VIPet Treatment in San Francisco

With plenty of off-leash beaches and parks, it's no wonder that San Francisco was voted as the number one dog friendly city in the U.S. this year. Now, with the pet-pampering "Heavenly Dog Package" at The Westin St. Francis, dogs and their owners know just where to go to be treated like VIPS (Very Important Pets and Persons) in this canine-happy city.

Guests and their four-legged friends will be greeted in their guestroom with two silver platters - one filled with gourmet dog treats and another one with homemade giant chocolate chip cookies. After a day of sniffing out the city’s best parks and dog-friendly hangouts (handpicked by The Westin St. Francis' celebrity dog "Francis"), haute hounds and their owners can each retire to their very own custom-designed Westin beds— on loan for your pet to enjoy during the stay. The Westin Heavenly Dog Bed includes a miniature duvet for furry fidos who might catch an evening chill.

Also included in the package is a keepsake book, Francis: The Earthquake Dog, recounting the hotel's special history. Rates start at $269 for a queen bedded room. Maximum two pets under 40 pounds each, per package.

For how to get guests and their furry friends to this dog-friendly city, we have the scoop on the top five airlines for traveling with pets, voted by For information on extra baggage fees, be sure to check out Southwest Airlines where pets now have the "Freedom to Fly" as the carrier will soon allow customers to bring along small cats and dogs in the aircraft cabin for a special low "pet fare" of $75 each way.

But if you can't make it to San Fran and still want pamper your pooch, check out this dog-friendly place in the Northwoods of Michigan for the ultimate dog retreat.


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