"It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?" Eleanor H. Porter
For many, the most difficult part of taking a vacation is the look in their pet's eyes as they walk out the door. While more than 75 percent of traveling pet owners would take their pets on vacation with them if they could, more than 50 percent report difficulty finding pet-friendly accommodations, according to a recent survey commissioned by AAA and Best Western International.
The survey also found that 35 percent of pet-owning respondents admitted to sneaking their pet into a hotel or motel in the past, while 28 percent would rather travel with their pet than with their significant other. Needless to say, traveling with pets is no small matter in the United States.
"Not every pet is right for travel and not every trip is right for a pet, but when the right dog or cat and the right trip come together you never forget it," said Bill Wood, executive editor, AAA Publishing.
AAA is offering pet owners all the information they need to make their pet vacation easier and safer in "Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook." The publication includes property listings and advice on transporting pets.