking in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the outdoor Neon Museum, and an indoor dog park. Plus, just across the street there are outdoor attractions: the pirate shows at the TI, the volcano at the Mirage, and the Bellagio dancing water fountain show. Because Woof Woof gets nervous on the ground in tightly packed human crowds, I pick him up for a better and more secure-feeling view when needed.

Pet fees are reasonable, too. The LINQ offers the same Pet Stay program as other Caesars Palace, where pet fees are included in room prices for specific rooms at a rate that tends to be about $35 for a non pet room in the same category. When you choose a room on the Caesars Palace website, select the Pet Stay program as a filter. What’s also included are treats, dog bowls, and a bed. The caveat is the number of Pet Stay rooms are limited and up to two dog(s) must be under 50 pounds each. Thus, always book your hotel before your flights if your pooch demands that they’ll only stay at The LINQ.

Photo by Nora Sovasnick

Woof Woof Reviews the Kimpton Glover Park in DC

Woof Woof nor I have ever been disappointed by a Kimpton Hotel, and this hotel kicked up the dog and human friendliness up a notch. The elevators are right next to the front desk, so we chatted with them and they doted over Woof Woof each time he passed by.

The location was semi-perfect. It’s a smaller hotel located in Georgetown amidst beautiful Victorian homes and blocks away from rows of international embassies. While the neighborhood is amazing, the public transportation experience isn’t. Expect to walk about a mile to the nearest Metro train station. You can also wait for the complimentary shuttle to the train station. 

Room service was fit for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The room service staff didn’t think twice about dividing my waffle in two and putting the Nutella on my side and just the whipped cream on his.

As with any Kimpton Hotel, it is pet fee free for dogs of any size or breed.

Photo by Nora Sovasnick

Woof Woof’s Weekly Dog Travels Deals

All dog travel deals are for airlines and hotels Woof Woof has experienced himself.

Kimpton Hotels

There is no better hotel chain out there for dogs than Kimpton. Woof Woof was treated almost like a human at the Kimpton in Downtown DC. He wasn’t my dog, but a hotel guest in his own right. I was surprised they didn’t offer him his own key. But they did offer him a dog treat and no pet fee.

While Kimpton is normally on the pricier side, this weekend they are offering 15 last minute deals. You could stay in Miami for as low as $116 per night. And it’s as pet fee free as any other Kimpton.

The deals are truly for last minute trips as the last night you can take advantage of this deal is June 5th.

Air Canada

Air Canada is one of my favorite airlines for dog travel to and from Canada. They generally have more under seat room than West Jet, and their in cabin fees are much cheaper than American airline carriers. Your pet can fly with you among over 50 US cities and Canada for only $50 to $59 each way, half the cost of most US airlines.

Sales are going on across Canada. Woof Woof’s favorite city of Kelowna, a beautiful town on a lake. Plus, West Kelowna has lots of walkable farm paths.  is on sale starting at just $200 each way. Toronto starts at $104. For Toronto, neighborhood is everything. Woof Woof liked walking around lakeside and the Bloor-Younge area.

Jet Blue

Jet Blue actually gives dogs 300 frequent flyer miles for flying. You can’t get more pet friendly than that. The fee is $125 for an in cabin pet. Jet Blue flies among quite a few cities. Unfortunately, a few Caribbean islands don’t accept pets.

Now, for the sales. Go to New Orleans as early as June 10th for $84 each way for your human ticket. New Orleans is extremely dog friendly. Traveling to Mexico City starts at $134 each way.

 

Woof Woof’s Halloween in Brooklyn

I’m never going to go all out for a Halloween costume for Woof Woof. He’s going to have one off the rack, or I’ll make one that’s relatively simple. This year, he went as Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom. The reason I chose him is Woof Woof already had his shirt from when he covered Bark in the Park with a press pass in May. I bought him a kids t-shirt for the event that fits him perfectly.

But a jersey by itself isn’t enough. So I went to Party City to look for a wavy-haired wig small enough to fit a mini schnauzer. It was a much tougher task than trying to find a toddler-sized t-shirt. All the wigs were sized for adults. Thus, the shortest wig we could find was one that was supposed to look like a comb over. To keep the wig on, I tied his dog Yamuka on top that he happened to have from his Bark Mitzvah.

Woof Woof shook off the wig when he got to the pup parade. His costume then changed to just Mets fan. Before the costume contest started, he looked for other dogs to play with. After all, the best of a pup parade for Woof Woof is bringing his friends together for a giant playdate.