Pet Travel Tips

Should You Travel With Your Pet?
Pets are family. It's no surprise that pet owners want to bring their pets with them when they travel. Sometimes, though, it's better for the pet if they stay home. Here are a few things to consider before you decide whether to bring your pet with you on your next trip... [Keep reading]
Pet Travel Tips

Pet-Friendly Hotel / Travel Etiquette Pet Travel Etiquette
Some lodgings refuse pets or are reluctant to accept them. Hotels that were previously "pet-friendly" may change their policy. Unfortunately, sometimes one bad experience with pets can lead a hotel to refuse them in the future. [Read about pet travel etiquette, or 'petiquette'!]

Road Travel
Travelers with pets often drive where they want to go. Many dogs love a car ride, and traveling by car makes it easy to stop and check out an interesting-looking walk, or take a break at a scenic spot and let the pooch stretch his legs. Taking a road trip with your dog can be fun and relaxing with [these tips]...
Pet-friendly travel - road trip

Hike with your dog Air Travel with Pets
Air travel for pets can be difficult. Unless absolutely necessary, try not to ship pets by air as there are many risks. Most pets must travel in the cargo hold. That means they can face risks such as extreme temperatures (too hot or too cold), improper handling, or ventilation issues. [Read air travel tips for transporting pets]

Understanding Pet Policies
Many accommodations advertise that they are "pet-friendly". Although they allow pets, lodgings all have pet policies in place to help all guests (those with pets, and those without pets) enjoy their stay. Ask the hotel for details about their pet policies so that you aren't surprised when you show up! [What to ask]
Pet-Friendly Hotel - Policies

Breed Legislation - Dogs Breed-Specific Legislation
Travelers who plan to bring their pets should be aware of "breed-specific legislation" that may affect the types of dogs that are welcome at your intended destination. [Read more]

Bringing Your Pet Into the Country
If you're planning to travel with your pet into another country, you will need to find out what regulations that country has regarding the import of pets. Every country has their own set of regulations. [Read more about pet import regulations]
Importing a Pet

Relocation / moving with pets Relocating With a Pet
Moving to another home is both exciting and stressful. You have to find new housing, pack your belongings, arrange for movers... and figure out how to move your pets, too! [Read relocation tips for pet owners]

Pet Travel Checklist
Taking your furry friend with you on a pet-friendly holiday? Here's a list of things to pack to help make sure your four-legged pal is happy, healthy, and comfortable while traveling... [Get the list]
Pet-Friendly Travel List

Emergency planning, pets Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners
Floods, wildfire, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a fact of life. Taking a few moments now to prepare your family, including the family pet, for an emergency may mean the difference between keeping your pet safe or being forced to abandon him to an uncertain fate. [Get emergency planning tips]

Beach Etiquette for Dogs
A day on the beach can be heaven for a dog. Whether chasing the waves or running along the shoreline, it's a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. However, dog beaches are a rare thing and can be turned into "dog free" zones if pet owners aren't careful. [Tips on preserving our precious dog beaches]
Dog beach

Hike with your dog Dog Hiking Tips
Beautiful scenery, fresh crisp air, and your best friend at your side. Hiking with your dog is a great way to spend an hour or a day. Here are a few ways you can make the hike a great experience for both of you. [Read more]