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Loving dogs of all breeds live happily with their human families. Unfortunately, Breed-specific legislation, or BSL, place restrictions on "controversial" dog breeds. These can include (but are not limited to) "pit bulls", rottweilers, doberman pinschers, or mixes of these breeds.
People who own such breeds - or are considering adopting one - should take the extra step of researching local pet laws prior to adopting a dog, moving to a new city, or even traveling with their pet.
Many people now travel with their pets and accommodations are responding. More and more lodgings now allow pets - mostly dogs, but some will allow cats and other pets too! Here are some pet travel tips:
Many families bring their pets with them on holidays, staying in "pet-friendly" hotels, motels, cottages, and resorts. Here's a quick list of questions to ask your lodging if you plan to bring your pet along. Remember to always mention your pets when making reservations!
- Pet surcharges: Are any "pet fees" applicable to your stay? Is the fee per pet? Is the fee "per day" or "per stay"?
- Types of pets allowed: this is particularly important if you plan to travel with something other than a dog (many places permit dogs, but may not even permit cats, let alone reptiles, birds, and other pets).
Most seasoned pet-toting travellers have stayed in hotels and motels.
- Travel with pets who don't enjoy the experience, who are not fully housetrained, or who have behaviour or health issues that are not conducive to travel.
- Allow pets to run towards or jump up on other guests.
- Allow dogs to bark or otherwise disturb other guests.
- Permit pets to lie on furniture or beds unless you
- have the host or manager's permission
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The holidays are meant for sharing with loved ones, including pets. Many choose to spend the holiday season by "getting away from it all" - a hotel, resort, cottage, or other lodging where they can relax with friends and family.
Car safety for your dog is up to you. Keep your best friend safe when traveling. With a little bit of planning before you head out, you and your dog can enjoy a safe and pleasant trip! Here are some things to keep in mind before you head out for a ride in the car.
A dogs head hanging out the car window, tongue flapping in the breeze, ears pinned back is a common sight, especially in the summertime. Granted, it may feel good to your dog to have the wind in her face, but there are some potential dangers to letting your dog do this.