Want To Drink With Your Pet? This Website Tells You Where You Can.

By Claire Ballentine
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Named “Best Pet Travel Site” by Consumer Reports, TripsWithPets.com now also provides a solid list of dog-friendly breweries.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

The only thing better than a cold beer on a warm day is drinking it accompanied by your best four-legged friend.

Now, a Wake Forest, N.C., business is making that easier to do.

TripsWithPets.com recently unveiled its list of dog-friendly breweries. It joins the website’s list of dog-friendly restaurants, beaches and other attractions.

Named “Best Pet Travel Site” by Consumer Reports, the site provides pet-friendly travel guides and allows users to make reservations at more than 30,000 accommodations across the United States and Canada that allow animals.

“We want to be the one-stop shop when people are looking to do things with their pets, and we want people to be able to do things with their pets wherever they are,” said Kim Salerno, TripsWithPets.com’s president and founder.

Salerno began the website out of her basement in 2003, while she was living in Maine. After working as an online marketing director for Delta and Continental Airlines, she wanted to branch out on her own and decided to turn her love for animals into a business.

Initially, the company focused on regional bed-and-breakfasts but then expanded into offering accommodations all across the United States and Canada.

“I started it because of my passion, and they say do what you love and the rest will follow, so I went with it,” Salerno said.

She moved to North Carolina in 2013 because of its business-friendly environment and moderate seasons, where she can spend more time outside with her rescue pups Tucker, Charlie and Brownie. The company has 10 employees working virtually with the help of Skype and online apps.

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