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Exploring the country with your pet or service animal.

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The next time you hit the road for some R&R, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friends and service animals at home. All IHG® Army Hotels welcome service animals, and most offer pet-friendly accommodations for family dogs and cats, as well as emotional support dogs. Just let the hotel know you’re bringing a pet or a service animal during the reservation process. The staff will even provide a “pet in room” sign on the door.


Service animals are exempt from any deposits and additional fees. The Americans with Disabilities Act classifies service animals as work dogs trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.


You can read the full pet policy for IHG® Army Hotels here https://ihg.scene7.com/is/content/ihg/IHG_DAM/ihg-army-hotels/2018-pal-responsive/support_files/2018PetPolicy.pdf)


Take a walk on the Wild (West) side in Arizona.


You and your pets will feel right at home at the Candlewood Suites® on Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. Each roomy suite has a kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, and complimentary breakfast every day. The location provides an excellent base for outdoor adventures, such as hiking and scenic drives.


Visit nearby Tombstone, where you can imagine rounding up lawbreakers along with your Deputy Dawg in the “Town That’s too Tough to Die.” Tombstone earned a place in America’s Wild West history during the silver mining rush and the notorious shootout between Wyatt Earp and “Doc” Holiday at the O.K. Corral. It’s all brought to life through daily reenactments and tours. Head over to Allen Street and let your service animal or pet ride shotgun on an authentic Old Butterfield Stagecoach tour.


Take a break from the dusty streets and cool off with an underground tour of a real silver mine. Starting in 1879, Good Enough Mine drew in thousands of prospectors who hoped to strike it rich. See if you and your dog can sniff out a claim during the 45-minute guided tour. The mine offers military discounts and pets are welcome! Find out more here: https://tombstonechamber.com/directory/good-enough-mine-trolley-tours/.

Sleep less in Seattle.


Head to the coffee-fueled city of Seattle for round-the-clock fun. Bring your pet or service animal along and enjoy warm hospitality, rain or shine, at the IHG® Military Hotels on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. You can start your day with a complimentary breakfast and end the evening by grilling in the picnic area.


Seattle is super dog-friendly. Many restaurants even allow dogs to accompany their owners inside, which is critical for service animals. If eating al fresco is your thing, grab an original Seattle-style hotdog – that’s one loaded with cream cheese, onions, peppers, and served up on a toasted bun – at Dog in the Park (https://doginthepark.wordpress.com/).


Seattle is an urban hiking nirvana. Pick a trail and be rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound. The city has many off-leash parks. A popular pick is Magnuson Park, where your dog can run along the beach of Lake Washington.



Hop on the Fremont Sunday Ice Cream Cruise offered by Seattle Ferry Service. Well-behaved, leashed pets (including cats) and service animals are welcome aboard for a tour of Lake Union. You’ll learn a bit about Seattle’s history, catch a glimpse of glass artist’s Dale Chihuly’s studio, watch sea planes come and go, and get a closer look at the city’s famous floating homes, including the “Sleepless in Seattle” house. You can find more information here (http://www.seattleferryservice.com/schedule2/).


Have a dog who loves to fetch? Plan your visit around one of the Mariners’ Bark at the Park baseball games. They may catch a foul ball, and you can snap some great pictures as they run around the bases after the game.Follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City for the Mariners’ Bark at the Park games. Furry fans are allowed at T-Mobile Park on July 22 and September 12. Attending Totos receive tasty treats and a limited-edition Mariners-themed giveaway upon arrival, and all are welcome to don a jersey and hit the field for a post-game mutt strut around the bases. There are several comfort stations located throughout the designated pet seating area as well as an on-site waste disposal management team.


No matter where your next trip takes you, be sure to include IHG® Army Hotels in your plans!  


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