Don’t want to leave your beloved pet behind next time you go on vacation? Here are a few tips to traveling with pets from The Frugal Traveler:
1. Research your destination’s pet-friendliness first. For example, England will let you bring your pet if it is properly documented and from a list of approved countries. Otherwise, Spot is in for a six-month quarantine. And check out your hotel before you book a room. Pettravel.com lists pet-friendly hotels across the world. Go to Petsonthego.com for more information on international pet travel.
2. Send them separately. Sites like Petrelocation.com are like doggie travel agents, setting up travel arrangements for pets to anywhere in the world. They will handle paperwork, deal with customs officials, make pet hotel reservations, and arrange pickup for your animal’s departure flight.
3. Bring your pet’s medical records. Some countries require pets to be current on vaccinations, while pet daycare centers often require medical records.
Happy Trails to you and your pet!
Amy Mullen is a writer and editor. She would rather travel than breathe. Unfortunately, the former can not replace the latter to sustain life, and also interferes with paying her bills, so she goes wherever she can, whenever she has the means. Her travel talents include getting lost in the Tokyo subway system, finding the cheapest beer in Reykjavik, and mistaking a brothel in Singapore for a karaoke bar with one of her favorite sisters.