America’s leading pet friendly travel website BringFido.com has launched its first Kickstarter campaign, promoting the soon to be released book – Ruff Guide to the United States, featuring 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Earlier this year, BringFido.com founder Melissa Halliburton and her dog, Ace, embarked on a 20,000-mile journey across the U.S. in search of the most dog-friendly attractions and accommodations. The book is a compilation of the best of the best and will be released in hard copy and e-book editions in May 2013.
“Kickstarter is the perfect platform for launching our book project because we can offer unique reward experiences to our supporters,” says Halliburton, whose company has helped over 10 million dog owners bring their pets on vacation since 2006. Autographed copies of the book and one-of-a-kind themed experiences are among the rewards being offered to backers of the campaign, which runs through Christmas Day.
BringFido.com has tailored packages that will make any dog lover jealous. A few lucky dogs will set out on adventures that include kayaking, surfing lessons, skijoring, and jeep and flightseeing tours. A professional photographer will be on hand at each activity to capture the moment for inclusion in the book. For less adventurous pooches, rewards include luxury accommodations at top pet-friendly hotels across the country, doggie massages, and even a dog birthday party. For the dog (or dog owner) who seemingly has everything, the “Pupparazi” package includes VIP star treatment for two nights at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, complete with a dog-friendly limo ride.
BringFido.com features the world’s largest directory of pet-friendly hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals. Dog owners traveling with their pets can book directly on the website or call 877-411-FIDO to speak to a pet travel expert. The company, based in South Carolina, can even help customers find pet-friendly attractions, dog events, and restaurants with outdoor seating areas.