Pet Friendly Accommodations
Resources to Help Plan Ahead
A recent travel poll conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) indicates that, in the past three years, 14% of all U.S. adults traveled with a pet on trips of 50 miles or more away from home. That’s 29.1 million Americans who shared their travel experience with their pets!
A “pampered pets” survey conducted on Nationwide's Pet Healthzone revealed that 61% of the pet owners responding to the survey travel with their pets.
Constant (Travel) Companion
Fortunately, pet-friendly lodgings are easier to find now; the TIA travel poll survey indicates that 29% of travelers share a hotel or motel room with their pet. Another 16% cite nights spent in a camper, trailer or recreational vehicle with their pet, while 10% roomed with their pet in a cabin, condominium or vacation home.
Men’s Health, a men’s lifestyle publication focusing on health and fitness, ranked America’s best cities for dogs, concluding that cities in the Western part of the country have more space to roam and an abundance of dog parks.
Wherever your destination takes you, plan ahead and make sure you have pet-friendly accommodations available. Here are a few resources to help get you started: