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Traveling with your pet:

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Thinking about flying with your companion?  Check out this suggested website:

Guide to Flying with Pets (and getting rewarded for it)

Guide to Train Travel With Pets – and Getting Rewarded for It!  Million Mile Secrets

Did you know that traveling with your pet by train can often be a much safer and cheaper alternative than flying or even driving?  It’s true!


Animals can struggle with the air quality, air circulation, temperature, and cabin pressure that accompanies flying in a plane, while trains offer a much safer alternative and a much easier travel method with a pet.  And with many airlines recently tightening up their policies on flying with pets, it’s always good to be prepared to travel by train just in case you’re not able to fly with your pet!

Road Safety for Dogs, MadPaws written by Sarah March 6, 2019


As a Pet Owner, you want to ensure road safety for your dog when you’re out and about. And while you may feel that you have to be hyper-vigilant in busy areas, which is true, there are also a few habits that you can teach your dog to further prevent any accidents.

In this guide, we’re going to talk about how to improve your leash-training game so that your dog is extra safe around cars.

Driving With Dogs 101: 

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy in the Car


Despite the number of car commercials starring an obedient, window-gazing pup, driving with dogs is a serious source of anxiety for many pet owners. Dogs are naturally enthusiastic, active, and curious: traits that are likely to intensify when transferred to a moving, bumpy vehicle. Ideally, driving with your dog provides an opportunity to bond and explore - or to simply accomplish chores without leaving a squirrelly pup home alone. Whatever your reasons, the following ideas prioritize the safety of both you and your dog as you travel to your next destination.

Driving With Fido: The Dangers of Your Dog as a Co-Pilot [Study]

Keilah Keiser Road Trip


We’ve all driven down the road only to burst out laughing at a dog with his head out the car window catching air in his cheeks — somewhat akin to wind in the sails of a boat, only there’s drool flying in all directions.


And while we love seeing Fido in the car, unrestrained dogs can prove to be potentially deadly distractions when accompanying their owners behind the wheel. So, at the height of the summer travel season, we surveyed dog parents about their driving habits to see just how their unrestrained fur children pose risks on the road.

Safety Tips for Traveling With Your Pets by the clunkerjunker Dec 2019


Traveling With Pets: Car, Airplane, and General Safety Tips

Many pets, though, can successfully travel in cars or in the air if you know how to do it. As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to minimize potential safety risks while providing them with the level of comfort they need to keep them as relaxed and calm as possible. Getting your pet ready for travel can be difficult in and of itself, but making these preparations ahead of time will ensure that you and your pet are ready for your upcoming journey — and that both of you will enjoy yourselves each step of the way.

Traveling with your pet amid COVID-19 restrictions



According to Time, humans and pets have been bonded for at least 14,000 years, citing physical evidence of the human-dog connection. A 2015 Harris Poll study found that nearly all pet owners (95%) view their pets as family members. Our pets provide love and comfort, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. It makes sense we’d want to travel with our pets, especially in uncertain times riddled with travel restrictions.


But traveling with pets today is more complicated. Travel alone places risks on pet owners, as seen by stories of travelers being separated from pets for months at a time. Reuters reports more than 1,000 pets are currently stranded worldwide by border closures and flight cancellations. In May 2020, ABC News reported that one woman trying to move back to Australia with her pets had spent more than $40,000 on travel and living expenses due to being stranded in the U.S. because of pet flight restrictions.

How to Plan a Vacation with Your Dog August 27, 2019  by Annika Andersson


It’s that sweet time of year again when the cities are hot, the beaches are crowded, and the travel sites’ colorful images scream “book me”! But if your family happens to include a certain furry, four-legged canine member, vacation packages are usually not an option as they rarely allow dogs. Traveling with a dog requires careful planning and research. Let’s have a look at a few of the steps from travel-proofing your dog, what to bring, finding a place to stay, getting there, and things to do.

The Pet Parent’s Guide to Planning a Dog-Friendly Vacation

April 15, 2022 by OTS Staff


Bringing your furry friend along on vacations can make a great trip even better. Dogs can make excellent travel companions, particularly for outdoorsy adventures. In addition, there are several reasons that you may want to bring your dog on your vacation, including if you’re going to be gone for an extended period, you want some built-in companionship, or if you’re traveling to dog-friendly locations.

However, dogs do require a little more planning and consideration than your average passenger. This guide can help you plan for traveling as safely and easily as possible with your pet.