Traveling with your pets across country! Plan Ahead!
Many pet owners dont want to leave their pets behind when they go on vacation. After all, the pets are part of the family too. Leaving them with a stranger is not an attractive proposition and many are not willing to hire a pet moving service, as they are simply going on a family vacation and want to bring the pet with them . Pet friendly hotels can help with this problem, as they let you bring your pet with you when you are on vacation. Many pet friendly hotels have rules however, in terms of the age, size, or many insist on proper training -before your pet can stay on the premises. Yes, training - we have heard that some hotels actually want to see your pet and its understanding of proper commands. I guess this gives them the ability to see if your pet is well behaved, or will act a fool in their hotel room.
Couple of suggestions as you plan your pet travel holiday!
Check Before You Travel:
Needless to say, you need to know where pet friendly hotels are located before you even set out on your trip. Researching and finding pet friendly hotels is an essential part of the trip planning stage. And there are a lot of information and resources available to help you plan a pet vacation - that is not only a delight for your pet, but would be memorable for you too!
Start by checking Internet travel sites that focus on pet friendly accommodations. You will discover lots of tips on finding pet friendly hotels, locations of these hotels, places to go with your pet when visiting, etc. You can also search various message boards for pet lovers to find out what their favorite pet friendly hotels are. Most of all, the most important thing to do when getting ready for your trip with your pet, is to call the hotel beforehand. Why? Because hotel policies can change, so make sure you have a confirmation before leave for the hotel that your four-legged friend will also be welcome. Even if their website says they are pet friendly, you will want to call and hear it from them directly as it relates to their specific location.
While You Are There:
You may have to put down a deposit at the start of your stay, to cover the possibility of your pet doing damage to the property. Even the most pet friendly of hotels will expect you to keep your pet in check while you are staying there, so you should make sure your pet is comfortable and does not get distressed. Bring something with you that reminds the pet of home, and keep the pet on a leash while the housekeepers are cleaning the room so that they do not get in the way. We also suggest bringing a collapsible crate with you, they can not only travel well as they breakdown for the car ride - but they are also a great way of making sure your pet does not get into trouble should you plan on leaving the room for a long period of time.
Get Your Pet Ready:
DonҒt just decide to get up one day and travel across the country with your pet get it used to short journeys, and short stays away from home first of all. If your pet does not like traveling, then perhaps you should not take it with you ֖ some pets cant handle long journeys, others go crazy having to stay in an unfamiliar room for a prolonged period of time Җ if that is the case with your animal, then perhaps leaving them with a friend or in a kennel while you go on vacation would be the best option in terms of their comfort and happiness.
Enjoy your pet travel vacations and please do think of what is best for your pet when making your decisions!