SOURCE: DogFriendly.com, Inc.

June 27, 2005 09:17 ET

DogFriendly.com Announces Its 2005 List of the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Resorts to Visit in the United States

These Resort Regions and Tourist Attractions Welcome Your Dog Along With the Rest of the Family

POLLOCK PINES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com) announced its 2005 list of the Top 10 dog-friendly resort regions in the United States. The rankings are determined by the DogFriendly.com staff and take into account the number and quality of dog-friendly accommodations, interesting things to do with your dog and outdoor restaurants that allow dogs.

1. Monterey/Carmel, CA -- Dog-Friendly Beaches, trails, outdoor restaurants and quaint lodging. This region truly welcomes dogs.

2. Black Hills, SD -- Yes, you can see Mt. Rushmore from the pet area. Also, a number of other attractions, hiking areas and state parks where your dog is welcome.

3. Jekyll Island, GA -- Gorgeous dog-friendly beaches and dog-friendly resorts. Take your dog on the carriage tour of the millionaire's island. It feels like you're in the Caribbean.

4. Key West, FL -- Quaint B&Bs, lots of outdoor dining. Charter a boat, walk the charming village streets.

5. Cape Cod, MA -- There are many small dog-friendly inns, beaches and ferries. Walk the many villages. Visit Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard as well.

6. Yellowstone/Grand Teton, WY -- View Old Faithful, the Grand Tetons, and enjoy the town of Jackson and its attractions and hikes.

7. Mackinac Island, MI -- Ride the carriages through the car-less island and eat at a number of outdoor cafes.

8. St. Augustine, FL -- Take a ghost tour of the old town, enjoy outdoor dining and visit some local tourist attractions with dog in tow.

9. Acadia/Bar Harbor, ME -- The most dog-friendly national park, pet-friendly accommodations and outdoor cafes.

10. Hocking Hills, OH -- Dog-friendly accommodations and dog-friendly parks. Don't miss the cliffs and caves of Hocking Hills State Park.

For more details about 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, recently named ForeWord Magazine's Pet Book of the Year is available at bookstores everywhere and at http://www.dogfriendly.com.

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