If you own pets, there are times that you may want to
plan a trip that includes them. Traveling with pets doesn’t have to be difficult,
stressful, or expensive. Here are some tips for including pets in your
next family trip.
Choose the Safest Family Travel Option for Pets
Before booking your
family travel, take time to determine which travel method is safest for your pet. You
can travel by car, train, plane, or boat, depending upon your destination.
Airplane travel is often uncomfortable and stressful for animals, and
in some cases, it may even put your pet in danger. Traveling by car or
train is often the safest choice if you’re bringing your pet along
on a family trip.
Secure Pets in Carriers or on Leashes
Regardless of your travel method, your pet should always be safely contained
in a pet carrier or on a leash while you’re traveling. Not only
will a carrier protect your pet in the event of an accident, it will also
make him feel more secure and comfortable. If you take your pet out sightseeing
with you, make sure that he is on a leash the entire time. Most places
require dogs to be leashed in public, and you don’t want to risk
your dog running away in an unfamiliar city.
Look for Pet-Friendly Hotels Ahead of Time
A travel agent at your local travel agency can help you find hotels that
are pet friendly. You’ll want to do this research ahead of time
so that you don’t have to drive around looking for accommodations
at the last minute. Your travel agent may even be able to recommend an
all-inclusive resort in your destination city that welcomes guests traveling
If you’re planning a
family trip near St. Louis with your pet, come see us at Brentwood Travel. Our travel experts can
help you find the mode of family travel that is safest and most convenient
for you and your pet. To learn more about our travel packages and services,
call us today at (314) 439-5700.