Discover New Places
Exploring new places can be an adventure for both you and your four-legged companion. It offers you opportunities to meet new people and broaden your experiences, and your pet will benefit by being exposed to new sights, sounds, and smells.
Exploration doesn’t necessarily have to entail exotic places, either—you can start your adventure in your own community. According to Janis Bradley, associate director of publications and communications at the National Canine Research Council, “There are more places where people can take a dog, such as dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants and stores, and outdoor cafes.”
If you’d like to travel longer distances with your pet, you have a wealth of options. The “Traveling With Your Pet – The AAA Petbook” lists more than 13,000 AAA-approved hotels with specific pet policies, about 1,000 restaurants that allow pets in their outside dining areas, and more than 800 pet-friendly campgrounds. Keep in mind that if you are travelling out of the state or country, you will need to obtain a health certificate for your pet before you leave.
If you plan to travel for extended periods, keep your pet safe by being prepared for any number of situations that may arise.