Pets have become a part and parcel of our family. We usually do not like to leave our pets back home, or leave them with our family or friends to take care of. Earlier, it was not possible to travel with pets, but now this is not the case. You can find pet friendly motels everywhere. Some may not charge you for accommodating your family pet, but there are some motels that would ask you to pay a small fee usually ranging anywhere from 5 dollars to 50 dollars. Pet friendly hotels and motels are the best for those who want to avoid such hassles.Following are some tips that can be used to find the best motel to accommodate your pet:
1. It is always recommended to make an online search before planning your trip ahead along with your pet. Even if it is known that the motel you have booked is pet friendly, yet to be on safer side, call them directly and check their pet policies; or you may check their pet policy on the hotel’s website. Get confirmed about any fees or deposits are required. Or whether they are refundable or not. Also know about the size or the weight limits of the pet, for accommodation.
2. Always carry with yourself, the pet familiar items, including its toys, blanket, food and snacks so that it may feel comfortable, as if at home. While going out, remember to take all the proper medications with you, so as to minimize the hard risks. Get the address and contact number of its regular veterinarian in case of any emergency.3. Keep a crate or kennel with you. In case, you get a hotel which asks you to kennel the pet, if you’re leaving it in the room all alone. The crate and kennel is also a safe way for your pet to travel. It can also provide a more secure atmosphere for your dog and would help to minimize the amount of barking it does.4. centers, outdoor dining and other dog-friendly attractions. You can also get this information by calling the hotel directly where you are going to stay. It is a good idea to keep a recent photo of your pet along with you so as to identify him in any case of it being lost. Besides this, be sure that the pet’s collar and leash has your current address and phone number. Finally, before you set out along with your pet, get a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). This certificate ensures that your pet has no communicable diseases and gives information about vaccination status. Always keep extra copies of vaccination records with you, keep one copy in your bag and one in your pet’s carrier.
5. Make a fixed routine of your pet. Let it sleep normally, feed it and make him walk according to his regular schedule. Never give him the feel that he is out of home, so as to avoid problems. Before starting with your trip, let the pet do exercises (instead of letting it stretch and allowing it to nap in the cage. )6. Never leave your pet unattended in the hotel room. As you would be entirely responsible for all the happenings in that room, and you might also be charged for it.