And that means preparing for vacations! But vacations can be tough to arrange when you have pets in the family. When I go on a vacation, I have to make sure my plans carry accommodations for my dachshund, Charlie, and my chihuahua, Molly. After taking them on several vacations, I have a bit of experience making it work.
Finding pet-friendly hotels can be draining (calling the hotel to see if it is pet-friendly, finding out it isn’t, moving on to the next, etc.), but here’s a tip: It may not be one of the main specifications, but most travel agencies will give you the option to select a pet-friendly hotel. For finding a good boarding kennel for when I want to go somewhere without Charlie and Molly, I typically look at reviews on Yelp to find which places will treat them right (like Glamour Paws does!).
Make sure your pet carrier is airline-approved! I had a nightmare my first time traveling with Molly. I couldn’t just leave her at the airport, or hope to find someone to pet sit before the flight left! I had to reschedule my flight. If you want to be sure your carrier is pet approved, I’d recommend the Sleepypod Air. Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines individually chose Sleepypod Air as a best product one year. Where those magazines meet, you’d wager they’re onto something. Ernie Slone of Dog Fancy wrote, “The breathable mesh makes it comfortable for pets, but also easy to conform to differing airline under-seat storage requirements. The carrier is easy to secure to rolling luggage, and hidden straps also make it a snap to fasten to car seatbelts, adding a measure of safety.”
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