It's that time of year and many dog owners are loading up their vehicle with everything they need for a fun day in the sun. They may be attaching a boat to the back and calling the dog for a long ride on the highway to one of their favorite lakes or beaches.
In the Midwest, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri is a very large body of wa...Read More
There is always plenty of information, both online and offline, about traveling with cats and dogs, but what if your pet is a guinea pig? First let's make one thing perfectly clear, you cannot travel on a plane with a guinea pig. This has nothing to do with airline regulations and everything to do with the safety of your guinea pig. The cargo ...Read More
Pet owners are now, more than ever, taking their pets along when they travel. And, in the United States, many hotels are making it easier to do just that. Large hotel chains such as Marriott, Hilton, and Holiday Inn have introduced a range of pet-friendly options for guests, while some high-end hoteliers are now offering pet-pampering ...Read More
Pets are addictive, and being separated from your pet while on the road can read to emotional withdrawl. Fortunately, some hotels are now supplying their guests with the furry equivalent of methadone.
These establishments, including such hotels as New York's SoHo Grand Hilton and the Beaver, Colorado Ritz-Carlton, hold animals avail...Read More
The holidays are over and spring is in the not too distant future. Summer will not be far behind spring - yes this year which has just begun will be flying by in no time and vacations are already being planned across the country.
Where will you go this year? Will you be taking Fido or Kitty-Loo? Do you wonder where you could go an...Read More
Ski slopes are open and booming right now and they will be especially busy during the holiday season coming up - check out the pet friendly ski slopes near you and take your furry friend along for extra fun!
Dogs, cats, and even our furry little friends love to romp and play in the snow. Take precautions to protect them from the freezin...Read More
When a family travels for a holiday, such as Thanksgiving, they often want to bring their pet along for the trip. There are, however, some challenges to consider when traveling with a pet for Thanksgiving that should be kept in mind during travel preparation.
Thanksgiving: The Busiest Travel Holiday
It is often reported that Thanksgiving is ...Read More
Traveling can be very stressful and many pet owners are deciding to leave their pets home while they travel. Traveling with a pet can be added stress on you and your pet. If you decide to leave your pet home, how do you decide which option is best? There are two options available. Leave your pet home or board your pet.
If you are planning to go cross- country on a road trip or your moving, it can be difficult to leave pets behind or have them transported by someone else. So, why not bring them along while your driving?
There are a few things you will need to prepare in advance before your trip, such as:
Keeping your dog or pet hydrated during y...Read More
Hotels are known for their hospitality, as a nice place to get away to, and a home away from home. Now they are becoming more pet friendly and cater specifically to those going on vacation with their dogs. Here are a few great hotels that will not only accept your dog, but welcome them with open arms:
Dawn Ranch Lodge
In the heart of Son...Read More
Hawaii is a great summer getaway. Cool piná coladas in your hand, breathtaking scenery to look at, leis around your neck, and your dog barking by your side. What? No this isn’t just a great dream! Of course you brought your dog along with you on your trip to Hawaii.
Nowadays, going to Hawaii is realistic for many people travelin...Read More
Going on a trip with your pet? There are a few important things you need to do before you fly with your pet, such as:
Book Airline Tickets Early
Book your flight early to prevent any unexpected surprises. Also expect to pay a fee for your pet if necessary. Fees are vary from airline to airline, so ask your airline for a quote.
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Thinking of moving or traveling with your cat? Taking your cat on a plane requires a lot of preparation, so knowing what to expect will help the flight go as smoothly as possible for you and your feline companion.
First things first- If your like me, your cats comfort and safety are top priority while traveling. Unfortunately, regardle...Read More
Safety first isn't just a motto for us humans to live by, it is for our pets as well. And as we all know, driving is one of the most potentially dangerous activities we can do. Bringing dogs and pets for rides in the car can go from fun to horrific in a split second. Fortunately, there is hope now that more and more cars are becoming pet saf...Read More
Few human beings actually enjoy the experience of commercial airline travel, and for animals the experience is even worse. But the rigors of the airplane are sometimes a necessary evil, so the traveling pet owner should be prepared. In addition to knowing the regulations of the specific airport beforehand, a pet owner should try the following fo...Read More
Thanks to KLM Airlines, moving to or visiting China with a pet is now much easier. The very pet friendly airline has expanded to include direct flights form Amsterdam to Hangzhou in China, bringing the total number of international destinations in their network to 63.
Why Pets Choose KLM
KLM offers a n...Read More
We all know that our dogs love to join us wherever we go, be it walks, holidays or days spent in the countryside. However, traveling with a dog tends to fall in to one of two categories for many owners, it's either one of the most pleasurable aspects of dog ownership, an experience filled with joy and excitement for all involved or it's a l...Read More
Bark Buckle UP the recognized leader and experts for pet travel safety awarded the Pet Safe Choice Vehicle Awards TOP DOG and this year's Pet Safe winners included the Ford Edge (Vehicle of the Year), BassPro Shops (Retailer of the Year), Sheraton Hotels (Hotel of the Year) and Southwest Airlines (Airline of the Year).
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Keep your pet safe and secure with a vehicle safety harness or in a well-ventilated carrier.(pawstoclick.com)
It’s smart to get your pet used to the carrier in the comfort of your home before use.
Prepare your pet for a long trip by taking him on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening...Read More
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Traveling with pets via air is never easy, especially not for the animals involved. However, it is necessary for many pet owners, and airlines have had to adjust to this concern in recent years. Characteristic of air travel, not all airlines offer ideal or even acceptable services, and research should be done...Read More