Finds Pet-Friendly Lodging for Traveling Pets

9th Jan 2004

Pets are quickly becoming America’s newest growing travel group. Sources at the Travel Industry Association estimate that 14% of Americans who vacation this year will do so with the family pet. The American Automobile Association reports that 78% of those travel with dogs, 15% take their cats and 2% take their birds while the other 5% take such other pets as rabbits, fish, turtles, and ferrets.
As pets take to the road en masse, pet-friendly lodging becomes the vacation stop of choice for pet-lovers everywhere. The people who run America’s pet-friendly inns are barking up the right tree. And if that isn’t the cat’s meow, innkeepers are smiling as cash registers are ringing and dinging as fast as traveling pet lovers discover their pet-friendly accommodations has made the ‘discovery’ easy by listing hotels, motels, inns, B&B’s, cabins and condos that provide for traveling pets. Along with state-by-state listings, the Web site offers free and helpful information regarding pet care, travel tips and links to other pet sites. Recent additions to include properties from Comfort Inn, Baymont Inns & Suites, Quality Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, La Quinta and Holiday Inn, as well as privately owned vacation rentals and B&Bs. Spokesman Brian Bailey said, “Our staff has worked tirelessly to find caring, affordable and high quality places to accommodate pets.”

Pets have garnered devotion in the form of millions of dollars from pet lovers. As the pet travel industry dreams up more products for easier travel with pets such as travel pillows, pet seat belts and travel beds, it seems more and more hoteliers are joining the trend. Some upscale hotels offer luxury packages for pets as well as comfortable, affordable lodging.

Log onto for comprehensive listings featuring color photos, complete descriptions, amenities and rates. Detailed area information maps out pet-friendly lodging locations and announces promotional discounts and last minute specials. Users simply select the state or areas where they are traveling and hotel information pops up. The Web site’s free newsletter offers travel tips and expert pet information as well as links to other travel and pet-related sites. brings millions of pet lovers and pet servers together into one giant pet-friendly fraternity.



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