Introducing BringFido Deals

Start packing Fido’s suitcase! Now you can treat your pup to an unforgettable trip for less with BringFido Deals. This new enhancement gives you more ways to save than ever before. When planning your getaway, keep your eyes peeled for the strikethrough price in the top right corner of select hotel listings. You can score up to 50% off at pet-friendly properties in some of the most popular destinations in the country. Here’s a sample of upcoming bargains for the holiday season.

Spend Halloween Weekend in New Orleans

A Costumed Dog Welcomes You to Pet-Friendly New Orleans

“Wink if you love big savings in NOLA!” – Photo by @petsofnola

NOLA is one of America’s spookiest cities, but there’s nothing scary about the savings at the Maison Saint Charles Hotel. Enjoy a devil of a deal with 20% off at this boutique hotel in the lower Garden District when you book your stay around All Hallows’ Eve. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the classy suites, which make for a safe haven from the ghouls and gremlins outside. If you can drag yourselves away from the comfort of your room, take a Ghost City Tour around the French Quarter and tuck into creole cuisine on the courtyard at Cafe Amelie.

Nightly rates start at $99 $79.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Plymouth, MA

A happy dog visits dog-friendly Plymouth.

“I only came for the turkey.” – Photo by Alex

Be thankful for 15% off at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Plymouth this Turkey Day. Many historians trace the origins of Thanksgiving back to a 1621 feast held by the Pilgrims at Plymouth, who were celebrating a successful harvest. Stroll from the comfortable hotel to Pilgrim Memorial State Park, where you’ll find two monuments dedicated to early settlers looking out across Plymouth Bay.

Nightly rates start at $128 $108.

Spend Christmas in Las Vegas

A dog on the balcony of the pet-friendly Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas

“If you can’t get to France, bring France to you!” – Photo by @trisha_l

Ready to roll the dice on a great vacation this holiday season? Experience 5-star luxury for less at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. During the Christmas period, the upscale resort transforms their Boulevard Pool into a 4,200-square-foot ice rink. Sadly, they don’t make ice skates for dogs, but you can still hang out together next to one of the warming fire pits, witness snow in the desert, and enjoy winter snacks and drinks that take the chill off. Four-legged guests receive a Pupbox crammed full of toys and treats at check-in, and can use one of two dog runs to let off some steam.

Nightly rates start at $174 $131.

Say Goodbye to 2020 in New York

A dog poses next to a sculpture of Balto in Central Park.

“Quick, take the photo before he moves!” – Photo by @joystine_at_vancouver

New Year’s celebrations might look a little different this year, but who can say they won’t be welcome? Enjoy huge discounts when you reserve a room at 1 Hotel Central Park to ring in 2021 with your best friend. The hotel’s premier location on Avenue of the Americas means you can spend New Year’s Eve walking around neighboring Central Park before heading back to your room for this year’s enhanced virtual celebration and ball drop.

Nightly rates start at $469 $310.

Browse BringFido to find plenty of other holiday deals around the country. From Halloween in dog- and ghost-friendly Savannah to New Years in Music City, check out these savings and start planning your “howlidays.”

This post from BringFido originally appeared as Introducing BringFido Deals.

5 “Spooktacular” Haunted Vacation Rentals That Welcome Fido

This Halloween, you and your pooch are cordially invited to spend the night in the presence of a “paw-tergeist.” Guests report having to sleep with one eye open at these haunted, pet-friendly vacation rentals, which include an organic farm with a mischievous spirit and a mansion frequented by paranormal investigators. Fido beware, you’re in for a scare!

1. Organic Pet-Friendly Getaway

Bisbee, AZ

Dogs hanging out at a pet-friendly Airbnb rumored to be haunted.

“We ain’t afraid of no ghost!” – Photo by Airbnb

Looks can be deceiving. Even this adorable organic pet-friendly getaway in Bisbee has skeletons in the closet (not literally). Previous visitors have reported experiencing unexplained occurrences during their stay. Your host, Kat, may believe in ghosts, but she doesn’t believe in pet fees. If the gang is in town, her farm pups may come and hang out on the comfortable front porch. The living ocotillo fence securing the yard means Fido can roam free with his newfound farm friends.

2. The Enslin Haunted Mansion

Troy, NY

Guests at The Enslin Haunted Mansion, a pet-friendly Airbnb that's rumored to be haunted.

Who else is staying at the haunted mansion? – Photo by Airbnb

The Enslin Haunted Mansion is a sixth-generation family home in Troy, formerly the historical village of Lansingburgh. Paranormal investigators who have visited the stately mansion have concluded that some members of the family decided not to leave when they departed this world. Pranks from poltergeists are commonplace, like keys being moved and objects showing up in odd places (sounds like something Fido might do). During the day, have a BBQ and play fetch on the lovely lawn outside, before the mood turns a little eerie inside after sunset as footsteps scurry across the hardwood floors and the cast-iron bed creaks in the moonlight

3. Captain Grant’s Historic Inn

Preston, CT

Captain Grant’s Historic Inn is a haunted Airbnb that welcomes dogs.

Pet-friendly and ghost-friendly. – Photo by Airbnb

Constructed in 1754, Captain Grant’s Historic Inn is the oldest property on the list. Captain William Grant built the home in Poquetanuck Village for his family. The inn is located in front of the village’s first cemetery and across the road from St. James Cemetery, which is where Mercy Adelaide Avery is buried. To this day, Grant’s wife is said to hang around the inn, waiting for her husband to return home after being lost at sea. The National Historic Inn’s paranormal reputation doesn’t detract from it being a great holiday destination with your pooch. Share breakfast on the porch together, hang out in the pristine 4-acre garden, then warm Fido’s paws in one of the five bedrooms with a fireplace .

4. Shamrock House

Sunset, SC

A view of Shamrock House, a pet-friendly rental that's rumored to be haunted

Cozy or creepy? Let your dog decide. – Photo by VRBO

Two years after Shamrock House was built in the woods of South Carolina as a family compound in 1925, tragedy struck. Party guest Nancy took an overdose of pills in an upstairs bedroom after being informed that her preacher father was coming to take her home. Nancy is said to still walk the halls, with guests reporting cold spots in the house even on hot summer days and unexplained footsteps pacing down the halls. Leave Nancy on her own for a while and explore Sunset with Fido. Raven Rock Loops Trail is just over 4 miles and leads to stunning views over Lake Keowee.

5. Fleur De Lis Mansion

New Orleans, LA

A dog greets a surprise guest at the pet-friendly, and haunted, Fleur De Lis Mansion

“Is that a duck? Or the ghost of a duck?” – Photo by @fleurdelismansi

Restored back to its former glory by current owners after years of disrepair, Fleur De Lis Mansion is one of many haunted houses in New Orleans. After reports of three haunted suites by the new owners, paranormal investigators at Ghost City Tours concluded that the spirit of a man called Billy is a permanent resident of the house. He’s known to be more mischievous than terrifying, playing pranks on guests like moving chairs and tugging on sheets. You can find out more about Billy and other NOLA ghosts on one of Ghost City Tours’ pet-friendly guided walks.

This post from BringFido originally appeared as 5 “Spooktacular” Haunted Vacation Rentals That Welcome Fido.

Golden Retriever Who’s Always Loved Puppies Finally Gets One Of His Own

Golden Retrievers are known to be sweet, playful dogs, and Pork certainly lives up to that.

But something was always missing. Pork loves other dogs and really needed a brother or sister of his own. That’s when his owners finally decided to get him a new puppy sister!

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Their owners brought the new puppy, named Teddy Sugar, home, and made sure to capture Pork and Teddy Sugar’s first meeting on video.

Pork starts off by smelling the new pup of the family, as Teddy Sugar quickly starts wagging her tail. Teddy Sugar may be much smaller than Pork, but she’s certainly not afraid of him. She leans in toward him to get some more sniffs while Pork does the same.

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Then Pork goes right into play mode, pouncing all over the place. He’s clearly very excited to have a new little sister. Teddy Sister doesn’t hesitate to play back, and starts licking, nibbling and crawling all over Pork.

By the end of their first meeting, the two of them are so exhausted and curl up next to each other for a nap.

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It’s obvious that these two are going to be the best of friends!

Watch their heartwarming meeting in the video below:

7 Pet-Friendly Campsites For Leaf “Puppers”

Fall is here, and it brings pumpkin treats, warm clothing and one of Mother Nature’s greatest shows. It’s that special time of year, when Autumn leaves turn an array of vibrant colors before dropping to the ground for Fido to dash through. Give your pup a front-row seat to the spectacle with a trip to a pet-friendly campsite. Whether you’re sharing a tent or RV, camping is an affordable and convenient way of enjoying the fall foliage. Follow our pet-friendly camping tips  and get ready to enjoy the show!

Twelvemile Beach Campground

Grand Marais, MI

a dog at Twelvemile Beach Campground

“Can you use this to build my tent?” – Photo by @miss.riiiiipley

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is considered one of the country’s best areas to see fall foliage. Twelvemile Beach Campground lies in the midst of all the action at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which spans 40 miles of Lake Superior. This rustic campground on a sandy bluff is always a spectacular destination for a weekend away, but lake views paired with autumnal colors is a match made in heaven. Dogs are welcome to stroll along the beach or join you for a hike along the 2-mile interpretive trail at the campsite. If you can’t stomach another PB&J, head along the coast to Grand Marais Tavern for dinner on the patio overlooking the town’s park.

Nightly rates start at $20. Dogs stay for free.

Smugglers’ Notch State Park Campground

Stowe, VT

a dog at Smugglers’ Notch State Park Campground

“Fall is a time when I wish I could see more colors!” – Photo by BringFido

The idyllic Vermont landscape provides the backdrop for spectacular displays of color from mid-September through October. You and Fido can reserve one of the 20 camping spots at Smugglers’ Notch State Park Campground in Stowe and immerse yourselves in the surrounding trees. Just beyond the campsite, Smugglers’ Notch State Park invites you to trudge through the leaves, bound over streams and breathe the fresh air with your leashed pooch. Nearby Stowe Pinnacle Trail offers incredible views of the Green Mountains during the fall, but has also gained fame for its two most “pup-ular” hikers: a pair of Golden Retrievers named Baylor and Sampson who live near the trailhead and often trek to the top with visitors.

Nightly rates start at $21.

Luray KOA

Luray, VA

A view of fall landscapes from the pet-friendly Luray KOA.

S’mores for sure. – Photo by Facebook.com/KOALuray

Shenandoah National Park’s tapestry of fall colors spans more than 300 square miles during the season. It’s also one of the most pet-friendly parks in the country, with only 20 of its 500 hiking trails closed to dogs. You’re invited to stride out with your pooch on one of the epic woodland pathways that lead to exquisite panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a day of hiking and exploring Skyline Drive, rest up at Luray KOA. The campsite is surrounded by mountains and farmland, and even features a dog park where Fido can play off-leash.

Nightly rates start at $121 for a cabin or yurt, with a $50 pet cleaning fee.

Wakeda Campground

Hampton Falls, NH

several dogs at Wakeda Campground

“This park is popping off!” – Photo by Facebook.com/wakedacampground

Wakeda Campground on the New Hampshire coast offers a serene escape to the quiet wilderness just an hour north of Boston. The on-site Mike Hambleton Memorial Dog Park is a highlight for furry campers. Fido can tackle an agility course, enjoy the fire hydrant and water fountain, and park his human on a bench while he plays. From the campsite, make your way to the American Independence Byway. The scenic road winds 21 miles through Exeter, Hampton, Hampton Falls and Kensington. Along the way, enjoy the sublime foliage displays and interpretative stops that explain the history of the state.

Nightly rates start at $43 per night. Three pets of any size are allowed at tent sites, RVs or pet-friendly cabins for no additional fee.

Fallen Leaf Campground

South Lake Tahoe, CA

A dog at Fallen Leaf Campground.

“Where’s the tent?” – Photo by Amy

Lake Tahoe is a well-known beach and ski destination for the rich and famous, but visiting during the fall is just as much fun even if you’re on a budget. Snag a spot at the aptly named Fallen Leaf Campground, located less than a mile from the south shore of Lake Tahoe and on the north shore of Fallen Leaf Lake. The campground is home to a wonderful pet-friendly trail through a pine forest, which is a great way to start any lake day. After your bracing hike, get up close and personal with the fish who call the lake home on a pet-friendly kayak with Clearly Tahoe. Their kayaks are completely clear, so Fido will be able to see all the sights around and below him .

Nightly rates start at $36.

Lake George RV Park

Lake George, NY

Dogs having fun at Lake George RV Park

“Nobody’s chasing you, dude.” – Photo by @boyandthebulldogs

Lake George RV Park is one of the 10 most pet-friendly campgrounds in the U.S., and there’s no better time to visit than during the fall season. Leaf lovers can hike less than a mile on Stewart Mountain Trail to soak in outstanding views of Gore Mountain and Loon Lake. When you finally return to the campsite, let Fido loose at Charlie’s Dog Park, a 2-acre fenced park with synthetic turf, fire hydrant spray fountain and shaded walking trails. After playing on the 15-event agility course, swing by the canine vending machine to stock up on snacks, bones and toys for your good boy or girl. Don’t forget to wash off any slobber and excess leaves at the indoor dog wash station.

Nightly rates start at $76. Six pets are allowed if you bring your own RV, and two pets are welcome if you rent one of their pet-friendly RVs.

Tom Sawyer’s RV Park

West Memphis, AR

A dog checking in at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park

“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and can I have a bone?” – Photo by Facebook.com/TomSawyersRVPark

The Great River Road starts in Minnesota and works its way down the middle of the country to Louisiana. Along the way, it stops off in 10 different states, including Arkansas. Tom Sawyer’s RV Park is situated between the gorgeous Ozark Mountains and the vast Mississippi River, near the city of West Memphis in the Wonder State. Take a walk on the trails in the park alongside the water, soak in the stunning sunsets, and cast off with your pup by your side at multiple on-site ponds. While you’re in the area, cross the river into Memphis, Tennessee, and enjoy one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States.

Nightly rates for primitive tent sites are $14. Dogs are welcome to camp for free.

This post from BringFido originally appeared as 7 Pet-Friendly Campsites For Leaf “Puppers”.