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5 Vacation Destinations Your Small Dog Will Love

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Parisians love small dogs! If you're dying to travel Europe with your pooch, Paris is a great place to start. They don't quarantine all visiting pets, but they do have requirements before they allow dogs into the country, so check the French government's or embassy's Web site before you go. If you decide to travel around Europe, you'll need to apply for a European Pet Passport (EU Pet Passport) or for approval with the UK's Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), depending on which countries you want to visit.

In the City of Love, you'll find many parks that allow chiens in at least some areas, including Jardin di Luxembourg, Jardin di Palais Royal and the Tuileries Gardens. Paris is best explored on foot -- but if your paws get tired, you can both ride the Metro, too. Take a walk along the Seine, admire the architecture and check out the riverboats. Your dog will likely find some four-legged friends aboard.

Many of the hotels around Paris are dog friendly, and dining with your pooch in Paris is easy since there are so many outdoor cafés. But your dog has to be well behaved -- if not, count on receiving some dirty looks. Be sure to bring a chic carrier bag. If there's one place in the world where you want one, it's Paris.

If you're looking to stay a little closer to home and your dog loves a leashed beach stroll, don't miss our last and southernmost destination, the Outer Banks!

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