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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson King suite.


Homemade dog treats in the lobby.


After breakfast, we headed for Patton Avenue Pet Company to grab Puck’s new dehydrated dog food made by The Honest Kitchen. With three locations, Patton Avenue Pet Company is Asheville’s favorite pet shop. We spent the rest of the day learning


how to fly fish and caught several different trout species (including my first rainbow trout). Although the park is dog-friendly, we left Puck at the hotel so we could both focus on learning the intricacies of fly fishing. On Friday we took Puck to visit


Catawba Falls, located about 25 miles from our hotel. Catawba Falls offers stunningly beautiful vistas thanks to a series of cascades that, together, are 100 feet tall. This hike far surpassed our expectations with scenery far more impressive than we ever imagined. It is the perfect hiking spot for dogs. Before we left town, we wanted to tour a local brewery. How could we not? After


all, Asheville is a beer lover’s paradise, boast- ing more breweries per capita than any U.S. city according to Explore Asheville. We toured the New Belgium Brewing Company. Their 90-minute tours are free and incorporate free beer sampling. Dogs are not allowed on the tours. However, the New Belgium Brewing Company’s tasting room is the place to go if you want to savor a wide variety of year-round, small batch or seasonal beers in the company of your dog. The amount of dogs at the brewery on Friday night was overwhelming, even for a dog-lover like myself. On the way home, we couldn’t resist


taking a minor detour to hike through DuPont State Forest, which offers three waterfalls within a relatively short walk from one another. First stop, Hooker Falls, which isn’t the most dramatic 12-foot waterfall but definitely the most peaceful. From Hooker Falls, we hiked straight to Triple Falls which is a bit more difficult. Puck was mocked


Puck enjoys DuPont State Forest (below) and Catawba Falls (right).


several times by fellow hikers for having such short legs. At the end of the hike is a large staircase leading down to a flat rock plateau between the falls. We carried Puck down the stairs. The views were breathtak- ing; by far my favorite, most memorable experience during our trip. As one of the most pet-friendly cities


in America, Asheville, North Carolina has become our new favorite city that we’ve explored with Puck. Asheville offers some unique opportunities for folks who love traveling with their dogs. From exploring the city to hiking the mountains, there is plenty to do with dogs. We already have a wish list of things we want to do when we return, including The Biltmore Estates, Sierra Nevada Brewing and The Dog Door & Behavior Center. Can’t wait for round two.


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