A great website, BringYourPet.com (www.bringyourpet.com), is a leading pet-friendly hotel, motel and lodging directory, who continuously polls thousands of its Web site visitors, newsletter subscribers, and random households regarding their travel and purchase habits.
All who participate in the surveys own at least one pet. Portions of the 2008 year to date results are as follows:
— 75% frequently take their pets with them when leaving town.
— 79% stay at designated pet-friendly hotels or lodging each year.
— 43.8% stay at designated pet-friendly hotels or lodging 3 or
more times each year.
— 20.2% use a boarding facility when their pets do not accompany
them on trips.
— 38.5% say it is “difficult” to find pet friendly lodging.
— 63% would likely lengthen their stay if given the opportunity
to travel with their pets.
— 84.3% travel with dogs.
— 6.5% travel with cats.
— 32.8% travel with dogs over 50 pounds.
— 35.7% say it is ‘difficult to find pet-friendly lodging’ for
their pets over 20 pounds.
— 10.2% complain that most pet friendly hotels they find also
Those are great statistics and we strongly recommend visiting their website to learn more about the options you have when traveling with your pets!
Happy Pet Travel!