180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon and Coast Summer Travel Tips for Your
Calif.) – Western Oregon already experienced one sizable heat wave
at the beginning of June, and more are just around the corner. These weeks
of sweltering weather could mean problems for your pet, especially if
you’re traveling around the inland roads of Oregon.
Trips to places like Bend or along the I-5 corridor can
spell some danger to pets. Even the Oregon coastline, during the rare
heat wave, can be problematic
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside
visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated.
Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes,
one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining
rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two
bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor
pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern
end of Seaside. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
The World Wide Pet Industry Association, Inc. (WWPIA) -
the oldest non-profit organization within the industry promoting responsible
growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services
– recently announced a list of tips to keep pets safe during the
sweltering summer months.
“Summer is great in that it gives consumers more
time outside with their pets,” said Doug Poindexter, executive vice
president, WWPIA. “However, it also brings lots of risks including
high temperatures, exposure to outdoor elements and an increased threat
of fleas and ticks. In our efforts to promote responsible pet care, we’ve
created a list of tips to keep your pet safe while in the car, at the
beach, and while simply playing outside.”
Summer months see more Americans hitting the road for weekend
trips and extended vacations. More and more pets are now joining their
owners on these trips. When traveling with your pet in the car, it’s
import to follow these tips:
Use Proper Restraint: When traveling in your vehicle, your
pet should always be properly restrained for both your and their safety.
In the case of an accident, a dog can weigh up 30 times its weight upon
impact while traveling at 35 mph. Today, many companies create seatbelt
systems and crates to keep animals safely secured while on the road.
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: smaller homes
with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and
fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to
the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces,
multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs,
cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another
sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes
– ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have
seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
Never Leave Your Pet In the Car: In 70 degree weather and
above, it takes only minutes for the temperatures in your car to escalate
to triple digits. Leaving the window open an inch does not provide adequate
ventilation. Many states are passing laws that prohibit leaving your pet
alone in your automobile. So if your car is parked, please make sure to
remove your pet from the car.
|Cannon Beach may just be the friendliest to pets on the entire coast
Bring Water: Car travel can make your pets feel anxious
and result in nervous panting. Be sure to take frequent breaks during
your trip to allow your pet the opportunity to re-hydrate.
Hot summer temps can often change your daily routine with
your pet. Depending on where you live, it may be too hot to take your
pet outside during the day. Pet owners must take precautionary steps to
make sure their pets are adequately hydrated and not overheating when
playing outdoors during the summer.
Avoid Pavement in Hot Weather: Your dog has very sensitive
paw pads, and the hot asphalt during the summer months can burn them.
Instead, opt to walk your pet on grass or plan your walks during the early
morning/late evening when the pavement is not as hot.
|Downtown Seaside has lots of places where dogs can wet
Know the Symptoms of Heat stroke: Dogs cannot cool down
as easily as humans and are more likely to suffer heat stroke during the
summer. The symptoms of overheating include excessive panting, drooling,
sluggish and unresponsiveness. Dogs with thick coats, short muzzles and
heart or breathing problems are at greater risk for heat stroke and should
remain indoors with air conditioning during extremely hot days.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
Refill Pet Medications/Combat Fleas and Ticks: Insect populations
increase during the summer months, escalating the chances that your pet
will come into contact with ticks and fleas. Make sure that your pet is
up-to-date with their heartworm shots and refill their flea and tick medications.
like small children, face the risk of drowning from not knowing how to
swim. A responsible pet owner should be aware of the dangers that pools,
rivers, lakes and the ocean present to pet owners. Acknowledging these
dangers and using precaution will prevent you from putting your pet in
Limit Access to Pools: Many dogs do not know how to swim.
If you own a pet, make sure that your pool is securely fenced off from
the rest of your backyard and that the gate is always closed when people
enter and leave the pool area.
Invest in a Life Preserver: Most dogs are not great swimmers.
If you plan to vacation on a boat or stay near a body of water with your
pet, it would be a wise investment to purchase a life preserver. Companies
have created vests outfitted specifically for pets.
Time in Water: If your dog does enjoy swimming outdoors, be sure to limit
the amount of time they spend in the water. A dog that is overexerted
and can’t swim back to shore is especially susceptible to drowning.
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
For more information on pet safety and articles relating
to your pet, see www.petsource.org.
Special Oregon Coast Travel Tips for Pets
Pet friendly travel on the coast is all the rage right
now, with many hotels allowing pets these days, along with special features
for pet owners. Although out of Seaside’s nearly 15 hotels and motels,
only a handful allow Fido (one of which is the Inn at Seaside). Cannon
Beach and Lincoln City have statistically more pet friendly lodgings.
Plenty of vacation rentals in all towns on the coast allow pets.
More importantly, it’s a big tradition now
to show your pet-loving colors in coastal burghs by having little bowls
of water sitting outside your business. You’ll find many of these
along Seaside’s famous Broadway, and in many other sidewalks of
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family
vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with
over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection
of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses
– from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln
City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds
of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces,
beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked
cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and
up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River.
Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and
balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players;
movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa,
and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four
to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial
occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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