Living or traveling with dogs usually means having to find places to walk. Just because a property calls itself "pet friendly" does not necessarily mean that there are convenient dog-walking areas nearby.
When making reservations at a pet-friendly hotel, you may want to call ahead and ask about walking paths or grassy areas. If you are looking for pet-friendly housing, the issue is even more important. Look around at the property and imagine where you would walk your dog every day. Even if there is a park a few minutes away, make sure there is also someplace near your doorstep where your dog can have "emergency" outings at night or in inclement weather. If your dog rings his Poochie Bells at 3 a.m., you certainly won't want to walk two blocks to a park!
Speaking of walking...
In researching pet-friendly places, we come across a lot of information about city streets, pedestrian-friendliness, and other topics that might be of interest to people who walk dogs. We've linked to some of our favorites: