What is BringFido?

Updated: May 16, 2019

BringFido is an online registry for pet-friendly places. BringFido aims to connect pet owners with its 250,000 pet-friendly places, in 14,000 cities worldwide. Using BringFido can help pet owners find hotels, restaurants, activities, services and events that are pet-friendly.

Users can browse through categories of listings, searching by city or destination. Establishments are rated with doggy bones; 1-5. Readers can also read through endless reviews of services, lodging and businesses.

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Rest assured, customer service is always available. Agents, pet-friendly of course, can be reached 24/7 by phone or chat. For easy access, download the BringFido app. The BringFido app is available for Apple and Android.

BringFido’s Story

BringFido was founded by the co-author of “Ruff Guide to the United States”, Melissa Halliburton. BringFido was created after Melissa experienced the harsh realization of a lack of pet-friendly establishments, primarily hotels and eateries, in the U.S. In 2004, BringFido was launched as a resource for pet owners. So far, it has helped millions of pet owners [and pets] enjoy what the world has to offer their four-legged friends.

How Can BringFido Help You?

Hotels: You can browse by destination, select dates pet policy and property type. Hotels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfast Venues, Vacation Rentals, Campgrounds. BringFido has full booking-capability, even comparing their rate with competitors. There is no reservation fee. Pet Fee guarantees means that the pet fee you’re charged is correct. This means that if you arrive to check-in and the hotel claims the pet fee is more, BringFido will reimburse you up to $250.00 for any incorrect fees. You can also post your property on BringFido. Browse by city or name.

Restaurants: 57,517 total pet-friendly restaurants. You can view restaurants in your current city or search a different destination. You can even find a restaurant, browsing by category. A few examples include: Mexican food, coffee shops, outdoor restaurants, Vegetarian restaurants, waterfront and Wine Bars. You can post your own restaurant.

Activities: Dog parks, dog beaches, hiking trails, tours, pet-friendly stores. Post your own activity.

Events: Hundreds of pet-friendly events are posted on BringFido. Event listings are worldwide. Search by entering your destination city or browse through upcoming events. Post your own event.

Services: Directory of necessary pet services; Pet sitters, dog walkers, boarding and kennels, veterinarians, pet stores, dog trainers, dog groomers, shelters. Post your own business.

Destinations: Enter in any city, worldwide to view a list of pet-friendly services you can find in that city. This tool is ideal for planning a vacation – you can know, ahead of time, which establishments are pet-friendly.

Airlines: Search through airline pet policies – this includes fees and rules, such as allowing a smaller pet in the cabin or cargo area. Read through U.S. and international flying policies.

International: Traveling internationally with your pet can be challenging. Each country has their own pet policies. While its best to check with embassy or consulate, BringFido gives readers a brief overview of what to expect when traveling internationally. Browse through listed countries to find out what to expect, such as necessary documentation.


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