vacation planning with your pets in mind

Posted by Dr. Jules Benson on Apr 29 2009


Today there are more and more travel sites that focus on pet-friendly travel options. And there are more and more hotels and resorts that are going out of their way to make your four-legged friend’s stay comfortable. Some more extravagant examples are; The Beverly Hills Hotel, where dogs get their own pink bungalows, pink tennis balls and personalized cookies. The Omni in San Diego, has in-room doggy movies (for when you’re off seeing the sites). And the St. Regis Monarch Beach provides personalized food and water bowls, an issue of Hollywood Dog and toys from Bark Jacobs and Jimmie Chew. (Really, we’re not making this up.)


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So, as you book your trip for this coming summer, consider taking your pet along. You’ll feel better not putting them in a kennel and they’ll feel better, well, just because they’re with you. And, with Petplan Pet Insurance no matter where you go, you’re covered.


Here are a few sites to help you find the perfect place that’s also pet friendly:

For hotels and homes for rent by city (U.S., Canada and Mexico):


Choose from Bed and Breakfasts, Beach rentals, International Listings and more:


Not just where to stay but what you can do while you’re there (with your dog, of course):


More like a typical travel site with destination guides and travel packages (and it says “doginmysuitcase” it’s for both dogs and cats):


Search by room availability in a specific city:


For the international jet set:



Suitcase musts, to help ensure your pet’s vacation is a happy and healthy one:


A Pet First Aid Kit: This will help you both in the event of an emergency.


DogGone Songs CD: If your dog isn’t a fan of road trips, this will help calm him.



A Life Vest. For any boating or water activities, this is a necessity.


Disposable Litter Box. Cats like the familiar, so even on vacation, keep your cat happy by keeping his litter in one place.


Pet Sunscreen. Yes, animals can get too much sun too.

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