Poolside pups & pastelitos: Our extremely pet-friendly trip to Miami Beach

This used to be his playground…

We just got back from a weekend away in Miami. It was MY first trip to Florida, and Mike’s millionth… approximately. (He used to work on a show called Burn Notice that filmed in Miami.)

But the difference for Mike this time was that he had his dog in tow!

Actually it wasn’t just OUR pooch, our friend and The Gifted castmate Skyler Samuels brought her dog Matey along too!

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly trip to Miami, you’re going to have to stay at The Standard Miami Beach.

This place just set the tone for the perfect getaway with your pooch… Continue reading “Poolside pups & pastelitos: Our extremely pet-friendly trip to Miami Beach”

My ode to the best travel pet carrier ever

the best travel pet carrier ever

I agonized for weeks over what pet carrier to get for Pita. She’s a small dog (8-10lbs) but not a TINY TINY dog. And the space under airline seats (much like overhead bins) are so unpredictable. I also didn’t want to have to carry her on my shoulder the entire time (bad back). So I needed something big enough for her to move around comfortably in, but not so big that it didn’t fit under any seat, and something that I could wheel and/or wear like a backpack.

After opening about approximately 36 Amazon pages of travel pet carriers, I started whittling away at them… This one’s not squishy enough, this one looks too small, this one doesn’t have wheels, this one gets shit reviews, this one is just a super-ugly color. (Yeah, I started to get really petty at the end.) And then there was The Snoozer… It had wheels, backpack straps, could sit upright, or flat on the ground, got great reviews, and had this adorable chihuahua photo as an example:

the best travel pet carrier ever -- wheeled pet carrier chihuahua

It seemed like a sign. So I Amazon Primed that bitch for my bitch. And guess what — half a dozen flights and many many car rides later — I’m in love with this wheeled pet carrier. Here’s why…

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Our favorite dog-friendly restaurants in LA

We got a dog! That means we’re now constantly on the lookout for dog-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles. Fortunately we just happen to live in a hotbed of wonderful restaurants that allow dogs.

Here are our favorite places to dine with our pup that aren’t just a squished collection of chairs and tiny tables, in direct sunlight, outside of the actual restaurant… Continue reading “Our favorite dog-friendly restaurants in LA”