Pet Friendly Travel Blog

You're all packed and ready to hit the open road with Fido and Fluffy for your Thanksgiving journey. Practicing some common sense rules of the road will help ensure that your dog, cat, or other furry friend has a happy and safe holiday.
Pet travel is on the rise.  No longer are dogs and cats staying at home while their humans venture off to run errands or a go on a family vacation.  Whether you're traveling across town to go to the pet store or to a pet friendly hotel, vacation rental or bed & breakfast across the count
For years, Americans have been buckling up.  The proper use of lap/shoulder belts have been shown to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat car occupant s by 45 percent, while reducing the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.  Further research has shown that unbelt
The pet industry is thriving!  It is estimated that $62 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S. in 2013.  America's and the world's love affair with their pets is evidenced by their spending habits. Dog and cat parent's spending is at an all time high and much of it is on pet travel.
As pet lovers, we know it's just not a vacation if we don't bring our family's four-legged member! Vacations are about enjoying time together, relaxing, and de-stressing.
TravelCenters of America LLC  ("TA") is adding to its full-service benefits by welcoming back-seat drivers of the furry kind to all travel centers within the TA and Petro Stopping Centers network.
Make sure you have a healthy pet when traveling! Dogs, like humans, are increasingly subjected to diets that are over-processed and unhealthy, and are exposed to a variety of environmental pollutants that can wreak havoc on the body. Poor nutrition and constant exposure to environmental irritants can lead to a variety of health concerns.
If your pets are anything like my dogs, they get very excited when they get to go for a ride. I open up the car door and they jump right in without any prompting, tails wagging happily and smiles on their faces. But if we're headed out for a trip that's going to last longer than an hour, I inevitably get the "Are we there yet?" whines and whimpers and panting.
There are many details to take care of when getting ready to move. Planning for a move is much more of a daunting task than planning a trip. Packing, finding your new home, selling your old home, getting the kids enrolled in a new school, address changes - the list is endless. And of course, you've got to make all the arrangements for four-legged family members.  Pets On-the-Move: A Moving Guide for Pets will help you navigate through your move with your special family member!
Our TWP Store is carrying a brand new pet travel product that we think you'll love!  It keeps your pet safe while traveling in the car AND the price is right!