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Traveling with a Pet

For some people, a family trip to Traverse City just wouldn’t be the same without the family pet. And fortunately, this is a pretty pet-friendly town.

The same natural attractions that make Traverse City such a popular place for outdoor recreation -- miles of forest trails, wide open spaces and long beaches, make it a popular destination for dogs and the people who love them. Many local hotels and resorts (and even a few restaurants) are dog-friendly, although it’s always smart to check ahead and understand the rules and conditions that can sometimes apply. For details about these rules at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National park click here. Other pets may require special consideration and stronger restriction. But if you’re a dog owner, you’ll find Traverse City a very welcoming place.

For information on hotels and motels that allow dogs please click here. If you prefer to stay in a cabin or cottage there are also a few options listed here. Below you will find information on boarding and pet friendly places around Traverse City.