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Travel Tip: Go-To Travel Resources For Pet Lovers

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If you’re a pet owner and feel anxious about traveling with—or without—your pet, don’t fret. Resources are available for you!

For some dog owners, there’s good news on the airline front. United Airlines has removed its embargo on allowing pit bulls and eight other breeds from flying.

The airline was concerned initially that these pets were so-called dangerous breeds, but public support convinced the airline to change its policy. Now, all nine of these breeds are allowed to fly in reinforced crates.

Then there’s the question of where to stay once you get there: It’s not always easy to find pet-friendly places, which is where sites like Pet Hotels of America come in handy. The site lists hotels as well as pet-friendly parks, kennels, and events.

Planning to leave your pet behind? You may be able to skip the kennel altogether. A new service called DogVacay allows you to leave your best friend with local residents while you’re out of town.

Prospective hosts are vetted by the company. Plus, you can meet with them, check out the home in advance, and the fee even includes emergency insurance should something go wrong.

For more information, visit the Travel with Pets archives.

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