When it comes to traveling with your pet, there are a few rules of the road that owners need to know to ensure a good trip before packing up their beloved fur-family members.
It’s a good idea to look for pet-friendly businesses along the route to the destination, especially when it comes to dining and accommodations. Remember, just like people get tired of being cooped up in a vehicle, it’s the same for your pet so plan some free time to let them stretch their legs or be included when stopping for a meal.
Checklist for Traveling With Your Pet
- Check the rules to determine if pets are allowed.
- Are there extra hotel fees if you have a pet?
- What common areas can your pet enjoy?
- Is it required to have pets on a leash or in crate during certain times?
- Other amenities available to accommodate pets?
- Does the pet owner need to show proof of pet’s medical history?
Packing Up Your Pets
Traveling with your pet also involves packing everything they will need for the trip just like everyone else. Don’t forget their favorite toys or other items to keep them happy while in new surroundings.
Even if you’re a pro traveling with your pet, there is always a chance something you’ll need can be left behind. Here’s a general list of items to pack before hitting the road:
- Containers for food/water
- Plastic bags
- Immunization/medical record
- Grooming supplies
Bring enough food for the duration of the trip, especially if traveling to a different region, unless you know that a nearby store carries the same brand your pet prefers. The happier you keep your pet while away from home, the better the trip.
Pets Like to Sightsee
A trip away from home can be a great adventure for your pets. Dogs might enjoy exploring a park in the area or even just walking around to people-watch. It’s easy to find sightseeing opportunities for your pet; you just may have to get a little creative! Cats may shy away from a park but may be happy to take a leisurely roll on a new pillow or take up a spy position in the new environment.
The Roberts Centre hosts a variety of animal-related events throughout the year so pets are welcome at the facility. The Roberts Centre Holiday Inn provides pet-friendly accommodations to guests. Let our staff know how we can help make traveling with your pet a little easier. And don’t forget to take a photo while you are here with your pets Rover and Princess, then share with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Tags: pet travel