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Contributed by Jenna Donleavy , traveler and pet parent of three rescue dogs: Knox, Bear & Harper

When planning for pet travel, it’s important to pack everything you need to keep your pup fed, comfortable and safe along the way. Aside from the essentials, one often-overlooked prep point is making sure you can find the right resources when you’re traveling with dogs. When I’m traveling with my pack of pooches, I always make sure to have the best dog apps for pet travel on my phone and at my fingertips. Here’s why you should too:

Slobbr is a pet travel app that shows you dog-friendly restaurants, hotels and other places around the US and is one of the best dog apps for pet owners taking a trip with their four-legged friends. When we travel, I like to use Slobbr to look around for dog-friendly accommodations and dining options in our desired vacation location before I head to the airport or train station. The Slobbr map lays out the locations in a clean, concise way by using icons that represent pet-friendly hotels, parks and restaurants. It allows you to filter exactly what you are looking for and where you are looking to find it. For example, if I am in Boston looking to do some research for dog-friendly vacations in California, I can filter for “accommodations” in zip code 90263 or go directly on the map and zoom in on the desired location. If you’re looking to find dog-friendly accommodations close to a specific park, restaurant, or other pinpoints, there’s also an option for that, too.

Slobbr isn’t only a resource I use when I’m planning our getaways, but it also has a lot of practical day-to-day benefits when it comes to traveling with dogs. The best part about Slobbr is that when I am out and about, I can give back to rescues wherever we are. By merely “checking in” to a location on the map, Slobbr and their partner, Wellness Pet, will make a donation of food or products to a preselected rescue that changes bi-monthly, so they can spread the wealth. It’s a win-win!

Rover.com: Founded roughly 7 years ago, Rover.com has become the go-to app when looking for pup care while on the road. Available throughout the US, with just the click of a button, you can be connected to an experienced dog sitter or walker in moments. If you’re anything like me, I want to be able to check out who I’m leaving my beloved pack with. The Rover app makes it easy to see the service provider’s reviews, and you can communicate with them prior to the service, which puts a nervous dog mom like me at ease.

PetCube: Traveling with dogs means they’ll come across new smells, new noises, and of course, new things to destroy. I won’t lie—traveling with dogs can be stressful when you need to leave them at your hotel or rental home. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could go out and explore and be able to periodically check in on them without actually running back and forth? Well, you can! The PetCube app is a great dog app that works with the PetCube camera , an interactive dog camera that lets you see, talk and give dog treats to your pup when you’re away from home or the hotel. With the click of a button, you can be “in” the room with your pets, with two-way audio that allows you to let him know you’ll be home soon or not so soon. You can even catch him being naughty, and talk to him through the dog camera’s speaker. Trust me, I’ve done it many times before. This dog camera app is a great way to get peace of mind and be able to enjoy your time out of the room when traveling with dogs.

There you have it—three extremely helpful dog apps that will make pet travel easier for both you and your pup. Now you really have no reason to leave your furry friend at home on your next vacay.

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Top 8 Travel Apps For Dog Parents

Planning a trip with your canine kids? If so, these eight essential travel apps will bring a world of resources right to your fingertips to help make your time away a whole lot easier. Included in this list are apps that will help you find pet-friendly hotels to kick back and relax, dog parks for a little recreation, veterinary practices in case of emergency, first aid treatment tips, and the most extensive network of dog walkers and sitters in case you want a little human-time to yourself.  

By: BarkHappy Inc. Price: Free Available on: iOS & Android

This location-based app is totally pawsome!!! It puts a dog-friendly world right at your fingertips. Locating dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and lodging are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy with this app. Get social – find events and dogs nearby for a playdate or just to give a wag.

BringFido 

By: BringFido Price: Free Available: iOS 

This top pet travel app will assist you whether you are looking for a pet-friendly hotel, dog park, beach, or other attraction while on vacation. This is a great travel resource for you and your fur baby, and its service is global.

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By: TripAdvisor, LLC Price: Free Available: iOS & Android

Whether you are on a trip or planning one, you should have this app ready on your phone. There are over 350 million reviews on this site. Although it is not specifically a dog app, it’s an app that can provide you with tons of pet-friendly information. I always check TripAdvisor when planning a trip.

Pet First Aid

By: American Red Cross Price: Free Available: iOS & Android

If you’re bringing your fur baby on vacation then you should definitely have this app readily available. It’s loaded with information for emergency medical situations, first aid, general health issues, demonstration videos (including dog CPR), a section to store your fur baby’s information, follow-up quizzes, and lots of advice. I highly recommend this app. It’s a must-have!

By: BetterPet, Inc Price: Free Available: iOS

This app is not only an informational resource, but it can be a lot of fun too. The app description boasts that it’ll help you find, “dog-friendly people and dog-friendly places.” It offers you 10 categories to choose from for your search. There’s also a social component where people can connect and interact via a newsfeed to share their adventures. Whether you are looking for dog parks, lodging, veterinarians, outdoor activities, pets stores, and services – this app’s got you covered.

Paw ParksBy: Cindy Vannoy Price: Free Available: iOS

Looking for a dog park during your trip? This app will help you find one. It even has an option for adding one, so if you happen to know of, or stumble upon, a dog park that’s not listed then you can just add it yourself!

Rover – Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers

By:  Rover.com Price: Free Available: iOS & Android

Whether you are on vacation or at home, if you are looking for a dog sitter this app is perfect for you! They have more than 65,000 pet sitters and dog walkers listed, making them the largest network available. On the app, you can connect with nearby sitters, pay them through the app, and get photo updates while you’re away. The platform offers insurance, 24/7 support, background checks, and a reservation guarantee.

Walk For a Dog

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When you’re away from home and exploring a new location, chances are you are going to walk … a lot. You may walk to nearby attractions, take a stroll down city streets to window shop, or you may go for a hike with your pooch. This app turns those steps into dollars for your local animal organization. When you use Walk For a Dog, the app tracks and maps your walks. You can also enter your dogs into the app to track their walking activity too. The more you walk for the animal shelter or rescue organization of your choice, the more they donate.

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If you ever travel with your dog—even just around town—the free iOS app BringFido is an excellent resource for quickly finding dog-friendly destinations, accommodations, restaurants, beaches, and, of course, parks. In my travels, the app was especially useful for finding and booking hotels, because BringFido’s rates were in many cases the best rates I could find.

The app notes each hotel’s pet policy, including the pet fee and any restrictions on the animal’s weight, along with a general description of the amenities and guest reviews. It also has a photo tab for sharing pictures of your pup partaking in dog-friendly attractions, a posting tab where you can add new events or locations to help other BringFido users, and a contact tab where you can get in touch with a dog-friendly travel expert via phone or email, just in case.

VetFinder— Android , iOS (free)

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I was lucky this trip: Despite Dolce’s carsickness, I didn’t have to take my puppies to a vet or an emergency animal clinic. But I had help at the ready thanks to the free Android and iOS app VetFinder, which uses your current location to help you find a nearby veterinarian. What’s nice about VetFinder (as opposed to a simple search in Google Maps) is that you can refine your search results to find a specialist. Have a rhino with a heart problem? Select “zoo species” and “cardiology.” Have a parrot with a rash? Check “avian” and “dermatology.”

You can also refine your search by language, whether the office accepts credit cards, and whether parking is available—all useful information if you’re in a new area. The only issue I had with VetFinder is that it relies heavily on user-submitted data, and as a result, disappointingly, many of the vets listed don’t have full profiles that take advantage of the search refinements. Still, if you’re looking for an emergency animal clinic, perhaps you don’t care so much what the vet’s specialty is.

Dog Park Finder— iOS (free)

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If you’re looking for a dog park, or if you’re not sure whether the park you’re using is dog-friendly, Dog Park Finder can help. This free iOS app uses your current location to search the surrounding area for pet-friendly (and pet-unfriendly) parks. A map with color-coded points shows you where to go: Bright green dots mean off-leash parks, dark green dots mean on-leash parks, and red dots mean no dogs allowed .

Dog Park Finder also allows you to search for parks in specific cities or zip codes, and to browse parks by state. For an upgrade fee of $2, Dog Park Finder Plus offers approximately twice as many parks and more details, such as which parks have restrooms, lights, small-dog areas, benches, and fenced-in areas. In addition, the Plus version features dog-friendly rest stops (though, honestly, most rest stops are pretty dog-friendly), photos, and ratings based on user reviews.

CamScanner— Android , iOS (free)

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When I first started planning my trip, I looked high and low for a good, free app that would track all of my pets’ important documents—shot records, rabies reports, kennel club registration—but I couldn’t find one that worked well enough to recommend. So instead of picking up a pet-specific app, I downloaded CamScanner, a free Android and iOS app that lets you scan documents using your smartphone’s camera.

CamScanner is easy to use: Just point your camera at a document and scan it. The app automatically crops, rotates, and resizes the item to make the perfect PDF, which you can then share, fax (yes, fax), or print via AirPrint. You can use tags to categorize your scans so that you can quickly find your pet’s documents, and you can sync scans across multiple platforms. Although CamScanner is meant for business users, it’s incredibly convenient for traveling pet owners—if you need to see a vet, you can just email or fax your pet’s records over.

Red Cross Pet First Aid— Android , iOS ($1)

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The Red Cross recently released an Android and iOS app for pets: Pet First Aid, which costs $1 and is absolutely worth all one hundred of those pennies. It features first aid instructions for dogs and cats, and includes information on how to prepare for various situations (such as traveling, giving your pet meds, and what to do in emergencies), as well as quizzes to test your knowledge. The app also gives you a place to enter your pet’s info, so you can keep track of diet restrictions, medication schedules, and vet appointments.

In other words, it’s an all-in-one app that helps you prepare for any emergency. The main section, “Learn,” gives you step-by-step instructions on how to deal with allergic reactions, blood-sugar emergencies, breathing problems, burns, drowning, electric shock, and frostbite, along with other pet health problems you might encounter. You’ll also find information about what’s normal for your dog or cat, so you’ll be able to quickly assess whether they’re in trouble. For example, the app walks you through how to take your dog’s heart rate (and what your dog’s heart rate should be), as well as how to take your cat’s temperature (and what your cat’s temperature should be).

Although you can find such information on the Internet, having it all readily available in-hand is convenient. Additional features include a place to store your vet’s phone number, a pet-friendly hotel finder, and tips for socializing, traveling with, and spaying/neutering your pet.

Traveling with pets: It’s not so bad

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I learned a few things on my 40-hour road trip with two five-month-old puppies: Not all states have an abundance of off-leash dog parks, and even fewer have dog parks with small-dog areas. Traveling with a carsick puppy is terrible, but at least there are quite a few emergency animal clinics on I-40. Also, when you’re driving for 30 hours straight, it’s hard to keep track of time, let alone when your puppies last ate. And finally, don’t underestimate how useful apps can be for keeping you sane on an expedition across the country.

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These apps provide the down-and-dirty about all things four-paws-friendly, from hotels to restaurants to parks and playdates: 1. BarkHappy Available on   iOS   and Android, t his location-based app connects users with everything dog-friendly, including dog parks, restaurants, lodging and more. You’ll have the chance to meet other pups (and their humans) in your area to meet up for a planned play date, and maybe even share a pup cup from Starbucks afterward! 2. BringFido BringFido has nearly 20,000 reviews on iOS. It’s the go-to app for pet-friendly hotels, dog parks, trails, beaches, and more. Search hotels near you, and sort by distance, popularity, rating, and price. If you have a large dog or multiple dogs, simply utilize the filter feature to find accommodations that allow them. You can even narrow results to browse hotels that don't charge a pet fee! In addition to hotels and dog-friendly parks, users can view a variety of local resources, such as dog walkers, groomers, sitters, veterinarians, and pet supply stores. Help out your fellow travelers by leaving reviews of your favorite pet-friendly attractions! This app is a vailable on iOS and Android.

3. rover hold on to your tails, folks between users on ios and android , rover has nearly 300,000 reviews the average rating on this app on ios is 4.9 stars – a true showstopper. it is rated the #1 pet-sitting and dog-walking app. rover   offers a variety of services for both cats and dogs. that’s right, we didn’t forget about the cat lovers. whether you need a dog walker for the day or extended overnight boarding for your pet, rover has a match. choose from a pool of vetted professionals who offer the following services: dog walking, doggy daycare, drop-in visits, full-blown house sitting, and grooming. rover customers can receive real-time photo updates of their pets and can pay for services easily through the app. find the purr-fect person for your furry friend within minutes, all from the comfort of your own home. we’ve covered the fun stuff. but what about you, as the parent we know you’re great with caring for humans in times of medical crisis. how confident are you in recognizing changes in behavior or physical appearance in your pet every pet parent should be prepared in case of a medical emergency. of course, the vet should be contacted as soon as possible. to give you a bit more peace of mind, the red cross offers a cat and dog first aid course this 30-minute course is available via desktop, laptop, or tablet. for a minimal cost of $25, pet parents can sign up for this course to learn:.

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Here are some useful apps for when you travel with your dog

As lockdown continues to ease across the USA more people are traveling within the states again and many of them will be bringing their dogs with them.

While traveling with a dog is a bit different and sometimes more challenging (but worth it) than traveling on your own, there are some apps out there that can help make it easier.

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Travel news site Peter Greenberg Worldwide put together a small list of useful apps for when you travel with your dog.

  • Bring Fido.  This app, just like the website , is a pet friendly hotels and dog travel directory. The app, along with the website, connects millions of pet parents around the globe with more than 250,000 pet friendly places. It also includes a database of pup-approved restaurants, dog parks, hiking trails and shopping destinations. Furthermore, it has a directory of licensed veterinarians, sitters, and groomers which is handy for those who are on the road with their dog.

  Dog Park Pal.  The Dog Park Pal app (link goes to Apple apps store) works as a guide that helps you sniff out the closest dogs parks, and shows you some of the things to look for to make sure that your dog, and his/her playmates are having a good and safe time. The app also features safety ideas to implement while you visit the park and includes a guide on play body language in dogs and what it looks like, stress body language in dogs and what it looks like, different types of play styles and appropriate vs. inappropriate play.

  • Pet First Aid: American Red Cross. The Pet First Aid app , (link goes to Google Play store) by the American Red Cross app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. The app has tons of features including videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice as well as an early warning sign checker for preventive care, veterinary contact information, first aid steps, ‘how to’ videos for common and stressful emergencies and more. You can also locate your nearest emergency vet hospital or pet-friendly hotels.

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These are valuable apps to have while traveling with your pet.

Another app, for those single users with pets, was launched recently. For those who travel around with their dog, the app could be a great way to meet someone, and maybe even find love.

4. Dig. Dig, the dog person’s dating app, was built to connect dog people based on what’s most        important to dog lovers. The app includes dog friendly location suggestions such as parks, bars and restaurants. The app also features daily dog friendly deals and dog friendly tips.

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I took my dog to Barcelona to get an EU pet passport: Here's what I learned

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In 2023, my dog Poppy flew United Airlines 37 times, vacationed in Aruba and Mexico , and, most exciting of all, got her European Union pet passport in Barcelona.

Poppy, who is trained to assist me with a psychiatric disability, flies free as my service animal . However, we were spending a small fortune each year on international health certificates (around $300 per certificate) required each time an American dog enters any country other than Mexico and Canada.

Having an EU pet passport eliminates this step and allows Poppy to travel freely to EU countries — as well as Switzerland, Norway and much of the Balkans — for the next three years. This is a great cost-cutting measure for travelers who frequently visit Europe with a pet.

Getting an EU passport for Poppy in Spain was much easier than I expected. As I learned, Barcelona is the perfect destination to go through the process.

Pups are everywhere in this city, and it's hard to walk for more than a minute without your doggo sharing sniffs with another canine. There are also fantastic dog-friendly hotels , restaurants, Europe's only dog water park, beaches and even some attractions you can visit with your fur child.

Here's everything you need to know about the EU pet passport process. Note this article pertains to American dogs traveling to and from the EU. Every country has different entry requirements. So, if your dog doesn't live in the U.S., you'll need to check with your home country about the requirements if you plan to travel back and forth.

What is an EU pet passport?

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An EU Pet Passport is a document issued by an official veterinarian in a country within the EU that contains health information related to a specific pet. It cannot be obtained in the U.S. The passport is a blue booklet that resembles a human EU passport and even has space for a photo of your pup (though this is not mandatory).

What is mandatory is that your dog be revaccinated for rabies by the EU veterinarian that issues the passport. So, you must take your dog to Europe to get vaccinated. The trickiest part of this process is that your dog must be vaccinated against rabies twice if you are traveling to Europe and not moving there. This is because to return to the U.S., you will need a valid rabies certificate issued by an accredited American veterinarian. Think of it this way: A rabies vaccine basically serves as your pup's passport, so they will be dual citizens.

"Luckily, there are no proven negative effects of double vaccinating a dog against rabies, so long as the vaccines are not given within a few months of each other," Poppy's veterinarian, Dr. Bethany Yurek, who practices in Colorado, told me. Poppy's vaccines are spread out 1.5 years apart, which resulted from lucky timing, but if the vaccines are given about six months apart, you should be good to go.

Of course, it is always best to consult your veterinarian before deciding to revaccinate before expiration. You will also want to request three-year rabies vaccines.

Why get an EU pet passport?

If you plan to travel to Europe multiple times over three years (the length of the longest rabies vaccine), an EU pet passport will save you thousands of dollars and a lot of time.

Without one, you will have to take your dog to its veterinarian to get an EU international health certificate issued and then endorsed by a vet at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The entire process must be done within 10 days of entering the EU, and it'll cost around $300.

You can use your health certificate to enter multiple EU countries for up to three months on a single visit, but you cannot use the health certificate for a second visit later. So, even though I got a health certificate when I took Poppy to Italy previously, it was not valid for this trip to Spain.

Obtaining an EU pet passport (besides being adorable looking) allows you to travel back and forth to EU countries, Switzerland, Norway and much of the Balkans without any other paperwork for as long as the EU-issued rabies vaccine is valid.

To maintain your dog's EU passport, you must schedule their next rabies vaccine in Europe before it expires.

Can dogs living outside the EU get the pet passport?

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Yes. "The purpose of the EU Pet Passport is to simplify travel between EU Member States, but the EU has also allowed it to be used for pets returning to the EU from other countries as long as it is a non-commercial movement," according to the USDA. Noncommercial movement means you are not importing more than five animals to sell them. The passport is designed for pets only.

What is the process for getting an EU pet passport?

Getting an EU pet passport was a lot easier than I expected. I used TomVets in Barcelona; I found the company by quickly searching Google for vets with good reviews issuing EU pet passports to visitors. I reached out via WhatsApp and received a response in English within a day.

Dr. Tommaso Piermarini makes home vet visits. He came directly to the Majestic Hotel & Spa , where we were staying, to administer the rabies vaccine and issue the passport. It was so convenient that it immediately brought my stress levels down. I filled out some quick paperwork online before the visit, and that was it.

On the appointment day, Dr. Tommaso showed up promptly and spoke fluent English. We went to my room, and the process took less than 30 minutes. When he left, Poppy had a shiny new passport. The cost was also very reasonable at 155 euros ($167).

Barcelona is ideal for a Spanish citizenship vacation

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Besides the ease of getting the EU pet passport here with a mobile veterinary service like TomVets, Barcelona is a fantastic doggy vacation destination. In addition to its Mediterranean climate, great food and beautiful beaches, the city welcomes pups with exuberance.

I stayed at the Majestic Hotel & Spa , an elegant neoclassical property on the city's famous shopping street, Passeig de Gracia, in the trendy Eixample neighborhood. Welcoming guests since 1918, it's the city's most famed luxury hotel.

The Majestic welcomes small canine guests with its Very Important Pet package ; the package includes a personalized welcome card, toys, treats, bottled water, a comfortable bed, food and water bowls to use during your stay. Dogs must weigh about 20 pounds or less — the same size pup that can travel as a pet in airplane cabins.

The hotel has various accommodation options, but in honor of Poppy's Spanish citizenship milestone, we stayed in one of the Majestic Suites. The massive room featured multiple balconies offering jaw-dropping, panoramic city views; a separate bedroom and living space; a giant walk-in closet; and a marble bathroom.

Don't skip sunset drinks and a bite to eat at the Majestic's rooftop terrace bar — where you can, of course, bring your pup. The 360-degree views of the city serve as the perfect backdrop for a photo sesh with your best friend. The sunsets seem to go on forever with an everchanging display of vibrant colors.

The hotel also has a fantastic spa, and I got rid of my jet lag with a luxe two-hour body and facial treatment.

Dog-friendly attractions and restaurants

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Across the street from the Majestic is Casa Batllo . Considered one of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi's greatest masterpieces, it was created in the early 1900s for a wealthy family. Nowadays, it is an immersive architectural museum experience and one of the few attractions of its kind that welcomes dogs. Poppy swapped tea with more than one canine visitor while I got lost in its trippy light shows, shimmering tile facade, undulating curves and other swirling shapes. If you visit during summer, Casa Batllo often has live music and drinks on its roof terrace.

The Majestic's central location makes it easy to access some of Barcelona's best neighborhoods for walking. The Gothic Quarter and the Born are within a 30-minute walk of the hotel. Most shops in Barcelona allow dogs, and many restaurants also welcome pets on their patios. Some places — like La Carioca , which serves Brazilian-inspired food and drinks — even include pups inside.

Related: 10 best dog-friendly destinations to explore this summer

Barcelona is also home to Europe's first water park for dogs. AquaPark Canino is a must for pups who like to swim. The park, open from June through September, has two large swimming pools, a dune area for rolling, gardens for frisbee or ball-catching sessions, and even a restaurant where you and your pup can dine.

In winter, you can walk your dog along Barcelona's beachfront and miles of gold sand. However, in summer, you'll need to stick to Llevant Beach, Playa de Les Salines and Cala Vallcarca, which are dog-friendly.

The city also has several dog-friendly parks and gardens, including most parts of Park Guell , another Gaudi-designed masterpiece. Parc de la Ciutadella, Parc del Clot, Parc de la Barceloneta and Joan Miro Park also welcome woofers.

Finally, if your pup likes to shop, you must head to Barcelona Dogs in the Born. The shop carries one-of-a-kind designer collars and matching leashes as well as harnesses and coats for dogs and cats. Poppy chose a beautiful pink suede collar adorned with filigree crystals to celebrate her Spanish citizenship.

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Hit the Road, Fido: Travel-Friendly Pet Apps

October 11th, 2017

By Beth Kotz, Guest Blogger

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With this in mind, innovative technologies can help address certain health and safety risks before they happen. Since safety is the top priority of every pet owner, use this guide to explore some of the latest “smart” pet technology and how it can ease a few of your travel-related concerns.

Smartphone Apps

Your mobile device makes it easy to be a plugged-in pet owner no matter where you are in the world. With the wide array of travel apps out there for savvy pet parents, you can find important updates in real time or access critical information that will help ensure your furry friend’s health and happiness. Whether your pet had an accident or you need to find a last-minute pet-friendly hotel, these easy-to-use apps are here to help.

1. Pet First Aid

Designed by American Red Cross, the Pet First Aid app helps provide quick veterinary insights and emergency preparedness advice. The app offers guides to help you identify symptoms, then suggests appropriate medical action. You’ll find step-by-step instructions and videos that can help you care for your pet until you find a veterinarian, using the in-app animal hospital locator.  

“Pet owners need to learn the signs of a healthy dog or cat so they can recognize health problems early,” said Deborah C. Mandell, VMD, DACVECC, member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and staff veterinarian and adjunct associate professor at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “Catching potential illness or injury early can make a huge difference in treatment success.”

2. BringFido

Not every destination is pet-friendly. Finding a last-minute hotel on a road trip or identifying pet-friendly activities in a new location can be difficult. The BringFido app works to make identifying the best places for your pets a breeze. The app can even help you find dog-friendly restaurants or events!

Scrolling through other dog owner reviews, you can easily research your vacation activities before you arrive. This allows you to make better decisions on-the-go and reduces the chance of unpleasant confrontations or expensive pet-related fees.

If you are on vacation and your pet gets sick, you don’t want to take them to any old vet in the phone book. And what if you don’t have all your pet’s paper medical records with you on hand? It’s hard to remember every allergy and medication when you’re away from home. The MyPet app is the “ultimate pet record maker,” offering tips for pet care, medication reminders and access to a comprehensive vet finder search feature.

Wearable Travel Tech

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When you’re on-the-go, wearable technology brings you even closer to your pet’s personal health and safety. Most wearable technology sits on your pet’s collar, making it comfortable to wear, and will sync with a smartphone or a smart home controller like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant. In a world where we can monitor our own well being with connected tech, why not put some of these same tools to use for our pets? Here are a few of the best.

Much like the FitBit devices for people, the PitPat Pet is designed to track the activity levels of your dog. This allows you to ensure they are getting enough exercise throughout the day. Simply strap the PitPat on your pet and monitor behavior using the app. The device stores a week’s worth of data, so you can check in every day of your vacation. The PitPat is an excellent choice because it can tell the difference between walking, running and playing. The tiny device senses the motion and calculates the activity based on the consistency of the motion. This provides you with more accurate insight into your dog’s activities.

2. GoPro Fetch

Want to see the world from your dog’s perspective? The GoPro Fetch is a special harness that allows you to safely position your GoPro camera onto your dog’s back. Because of its small size, the camera won’t constrain his or her movement or put pressure on a small busy body. For the camera, GoPro offers several versions that are compatible with the fetch harness. Choose a waterproof camera designed to keep up with their fast movements, and set up a live stream for real-time updates on their activities.

Like the PitPat, the FitBark is a small activity tracker that attaches to your dog’s collar. The waterproof design allows the FitBark to be worn almost anywhere. While the PitPat records a week’s worth of activities, the FitBark is designed to identify more long-term trends. This makes it easier for veterinarians to make suggestions and set goals to improve your pet’s overall health.

FitBark can also be an exciting addition to your trip. You’ll be able to see how much more exercise your pet is getting, and even set goals for your trip to make sure your pet is having an enjoyable vacation.

Leaving home to travel with your animal companion is a big step, and one that offers excitement and adventure for both you and your pet. Next time, before you hit the road, consider using the digital tools at your disposal for some greater peace of mind knowing you are prepared for anything.

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The Best Airline-Approved Pet Carriers

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Flying with your pet requires its share of homework. Regulations on bringing your pooch or feline aboard an airplane include providing updated paperwork as well as picking a pet carrier that adheres to baggage requirements and size restrictions . (For other things to consider when flying with a pet and advice from animal experts, jump to the tips section .)

If you plan to bring your cat or dog with you on your next flight but aren't sure which pet carrier is best – or allowed – U.S. News is here to help. Start with this list of the top airline-approved pet carriers for your jet-setting four-legged friends.

Best Overall: Henkelion Pet Carrier – Medium

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Best Overall, Runner-up: Sherpa Original Deluxe Pet Carrier – Medium

Best expandable: petsfit expandable pet carrier – medium, best convertible: natuvalle 6-in-1 pet carrier – small.

  • Best Pet Carrier Backpack: PetAmi Backpack Pet Carrier

Best Luxury: Away The Pet Carrier

Best compressible: sleepypod air, best for dogs in cargo: sportpet rolling plastic kennel.

  • Best for Cats in Cargo: Petmate 2-Door Kennel

(Note: Prices were accurate at the time of publication; they may fluctuate due to demand or other factors.)

What sets this carrier apart: Designed with airline approval in mind, the medium size of this traveler-favorite carrier accommodates cats or small dogs with its spacious interior. Mesh panels zip open on three sides of the carrier as well as the top, ensuring a well-ventilated bag. The outer material is a lightweight and durable polyester. A removable, machine-washable woolen mat makes the interior comfy for your pet; there's also a safety leash you can use to secure your pet inside.

You can use the connectable loop handles and padded shoulder strap for easy carrying, and this carrier bag folds up when you're ready to store it away. The Henkelion Pet Carrier even comes in several fun colors, such as purple or green.

Travelers appreciate: "I have used the Henkelion soft-sided carrier many times," says Robbie Parker of travel blog Expat in Paradise , who travels with his small dogs. "These are great carriers as they are hardy for travel, collapse for storage, and fit perfectly under the seat for in cabin travel. Also, I like that they have one side that is mesh and the other side is solid with a pocket. You can face solid side toward the aisle so people walking around the plane don't upset your dog." He adds, "Overall, I would recommend it for in-cabin plane travel."

Frequent traveler and luxury travel advisor Ashley Les, founder of Postcards From , also appreciates that the design puts her cats at ease when flying. "I find that with more mesh, cats are exposed to more light and sight – it gets them more anxious," she says, adding: "There are multiple ways to get my cats in the carriers, from the sides or above, as well. I love that you can take out the bottom to wash it separately."

Price: $28.99 or less for medium

Sherpa's Original Deluxe Pet Carrier – Medium in black against white background.

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What sets this carrier apart: Beyond a patented, crash-tested flexible wire frame that keeps your little buddy safe, Sherpa provides a Guaranteed on Board program that offers a refund for your flight and airline pet fee if you're denied boarding because of the small or medium sizes of this carrier. This mesh and polyester bag is an industry standard with good airflow. The front and top entries have locking zippers, and this collapsible carrier also features a removable (and machine-washable) faux-lambskin liner, a rear pocket for storage, and a seat belt safety strap that doubles as a luggage strap.

Travelers appreciate: This Sherpa carrier is renowned for its reliable functionality and amazing value. Recent travelers say the medium carrier fits well under the seat and keeps their pet comfortable in transit.

Price: $70 or less for medium

What sets this carrier apart: This Petsfit carrier's medium size adheres to most airline requirements (as does the small carrier). One of the mesh windows can be unzipped to form an extra compartment, expanding the carrier by 9.4 inches for an extended width of 20.4 inches. This product is a great option if you need a carrier for air travel but still want your pet to enjoy a bit more space to stretch out when not tucked under the airplane seat.

The sturdy solid wire construction ensures the bag won't collapse but is flexible enough to tuck into a small space, though you may need to remove the rods on either side if the carrier is too tall to fit easily underneath. There's a side pocket for storage, double zippers and a water-repellent inner cloth.

Travelers appreciate: "The Petsfit carrier was flexible enough to squeeze under most airplane seats, but still was sturdy enough to hold," says Alexandra Lauren of the travel blog The Bucket List Mermaid , who has used this carrier to fly with her cat. "My kitty could look around the airport with the built-in leash in the carrier. The expandable portion was an added bonus because it allowed for more room for my pet when on long layovers or when I had an empty seat on the airplane." Lauren also recommends Petsfit's expandable backpack-style carrier for a hands-free option.

Price:  $56.99 or less for medium

Natuvalle 6-in-1 Pet Carrier – Small in blue against white background.

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What sets this carrier apart: For travelers seeking versatility, this Natuvalle cat or dog carrier can be used like a backpack, shoulder bag, tote with carrying handles or even – if worn on your front – a baby carrier. This convertible choice can also be used as a car seat crate with built-in seat belt loops, and you have the option of using it either in the upright or side position. Other features include zipper locks, mesh panels, reinforced stitching, two walk-through doors and a photo ID tag. The carrier is foldable and has reflective stripes for night travel. While there are medium and large size options, the extra-small and small sizes are your best bet when it comes to fitting under an airplane seat.

Travelers appreciate: Pet owners like the versatility of this bag; some travelers say the carrier fits best under the seat when on its side, as the upright position can be too tall.

Price:  $119.90 or less for small

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Best Backpack: PetAmi Backpack Pet Carrier

The PetAmi Backpack Pet Carrier in black against white background.

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What sets this carrier apart: Go hands-free with this PetAmi backpack-style carrier. A sturdy frame maintains its shape while you traipse through airport terminals, with chest and waist buckles for extra support. Four-sided access makes loading easy, and a rollaway mesh top means your furry friend can stick their head out the top when you're not in the air. The safety strap and buckle are designed to thwart even great escape artists, and a sherpa-lined bed entices fur babies to relax. The backpack carrier color options include red and purple.

Travelers appreciate: Pet owners like the easy carrying this style provides, though they advise that you'll need to store this bag on its side in the plane cabin, and it won't fit on every airline.

Price: $39.99 or less

Away's The Pet Carrier in light blue against white background.

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What sets this carrier apart: It's a splurge, but this cat and dog carrier is made by Away, a popular luggage brand known for its sleek design and functionality. The same applies to this nylon and leather tote, which comes in black or a coast blue. The water-resistant lining is paired with sherpa bedding and exterior pockets that can hold a phone, keys or waste bags. If you already have an Away suitcase, this carrier will fit seamlessly over the handle with its trolley sleeve.

Travelers appreciate: Pet owners who travel with this bag like that it's roomy, saying their pets seem comfortable inside. This carrier fits pets up to 18 pounds but is a bit on the larger side of an airline-approved carry-on, so be sure to research your airline's policies before taking it aboard.

Price: $225 or less

Dog inside a blue Sleepypod Air against white background.

What sets this carrier apart: The Sleepypod Air is designed to compress to fit under the seat during takeoff and landing; when the seat belt sign is off, your pet can enjoy slightly more room (but be aware that it doesn't hold its reduced size in a freestanding position, only when tucked into a small space). This unique carrier employs sturdy luggage-grade ballistic nylon for its base, with a panel of mesh running along the front, top and back. A removable privacy panel can be slid over part of the mesh. Available in multiple colors, this crash-tested model also has a seat belt strap, a trolley sleeve and a comfortable shoulder strap for carrying it.

Travelers appreciate: Users like the carrier's many features and say it's a good option especially for larger cats traveling by air, but some pet owners felt there was not enough airflow (especially with the privacy panel) for longer flights.

Price: $199.99 or less

What sets this carrier apart: Any furry friends larger than about 20 pounds will likely have to travel in the cargo hold if they're not a service animal. You'll want a very sturdy dog crate for the journey that meets every regulation, and SportPet's kennel passes the test for many travelers. This carrier meets International Air Transport Association guidelines with two snap-on water dishes and four stickers that indicate a live animal is inside; a "floor gutter" contains messes for easy cleanup. The durable plastic frame is connected with metal nuts and bolts and features airline-required tie holes for bungees.

This travel crate comes in six sizes, from small up to XXX-large, so be sure to determine the right size for your pet. A cushioned bed is not included and costs extra. For more information on pets traveling in cargo, consult the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Travelers appreciate: Pet owners like the sturdy construction and the compliance with airline regulations, but the traveler-favorite feature is the removable wheels, which are included with the carrier (except with size small).

Price: Ranges by size from $76 to $385

Best for Cats in Cargo: Petmate Two-Door Kennel

Petmate's Two-Door Kennel in pink against white background.

Courtesy of Petmate

What sets this carrier apart: This option made of hard plastic and steel wire is tough enough to protect your cargo-contained cat, according to recent travelers. (Keep in mind that airlines do not recommend hard-sided carriers for in-cabin travel, and this kennel is too large to fit under airline seats.) The two front and top doors assist with entering and exiting, and color options like hot pink or blue will make this kennel easy to spot. The carrier comes in small (24-inch) and extra-small (19-inch) sizes, so choose accordingly based on the measurements of your cat. As with most hard-sided crates, you will have to purchase a plush bed separately.

Travelers appreciate: "I haven't traveled by air with this carrier, but I've owned it for years and really appreciate how sturdy it is," says Catriona Kendall, associate editor of travel at U.S. News. "The assembly of the carrier is straightforward, and my cats feel safe enough to hang out in it at home."

Price: $66.99 or less for 24-inch

How to choose the best pet carrier

There are a few major points to consider when choosing a carrier that will serve as your pet's safe space during a flight:

Size: Selecting the right carrier size for your pet is essential not only for your pets' comfort but also for their safety, according to Sara Hogan, hospital manager at Clarendon Animal Care in Virginia. "Please ensure the measurements for your carrier meet a standard that allows for your pet to comfortably turn around AND lay down," she says. But be aware that if the carrier is too large for your furry friend, they could end up injured in transit. The best way to determine the right size is to take measurements of your pet; to be as precise as possible, use the IATA's formula .

Keep in mind that only carriers able to fit under the seat in front of you are allowed in the plane cabin – a space that will vary by airline. Consult the next section on airline policies for more information.

Airflow: Don't underestimate the importance of adequate airflow. "Carriers and crates really need to have proper ventilation for short or long-term travel," Hogan says. "There IS a difference between taking your pet down the street to a friend's house or the vet and taking your pet on a trip with any sort of additional time involved."

Stability: Check the quality of all the zippers and materials − you want this to be an escape-proof carrier, and any malfunction can put your pet at risk. "If something has previously broken or fallen off the carrier or crate look to replace the piece or the entire crate/carrier," Hogan advises.

Soft-sided vs. hard-sided: If your pet is small enough to fly in the cabin, most airlines highly recommend a soft-sided carrier, which gives the most flexibility. Airlines are often slightly more lenient with the dimensions for soft-sided carriers in the cabin as long as they are able to fit underneath the seat without blocking the aisle of the airplane. Another bonus: Soft pet carriers often come with removable fleece bedding for extra comfort.

Note: Crates and carriers destined for the cargo hold of the plane must be hard-sided. Find more details on carrier specifications for the cargo hold in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Airline pet carrier dimensions

Each airline sets its own specifications and safety rules for pets in the plane cabin with you, so be sure to check with your intended airline for dimension limits, breed restrictions and other guidelines. Be aware, too, that most major airlines based in the U.S. do not offer an option to transport animals in cargo.

Use the links below to find more information on the specific pet policies for the following U.S.-based airlines. Each airline's size limit for soft-sided pet carriers in the cabin is also listed, with dimensions given in length by width by height.

  • Alaska Airlines : 17 x 11 x 9.5 inches
  • Allegiant Air : 19 x 16 x 9 inches
  • American Airlines : 18 x 11 x 11 inches
  • Delta Air Lines : 18 x 11 x 11 inches
  • Frontier Airlines : 18 x 14 x 8 inches
  • Hawaiian Airlines : 16 x 10 x 9.5 inches
  • JetBlue : 17 x 12.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Southwest Airlines : 18.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Spirit Airlines : 18 x 14 x 9 inches
  • Sun Country Airlines : 16 x 10 x 8 inches
  • United Airlines : 18 x 11 x 11 inches

How to prepare to fly with a pet

Help your pet acclimate.

When preparing to travel with your furry companion, planning ahead is key, especially if your pet isn't used to being confined in a crate or carrier. "I recommend buying the carrier as far in advance of travel as possible to allow your dog to become comfortable relaxing in the carrier in a familiar home environment before traveling," says Amanda Farah, CPDT-KA, national training and behavior coordinator for Best Friends Animal Society.

Some pets are sensitive to loud noises, so one way to prepare them for the journey is by playing recordings of sounds they might encounter in transit, Farah says. "I'd say a good general rule is that because so much of what they encounter during air travel will be new and potentially stressful, you should familiarize them to many factors as possible in the weeks or even months leading up to travel."

Book your travel far in advance

Keep in mind that airlines limit the number of pets allowed on a flight, so book early and try to secure a direct flight to cut down on travel time.

Familiarize yourself with your departure airport

Before you set off on your journey, familiarize yourself with the airport you're departing from – such as where to find a pet relief area – and how to go through security with a pet in tow. For example, you must never place your pet on the security conveyor belt (only the empty carrier goes through the X-ray tunnel).

Research your destination

This is a crucial step. Some countries will not allow pets in at all, while other destinations (such as Hawaii) may have strict rules about rabies vaccines or require all animals to travel in cargo. Christine Barton, a veterinarian with The Vets , recommends checking the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website to learn about requirements for health certificates, vaccines and more.

Other considerations will depend on what type of vacation you're planning; if it involves hiking or camping with your dog, Barton suggests checking the expected weather, making a small emergency kit for you and your pet, and considering a GPS tracker for remote areas. Wherever you're headed, locate the closest emergency animal hospital just in case and make sure to book pet-friendly accommodations .

Consult your vet

Once you've done your research, your veterinarian can help ensure your pet has everything you both need to travel, such as microchipping, required or recommended vaccines (and proof of them), testing, and health records, Barton says. A vet can also address any health concerns. "Doctors can discuss risks, precautions, and things to monitor while traveling," Barton explains, adding that you should make sure your pet is up to date on needed preventive medications, such as treatment for fleas or heartworm.

If your furry friend struggles with anxiety, your vet can prescribe them a medication to make the journey less stressful for both of you. "Talk to your veterinarian before administering any sort of medication to your pet, but definitely consider it for future travel," Hogan says.

Frequently Asked Questions

A carrier being "airline-approved" typically means it adheres to the airline's size requirements, is leakproof, provides adequate airflow and keeps your pet securely inside.

You can find a pet carrier on wheels, such as the  Snoozer 4-in-1 Roll Around Pet Carrier  or the  SportPet Rolling Plastic Kennel , but keep in mind that most wheeled pet carriers are too large to fit under the seat on most airlines, even with detachable wheels. Wheeled options can make your furry friend easier for you to transport, but they also tend to make for a bumpy ride for your pet, so consider carefully whether a carrier on wheels is right for your cat or dog, especially if they're easily frightened.

Most major airlines in the U.S. do not allow pets to travel in cargo; some, like American Airlines, only offer this service for active military or diplomatic personnel. Of the major U.S. airlines, only Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines currently accept animals in the cargo hold, so keep that in mind if you have a medium or large dog – or if your intended destination does not welcome in-cabin pets.

Most animals who fly in the cargo hold are fine, but there's still a risk of your pet being killed, injured or lost, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The most common dangers are excessively hot or cold temperatures, poorly ventilated crates, and rough handling. Be sure to follow all IATA guidelines for cargo crates to ensure your pet's safety. Before you book a flight, you may also want to research the airline's history with companion animals in the cargo hold.

The kennel you choose for cargo travel must allow your pet enough room to stand, sit upright, turn around while standing and lie in a natural position, according to the IATA. Carriers must made of rigid materials and include a solid roof, a leakproof base, a door with well-maintained hardware, working handles and ventilation on all four sides. Labels that say "Live Animal" and "This Way Up" are also required by the IATA.

A water dish must be securely affixed to the inside of the carrier, with open access for your pet to drink and for someone to refill it from the outside without opening the crate. A food container can either be inside the carrier if it's sealed or attached to the outside.

A pet carrier usually counts as either a personal item or a carry-on. Depending on the airline policy, you may be able to bring either a personal item or a carry-on bag (not both) in addition to your carrier. Check your airline's carry-on luggage allowance and pet policy to see what you can bring.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture requires puppies and kittens to be at least 8 weeks old to travel, but airlines may impose their own age restrictions on top of that. On Delta, for example, companion animals must be at least 10 weeks old for domestic flights. United Airlines says your pet should be at least 4 months old for international travel to comply with rabies vaccine requirements.

Your furry friend will incur certain fees for flying, but the cost will vary by airline. American Airlines, as an example, charges a $125 service fee for a carry-on pet, while Allegiant's fee is $50. Cargo fees may depend on trip details: Hawaiian Airlines charges $60 in fees for domestic flights and $225 for flights between Hawaii and North America, while the cargo fee on Alaska Airlines is $100. Service animals typically fly at no charge as long as they meet the airline's requirements.

It depends on your pet, according to Hogan. "If they're quite anxious you may want to offer food with a bit more advanced time prior to the flight to avoid vomiting in the carrier or on themselves, however, not too much time where they'll be hungry throughout the travel day," she advises. "Water is important to offer as often as possible in any setting. Access to using the bathroom more than once prior to travel is also advised so as not to miss an opportunity for output!"

Conveniently, some airports may have pet relief areas your dog can use either before or after you go through security, but that's something you'll have to research beforehand.

No. Unless your pet is a service animal of a certain size, airlines typically require pets in the cabin to be secured in their carrier and stowed under the seat in front of you.

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Catriona Kendall is a frequent traveler and longtime cat owner who knows the importance of a sturdy and secure pet carrier. Her cats haven't managed to damage or escape from the Henkelion and Petmate carriers she's owned for years (despite their best efforts). She also recommends this pop-up Pet Fit for Life carrier for road trips. Kendall compiled this list of airline-compliant carriers using her experience as a pet owner, advice from animal experts and extensive research.

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F or dog parents, there's nothing quite like bringing your beloved pet along on a vacation with you, and it might even change your itinerary for the better -- think less movies, more hikes. Thankfully, for all the dog lovers out there, there's a plethora of wonderful hotels that make staying there enjoyable for both humans and dogs.

Over 23 million American households adopted a dog during the pandemic, and many hotels are accommodating pet owners more now than ever before. We researched all types of dog-friendly hotels before making a "best" list, making sure to consider a variety of factors, such as nearby dog parks , weight restrictions, special amenities, and fees, among others, as well as reviews from past guests. More than just allowing our four-legged friends, these hotels also create five-star experiences for your pooch. It's the little things that can make a stay extra special.

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The St. Regis Aspen Resort - Aspen, Colorado

Many dog owners may have heard of the St. Regis Aspen Resort.  It's known for its grand accommodations to both guests and their four-legged friends. Dogs have always had a special place in the hotel chain's heart since the original St. Regis New York founder, John Jacob Astor IV, had his dog named Kitty. The five-star resort honors Kitty's legacy with their dog ambassador named Kitty, a Bernese Mountain dog. Guests can organize playdates with Kitty, join him for a nightly Champagne sabering, and if you're lucky, participate in the monthly Bark 'n' Brews event. Proceeds from the monthly event go to the Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado. You can even email Kitty at his email! 

There are plenty of dog-friendly and strictly people-friendly activities to do outside the hotel. The city is known for its world-famous skiing and a quaint downtown with swanky restaurants, chic boutiques, and relaxing spas. There are also plenty of things to do with your dog, including four off-leash parks and leashed hikes such as the John Denver Sanctuary and the Lost Man Trail, among others. The resort's dog fee is $100 for the first night and then $25 per day afterward. If you need some human time, dog sitting is offered for $50 per hour, and dog walking is also available at $20 for a 15-minute walk.

The Plaza - New York City, New York

New York City may not be the first city that pops into their head when they think of top destinations to bring their dog, but The Plaza Hotel offers some fetching dog perks. Similarly to the St. Regis, this five-star hotel makes dogs a priority, since their hotel group, the Fairmont, began incorporating a culture of Canine Ambassadors in 1907. Its special Canine Companions Package offers a bowl and a bed for no additional cost, and the hotel accepts dogs of all sizes with a maximum of two pets per room. 

However, if you'd like to spoil your spaniel, the luxury hotel offers a Pampered Pup Package. For an additional $195 added to your stay, the lavish bundle includes a doggie treat tier with macarons, Evian water, and even a Plaza dog bathrobe with different sizes based on your dog's breed.

There are also plenty of dog-friendly activities nearby, and Central Park is directly across the street. While exploring the iconic park, you can take a photo with your canine next to the Husky statue or allow them to sniff their way through the North Woods. The park even offers off-leash times for dogs to run free, before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m., in certain park areas. The Big Apple is surprisingly dog-friendly, so bring them to a dog café or a dog ice cream parlor.

The Betsy Hotel - Miami, Florida

While some hotels stick to one (or no) dog ambassadors, the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Florida has not one, not two, but three doggo ambassadors, whom they refer to as their Canine Executive Officers. Betsy and Rosa are two golden retrievers who will most likely be there to greet you at all times, while Daisy stays behind the scenes. Katie was the first golden to grace the hotel but passed in 2019.

The Betsy makes sure its pup guests are treated just as well as their human guests. For example, dogs can get a massage alongside their owner at Betsy's Spa. Guests can also enjoy Betsy and Rosa's custom draft beer and explore the gallery featuring dog photographs taken by Carlos Andres Cruz. Dogs of all sizes are welcome at the four-star South Beach hotel, but the hotel requests you let them know their measurements beforehand. They charge $150 at the beginning of the stay, but half of that goes to the Miami-Dade Animal Rescue and the SPCA in Zimbabwe.

Located in the heart of South Beach, guests can escape with water activities like surfing, biking through the beaches, and exploring Old World Miami, while they can also bring their fluffy friends to visit the farmers' market, take a beachfront walk, or relax at a dog-friendly bar.

The Foundry Hotel - Asheville, North Carolina

The Foundry Hotel , a historic renovated boutique located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina , has several unique amenities that'll make your pup feel like a true VIP. When staying at the Foundry, dogs can participate in the Pup-arazzi Adventure Package. The package includes a one-hour photography session with a local photographer using the local Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop and a custom-made, pet-friendly hike. Owners can choose between two hikes via Asheville Wellness Tour, depending on the level of rigor both of you can handle. Doggos also receive local Patton Avenue Pet Company goodies, including dog beer, treats, and a dog bath. The package runs for $150 per pet, per stay.

If you're feeling confident from the locally guided tour through the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are plenty of more hiking and walking opportunities through the sprawling landscape for both dogs and humans. Some of the most popular dog-friendly trails include the Craggy Gardens Trail, the Graveyard Fields Loop, and the Cascades Trail. In addition to the nature aspect, Asheville is also known for its cultural charms, so check out its Downtown Art District, tour the Biltmore, and jam out to some live Bluegrass music.

Cypress Inn - Carmel, California

Many dog owners can relate to feeling limited in where they can stay when traveling with their dogs. Often, owners settle for lackluster stays at any available hotel. However, the Cypress Inn in  Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, allows both human guests and their puppy friends to feel special in vintage Hollywood charm. Actress and animal rights activist Doris Day co-owned the hotel for over 20 years, and she made it one of her missions to make the hotel as pet-friendly as possible. All 44 rooms are available to pet owners. Dogs can join their owners for a "Yappy Hour" at their restaurant and lounge, Terry's, and watch the evening linger alongside their owners in the library. Per night, the Cypress Inn charges a $30 fee for one pet, $50 per night for two pets, and $70 for three pets.

Outside of the property, dogs can frolic off-leash at Carmel Beach before leashing back up to explore dog-friendly downtown Carmel. Meanwhile, people can enjoy human activities like sampling at wine tastings, exploring the Historic Carmel Mission, and admiring pieces of art at top-rated art galleries.

Inn By The Sea - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Dog owners always appreciate hotels that make dogs a priority, but it's even better when places like the Inn by the Sea  in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, give back and help make a difference for the dogs in their community. First of all, Inn by the Sea doesn't charge an additional fee for our four-legged friends (but they do ask you to let them know beforehand). The hotel gives you pup bowls, beach towels, blankets, and daily treats. It even has an outdoor bar and restaurant that offers a gourmet pet menu.

To make the stay even more special, the Inn by the Sea partners with a local dog shelter, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland . Instead of having the same doggy ambassadors, the hotel hosts a dog from the shelter to greet guests. The temporary ambassador is available for adoption. To date, the hotel has facilitated 150 adoptions in less than five years. You can also plan to be in town for their annual "Pool Pawty" where they allow dogs to run loose in the resort pool for the last week of summer.

In addition to all the amazing dog amenities onsite, the inn is also located on a pet-friendly mile of beach on the coast of Maine. Dogs must be on a leash, and they aren't allowed on Crescent Beach during the summer, but there's still a handful of dog-friendly beaches, walking trails, and off-leash parks nearby.

Scribner's Catskill Lodge - Hunter, New York

If you live in New York City or anywhere in the Northeast, the Catskills is probably a go-to getaway destination. With the stunning scenery around the Catskill Mountains, including its breathtaking fall foliage, and so many outdoor activities, the area is a dream destination for dogs. Scribner's Catskill Lodge  offers a chic yet woodsy and vintage vibe that dogs are welcome to enjoy just as much as their owners. 

The "Pupstarter" program runs at $50 per night, per dog for up to two dogs, and includes a dog tag, toys, and treats they can keep, as well as bowls. The lodge also offers custom bandanas to let others know how comfortable your dogs are with others. A green bandana means they're ready to meet and greet, while the red means they prefer their alone time. On the property, there's a massive lawn and meadow where dogs can roam on leashes while taking in the stunning mountain views.

While not staying on the property, guests can enjoy several dog-friendly hikes, like Mary's Glen Trail, Spruceton Trail, and the Codfish Point Trail. Scribner's is also located right off of Main Street, so there are several downtown activities for people -- including sampling cider, shopping the historic stores, and dining at some of the classic eateries.

Woof Cottages - Nantucket, Massachusetts

When it comes to New England beach destinations, Nantucket is often what comes to mind. The island is off the coast of Cape Cod and is only accessible by plane or a ferry (both of which have dog accommodations). The Woof Cottages are part of the popular Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin on the downtown waterfront, and as the name suggests, the cottages treat dogs like royalty. 

Upon arrival, dogs are welcomed with a bag of nautical-themed goodies like a chew toy and treats, a bed, bowls, and personalized pet tags. The Cottages charge a nightly fee of $65 and limit guests to two dogs per stay. You'll get the opportunity to socialize with Bailey, the hotel's black lab/Brittany Spaniel concierge. Bailey and his team will be able to help guide you to the most dog-friendly activities on the island.

Once you check into the Woof Cottages, there are plenty of fun things to do with your pup, starting with walking them alongside the scenic and historic wharf. They're also welcome at the popular  Cisco Brewery , several cute boutiques, and of course, the pet stores. Note, that the Cottages are currently undergoing renovations and will be reopening in April 2024.

The Umstead Hotel And Spa - Cary, North Carolina

Who needs a park when you can have your own woods? At the Umstead Hotel and Spa outside Raleigh, North Carolina, both humans and dogs can live like superstars. The five-star retreat offers stunning views, as it's situated adjacent to a lake and inside an oasis of luscious trees. The hotel charges $200 for the total pet stay. The resort welcomes its furry guests with a custom pet toy, treats, and bowls. 

In addition to its popular fine-dining restaurant, Herons , and lavish spa, the Umstead is also known for their signature DogWoods. DogWoods is the resort's enclosed playground where dogs can play off-leash and sniff all the smells. There are also walks around the property's gardens and lake for dogs to enjoy on-leash. For even more dog-friendly outdoor activities, the  William B. Umstead State Park  is located right next to the resort. Here, you'll find plenty of both dog-friendly and not-so-dog-friendly activities, including hikes, bike trails, boat rentals, and horseback riding.

Basin Harbor Resort And Boat Club - Vergennes, Vermont

If you have a dog that loves to dig up the sand, prance through the beach, and swim, then the Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club may be the ideal choice. The 700-acre resort on Lake Champlain in Vermont stands out, as the hotel offers its own dog-friendly beach, Fanny's Beach. Dogs can roam off-leash while swimming, digging, and doing all the other things that dogs enjoy doing. 

If that's not enough waterfront activities, fret not, because Basin Harbor even has a dog-friendly marina that lets pups participate in several experiences, including kayaking, setting sail on a sailboat, paddle boarding, and more. Of course, dogs also get homemade treats here. The fee is also only $25 per day, per pet.

When you're not making the most of the property opportunities, there's also a plethora of off-campus excursions. There are brewery tours for adults, shipwreck tours, and hikes through the Green Mountains, among other area activities. The property also boasts an 18-hole championship golf course.

The Paséa Hotel - Huntington Beach, California

Paséa Hotel in Huntington Beach, California, is no stranger to making your dog feel like a VIP (very important pup). The hotel and spa, which is part of the Meritage Collection, offers several special amenities that make the property stand out. In addition to the property being about two miles from Huntington Dog Beach, the hotel also has its own 1,100-square-foot outdoor play area with a lifeguard dog house and mural. 

Once they're exhausted from playtime, doggos can dine on a custom menu of puppy parfaits, protein bowls, a banana split, and more. If you'd like access to all the above, Paséa charges one $150 pet fee per stay. You can also purchase a VIP Package that waives the fee and includes a keepsake collar, leash, toy, complimentary entreé from the dog menu, and a VIP Passport, which offers various guest perks. Fees for the VIP Package vary.

When exploring Huntington Beach with your pooch, there are several unique dog-friendly activities, including dog surfing, roaming off-leash at the famous Huntington Dog Beach, and nibbling on some goodies at the Top Dog Barkery . For people, Huntington Beach is also one of the best West Coast surfing beaches , so there are plenty of surfing and surf lesson opportunities. You can also go shopping at the Huntington Beach Pier, plan a whale-watching excursion, or just relax with an onsite spa treatment.

The Tides Inn - Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

The Tides Inn in the Chesapeake Bay region in Virginia is best suited for an outdoorsy dog who enjoys the water. The resort lies on a tributary that flows into the Chesapeake Bay, so there's no shortage of waterfront activities that are perfect for dogs and humans alike. The property charges $150 per stay with a maximum of two dogs (under 75 pounds) per room. Canine guests are greeted with a custom Harry Barker pet bed, custom pet bowls, a dog biscuit barrel, and flashlights for late-night walks. Similar to the other hotels, the Tides Inn also has a dog ambassador, aka a "resort retriever," named Riley.

The hotel offers lots of activities for pups, including kayaking and canoeing in Carter's Creek. Nearby  Chippokes State Park  also offers plenty of walking trails and swimming opportunities for both dogs and humans. Beyond dog-friendly activities, people can also have fun taking a class on oyster shucking, tasting wines, playing on the 18-hole Golden Eagle Golf course , and visiting nearby historic sites.

The XV Beacon Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts

There are many countryside oases for dogs to enjoy, but  The XV Beacon Hotel is a great example of a property that makes bringing a dog to a big city manageable. The hotel is located in the heart of Boston in Beacon Hill, just a block away from the Boston Commons. The property charges a $50 pet fee, and 50% of those proceeds are donated to a local animal organization. 

If you'd like to spoil your pup, the "Dazzle Your Dog" Package includes homemade dog biscuits on a personalized dish, a dog bed, bowls, complimentary breakfast, and a waived pet fee. However, rates for the package start at $430. If you don't feel like splurging on the package, you can still treat your dog to one of the items on the hotel's "Dawgone Menu," which includes goodies like German Shepherd's Pie, chicken, and even a Paw-ty cake. Did we mention you can even arrange for a dog's "Pawsh Spa Day?"

Boston is no stranger to dog-friendly opportunities and allows dogs to accommodate their owners at many attractions, including breweries, dog parks, and even on city cruises. When you're not with your pup, you can learn about our country's history on  Boston's Freedom Trail , attend a Boston sports game, or kayak on the Charles River.

Methodology

There were several factors we took into account when making this list. First, we researched all the fees, restrictions, and above-and-beyond pet perks, so we didn't choose establishments that simply let dogs stay for a fee. We also considered ratings and personal anecdotes from past guests on review sites like Yelp and Google. Lastly, we thoroughly read through each hotel's policy to point out any restrictions or limitations in their policies.

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7 Best Pet Care Apps in 2024 [Free and Paid]

Imagine coming home to shredded slippers and frantic tail wags – a sure sign your pet spent the day alone, missing you. Ditch the guilt and manage your pet worries remotely with the help of innovative technology. Check out these best pet care apps that act as your furry friend’s guardian angel, even miles away.

Best pet care apps

From on-demand dog walkers to treat-dispensing cameras, ditch the dog-eared rulebook and discover the future of pet care. Try these innovative pet care apps, offering everything your pawed friend requires. We tested many pet care apps and handpicked the best ones so you can quickly choose the perfect one for your furry friend.

1. Rover – Pair Your Pet With the Right Sitter

As a pet parent who cherishes the well-being of your friends, Rover can seamlessly become an indispensable part of your pet care routine. What sets Rover apart is its commitment to matching pets with experienced and loving sitters. Moreover, the app boasts an intuitive interface that makes connecting with local caregivers who genuinely adore animals a breeze.

Rover Best pet care app

From daily walks to overnight stays, Rover ensures your pets receive the attention they deserve, turning each booking into a delightful experience. It is one of the best pet care apps, revolutionizing how you care for your pet by offering many tailored services that cater to their unique needs.

Unlike some online pet-sitting platforms, this app prioritizes safety and professionalism. You can be at peace of mind as the app does background checks, insurance, and vetting processes for qualified sitters. You can fully concentrate on your work as your friend is in safe hands, and whenever you feel like meeting them, ask for pictures and videos from the trainer.

Despite our positive experiences with pet-sitting services, our findings highlight that many online pet sitters lack proper training, professionalism, and licensing. While we appreciate their passion for animals, lacking essential knowledge, experience, and CPR/First Aid training can result in challenging and distressing situations for pets and owners.

Additionally, we’ve noted significant variations in pet sitting rates, influenced by factors such as location, the sitter’s experience, and the type of pet being cared for.

  • Simple navigation and easy payment options
  • Ensured safety through background checks
  • Check the sitter’s schedule and rates in advance
  • Flexibility and options for customization
  • Variable caregiver quality
  • Charge a service fee from pet owners and caregivers

Price:  Free.

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2. Chewy – A Single Destination for Pet Supplies

As a pet parent, convenience reigns supreme, and having Chewy is like having a personal shopper for our furry pal. No more hauling heavy bags or scrambling for last-minute kibble. With a few taps, you can order everything from monthly meds to drool-worthy treats delivered to your door.

Chewy Best pet care app

The app’s auto-ship feature ensures that your pet never misses a meal. Moreover, it also gives you personalized recommendations that help your pet try new flavors. Ordering pet food online can be worrisome, but this app delivers supplies and peace of mind.

The real-time chat support is a lifesaver; they are always there to answer questions about new products, adjust delivery schedules, or offer reassurance. Plus, the extensive library of articles and tips keeps you informed and confident in your decisions, making you feel like a pro.

Did we forget to mention the endless savings opportunities? The pet care app makes spoiling your pet easy without breaking the bank, from exclusive deals and flash sales to automatic discounts on auto-ship orders. Moreover, you earn reward points with every purchase, adding to your furry fun.

Chewy is a one-stop shop for all things related to pets, filled with helpful resources, a supportive community, and endless ways to show your pet how much you care. What’s more impressive is that whether you have a playful pup, a cuddly cat, or a curious critter, Chewy has you covered.

  • 24*7 vets and helpful information
  • Enjoy free shipping for large orders
  • Modify autoship deliveries without additional fees
  • Clean user interface
  • Limited personalization
  • Can miss the in-store experience

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Also Read: Best automatic pet feeders for cats and dogs

3. TrustedHousesitters – Connect Your Pawed Friend With a Homie

Navigating the TrustedHousesitters app is a breeze with its user-friendly interface. Whether you’re a pet owner looking for a sitter or an avid animal lover seeking new adventures, the app’s intuitive design ensures a seamless experience. The simplicity of the UI allows you to effortlessly explore the community, manage your profiles, and connect with potential sitters or pet owners.

TrustedHousesitters Best pet care app

Sitter verifications, 24/7 support, and a vet advice line ensure that pets and caretakers are safe. The app’s filters are also handy, letting you find the perfect match based on your preferences. One thing we love about the app is that, using it, you can not only find a sitter who cares for your friend, but as a sitter, you also get a good place to stay.

However, much like any app, TrustedHousesitters has its quirks. We feel that the makers can add more features to improve communication and coordination between owners and sitters. The messaging system is good but could use more advanced options.

Adding better communication features would improve the app, ensuring smooth coordination and stronger connections in the community. It’s a minor issue in an otherwise fantastic app that brings pet lovers together for awesome experiences.

  • 24*7 support
  • As a caretaker, you get global coverage
  • The caretaker is provided with a residence
  • Sitting dates cannot be changed once set

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4. Puppr – Teach Your Dog New Skills

Tired of confusing dog training videos on YouTube? Well, Puppr makes things easy. It’s got Sara Carson, a famous dog trainer, and her amazing Super Collies to teach you over a hundred tricks. Whether you’re a new dog owner or a pro, this puppy training app has your back.

Puppr Best pet care app

No more boring text instructions, as this app has cool videos to show you precisely what to do. It also has a built-in clicker for training on the go, which you can use to track your pup’s progress, earn badges, and join photo challenges to brag about your dog’s new skills.

Unlike other apps, this dog training app is super helpful. You can chat with professional trainers 24/7 for advice, from potty training to dealing with a clingy dog. And if you want to become a dog expert, check out the Puppr Masterclasses; they cover everything.

But wait, there’s more! Puppr’s weekly Puppy Guide gives tips based on your pup’s age. You can set reminders for potty breaks and training sessions. Plus, there’s a friendly community to share your dog’s journey with.

If you want to go all-in, get the premium version. It gives you live chat with trainers and access to in-depth masterclasses. The best part? It’s affordable and worth it.

  • Smooth interface
  • Can handle multiple dogs
  • Beginners friendly
  • Offers intuitive challenges to foster overall pet development
  • Can face challenges during installation

Price:  Free;  Subscription:  $2.99/month onwards

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Also Read: Best free iPhone apps for pet lovers

5. AirVet – Your Pet’s Wellness Partner

Whether your furry friend bounces off the walls at midnight or you’re worried about what’s on their dinner plate, Airvet has your back. With its 24/7 chats with pet experts, you can get advice right away by tapping your screen. It’s like having a vet in your pocket.

AirVet Best pet care app

Even if you’re not great with technology, you’ll find your way around without any trouble, as the pet babysitting app is easy to use, simple, and friendly. Whether you need to chat or have a video call with a vet, it’s all there, making things smooth and quick.

Airvet is about giving you affordable and quick access to vet care online. It’s a top-notch app for pet owners. The only downside is that it can’t prescribe medicines because of some rules in different places. But hey, it’s still great for expert advice and tips to keep your pet healthy.

The app’s got some cool extras, too. You get unlimited virtual vet visits, detailed answers through video or chat, and even personalized care plans. You can also compare it with having a VIP pass to pet care, giving you peace of mind whenever needed.

Sure, it can’t hand out prescriptions in every situation, but its convenience and support are worth it. And the price? It’s reasonable, especially considering how much it helps pet parents like us get reliable and quick vet care for our furry friends.

  • Stress-free check-ups
  • Affordable consultations
  • Proactive pet care partner
  • Easy onboarding
  • Limited physical examinations
  • Requires a stable internet connection

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6. BringFido – Take Your Furry Friend for a Trip

Planning to take your furry friend to a fancy hotel but unsure about the pet rules? Well, BringFido is the perfect solution. It’s not just about finding a place to stay; it’s a one-stop shop for discovering the best dog parks, trails, beaches, and pet-friendly restaurants.

BringFido Best pet care app

Picture taking your dog to a beachside bungalow with pet-friendly perks or exploring secret hiking trails for new adventures. The app’s easy-to-use design and detailed filters let you customize your search based on your pet’s needs and your love for travel.

BringFido isn’t about booking a room; it’s about planning a pet-friendly journey. You can locate nearby recreation spots and upcoming pet events. But it goes beyond locations, as their Canine Concierge ensures you get a pet-friendly room, and the directory lists trusted pet sitters, walkers, and even trainers for unexpected situations.

Think of it like having a pet travel expert in your pocket, ready to help you. So, pack your bags, leash up your furry friend, and get ready for amazing adventures with one of the best pet care apps by your side. Moreover, BringFido displays pet policies up front so you can book with confidence.

  • Includes travel insurance and coverage for pet-related damages
  • No need to sign up or register
  • Simple and hassle-free cancellation process
  • Assurance of pet-friendly accommodations
  • Limited availability of caretakers during peak hours or holidays

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Also Read: Best pet feeder cameras with Wi-Fi

7. 11pets – Your Ultimate Virtual Pet Care Partner

11pets is not just any other pet app. It stands out because of its strong health-tracking features. Unlike most apps that mainly focus on reminders, 11pets lets you record your pet’s weight, vital signs, and activities, giving you a complete picture of their well-being.

11pets Best pet care app

Think about being able to catch early signs of illness by noticing a small change in weight or activity levels. Additionally, you can keep your pet’s vet records and vaccination documents in the app, making them easily accessible for your next appointment.

Although the app’s design may not be the fanciest, it is practical and simple to use. Everything is well organized, and adding information is easy. Moreover, the convenience of sharing records directly with your vet through the app is a big plus.

The app doesn’t just focus on one thing; it covers medication, appointments, weight tracking, and more. However, it falls short in the social connectivity aspect. While it excels in individual pet care, adding a community or social feature could improve the overall experience, allowing you and more pet owners to share their experiences and tips.

From your pet’s nose to its tail and everything in between, the app provides comprehensive features, allowing you to keep everything in check. What’s more interesting? The app is completely free to use with no hidden charges.

  • Localized pet care services
  • Focus on clear communication between pet owners and caretakers
  • Community building
  • Payment convenience
  • Frequent lags
  • Can experience occasional glitches

Price:  Free

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Also Read: Best Android apps to learn about animals

Pet-Friendly Places

While caring for a pet requires dedication, their unconditional love and companionship make it a joy-filled journey. Remember, the above-mentioned pet care apps are just tools to support you on your pet parenting adventure. The real magic happens in the moments of shared laughter, playful antics, and quiet cuddles.

Last updated on 17 February, 2024

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The Best Travel Accessories For Your Furry Friends

The right travel accessories ensure your four-legged friend stays comfortable, safe, and happy throughout the journey.

Faith Katunga • Feb 15, 2024

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Taking off on an adventure is always wonderful, but it takes on an extra layer of excitement when you bring your beloved pet along. No matter the length of your trip—a weekend retreat or a cross-country road trip—traveling with your pet demands careful planning. That’s where the right travel accessories come into play, ensuring your four-legged friend stays comfortable, safe , and happy throughout the journey. Here, we’ve curated a list of the best travel accessories to make your pet’s travel experience as enjoyable as yours.

Our Top 6 Picks

  • MalsiPree Portable Water Bottle and Bowl Combo
  • Amazon Basics 2-Door Collapsible Travel Crate
  • COOYOO Dog Seat Belt
  • MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Bed 
  • Portable Pet First Aid Kit
  • Cat Treat Puzzle Toy with Feather & Balls

1. MalsiPree Portable Water Bottle and Bowl Combo

MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle

Hydration is vital, especially when you’re on the move. A portable water bottle with an attached bowl is a game-changer for pet travel. These handy accessories provide your furry friend with fresh water wherever you go. Look for leak-proof, lightweight, and easy-to-clean options for hassle-free hydration on the road.

2. Amazon Basics 2-Door Collapsible Travel Crate

Amazon Basics 2-Door Portable Folding Travel Crate

A collapsible travel crate offers a safe and cozy space for your pet during transit and at your destination. These crates provide a familiar environment for your furry friend, reducing stress and anxiety during travel. Opt for a lightweight and easy-to-assemble design that offers ample ventilation and security. 

3. COOYOO Dog Seat Belt

COOYOO Dog Seat Belt

Safety should always be a top priority when traveling with pets. A pet seat belt or harness is essential for securing your furry friend in the car, preventing them from roaming around and causing distractions. These restraints also protect your pet during sudden stops or accidents, minimizing the risk of injury. 

4. MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Bed 

MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Bed

Like humans, pets appreciate a comfortable resting place after a long day of adventuring. A travel-friendly pet bed provides a familiar spot for your furry companion to unwind, whether you’re camping under the stars or staying in a cozy cabin. Try to find lightweight, easily packed, and machine-washable beds for maximum convenience. Bonus points if the bed is waterproof and insulated for comfort in various environments.

5. Portable Pet First Aid Kit

Pet First aid kit for Dogs and Cats

Accidents happen, even when you’re on the road. A portable pet first aid kit is a must-have for any pet owner traveling with their furry friend. These kits include bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, and everything else you need to treat minor injuries and keep your pet comfortable until you can get them to a vet. 

6.  Cat Treat Puzzle Toy with Feather & Balls

Cat Treat Puzzle Toy with Feather & Balls

Long hours of travel can be tedious for pets, leading to restlessness and anxiety. Keep your furry friend entertained and engaged with interactive toys and treats designed for on-the-go fun. Puzzle feeders, chew toys, and treat-dispensing balls are great options for stimulating your pet’s mind and alleviating boredom during transit. 

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