This Week in Pet Travel News

There's always something going on in the wild and wonderful world of pet travel. Here are a few of the most intriguing news items of the week:

-AOL Travel recently published a round-up of pet shipping info and tips. Find out what A Day in the Life of a Pet in Airline Cargo is like, and for more information about pet-friendly Continental Airlines, take a behind-the-scenes look at their cargo operations.

-Planning a pet move to Switzerland anytime soon? Be aware that the Swiss Import Regulations have changed a bit. Another reason to always do plenty of careful research or hire a pet relocation service if you're moving internationally.

-As 2011 gets underway, Orbitz has released their Travel Predictions for the year. Among other things, they're guessing that travelers will see an expansion in pet-friendly amenities, particularly from resorts. Makes sense to us, as pet travel trends suggest that more people are bringing their dogs and cats along with them when they leave home.

-This one isn't exactly travel-related, but it's pet news worth sharing. A South Carolina border collie has demonstrated her knowledge of over 1,000 words after being trained by her owner, a psychologist interested in exploring the capabilities of a dog's mind. Read the full New York Times article about this amazing pup.


Happy Friday, everyone! And don't forget to visit our Facebook page to keep up with all the latest stories and pictures from your fellow pet lovers!


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