There are thousands of hotels, motels, and inns across the United States that accept guests with pets. Most hotels set their own policies, so it is important to call ahead and ask if pets are permitted and if there is a size limit and/or extra charge.
Pet-friendly lodging can be found in a number of publications and on the Internet. Here's a partial list:
On The Road Again With Man's Best Friend-United States, by Dawn and Robert Habgood, Includes pet-friendly hotels, motels, inns, and campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada, plus an extensive list of emergency veterinary clinics. Available from Dawbert Press, Inc., (800) 93-DAWBERT, $24.95.
Pets Welcome by Kathleen and Robert Fish, Bon Vivant Press. Lists hotels, motels, and inns nationwide based on their ambiance, guest amenities, and pet friendliness. Available from The HSUS, (800) 486-2630, $19.95 + shipping and handling.
Also, check out these Web sites:
Many hotels, restaurants, and individuals will give your pet special consideration during your travels. It is important for you to do your part to ensure that dogs and cats will continue to be welcomed as traveling companions. Obey local animal control ordinances, keep your animal under restraint, be thoughtful and courteous to other travelers, and have a good trip!
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