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Before Your Trip

Remember all of these important tips to help make your trip more rewarding with your pet.

Pet Friendly Hotels - Pet Travel Tips

BEFORE YOU GO

  • Research basic information about pet friendly travel accommodations and make your reservations in advance.
  • Make a visit to your vet to update any shots your pet needs, check your pet for any health problems that may be affected by travel, get a health certificate and proof of any necessary shots from your vet, and get any medication your pet needs. Remember that you need a health certificate issued within 10 days of your trip.
  • Make sure your pet is well-trained, well-socialized, and used to traveling in your car.
  • Make sure your pet has the proper ID to travel, including and a collar with a current ID tag. You may also consider a collar tag with travel-specific information, such as your cell phone number.
  • Have your pet groomed before you leave.

GETTING PACKED

  • Your pet should have a crate or carrier. It must be:
    • Big enough to allow your pet to stand up, turn around, and lie down
    • Equipped with handles/grips to move easily
    • Familiar to your pet
    • Labeled with your name and contact information, as well as marked "Live Animals" for air travel
    • Well-ventilated
    • Free of sharp or protruding surfaces inside
  • Here are some important things to bring with you:
    • Food and Water
    • Eating/drinking bowls
    • Pooper scooper/litter box/plastic bags
    • Extra leash/collar
    • Treats and Toys
    • First aid supplies (bandages, ointment, medications, etc.)

AIR TRAVEL TIPS

  • Your pet must have an approved crate or carrier that meets the requirements above
  • Your pet must have a health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination from your vet issued 10 days before your flight
  • Consider booking a nonstop, direct flight. Also consider flying during less busy times and days

CAR TRAVEL TIPS

  • Keep your pet secure in an approved crate or carrier during your trip
  • Never leave your pet unattended in your vehicle
  • Don't feed your pet too much before you start your trip or while your vehicle is in motion
  • Allow time for food, water, and bathroom breaks
  • Don't let your pet stick its head outside of doors or windows

OUT AND ABOUT

  • Line up other plans for your pet when you can't bring your pet with you
  • Observe leash and cleanup regulations
  • Keep an eye on your pet at all times
Please Note - Policy is applicable to North America properties only (including US, Canada, Caribbean, Excludes: Mexico)

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