Pet Friendly Travel Blog: Car Travel with Pets

Whether you're planning a move with your pet, planning a getaway to a pet friendly hotel, or just taking Spot or Fluffy with you to run errands around town, making sure they are properly secured in your vehicle is essential. One of the best ways to ensure that your precious pet stays safe in your...
When it comes to pets, dogs are the most frequent travelers.  They account for over 85% of pet travelers.  Trips to the beach,  family vacations,  traveling to pet friendly accommodations . . . no matter what the adventure, most dogs love car rides and can’t wait to hop in and hit the open road. ...
Traveling with pets has never been more popular amongst pet parents.  Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel and dogs are the most frequent travelers.  Want to go for a ride? is music to a dog's ears.  They go just about everywhere with their parents...running errands around...
Planning a trip with your dog, cat, or other four-legged family member?  Are you prepared?  You have pet friendly hotels booked, airline reservation for your pet made, airline approved pet carrier bought (and pet familiarized with carrier), pet packed, and what else?  Is that it?  Nope, you need to...
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. No heads out the window:  Although many dogs find that...
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 country with...
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 unbelted rear seat...
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. Drivers will see a designated pet area at each location, inviting them to let their pets stretch their...
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...
Want to go for a ride? Those six little words are often music to a dog's ears. Whether you're bringing them to the local dog park, on vacation, or to visit friends and family, most dogs enjoy a road trip. You probably ensure that you and your human family are buckled up before you go, but are you...

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