Announces Its 4th Annual List of the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Vacation Destination Cities in the United States and Canada for 2006

These Cities Have Great Pet-Friendly Hotels, Attractions, Parks and Beaches; Visit These Cities With Your Dog for an Unforgettable Vacation

POLLOCK PINES, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 04/05/2006 — ( announced its 2006 list of the Top 10 dog-friendly vacation destination cities in North America. compiles this list annually for people who want to take their dogs with them on vacation. The rankings are determined by researchers and take into account the number and quality of dog-friendly accommodations, transportation, beaches, parks, attractions, stores, dining and other things to do with your dog.

1. Vancouver — Stroll and shop from Historic Gastown to Granville Island. Take your dog for a ferry ride and visit nearby Victoria and beautiful Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island.

2. San Francisco — Many dog-friendly hotels to choose from. Ride the cable cars and street cars with leashed dogs, stroll through the Wharf area. Dog-friendly beaches, parks and outdoor dining.

3. Chicago — Take a boat tour on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan, visit Navy Pier and Buckingham Fountain. Walk the 18-mile Lakefront Trail with your leashed pup.

4. Boston — Take the Boston T with your leashed dog. Visit Historical sites — walk the Freedom Trail, take a ferry to Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard. Visit Salem for spooky fun.

5. Austin — Visit the Botanical Gardens, take a carriage ride, dine in outdoor cafes. See the bats leave the Congress St Bridge each evening and use the city’s excellent parks and dog parks.

6. Seattle — Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island. Ride public transportation with your leashed dog. Visit Sand Point Magnuson Park off-leash beach. Ride a carriage through Pioneer Square.

7. New York — Get around by Taxi, Limo or Pet Taxi. Take a walking tour. Visit famous stores, ride the horse and carriages, visit the 30 off-leash parks and the Prospect park beach.

8. Long Beach, CA — Visit L.A. County’s only off-leash dog beach. Catch one of the many annual events such as the Haute Dog Easter Parade. Visit nearby attractions in Orange County and L.A.

9. St. Louis — Visit the AKC Museum of the Dog, Purina Farms, many local wineries and a riverboat ride. Take a walking tour and visit nearby historical parks throughout Missouri.

10. Northern Virginia — Cruise the Potomac on a Canine Cruise. Visit outdoor attractions at Mount Vernon and Roosevelt Island. Visit a Doggy Happy Hour in Old Town Alexandria.

For more details on these places, including more information about the ranking, please visit, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and publishes paperback books.’s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide is available at bookstores everywhere and at

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