On vacation coming back from a weekend in Montreal, Canada, I made a new discovery which will make it so much easier for pet owners like me to travel with their dogs. Air conditioned dog houses! I saw them at two New York State Thruway rest areas. It's the Thruway's way of saying we understand how much you love traveling with your dog. You can't leave them in the car and you can't bring them in with you, but you can leave them in the air conditioned comfort of these dog houses that you pay for with your Dog Spot app for as little as 30 cents per minute. They even have a dog cam inside so you can constantly monitor your pet.

Credit: Suzy Garcia

Their website says they use: "UV lights to "kill bacteria, viruses, and molds between uses, giving you extra peace of mind" so you know the dog house is clean.