Savannah Weiner Dog Races: Part Savannah Fun, Part Dachshund Rescue, Part Georgia Tourism

Yes, indeed! Savannah is a pet-friendly destination (especially dachshund lovers) on this beautiful Oktoberfest morning along the Savannah riverfront in Morrell Park today! Pet lovers flew in from Seattle, and drove in from all over the southeast — Vera Beach, Raleigh, Augusta, Hilton Head. Our post-event registration review will tell us all the city names!

Pet lovers came in mass to the 12th Annual Wiener Dog Races, sponsored by Savannah Morning News and benefiting Dachshund Rescue of North America. Tourists and locals found wholesome fun and wonderfully, no-so-serious (mostly unrehearsed!) competition.

Run for a treat? Run for an “atta boy”? Yup, that’s what over 200 little dachshund darlings were doing; and, it was heartwarming to be a part of it! The Thunderbird Inn in Savannah‘s beautiful downtown is the 2011 lodging sponsor for the Savannah Weiner Dog Races.

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Copyright (c) 2011 Sandy Traub/Thunderbird Inn, downtown Savannah GA

Dog Living Magazine Points to Pet-Friendly Savannah GA and Thunderbird Inn

“When we arrived it was obvious this place [The Thunderbird Inn, downtown Savannah GA] caters to the dog-loving crowd.
Even the house keepers made a point to say hello to the dogs.”

– Suzanne Jalot, Dog Living Magazine

What a thrilled for our pet-friendly Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah to be featured in “Dog Friendly Magazine”, September 2011! We were happy to champion and host this publisher’s visit, and to showcase the many ways that Savannah is wonderfully inviting and welcoming to pet-lovers their four-legged, family pals.

We have found a niche here at The Thunderbird inn in downtown Savannah as a pet-friendly hotel. We think the success comes, in part, because we make and keep rules, and guests like that! Pet-loving travelers are attentive to their traveling pets needs, behavior, readiness to travel. They appreciate that our hotel staff and management dedicate a lot of attention to making the pet(s) and all our human guests happy and comfortable.

Here’s a link to the article, “Sniffing Around Savannah” (September 2011), an Adobe PDF file. Thank you again, Suzanne, for taking time to explore Savannah and share you great finds with your Dog Living Magazine readers!

For more information, contact Thunderbird inn General Manager, Mark Thomas, telephone 912/232-2661, email mark@thethunderbirdinn.com; TheThunderbirdInn.com. 611 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia USA 31041.

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Thunderbird Inn Pet-friendly hotel in Savannah Introduces Year Around "Dog Days in Savannah" Travel Video and Pet-friendly Historic District

Shaded landscapes, outdoor cafes, easy-flowing hospitality, and welcoming pet lodging are part of the pet-friendly appeal in the Landmark Savannah Historic District. An enthusiastic sponsor to the 2010 Savannah Wiener Dog Races (October 2, 2010, during Oktoberfest on the Savannah Riverfront), Thunderbird Inn’s pet-friendly Savannah hotel / motel / inn launches a new 3-minute video – “Dog Days in Savannah”.

SAVANNAH Georgia (August 2, 2010) – World-famous Savannah is a dog-loving town! One only needs to watch a newly released 3-minute video — “Dog Days in Savannah” — to tap into the fun-loving southern city that is getting less private about being pet-friendly.

Southern travelers are discovering the pet-friendly city that boasts public dog bowls in its most pristine public places — Troupe Square, Forsyth Park and Ellis Square. Even on a rainy day in Ellis Square, the camera captures pedigreed and rescue pups paw-to-paw and tail-to-tail enjoying Ellis Square in the Landmark Savannah Historic District. Continue reading

Dog Days of Summer in Savannah: Pet-friendly Thunderbird Inn

The Old Farmer’s Almanac (“useful with a pleasant degree of humor”) lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.

For Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah, dog days are year around! Continue reading