Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Four-legged travel companions

You don't need to hide your family pet in the car and sneak it into a motel room for the night...
I experienced it all: rightout refusals to allow dogs on the premises, 50% higher room prices or tiny cages that might fit a small poodle but not a German Shepherd.

Until I found several websites that provide information on Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Daycare & Vets, Travel Tips, Fun Places and more

Travel tips for you and your pet

  • Call ahead to reconfirm the hotel is pet friendly.
  • Try to get a ground floor room so your dog can get outside quickly.
  • Bring it's bed or blankets from home to sleep on - and also it's favoured toys.
  • Don't leave your dog alone in the hotel room.
  • Check with the Vet before travelling.
  • Keep your dog always on a leash in public areas.
  • Pet your dog often to reasure it! Being in an unfamiliar area and out of his usual routine can be stressful for pets.

Thumbs up! Dog-friendly Toronto
Between 9:30 am and 15:30 pm dogs on a leash are allowed in Toronto's subway, busses and streetcars.