For the Love of Dogs - Your Guide to All Things Dog! Saratoga NY Dog Photographer

 

People who know me, know I absolutely adore dogs! I have two of my own, Roxy and Sydney and I frequently shoot engagement sessions and weddings in Upstate New York that include my client’s furry friends. When I meet with couples about getting married in Saratoga, I tell them, bring your dogs along! It’s a great place for them to stay and play. Whether you’re looking for a dog friendly hotel, some locally made dog treats, or a beautiful place to get fresh air and exercise, here is everything you need to know about having fun with your dogs in Saratoga.

Dog Friendly Hotels

As much as we love our pets, not all hotels do. Weird, right? But the good news is that from Saratoga to Lake George to Lake Placid, we’re fortunate to have a considerable number of hotels that welcome our buddies, including:

Saratoga

The Gideon Putman

Union Gables Inn & Suites

Saratoga Hilton

Residence Inn by Marriott

Lake George

Roaring Brook Ranch Resort/Conference Center

Trout House Village Resort

Glenmoore Lodge

Lake Placid

Lake Placid Lodge

High Peaks Resort

Crowne Plaza

 In home pet sitting and will bring your dog to your wedding for photos!

Room for Paws

 

Exercise

Getting out there and exercising with your dog is a great way to keep yourself and your pet in good health. But what if you don’t have an enough room where you’re staying for your dogs to get a good run? Here are some great spots that you can bring your dog for a walk or hike:

Saratoga Springs State Park

Hemlock Trail

Saratoga National Historic Park

Congress Park

Saratoga Dog Park

Skidmore Trails

SPAW City Social Club (Indoor Dog Park)

Grooming

There is nothing like cuddling with your buddies when they are all fresh and clean! And if you’re in Saratoga for your wedding or engagement shoot you’ll want to be sure your dogs are looking dapper.  I love these groomers because your dog is in and out in about 90 minutes.

Here are some local groomers that you and your dog will love:

Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort (ask for Twyla)

Pet Smart (ask for Lindsay)

Dog Apparel/Toys/Treats

While you’re here celebrating why not grab some toys and treats, and maybe a new coat for your dog! From cold weather gear that will keep them warm, to chew toys and leashes, here are some great spots for apparel/toys/treats

Dawgdom

Mini Me Pups Pet Boutique

Benson’s Pet Center

For custom wedding apparels for dog: DogGone Stylish (also available at Dawgdom)

Custom winter dog scarfs, email me for knitters: tracey@traceybuyce.com

 

Boarding

If you’re like me, you have a very hard time leaving your doggie BFF. When you have to get away for awhile, and bringing your pet with you is not an option, the next best thing is to leave them with someone you can trust. Here is where I recommend for boarding, as I’ve personally boarded my dogs here and trust them 100%.

Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort

 Dog Walking

Brinkley’s Basics and Beyond

Red Bandana Pet Services

Unleashed Canine Care

Trainers & Behaviorists

Brinkley’s Basics and Beyond

Dharma of Dog

Local dog blog

Saratoga Dog Lovers

So there you have it! Everything you need to have a wonderful stay is available at your fingertips in and around the Saratoga area. If you are planning on heading to Upstate, New York with your pups and you’re looking for a professional photographer to take your pictures, write to me at tracey@traceybuyce.com