Top Dog Pet Travel can be seen on the TV special, Pets Welcome Here where you’ll discover amazing vacation experiences you can share with your pet. Airing between July and September the show is all about exciting pet friendly adventures in extraordinary vacation destinations. Now you and your two-and-four-legged family can book the same incredible vacations seen on the show with our exclusive Top Dog vacation packages to Knoxville Tennessee, Santa Cruz California, and South Lake Tahoe Nevada. 

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There's no better place to bring your furry best friend than to the up and coming place known as Scruffy City.  Knoxville is known for its southern hospitality to human folk, but Knoxville loves and caters to your four-legged friends as well.  Throughout Knoxville you will find welcoming signs for your dog like fresh bowls of water just waiting to be lapped, dog-friendly events, and plenty of area parks including 7 dog parks for your pooch to roam free. Your companion will get plenty of exercise too, exploring the very walkable downtown that allows people to explore and discover vibrant murals, local music, historic sites, art museums, great pet friendly dining and parks. Want more adventure?  You and your furry friend can explore mountaintops, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, 85 miles of Greenway and enjoy splashing in the area "watering holes." Even the grounds of Knoxville’s exquisite Botanical Gardens are dog friendly. Outdoor loving dogs and their families will discover Knoxville’s unique Urban Wilderness with 1000 acres of outdoor fun, including the Navitat Canopy Adventure. Check out the Ijams Nature Center, 315 acres consisting of 12 miles of trails for biking and hiking plus the Tennessee River for paddling and kayaking, all pet friendly. Or,you and your pooch can enjoy tandem SUP (Stand Up Paddle) at iconic Billy Lush, a one-of-a-kind experience. The Scruffy City has many pet friendly hotels and Bed ‘n Breakfasts. One that is especially welcoming to furry guests is the pet friendly Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, next to the iconic Sunsphere. With its sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, served up with genuine hospitality, visiting Knoxville with your pooch has never been easier or more fun! 



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Santa Cruz County welcomes furry visitors and their humans with open paws, and there are lots of places for your pup to relax: from budget-conscious properties, elegant resorts, hip and cool boutique hotels, and cozy B&B Inns. What better way to begin your Santa Cruz adventure than checking out a surfing exhibition with Skyler, a famous local Surfer Dog, then, taking a stroll along one of several pet friendly beaches yourself. Santa Cruz County has over 29 miles of beautiful coastline to explore. For more adventure, it’s “All Aboard” for people and pets on the Roaring Camp Railroad. This Old Time Steam Engine Railroad not only offers visitors a remarkable railroading experience, it is also features a replica of an Old West gold mining town complete with gem mining, costumed guides and story tellers and restaurants. There are even hiking trails to explore. And your dog is welcome to travel back in time with you to discover it all. There’s so much to see and do, from pet friendly shopping to pet friendly wineries, craft brews, and restaurants that welcome pets. There are many pet friendly hotels and Bed ‘n Breakfasts, but Chaminade Resort & Spa  goes all-out for pets. It’s a ruff life at Chaminade where dogs are greeted with open arms, treats, and access to the resort’s restaurant patios. There’s a Pooch Patio Menu with a variety of appetizing options that even humans will be drooling over. Explore the convenient 3+ miles of trails onsite where your pup can sniff through the eucalyptus and redwoods. And, there’s always a romp on the lawn beside the patios. Pet friendly accommodations feature hardwood floors, an outside private patio and a woodland setting.




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The days of leaving our four-legged friends behind are over. In Tahoe South, they love ‘em. From the many pet friendly beaches including those with a Dog Water Park, pet play areas and dog friendly kayak adventures to miles and miles of pet friendly hiking and biking trails with views of breathtaking peaks, river valleys and lakeside beauty. For urban explorers, pets and their people will love Heavenly Village. Many restaurants and eateries have outdoor patios. Pet friendly shops along the quaint streets offer water bowls welcoming dogs to stroll throughout the Village. Many neighborhood restaurants throughout Tahoe South offer pet friendly outdoor seating. In fact, pets are welcome just about everywhere. South Lake Tahoe is unique for many reasons. For one thing, the city is divided with one half being in Nevada and the other half in California. The Nevada side is home to many world-class resort hotels and casinos. Some, including the Hard Rock, treat your pet like a “Rock Star” with pet friendly rooms and a dog friendly restaurant. Hard Rock even allows dogs poolside and has a special day care center just for pets. On the Cali side, many hotels offer welcome gifts including dog bowls, treats and other pet amenities. If you and your pet are flying to Lake Tahoe South, the Reno/Tahoe airport is one of the most pet friendly in the nation. This airport has not one, but three dog comfort stations strategically located throughout the airport. For humans, there’s the Paws 4 Passengers program that offers travelers the comfort of petting dogs that stroll throughout the airport with their program volunteers.




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Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia delivers one destination, five counties and countless things to do: fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites and famous (and delicious) food, much of which is pet friendly. Adventures of historic proportions include pet friendly walking tours of iconic landmarks including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and more or take the historic double decker BigBus tour that welcomes well-mannered dogs of all sizes on board. The Philadelphia park system has many scenic hiking and walking paths for you and your furry family to explore as well as historic neighborhoods and squares. Center City is filled with pet friendly shops and restaurants. A one-of-a-kind place to stay is the landmark Chestnut Hill Hotel. The hotel has existed on its sight for over 200 years in the Historic District of Chestnut Hill. A short distance from downtown Philadelphia, The Chestnut Hill Hotel has a neighborhood feel that can be relaxing to pets after a big day in the big city. The hotel welcomes dogs of all breeds and sizes with treats and is so pet friendly you might see Barley, the owners’ Newfoundland and hotel mascot, lounging around the property. If you’d like to book the Chestnut Hill Hotel, “Barley on Pets Welcome Here” and our travel agent will take 10% off your stay.  



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If the mountains are calling and you must go, escape to amazingly pet friendly Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Your Great Outdoors adventure includes hiking with your furry best friend on a variety of scenic trails from lakeside to scenic fields to mountain climbs for more experienced hikers. Everyone can enjoy the John Brown Farm Historic Site where your fur kid can romp and play in lush green fields, swim in the pond and hike with you on 5 different trails that start at the farm. One of the greatest road trips for you and your dog is the drive to the summit of White Face Mountain on the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway. It’s the fifth highest peak in NY state and has viewing areas along the way that span hundreds of miles of wild land reaching as far as Vermont and Canada.

Surprisingly, Lake Placid’s Main Street is located not on Lake Placid, but on the shores of Mirror Lake, a large, crystal clear lake with a public beach and dog swimming area so your pup can do the dog paddle and splash around. Canoeing, kayaking and Paddle Boarding are available and experienced pets are welcome on board to enjoy the ride. Your Lake Placid escape wouldn’t be complete without a shopping spree on dog friendly Main Street. Sidewalk water bowls and treats are everywhere, and almost all welcome leashed pets inside, including Emma’s Lake Placid Creamery that serves home-made ice cream for you and your pet. Chow Hounds are sure to love the dozens of pet friendly restaurants, and evenings, you and your pet can have a howling good time at one of the local watering holes that welcome pets with bowls of fresh, vintage water.

At the end of a fabulous day, you and your fur kid can rest your heads in one of the many pet friendly hotels, motels and bed ’n breakfasts, including Hotel North Woods, an all-suite hotel on Main Street. This iconic hotel wrote the book on pet friendly. In fact, in addition to their signature custom pet beds, pet dining stations and homemade Nutty Maple Bacon Dog Treats, complimentary in every room, their Outward Hound program provides guests with a guide book to pet friendly locations and hikes in and around Lake Placid.





For a truly authentic Appalachian experience filled with outdoor adventure and family-and-pet-friendly activities, choose Haywood County, North Carolina. Best known for its 46 miles of scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains, magnificent waterfalls and spectacular views, Haywood County is comprised of five mountain towns, each of which brings its own culture and Appalachian heritage to the area. These include  Maggie Valley, Waynesville,  Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde. For a great outdoors adventure that’s truly great, hiking is just steps away in scenic Maggie Valley. For a breathtaking experience, hike with your dog to the top of Waterrock Knob. This peak (6,292 feet) is the 16th highest mountain in the Eastern United States and boasts spectacular views. If waterfalls are your passion, make your way to one of 18 different hiking trails with waterfalls that range from beginner to advanced. If you and your dog love canoeing and kayaking, water adventures at Lake Junaluska will float your boat. Enjoy pet friendly dining, shopping and local craft breweries in the quaint, charming country towns of Haywood County, including Waynesville, the county seat.  Then end your day in the comfort of one of Haywood County’s pet friendly hotels, motels and vacation rentals.




Historic Winter Park, located in the heart of Central Florida, is a fantastic getaway for people who love pets.  Stroll along scenic Park Avenue, filled with upscale shops and restaurants, where you and your furry companion will be welcomed with doggie water bowls and treats. Unexpected adventures include Lake Baldwin Dog Park with an off-leash canine beach and “Paddleboard Orlando” where dogs are welcome to join their humans in Stand Up Paddle. Instructions for dogs and people can have you out paddling in one lesson. Your headquarters for this special escape is the Alfond Inn that welcomes you and your furry family with a VIP (Very Important Pup) package.



VIP PACKAGE (Single or Double Occupancy)

The Alfond Inn excels in pampering all of their guests, including their four-legged, furred ones.  The VIP Pup Package includes:

A night’s stay in a beautifully appointed traditional guestroom

Specialty Dog Bowl

A gift basket filled with a variety of Dog Treats and toys

A Thundershirt

$15 Donation to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Pet Fee Included

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Custom Add-Ons:

Dinner at the award winning Hamilton’s Kitchen

(Inside or on the pet friendly patio)

Dog friendly Paddleboard at Paddleboard Orlando (With or without lesson)



The Emerald Coast has been named one of the “Top Ten Most Beautiful Places in America.” A spectacular destination for a pet friendly escape, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island welcome pets and their people with exciting adventures, comfortable accommodations and delicious dining. The waters are so sparkling green and the sands so sugar white, the Emerald Coast is truly the jewel of Florida’s Panhandle. Many hotels welcome furry guests with special treats and pet amenities. Adventure awaits you and your furry friend, including a boat trip to a private island for a great beach day. Or how about fishing? Many charters are pet friendly. And if you love shopping, Ft. Walton Beach welcomes pets with water bowls and treats. A variety of delectable restaurants are pet friendly, including Dewy Destin’s, dating back to 1835. And when the sun sets, the boardwalk lights up, with restaurants, bars and entertainment that welcome furry travelers. There’s enchantment day and night for you and your dog at this gem of a destination.

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Escapes include pet friendly guestrooms and can include custom add-ons including pet friendly beach trips, deep-sea fishing and reservations at pet friendly restaurants.



At the southernmost tip of the United States, Key West is an irreverent southern paradise that loves pets as much as two-legged visitors. Well-mannered dogs are allowed almost everywhere, including many watersports, nightlife, beaches and historic sites. Many restaurants, hotels and Bed ‘n Breakfasts in Key West welcome furry guests. A Conch Republic getaway is fun for everyone. Iconic Duval Street is a must-see, filled with shops, bars and cafes including Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a favorite of novelist Ernest Hemingway, and dog friendly! Visitors to the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum will meet the celebrated six-toed cats. Cat friendly dogs are welcome on the grounds. The Key West Aquarium is also dog friendly.  And be sure to spend some time at famous Dog Beach, an off-leash beach that caters to canines. Adventurous dogs will love Lazy Dog Kayak where you and your pet can paddle on water so clear you can see fish and underwater plant life. Not to be missed is Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square. It’s a unique Key West Tradition with arts and crafts, food carts, psychics, jugglers and street performers of all kinds. Dogs are most welcome to sniff out the fun.   And fun it is. At the bottom of the U.S., Key West is a top-notch escape.

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Adventures include pet friendly guestrooms and can include custom add-ons including Aquarium and Historic Homes tickets, dog friendly kayaking and reservations at pet friendly restaurants.



The nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine was founded by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain in 1565.  From the Fountain of Youth to 42 miles of while sandy beaches, today, St. Augustine is a unique adventure for both pets and people. Here you’ll find more than for centuries of history in one city.  Many of the museums, landmarks and attractions are pet friendly. Discover it all on St. Augustine’s incredible “Pup Crawl” a free guided walking tour created especially for people who want to discover the city with their dogs.  Many stores and restaurants are pet friendly, welcoming furry guests with water bowls and treats. Hotels and Bed ’n Breakfasts also welcome pets, including the historic St. Francis Inn, the oldest continuously running inn in the United States, and Beacher’s Lodge, with oceanfront suites right on the Atlantic.  All 42 miles of St. Augustine’s beaches are dog friendly for fun in the sand and surf. Leashes, please. Adventurous dogs and their owners can experience the pet friendly eco-tour where lucky dogs just might encounter dolphins. With so much to see and do, St. Augustine is an escape of historic proportions.

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Discovery packages include pet friendly guestrooms and can include custom add-ons including, dog friendly eco-tours, scenic cruise and reservations at pet friendly restaurants.