The Dog Bar

Rainy weekend can’t hold us down! 

It was another Boston Terriers of Charlotte meet up but it was also another rainy spring day. We didn’t let that hold us down and joined our friends are the local dog bar! They ran around like crazies and a good dry time was had by all!

 This was one of our last Charlotte meet ups before we head back west. I’m so glad it was a great one!

Today Basil is having a lazy, sleepy Sunday on the sofa. I think yesterday was a little bit too much fun!

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the No Sew Bow Tie DIY tutorial so make sure to check back then!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Basil presents Dog Friendly destinations — Charlotte, NC

Dog Friendly CharlotteSo many Basil’s Travels fan have asked for this, so here it is… Dog friendly destinations by the city! The first city we are highlighting is the Queen city, Charlotte, North Carolina! For the last 2 years we have checking out this beautiful city and here are our favorite hot spots to enjoy with your pet.

Going forward every #TravelTuesday I’ll post a new dog friendly destination, so make sure to check back. If there is a city you want me to feature please let me know in the comments and I’ll let you know when that will be happening!

Hope this is helpful for your next visit to Charlotte or if you are a local don’t forget about these great places that will welcome your four-legged friend with open arms.

Until next Tuesday! Happy April!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Basil’s party was a hoot! – Dog Bar, Charlotte

Yesterday was Basil’s 4th birthday party at his favorite place in Charlotte, The Dog Bar! On the many drag in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte you will find the coolest off-leash dog park that also serves alcohol!

Basil is always happy to hit up the Dog Bar and just meet some new friends but tonight it was about the new friends and the old. We invited our friends from Boston Terriers of Charlotte and a few fellow Seattle Seahawks fan and their pups. The weather was great! No rain and temps in the high 50’s. Basil couldn’t of had a better time and even got a few rocking gifts.

Thanks to all of our friends that stopped by and all the new friends that wished Basil a very happy birthday. Year number 4 is going to rock!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Happy Sunday Funday!

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It is so relaxing and its football day! So in the spirit of being a little lazy I thought I would share the only two photos that came out from our time in at The Dog Bar last night. 

It was the ugly Christmas sweater party and pet food drive. Admission to this Saturday evening pet-fest was a bag of pet food to be donated to Second Harvest. Basil made a few new friends and had a great time running around like a mad man. We had a blast!

Enjoy your Sunday Funday and Go Hawks!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

It was the best day ever!

This last Sunday may have been Basil’s favorite day ever! It was a fun filled day that started with pumpkin picking, a Boston terrier meet-up, and then a few hours at The Dog Bar to watch the Seattle Seahawks kick ass and win against the Jaguars. Basil made two new friends. Cleo, a 3 month old baby Boston who he got to run amuck with at the dog park and then a un-named older Boston that was very humpy at The Dog Bar.

It may have been the best day ever! Enjoy the photo proof of the best day ever (!!) and more travels will be coming soon!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

The Dog Bar – Charlotte, NC

This last weekend we checked out a local favorite dog spot in the Noda neighborhood of Charlotte, The Dog Bar. I’ve heard good things from a few people at our Boston meet-ups and just by checking out their website it looked like fun. We got there around 7pm which we figured out to be about the perfect time

. Dog Bar has about a dozen parking spots in the back and at that time on a Saturday we were able to easily get a spot. Once we were there for about 30 minutes it started to fill up. More people, more dogs and more craziness! Dog Bar is an indoor/outdoor off-leash dog park that serves alcohol. There are many tables and benches for all us humans to enjoy our drinks while the four legged ones run ramped. Basil was a little overwhelmed at first. His ears were kind of limp and he look confused. He kept just running from one room to the other! It took about 20 minutes but he figured out this was an uber good thing! There were a lot of different kind of dogs around and probably the most English Bulldogs I have seen at once. They just kept showing up! Basil couldn’t have been more excited about that. Flat face dogs unite! Everyone seemed really friendly and wanted to talk about their pets.


So, overall fun for dogs, good drinks, and if you don’t mind dogs in your face and the slight smell of dog pee its a great place to hang out with your friends. Check it out, have a drink, play some giant Jenga and don’t forget to bring your pet!


Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil