Travels with Fido
With the risk of a bad kennel and the often poor treatment of pets by airlines, more and more travellers are opting to take Fido or Fluffy on the road. Travelling with your pet can be fun and rewarding, but remember that it always requires some extra precautions to ensure a safe and happy trip for you and your pooch or kitty.
The first priority is finding a pet-friendly place to stay. CAA offers a “Travelling With Your Pet” guide that includes more than 10,000 listings of accommodations in North America that accept pets, as well as tips on travelling by car or air, preparing for the trip, selecting a travel kennel and taking an outdoor or active vacation. The 1999 edition also has listings of animal clinics in North America, Canadian and U.S. national parks that allow pets, information for travellers with disabilities who travel with companion animals, and border crossing information for transporting pets between Canada and the United States.
Some tips gleaned from the book include: