- Series: Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA Petbook
- Paperback: 736 pages
- Publisher: AAA; 12 edition (May 16, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595083723
- ISBN-13: 978-1595083722
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,034,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA Petbook Paperback – May 16, 2010
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If you think of your pet as a family member, it only follows that Fluffy should come along on family vacations. But between "no pets allowed" signs and over-the-top surcharges, it seems like your only option for accommodations is a tent. For travel anywhere in North America, those options are about to change, thanks to Traveling with Your Pet, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for AAA-rated lodgings that welcome four-legged guests.
Most of the book reads like any standard travel book. Arranged alphabetically by state, you'll find hotels in both small towns and major cities, with a list of icons showing what amenities you can expect. Instead of descriptions of restaurants or spas, you'll find a sentence or two outlining pet policies. Here, a careful reading can save you a bundle. Although many hotels are happy to house animals, surcharges range anywhere from $5 total to $100 per night and, in some cases, only particular species of small size are accepted. This section cautions readers to confirm the current policy in advance. The last thing you want to discover upon arrival with your two labs is that the policy was changed the day before you made the reservations.
Other than these listings, information is relatively limited, but can be helpful to newcomers to the world of pet vacations. Contact information is provided for several airlines, as well as emergency animal health-care suggestions and advice for buying safe traveling equipment. Dog owners will appreciate the list of off-leash dog parks throughout the U.S., which includes rules for national parks and forests. In fact, with all its practical information, you may find this book puts your regular pet sitter out of a job! --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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AAA Published it's first TourBook in 1917 and continues to publish the most trusted travel publications today. AAA currently has over 45 million members who use our high quality publications when traveling both domestically and internationally. AAA Publishing remains the most trusted name in travel publishing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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-- Gina Spadafori, syndicated pet-care columnist and author of "Dogs For Dummies," "Cats For Dummies" and "Birds For Dummies"
it is also more specific than most hotel websites that simply state "most pets accepted" or "some pets allowed". it will state whether or not a hotel will require you to bring a crate for Fido, and if the pet-friendly rooms are in the "designated pet rooms", and which hotels have a one-time only pet fee.
On knock, which is not directly related to the book, is the fact that some hotels and motels do not disclose their pet policies to AAA. For example, some put pet owners only in smoking rooms or other sub-standard rooms. Also, some hotels and motels charge $75 or more for one night as a pet fee, and in our opinion such places are not "pet friendly" and should not be in the book. So, our recommendation is to use the book as a starting place, but call to make sure the policy is as stated in the book and to make sure it has not changed since publication.