Travelling with Pets

Until one has holidayed with their pets, a part of one's soul remains untouched!

Travelling with pets

Whenever going on vacation, one of the most challenging crossroads that you’re likely to come across is what to do with your pets while you are gone. Let’s face it; most people look at pets as part of the family, so putting them in any second-tier accommodation just isn’t going to cut it. However, instead of putting a pet up in a kennel or leaving them with someone that you don’t really trust, another option is that you can take your pet with you. This will allow for you to keep an eye on your pet to make sure they are safe, but some people also love traveling with pets because it makes them a part of the experience and adventure. After all, that family photo on the beach is not complete without your family pet in it as well! Here’s a look into how you should travel with pets and what is important to keep in mind during the experience. 

What Needs To Be Considered When Traveling With Pets?

Some people think that traveling can be hectic enough as it is. And in some cases, it can be. The truth is that it’s not going to be much easier when you also want to accommodate with a pet. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, it’ll be worth it to make sure that your family pet is with you. 

One of the first things that need to be considered when traveling with a pet is whether or not you can even do so. For example, if you are traveling internationally, there may be rules and regulations about the pet needing to be quarantined for a certain amount of time while they are there. If you are heading to a country that requires that your pet is quarantined for longer than the stay of your vacation, it obviously doesn’t make sense that you travel with them. In addition, you may always want to check with your home country to see if there will be any type of quarantine protocol when bringing your pet back from a foreign country. 

Another consideration to make is that you’ll need to ensure that the airline that you are using allows pets. While not all of them do, some of them also have restrictions pertaining to the types of pets that are allowed. It’s important that you consider this beforehand, and that you look for an airline that will accept your pet. 

How To Find Pet Friendly Accommodations

Once you reach your destination, you’ll need to find accommodations that are going to allow for you to let your pet stay with you. Luckily, the internet provides a valuable resource for finding out this information. All you have to do is look for hotels and other accommodations that allow pets. One thing to consider is that you may want to rent a private residence off a site like AirBNB. In some cases, they’ll have big yards and larger homes so that your pet isn’t cooped up while you are on vacation. 

Etiquette When Traveling With Your Pets.

It’s important that you make sure that you take care of your pet while traveling. Keep in mind that you aren’t the only one that is traveling, so you don’t want to ruin anyone else’s travel plans. If your pet urinates, be sure that you clean it up. If they are being loud, do your best to keep them quite. It’s important that you are polite and respectful to those around you, or you may get plenty of complaints from those around you during your travel. 

You don't have to leave the family pet at home while traveling, if you don't want to. Just be sure to remember these tips to make for a smooth vacation that includes your pets.