SOURCE: DogFriendly.com

May 16, 2005 08:48 ET

DogFriendly.com Announces Its 2005 List of the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Destination Cities in the United States and Canada

These Dog-Friendly Large Cities Make Great Places to Visit With Your Pup; Coming in June -- DogFriendly.com's 2005 Top 10 Dog-Friendly Resorts

POLLOCK PINES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2005 -- DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com) announced its 2005 list of the Top 10 dog-friendly destination cities in the United States and Canada. DogFriendly.com annually compiles this list for people who want to take their dogs with them on vacation. This year there is a separate list for larger cities and resort areas. The rankings are determined by the DogFriendly.com staff and take into account the number and quality of dog-friendly accommodations, transportation, availability of interesting things to do with your dog and outdoor restaurants that allow dogs.

1. Chicago -- Stay in an upscale hotel, take a boat tour, visit Navy Pier, enjoy the parks. Chicago has lots to do with your four-legged pal.

2. Vancouver -- Visit Historic Gastown and Granville Island. Take your leashed dog on the local trains and buses. Visit nearby Victoria.

3. Boston -- Walk the freedom trail, visit the Faneuil Hall marketplace and ride in a carriage. Your dog may ride the city subways with you. Visit nearby Cape Cod or Bar Harbour.

4. San Francisco -- Excellent lodging and dog-friendly parks, ride the famous cable cars, visit the Fisherman's Wharf area for some shopping. The city's trains and buses allow your dog. Visit nearby dog-friendly Carmel or Lake Tahoe.

5. Seattle -- Take a carriage ride through Pioneer Square or visit the Sculpture Garden. Your pet can ride the beautiful ferries and the city buses and trains.

6. Salt Lake City -- Beautiful parks that welcome leashed dogs. Visit a small amusement park in Liberty Park or hike Ensign Peak Trail for a view of the city below. Visit Park City for the day.

7. San Diego -- Dogs love the off-leash parks and especially the beaches. Try Dog Beach or Fiesta Island. Many dog-friendly outdoor restaurants. Visit nearby Julian or Temecula.

8. Tucson -- Stay at one of the many nice dog-friendly hotels. Take your dog to Old Tucson Studios or the Pima Air and Space Museum. Visit Tombstone for a day.

9. Toronto -- Visit Black Creek Pioneer Village, Centreville Amusement Park or the Toronto Islands Park. Take your dog on the city's subways and buses. View magnificent Niagara Falls nearby.

10. San Antonio -- View the Alamo from outside with your dog, stroll the Riverwalk and visit Market Square marketplace for some shopping and a meal.

For more details on these places please visit http://www.dogfriendly.com/top10. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and publishes paperback books. DogFriendly.com's United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide is available at bookstores everywhere and at http://www.dogfriendly.com.

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