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Pet Friendly Car Rental Agencies

A trip with your pet may involve using a rental vehicle. Many rental companies have pet-friendly policies and, if you read the fine print, you’ll be able to avoid any unexpected charges.

We’ve compiled the information you’ll need to select the rental agency that will work best for you. When you check in, be sure to let the agent know that you’re traveling with your pet, and remember – even if the car rental agency does not require it – it’s important for your pet’s safety to restrain them when traveling in a vehicle. Here are our thoughts on the best car harnesses to keep your pets safe.

Pet Friendly Rental Car Companies:

Advantage Rent-A-Car
Reservations: 800-777-5500
Customer Service: 800-777-5524

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Alamo-Rent-A-Car
Reservations: 877-222-9075
Customer Service: 800-445-5664

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. This policy may vary by location, and it can be more difficult to secure a pet friendly rental on a one-way trip. Be sure to inform the reservation agent that your pet will be joining you.

Avis Rent-A-Car
Reservations: 800-331-1212
Customer Service: 800-352-7900

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. (The representative we spoke to indicated that the policy may vary by location, though for all the locations we checked the policy was the same.)

Budget Rent-A-Car
Reservations: 800-527-0700
Customer Service: 800-214-6094

Policies differ by location. Some allow housebroken pets to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. This policy may vary by location, and it can be more difficult to secure a pet friendly rental on a one-way trip. Be sure to inform the reservation agent that your pet will be joining you.

Dollar Rent A Car
Reservations: 866-776-6667
Customer Service: 866-776-6667

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Dollar suggests that the pet be kept in a carrier or crate. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Hertz Car Rental
Reservations: 800-654-3131
Customer Service: 888-777-6095

Policies differ by location. Some allow domestic pets to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

National Car Rental
Reservations: 877-222-9058
Customer Service: 800-468-3334

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. This policy may vary by location, and it can be more difficult to secure a pet friendly rental on a one-way trip. Be sure to inform the reservation agent that your pet will be joining you.

Payless Car Rental
Reservations: 800-729-5377
Customer Service: 727-321-6352 ext 180

Pet policies differ by location. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

Thrifty Car Rental
Reservations: 800-847-4389
Customer Service: 800-847-4389

Pet policies differ by location. We were told that most locations allow pets in the vehicles, as long as they are confined to a carrier. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

Occasionally Pet Friendly:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Reservations: 800-261-7331
Customer Service: 800-264-6350

Pet policies differ by location and most do not allow pets, but occasionally you do find one that does, as long as they are confined to a carrier. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

We hope you have a great trip!

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