Spring Travel With Your Pet


Travel with your Furry Friend this summer just got a little easier.

In an effort to help pets and pet parents stay together during the upcoming travel season, Priceline.com recently released a list of what it considers to be the “Dog-Friendliest Destinations” in the US and Canada for 2013. Rankings were based on the number of hotels within the website’s network that are listed as “pet friendly,” the number of off-leash dog parks per hundred thousand residents (source: The Trust for Public Land www.tpl.org), and the overall walkability as measured by the Walk Score of each city. The list can be found here, and additional background is here.

In a separate announcement, Priceline.com released a list of American cities that it considers to be the most pet-friendly. Ranked according to the number of pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks and walkability, those cities include:

  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Portland, OR
  3. Tucson, AZ
  4. Tampa, FL
  5. Indianapolis, IN
  6. Salt Lake City, UT
  7. Austin, TX
  8. Tulsa, OK
  9. LouisvilleKY
  10. San Francisco, CA

What has your experience been with finding pet-friendly travel accommodations? We’ve found that most cities, with a bit of research, offer necessary amenities of some sort. The real trick is knowing which online tools to use in conducting that research. Do you have any special tricks or resources that would be worth sharing in the name of improved pet-travel comfort? Please share your knowledge, tips and ideas in the comments section below. The more ideas we can collect and share, the better off our pets will be!

Animal Behavior College has a number of informational resources designed to improve safety, comfort and efficiency when traveling with Furry Friends. Click below to read our guides and tips that so that you can make this summer’s travel plans the most enjoyable and the most inclusive yet.

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