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.
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
Free of sharp or protruding surfaces inside
Here are some important things to bring with you:
Food and Water
Pooper scooper/litter box/plastic bags
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)