10. Have fun
Find out about dog-friendly activities at your destination, such as hikes, farmer’s markets, walking tours, and special events. Seek out pet-friendly eateries. Restaurants are increasingly welcoming doggie diners on their outdoor patios; some even serve special entrées just for four-legged guests.
If you’re staying at a hotel with concierge service, inquire about special canine happenings on-site. The Hotel Indigo chain, for example, holds monthly doggie cocktail parties with a portion of proceeds donated to a local humane society. The Trump Hotel in Las Vegas offers both owners and their pooches a chance to unwind with in-room massages.