Virginia Businesses Going to the Dogs

Afton, VA - Businesses in our area are profiting by going to the dogs.

The Blue Mountain Brewery is mentioned in a new book highlighting pet-friendly businesses in the commonwealth.

The book, called 'Fido's Virginia: Virginia is For Dog Lovers,' says there are more than 1,000 pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, attractions, and events that you and your best furry friend can explore together.

It also mentions the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center, which allows dogs for an additional $15 nightly fee.

The general manager of the Blue Mountain Brewery says allowing animals on the restaurant's patio generates a lot of business, especially during good weather.

"On the weekends, I would say anywhere from 10 to 15 different parties will have pets of all shapes and sizes. We've had everything from a great dane to small poodles, puppies, the whole nine," explained Elizabeth Phifer.

Fido's Virginia is now available on Amazon, but its official release date is May 3rd.