Thinking about taking your dog on vacation this summer?
(After all, today — March 23 — is National Puppy Day.)
Online travel agency Booking.com has published a study ranking “The Best Dog Friendly Vacations in the U.S.”
And you might want to take a seat, Boise.
Or at least, “Sit!”
Because you don’t need to go anywhere.
Living in Boise is a treat for dog owners. Idaho’s capital city ranks No. 3 for Fido-friendly leisure destinations.
Orlando, Florida, is No. 1. Asheville, North Carolina, is No. 2.
Cities were ranked in several categories: dog-friendly hotels, pet shops, dog-friendly parks, dog-friendly hikes and dog-poop tonnage on Foothills trails.
Which Boise won by a mile.
(OK, OK, I made that last category up while cleaning off my shoe.)
So what makes Idaho’s capital city so fantastic for canine-accompanied vacations?
“With miles of mountain hikes just a stone’s throw away, and 64 properties waiting to welcome guests with four-legged travel companions, Boise offers plenty of opportunities for adventure,” a press release explains. “The Boise River Greenbelt has a selection of parks and trails close to the water’s edge, as a perfect escape from the nearby city.”
By properties, we will assume Booking.com is referring to hotels, not our cat-loving neighbors’ front lawns.
And, by the way, if you do feel like escaping Idaho for a dog-friendly vacation? You won’t have to travel far.
Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Portland all finished in the top 10.