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Toby's and Mickey's - Traveling With Dogs
6. Links to Authoritative Advice and Information
For All Traveling Dogs & Pets
LINKS for travel to/ from the U.S. and the Netherlands:
Many thanks to Mrs. Staci Perry (a Basenji owner friend) for giving me these two links (info from the Netherlands Embassy, Washington DC):
with Pets to/through the Netherlands
from the Netherlands to the United States
LINKS to Advice and Information For All Traveling Dogs & Pets:
Please visit these sites to learn what you need to know - your dog is depending on you!
Tips - American Kennel Club.
"Taking your dog on the family vacation can make for a great trip, if you plan carefully. Are you traveling by car, plane, train, bus, or boat? How long will the trip take? Will you be staying with family or friends, or at a hotel or motel? Is your dog in good health? These are some of the questions you will need to start answering to make your trip safe and fun."
Traveling And Pets - Fox Valley Humane Assoc. Traveling by
Travel for Your Dog or Cat - Airlines.org
"Developed by the Air Transport Association, with the cooperation of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"Millions of animals travel safely aboard aircraft every year. Airline personnel make every effort to handle these animals with the care they deserve. This pamphlet is designed to assist you in safely transporting your pet. Please keep in mind that each airline has its own guidelines, and it is important to notify an airline about your pet travel plans as soon as possible.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets and enforces regulations for the transportation of live animals. These regulations apply to you, the shipper, as well as to the airlines. If you decide to transport your dog or cat by air, there are some points to check for compliance with applicable laws, and to assure the safest and most comfortable trip for your animal."
TIPS FOR PETS ON THE GO
- by members of canine-l, the Dog Fancier's List, and feline-l, the Cat Fancier's List.
Advice for traveling with dogs and cats. "The tips are separated into pages that contain text only for easy printout. Some of the information is listed on more than one page in order to make each page complete."
Traveling with Pets - The University of Tennessee
College of Veterinary Medicine
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION- Offers excellent advice and tips. Also tells you how to get free information sheets from Purina and a free booklet from the American Kennel Club.
with Pets - American Animal Hospital Assoc.
"More than two-thirds of pet owners will travel with their pets this year, according to the American Animal Hospital Association Pet Owner Survey, and a large number of them will take those pets on planes. Out of concern for pets' safety, airlines now offer several options for pets traveling by air. By understanding their options and taking a few precautions, owners can help make flying a safe and healthy experience for their pets."
The Independent Pet and Animal
Transportation Association International, Inc.
- "An International Trade Association of animal handlers, pet moving providers, kennel operators, veterinarians and others who are dedicated to the care and welfare of pets and small animals during transport locally . . . nationwide . . . worldwide.
"IPATA is NOT an airline. IPATA members use the regularly scheduled air passenger and cargo systems.
"IPATA members services are primarily for those relocating rather than for those taking brief vacations with their pets.
"IPATA members are not the least expensive alternative, but specialize in providing services that are in the best interest of the family pet."
- online resources to help plan a vacation with your dog. "As we search extensively for sites on which to promote dog travel safety and our innovative line of dog travel products and accessories, we find an excellent variety of websites devoted completely or in part to traveling with dogs! We continually update with the latest and greatest sites for information on dog travel, so please bookmark us and check back before each vacation with your dog!"
Traveling by Air with
Pets - The Humane Society of the United States
"If you must travel with your pet on a major airline, read our tips for safe pet air travel."
Tips for Safe Pet Air Travel - The Humane Society of the United States.
Tips - Pets - Fodors.com
"Pets can make wonderful traveling companions, and some animal owners wouldn't dream of leaving home without them. You do need to ask yourself a few questions before hitting the road with your pet, though. How well does your pet handle the stress of travel? Are you willing to spend limited vacation time attending to your pet's needs? Will you mind missing out on a peak travel experience because a "pets are not allowed" sign intervenes? Author and cable-TV correspondent Andrea Arden shares her best travel tips in our story How to Travel with Your Pet."
-Voted Best Pet Travel Guide !
"DogGone Newsletter is written for "pet guardians" and dog lovers about fun places to go and cool stuff to do with your dog. It features both leisure time activities and accommodations throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and spots in Europe. The 16-page newsletter is published bimonthly, with updated information on places to go and things to do with your best friend. A subscription to DogGone Newsletter is a must for your travel library."
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