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10 Ideas You’ve Got to Add to Your Dog's Bucket List

Create a lifetime of memories with these 10 pawsome bucket-list ideas for your fur-ever friend.

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Snooze at a Dog-Friendly Hotel

There are hotels that allow dogs, and then there are hotels that dote on their four-legged overnight guests. At Kimpton Hotels, their policy is "if your pet fits through the door, we'll welcome them in." At no extra charge, mind you. Look for plush pet bed loaners, water bowls, mats and even a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants and dog parks. Some Kimpton properties have a Director of Pet Relations, while others, like Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC, have doggie influencers, like Piper (pictured above).

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Photo: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Get Pampered at a Doggie Spa

Whether your dog needs a paw-dicure or is eager to update her look with a cut and color, she can get it all done at Paradise Pet Lodge in Woodinville, Wash. Pet stylists offer a wide variety of spa services to help your dog relax and rejuvenate. She'll be a whole new dog when she comes home with feather extensions and crystal ear gems. Or, head to Nemacolin Wooflands Pet Resort & Spa in Farmington, Pa., for nail paw-lish, berry facials and mini massages.

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Frolic at a Dog-Friendly Pub

At The Dog Bar in St. Petersburg, Fla., their slogan is "Sit. Stay. Drink." Naturally, The Dog Bar is a must-go to watch your dog frolic at outdoor play areas complete with ramps, tunnels and swimming pools while you enjoy a pint and a game of ping-pong. Or, head to Pub Dog Colorado in Colorado Springs, which has a doggie menu with favorites like puppy patties, chicken breast soup and pupsicles, as well as a 3,000-square-foot off-leash area for socialization.

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Photo: Mercury Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

Set Sail on a Canine Cruise

Cruise Chicago's waterways with your furry BFF on-board Mercury's Canine Cruise. Enjoy a narration of Chicago's history and architecture with your leashed pooch on your lap as you both take in the sights. This 90-minute cruise includes water bowls, plenty of deck seating and newspaper-lined restrooms — just in case. Or, try a 45-minute sightseeing Canine Cruise with Potomac Riverboat Company in Alexandria, Va. Take in the views from the boat before docking and exploring historic Old Town Alexandria on foot.

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