Have a new job and need to move your pet across the
country? Trying to decide on the best and cheapest way to
accomplish this? This article will provide some insight
on cheap vacation
ideas with your pets across the country
or even just across the state if that's how far you need to
Many people look upon their dogs, cats, and other pets
as children. I know I do! I could never consider moving to
another place without taking my pets along. Whenever I hear
about someone taking their dog to the shelter because they
are "moving" I really can't fathom it. So let's see what
you need to do to get your animals moved with you!
First, be sure your pet is healthy. You need a health
certificate, license, and proof of vaccinations, so pack
those along for each pet.
If you are flying and wondering how to travel cheap on
planes, the best thing is to take your pet on board with
you if they are small enough. I recommend avoiding planes
if your pet cannot be taken on board with you. But if you
have no other options, shop around well in advance for
discounted airfare for pets.
Remember that you will be in a strange place so - this
is very important - check all collars and make sure they
are very secure and with identification tags attached. See
that the collar cannot slip over your pet's head. You will
be getting out of the car to let them potty in, most
likely, different rest stops on the interstate and I have
heard of many horror stories of dogs getting lost at rest
areas. Please be extra careful the minute you open the
door. Dogs are amazingly adept at backing out of collars so
use a harness if possible.
Plan ahead for your accommodations. Many books feature
pet-friendly hotels, or you can look them up online.
However, be sure to call ahead to verify and also make
reservations so you won't be left driving late into the
night looking for a place to stay. How to travel cheap at
pet-friendly hotels? Compare prices before leaving home and
make your reservations well in advance to take advantage of
Consider a seatbelt for your dog if he or she is not
traveling in a crate. I am a volunteer with english pointer
rescue, and we require all our traveling pointers to be
secured in the car with a doggie seatbelt. You can easily
find one in your local pet shop or online.
With a little extra effort, and a little research on
cheap family travel, you can easily move
you and your furkids across the country without a lot of