What are pet hotels?
Pet hotels are simply hotels that let you bring a pet with you, such as dogs hotels, hotel pet, etc. Some hotel chains that are pet-friendly include Holiday Inn, Motel 6, Vagabond Inn, Studio 6, Staybridge Suites, Sleep Inn, Rodeway Inn, Quality Inn, Novotel, Mainstay Suites, La Quinta, Kimpton, InterContinental, Holiday Inn Express, Econo Lodge, Crowne Plaza, Crestwood Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, Baymont, Candlewood, Clarion, and many more. There is much more about finding pet hotels later in this article.
Some even include great accommodations for your pet.
Some accommodations you can find in certain Pet Hotels:
Some accommodations for your pet can include, first and foremost, allowing your pet to stay with you in your hotel room. Some others could include a grooming place either in the hotel or close by, paths to walk around outside the hotel, pet sitting either provided by the hotel or one nearby, veterinary service, bedding, and more. Check with your potential hotels to see what they can offer you and your pet!
How do you find a hotel pet or dog hotels?
Here are some of the many websites that will help you locate a hotel for you and your pet:
You can also check your phone book if you are staying locally and ask each hotel if they accept pets, and what they offer. You can try doing a search in your search engine to find more websites such as those listed above. You can search for "pet hotels", "hotels that allow pets", "pet hotel accommodations", etc.
Checklist for your vacation and your pet hotels:
Make sure your hotel accepts your pet, i.e., your dog, cat...whatever type of pet you have.
Check for local veterinary clinics in the area. Check for animal hospitals, as well.
Does your pet need a vaccination? Most do if you are traveling abroad. Ask your veterinarian what kind of vaccinations your little friend will need. If you are flying to another country, your pet may need more than just a rabies vaccination.
Make sure your pet is secure when traveling in the car. Use a seatbelt harness or a carrier. In an unfortunate accident, you would want your pet safe as well. Also, if someone opens the door, they could escape. Taking these steps will keep your pet safe and let you keep your eye on the road. There are special harnesses for dogs, and you can belt in your cat carrier.
Talk to your veterinarian about your travel plans. He or she may suggest taking some tranquilizers or travel-sickness pills with you for your pet just in case.
Don't leave your pet in the car when the weather is hot or cold. Try to avoid this at all costs. If you must leave your pet in the car for a moment, open the windows on both sides of the car for a cross-breeze, and/or buy a travel fan for them. Leaving them in the car during harsh weather can make them sick with heatstroke, hypothermia, etc. or even kill them.