Tips for Travelling with Pets

Tips for Travelling with Pets

Do you have a special vacation on your bucket list?  No doubt you could double your fun were you able to bring along your most beloved pet.  Running on the beach with a dog or having your cat in your lap at the end of a long day sounds like paradise added to your vacation. More and more accommodations are pet friendly than ever before. Follow these recommendations from the travel experts to ensure your vacation with your pet is full of positive memories for both of you.

Bear in mind that most pets, especially older pets, need time to adapt to new surroundings. Not only will you need to bring their crate, bedding and food, but also consider adding several pieces of clothing that you’ve worn that they may enjoy your familiar scent in an unfamiliar environment.  Be sure to check in advance what the pet policies are for the accommodations you’ve selected.  Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon and consider booking your vacation through RIU Hotels & Resorts. They offer fantastic family vacation packages that might well suit the needs of your family and of your pet.

Prior to departure, make note of the surroundings of your chosen accommodations. Is there sufficient green space to take your beloved pet out? Is there a service that you can retain to walk your dog if you’ll be out sightseeing the entire day?  Policies for dogs on the beach vary by community. More often than not they are only allowed on the beaches in the very early mornings and late in the afternoon or early evening. Be respectful of others as you’re out and about with your dog. Always have them on a leash and be sure to bring bags for cleanup. In short, be a responsible pet owner.

Follow these tips and your family vacation with your beloved pet is sure to be a great hit. There’s nothing sweeter than making family memories with your beloved canine!

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