Top 10 Dog-Friendly Resort Areas

For many, leaving the dog behind while going on vacation is like leaving behind one of the kids. Fortunately, has taken a poll and found the top ten resort areas that welcome dogs so that Sparky can tag along too.

The rankings take into account the quality of dog-friendly accommodations, things to do with your dog, beaches, parks and dog-friendly patio dining:

1. Carmel, Monterey, CA
2. Bar Harbor, Acadia, ME
3. Black Hills, SD
4. St. Augustine, FL
5. Cape Cod, MA
6. Key West, FL
7. Charlottesville, VA
8. Mendocino, CA
9. Asheville, Blue Ridge, NC
10. Amarillo, TX