Traveling with your pet requires some attention to detail with the proper preparation. In this technological age, this process is even easier with numerous websites and apps to assist in pre-trip planning and for troubleshooting on the road. With these tools at your disposal, your trip will go off without a hitch and be fun for both you and your dog.
Here are some recommendations:
Dogfriendly.com allows you to search destinations for any city in the United States (including major landmarks such as national parks) and lists everything dog friendly in those cities- restaurants, hotels, parks, campgrounds, wineries and other details (including fees where applicable) and a summary page of some of the most dog friendly places. Currently available as an App on mobile devices or full website.
FidoFriendly.com whose motto is “Leave No Dog Behind” is a website and magazine dedicated to the travel lifestyle of man’s best friend. The Travel section features Hot Deals, Destinations, FF Apartments, a travel map and tips. Currently, there is an App supported on Iphone and Ipad technology through Zinio.
Motel 6 App- Motel 6 is probably the pet friendliest and most budget friendly motel chain in the United Sates. With no dog fees, and liberal cancellation policy- the App is available for all users for use on the go with booking than can be done right from the App.
Gopetfriendly.com was founded in 2009 by a couple trying to find places to travel with their dogs. It features three distinct sections under the headings of “Ready Set Go” where you can search specific locations, make a road trip map under road trip planner or the pre-planned Destination Guides under the “Go” tab. Users can add reviews and their own listings- currently available as website only.
BringFido.com is a dog travel directory that provides reviews, detailed pet policy information and online reservations at pet friendly hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries. It also features information on airline and hotel pet policies, and recommendations on dog beaches, off leash parks, restaurants and other attractions. There is also a toll free number for users to call for immediate assistance. Mobile app available for iOS users only.
PaWuv App: PaWuv (Pet Hotel) is the app for pet owners to find hotels that they can bring their pets to. PaWuv goes through thousands of pet friendly hotels from all across the United States and includes information about their acceptance policies, weight limits, pet fees, and much more. For those already on the road with their pets, the app can also geo-locate all pet-friendly locations nearby, and connect directly to the hotels. Advanced search options allow users to browse by price range, ratings, distance, and hotel amenities. PaWuv is available for .99 cents on iOS only.