Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Pet Travel Resources

To all you pet lovers out there, there’s some good news and helpful resources when it comes to traveling with–and without–your pet.

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

The initial concern was that these 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 a 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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