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Traveling  with Pets
Tips On Pet Friendly Hotels And Motels

By Mary Hanna
It is easier than you think to find Pet Friendly Hotels and Pet Friendly Motels when
traveling with your pets. Although many hotel establishments still don’t allow pets of
any kind in their rooms, there are many that do. Most of the time there will be no
extra charge for accommodating your family pet, but sometimes you will be asked to
pay a small fee usually ranging anywhere from 5 dollars to 50 dollars. Pet hotels and
pet friendly motels are extremely convenient for travelers who do not want to go
through the hassle of leaving their pet to the care of friends, family or expensive
boarding businesses.

When making the reservations you should indicate the breed of your dog,, as some
hotels have restrictions on the size and type. Another question to ask, would be if
you were allowed to leave your pet unattended in the room. Be sure you understand
the hotel’s pet policy so there is no misunderstanding when you get there. If you
know the policies both you and your pet will be comfortable.

When you reserve a room at pet friendly hotels or motels, always ask what the
policies are regarding pets, and whether there is a deposit. All hotel and motel pet
friendly establishments will allow seeing-eye or service dogs no matter what their
pet policies are.

Sometimes you can be charged a small fee, and other times you may be charged a
deposit, which would be returned to you if your pet causes no damage. If you hate
leaving your pets at a boarding shelter while you are traveling, take some time to
find pet friendly hotels or motels along your route so that your beloved family pet
members can stay with you.

Some pet hotels will require that you keep the animal in a cage in your room, and
most dog friendly hotels insist that your canine is kept on a leash at all times when it
is outside of your room. Most people consider their pet as part of the family,
therefore their pet goes with them on vacation. The thought of their beloved pet
cooped up while they are on vacation is just unfathomable.

In addition to the refundable pet fee some pet friendly places may mention that they
only allow “Well-behaved” pets, so teach your pet a few lessons in manners before
you decide to take it on your holiday. The luxury hotels will treat your pet like a king.
Your pet will be groomed and pampered just like you will be. So, go ahead and enjoy
a lovely vacation with your family pet.

Try to keep to your pets schedule as faithfully as possible. Pack the pet’s favorite
food and toys so he will feel comfortable. Just like packing for yourself, pack any
medications or vitamins that your pet will need. Be sure to have your pet’s veterinary’
s number on hand just in case there is an emergency. If you are in another town,
your vet maybe able to recommend the services of a vet in the town you are visiting.

Make sure you have the pet’s identification which includes a contact number, the
pets name and an immunization tag if applicable. Never leave your pet outside alone.
He could be stolen or antagonized enough that he will bite. Always keep the pet
hydrated, especially if you are in a hot atmosphere.

Use common sense when traveling with a pet. And, above all, be polite regarding
other guests at the establishment.

Mary Hanna has traveled the world by Air and Ship while writing eBooks, Software
Reviews and Practical Articles on Internet Marketing, Cruising, Gardening and Travel. Visit
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