Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Traveling With Fido

More of us are traveling with our pets.  Over 63 percent of pet owners consider their pet to be part of the family and 18 percent of U.S. adult leisure travelers usually take their pets with them when they travel, according to Travel Horizons.  Airlines, airports, hotels, and other services wanting to cater to pet owners are all making it simpler to take them with us.  

The Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport has created a 1,000 square foot dog park.  It is a great area to walk your pet and let them stretch their legs and do their business before boarding a plane.  The Atlanta Airport has two smaller pet areas as well.  Clearly they know what their customers need. 

Our affiliate, Airport Park’N Bark, now offers pet transportation as well as boarding.  They are licensed by the USDA as Intermediate Animal Handlers.  They are also members of the Animal Transportation Association.  They will pick up your pet at the airport and either take them to the Airport Park’N Bark resort OR deliver them to your door.  Of course, if you are not able to take your pet with you, they have fantastic boarding facilities just 2 blocks away from Park’N Ticket.  Airport Parking and Pet Boarding together for your convenience.

There are endless products and services aimed at pet owners.  The travel industry is finally catching on to this trend.  Check with your airline for their specific rules, book a pet friendly hotel, and travel with Fido!