Hotels that'll take your huge dog

Nemo and Pretzel

Traveling with a giant breed dog can be tough! While lots of hotels have one or two rooms set aside for people traveling with their canine, eye pop out when a Great Pyr walks in. The folks at It's Dog or Nothing have shared a few pointers and a short list of national chains that'll take you and your big pal.

La Quinta hotels are their top choice:


Hands down, this is our number one choice. When we know where we plan to stop for the night, we will do a quick search for a La Quinta. If there isn’t one where we planned to stop, we will often change our plans to find one. With over 900 hotels in North America, there’s always one around the corner.

Not only does La Quinta allow multiple giant breed dogs, but their rooms are great. Every room we’ve stayed in has had a fridge and a microwave – if you have food sensitivities you know how important this is! Add on a free continental breakfast and I have a happy husband (and puppies because he always gets them some bacon!).

Mostly Nemo and I camp in our VW van, when we travel, but hotel stays can be hilarious. Read the rest

Identify your dog's breed


Results from have become awful exciting, in my family. Submit photos via the website or app for instant results of widely varying accuracy.

My dogs both got great matches the first time, but my sister has had some fun results. Evidently my father is a Pekinese.

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PetSafe Nobbly Nubbly: a treat holding, gum massaging dog toy

A fantastic dog toy with a name only the eleventh Doctor could love! Meet the Nobbly Nubbly!

This combination treat holder and dental stimulator entertains my Great Pyr Nemo for hours.

The end-caps of this bone shaped chewer unscrew, allowing you to place two disks of beef rawhide/jerky between the hard nylon-bone style frame and soft rubbery gum massager. Dogs chew with gusto to get the little disks out! Nemo will spend 45-60 minutes working at it. Keep the ends screwed on tight though! Once I left a cap slightly loose and he unscrewed in moments.

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Timelapse of Boston's nemopocalypse

I pointed my camera out my dining room window for 30 hours of Nemo in Boston, from the start of precipitation on Friday to the end of Saturday's cleanup.