What To Do With Your Pet(s) If You Love To Travel

We’re lucky that we get to travel as much as we do. However, a problem this presents is what are we to do with our toy poodle, Dobby, while we’re away from the house? Dobby is a cuddly ball of cute but she does have a mischievous streak in her.

Posted by Joe Hegedus on Sunday, September 6, 2009

As you can see, Dobby likes socks – I guess that’s we get for naming her Dobby (from the Harry Potter books).

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How Your Pets Can Earn Rewards For Flights (Updated March, 2019)

DogCatFlyBe it for vacation, visiting family, etc., more and more pet owners are choosing to take their pets (which are different from Service Animals) with them on airplane flights. In fact, in the United States alone, over two million pets, mainly with with fur or feathers, are transported by air every year. Many are put into cargo and we all know the problems that can sometimes cause. However for smaller pets, it’s becoming a regular occurrence for them to fly in the cabin. Here are the carriers who not only accept pet travel with open paws, but even give them rewards for their travel:

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NY Mass Transit Made A Rule About Pets, So New Yorkers Said, “Hold My Beer…”

New Yorkers are a breed unto themselves. And I can say that because I lived in New York for the first 35 years of my life (Brooklyn and Staten Island, REPRESENT!). As a general rule, we’re quick. We’re street smart. And we understand the system, to the point of knowing how to work it to our advantage. Or if not, at least how to work it over. 😉

So when the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority – they oversee the public transportation system of subways, trains, buses, etc, in 12 counties in lower New York, including the 5 boroughs of NYC) updated their rules to say, “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers,” (Section 1050.9, section H, paragraph 1) New Yorkers stepped up to the challenge. Take a look…

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TWA Hotel Taking Reservations, New Points Calculator, Demolition of Popular Hyatt & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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What To Do If You’re On A Road Trip With Your Pet & Need An Emergency Vet

A few years ago, Joe and I used a couple we selected from Trusted Housesitters to watch our house and dog when we were going to be out of town for 3 weeks. We had a huge list of “dog things” written for them, including info on food and medications, favorite toys, etc. We also included her medical history and contact information for both her regular vet and our local after-hours emergency vet of choice, in case something happened and she needed medical treatment while we were away.

Meanwhile, fast forward to today and I saw one of those realty TV shows about an animal medical center and a new patient they had who was there with its people while they were on vacation. That got me to wondering what’s out there to help you if you’re traveling with your pet and you have a pet emergency? How do you know where to go?

Turns out, not surprisingly, there’s a website that can help!

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