Pet Friendly Travel Blog

TripsWithPets Blog

Taking a road trip with your pet? Have a cat that hates the car? Thinking about flying the friendly skies with Rover? Looking for tips for staying at pet friendly accommodations? We invite you to peruse our blog where you'll find informative posts on these topics and many others.

We'll give you tips, tricks, and inspiration on all things pet travel! Plus, we've thrown in some posts that will help when you're hanging out at home with your best friend, like pet health and safety, dog training & behavior, and even yummy dog treat recipes.

It’s 6:00 a.m., the third Saturday in July, the car is packed and filled with gas and through some miraculous intervention, everyone manages to stumble to the car ready to begin their Outer Banks family vacation. Except for Max, the half beagle, half-who-knows-what who is sleeping in the local dog...
While the biggest road safety concern was once driving under the influence, it has been discovered that simply driving while distracted – while eating, applying makeup, or using a cell phone, for example -- can be a dangerous endeavor. Over the past few years, texting and driving in particular has...
Watching a dog enjoy a car ride is a true delight. His head is up, the wind is blowing through his fur, and there is an unmistakable look of pure happiness on his face. You can’t help but smile, because you know that feeling of unadulterated bliss. But what is it about car rides that fills dogs...
If you’re planning to travel long distance, and you’d like to include your pet, your travel options are unfortunately very limited. You may wonder whether flying is the right choice for your trip. Flying is a fast and convenient way to get to your pet to their destination – rather than spending...
More and more hotels and accommodations are opening their doors to pet travelers and hanging a sign that says “Pet Friendly.”  The truth of the matter is that they have to do more than that to get four-legged guests and their people to come through their doors. In a recent survey, we asked our site...
The New Year is upon us.  It’s time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014.   This applies to all aspects of our lives – including our pets.  TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they’ve made for 2014...
Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  When I first started thinking about what I might write for this article, I spent some time re-reading Ray and Lorna Coppinger’s lovely book “Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution”.  Before I...
Winterize my house - check, winterize my car - check, winterize my pet - what?  With the full wrath of winter upon us - arctic winds, plummeting temps, snow and freezing rain (ugh), have you taken the time to be sure that your pet is winterized?  That is, prepared for the frigid temps and all that...
With the holiday season upon us, many pet parents are planning to gather friends and family for fun festive parties.  Keep in mind that although you might be ready to ‘Deck the Halls’, your four-legged friend may not be.   Jingle Bells, Figgy Pudding and Tannenbaum create the perfect recipe for...
Pretty much nothing makes pet parents happier then when other people show love for their furry friends. Which is why finding a business that’s not just tolerant of their pets, but friendly to them is such a win for them. Even if it’s a tad pricier or a little out of their way, they’re willing to...

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