Being an adorable pug can be tough,ok who I am kidding since last week I got to visit the Big Apple for the NY NOW Gift Show. 

Momo take on the Big Apple

Products featured: Garden Fresh Apple Toy & Skulls & Roses Lounge Bed

Landed in New York City! A black car picked me up to take me to my accommodations – this is how I do it. These little legs are more for show and I wasn’t about to test them on the subway.

Black Car Service

Product featured: Pumpkin Chill Pad

As Chief Pug Officer I am always on the job whether its product testing, modeling our newest award-winning lounge beds or greeting potential clients with lots of snuggles and kisses. 

Momo on Tower of Lounge Beds with Toys

Products featured: Urban Denim Lounge Bed, Royal Crest Lounge Bed & Holiday Toys

The city streets are full of interesting smells and yummy treats, but I could tell my human was dog tired so we took a break. Can you tell which photo was taken after I ate my tasty Bocce's Bakery treats?

Break Time in NYCTreat time from Bocce's Bakery

Back to work and sometimes even I need to get some beauty rest. My Bamboo Lounge Bed is comfy and its elevated sides keeps everything in the right places if you know what I mean (I’ve got some love rolls from all those treats). Tongue out, don't care!

Momo passed out in Bamboo Lounge Bed

Product Featured: Bamboo Lounge Bed

I asked my team for a pumpkin latte and they gave me a Garden Fresh Pumpkin Plush Toy – not amused.

Momo & the Garden Fresh Pumpkin Toy

Product Featured: Garden Fresh Pumpkin Toy

I made an appearance at BarkBox Headquarters for a meeting. Checking that one off my pug bucket list! I found my space in this big office and the perfect vantage point to locate their treats ;)

Momo at BarkBox

Momo at BarkBox

I made some new friends - so many pups so little time - watch out humans this pug is on a mission!

Momo makes friends at BarkBox

I held a meeting to discuss my upcoming products coming to BarkBoxs soon. My human got us lost and we ended up in the wrong conference room. I bet these things don't happen to my friend Hamliton the Pug

Momo in BarkBox Conference Room

Hey where are all the P.L.A.Y. beds at? I am going to need to talk to their Canine Resources Department ASAP these pups deserve to lounge and snooze in luxury.

P.L.A.Y. Beds

New York you are perfect, oh paw-lese don’t change a thing! Until we meet again because New York is always a good idea…


By Natalie Hennessy on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm 0 Comments

Autumn is the perfect time to take a vacation, and of course, leaving your pooch at home or in a kennel is out the question. They are a member of the family and will enjoy time away just as much as you. With crowds now thinning out, you'll have more elbow room – and so will your pet. Here are some ideas for dog-friendly destinations this autumn.

The East Coast

National parks are always wonderful places to spend vacations. Not all national parks are dog-friendly but on the East Coast you will find Maine's Acadia National Park will cater well to the furry family members. Your dog can join you in hiking on virtually all the hiking trails and carriage roads. Be sure to stop by the Bass Head Harbor Lighthouse to catch some breathtaking ocean views.

Virginia is lovely this time of year, but you may want to plan a trip during mid- to late October to be there for peak foliage. Shenandoah National Park offers the opportunity to see the Shenandoah Valley in all its beauty, even if the trees are not yet changing – and let your doggie enjoy it as well. There is no restriction as to where your pet can go in the park, so go hiking with your dog right by your side. Drive from one end of Skyline Drive to the other to get the full impact of this park.

Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts is a place to head if you want to get in some last minute beach activity. You can fish or boat if the water has become too cold for swimming. There are a few pet restrictions but nothing that will stop you and your pet from having a great time. Camping is available until the middle of October.

Midwest Destinations with Your Dog

A wonderful Midwest vacation destination with your pet is Cañon City, Colorado. The Royal View at Royal Gorge Campground is a pet-friendly spot for camping. The things to do in this region are abundant. Here are some of the things you can enjoy:

  • Ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  • Visit the Museum of Colorado Prisons
  • Take some photos at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
  • Experience the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

Albuquerque, New Mexico is a vacation spot where you will find all kinds of adventures. The desert air is dry and healthy, and the sun shines happily down as you embark on some intriguing explorations. Shop for Native American jewelry, take a hot air balloon ride, play a game of golf. It's all up to you and what your preferences are. And there is a wide array of campgrounds that take pets. Here are some:

  • Enchanted Trails Camping Resort
  • High Desert RV Park
  • Coronado Village
  • Albuquerque Central KOA

West Coast Vacation Spots

Naturally, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is a premier destination, whether or not you have been there before. Did you know this national park is one of the most pet-friendly parks around? It's true. You can hike the rim with your dog on either the South Rim or the North Rim paths. There is nothing like enjoying the spectacular scenery with your whole family, including the four-legged member.

Pets will need to be on a leash but can accompany you on the paved trails and roads at Yosemite National Park. This amazing California Park can take your breath away with its towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Rent a bike, place your small pet in a seat on the back and take off exploring. The fresh air is refreshing and enlivening.

Perhaps this is a great time to take in the beautiful Southern California city of San Diego. The coastline is not so crowded right now and you'll find you can let your dog off-leash at two beaches - Coronado Beach and Ocean Beach. You will want to visit all the attractions while here, such as Sea World and the fascinating San Diego Zoo.

A vacation with your pet in any part of this wonderful country is a time to shed those workaday blues and get back on track. Taking your pet with you makes special memories for a grand time away from home, even if for a short trip.


About the Author

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV, your nationwide source for RV rentals. El Monte RV also sells used motorhomes through eight different locations across the United States. For more information on purchasing a used motorhome see

By Lauren Colman on Sep 26, 2013 at 12:00 am 2 Comments