Traveling with my dog--anyone know of hotels?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Oct 8, 2012 1:19 PM Last Post By: zoltan
Oct 7, 2012 11:13 AM
Traveling with my dog--anyone know of hotels?I'm traveling with my Jack Russell Terrier for a month.
I've been before with a dog and it worked out extremely well. She was a great ice-breaker and I met more people because I had her. I'm just putting it out there so that people understand I know what I'm getting into.
I can't remember the hotel I stayed in, it's been 12 years. I'd like to book in advance so that I know where I'm staying my first couple of nights. I don't want to have to fish around when I first arrive.
Anyone know of a hotel that allows dogs?
Anyone willing to ask at his/her hotel if you're already there?
Thanks very much, appreciate any help.
Oct 7, 2012 11:16 AM
Oct 7, 2012 12:23 PM
I did a search and the hotel I stayed at the first time around popped up first. Go figure.
Just waiting to hear back that they will allow my dog.
Thanks for replying
Oct 7, 2012 1:21 PM
Oct 7, 2012 1:50 PM
4Thank you for sharing your concern. Sadly, my original canine companion has since departed this earth.
My current companion is three and a seasoned traveler. I've traveled in Nepal, Pakistan, South America and lived in
In India for several years with my pups.
Fortunately she is small enough to travel in cabin with me. Her size is also handy for alluding street dogs.
In areas where they are concentrated I carry her.
I have a routine that has kept us both safe. (Touch wood)
Street dogs are definitely a concern and I appreciate that you took the time to bring it to my attention.
Regarding stress, it seems she enjoys the adventure and the extra attention. I believe boarding her, despite how wonderful the conditions, would be far more stressful.
Oct 7, 2012 6:36 PM
Oct 7, 2012 7:08 PM
6Depends on the size of the dog and their temperment. Small dogs can often be carried under seat in a carrier. Sometimes they tranquilize the pups to keep them placid in the tight containers. For larger animals it depends on the airline and the breed. They may be allowed in a heated luggage hold. Flat nosed breeds tend to have breathing problems in such & are often banned from that.
The devil is in the details..
Oct 7, 2012 8:51 PM
Oct 7, 2012 9:22 PM
8Usually the rule of thumb for traveling in the cabin--must be able to comfortably travel in a soft 'crate' that fits under the seat in front of you. Usually it's under 18 pounds.
Some airlines ban pets in cabin on certain international flights, depending on the plane and/or customs of the airline of origin.
The current recommendations from vets (in the USA) is not to sedate or give your pet tranquilizers due to concerns of potential respiratory/cardiac issues. Short nosed dogs are banned from flying in crates, on the airlines I fly.
My dog goes right to sleep as soon as we take off, I think the vibration and cool air is like a tranquilizer. On domestic, and some international flights, my other medium sized dog flies in cargo because they only allow one pet per person in cabin. Cargo is heated and pressurized. To lessen the stress you need a routine and game plan that optimizes their comfort and the situation. I'm a little jealous, I'd love a soft cozy bed/space big enough to stretch out in and sleep undisturbed for the entire flight.
The standard, that I've encountered, for traveling with pets internationally, requires proof of rabies vaccination. Also required, I can only vouch from travel to and from the USA, is an international health certificate endorsed by the USDA. The dog's vet signs the health certificate stating the dog is healthy and has a current rabies vaccination and the USDA certifies it.
I would never travel with an unvaccinated pet--yikes!
Not all dogs travel well. But if you're mellow traveler yourself, and your pup thrives on being your side-kick, it is a nice arrangement. My dog loves hiking and checking out new smells in a city. In some of the countries I've visited people are often shy talking with strangers, especially women traveling alone. I've met and spoken to many more people because their curiosity about my pup trumps their shyness. For us it is a win win situation.
Edited by: kittyyoga
Edited by: kittyyoga
Oct 8, 2012 3:51 AM
Oct 8, 2012 1:19 PM
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