Why leave members of your family back at home when all you'll do is wish they were with you on your vacation? Virginia wants you to bring your pets along with you!
More and more places accommodate animals today — hotels and campgrounds, state parks and outdoor shopping centers, tourist attractions and outdoor events — so that our four-legged friends can feel part of the fun.
Many of Virginia's wineries and breweries allow dogs on their patios or designated outdoor areas. Vaccinated, friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome outside, but not in tasting rooms. Due to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) law, pets must remain outside the tasting room at all times. Dogs must kept on a leash or within a pet carrier and under the control of their owner at all times. Of course, service and guide dogs are welcome everywhere with their humans!
Dr. Mark Gottschalk, a veterinarian at Wellesley Animal Hospital in Richmond, has recommended the following travel tips:
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