Make the Holidays Furry and Bright: Tips for Holiday Travel with Pets

(StatePoint) For many pet owners, canine companions and feline friends are considered members of the family. If pets are joining out of town holiday festivities, it’s important to remember that traveling with pets requires a few extra considerations.

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For instance, when going on road trips, ensure your pet has a harness or barrier to keep it safe. Plan for extra stops along the way so animals have plenty of opportunities to exercise. When opting for air travel, book direct flights when possible and research the airline’s specific pet policies.

Your accommodations are also important, so seek out pet-friendly hotels. Those with home-like amenities and spacious rooms, such as Extended Stay America, can offer greater comfort for both pets and people. To learn more, visit

As the holidays are all about spending time with family and loved ones, be sure to keep your furry family members in mind when making your travel plans.