The World's Best Dog-Friendly Hotels

As an freelance travel writer and hotel lover, I enjoy trying out new hotels on a monthly basis. Over the past six months, I’ve noticed a growing trend in the world of hospitality: more and more hotels are dog-friendly. In fact, many upscale hotels are offering special programs and packages that are geared toward pampering pooches. There are also luxury hotels that have their own mascot, a hotel dog who warmly greets guests upon arrival and who roams the grounds searching for mischief. From yappy hours to custom-designed dog linens, here is an inside look at the jet-setting pet trend.

Do you travel with your dog? What is your favorite pet-friendly hotel?