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Making Pet Friendly Hotel Reservations

the results are in ...

It’s Monday … it’s March 1 … it’s not snowing. Can you feel something different in the air … that Spring is right around the corner? Us, too. And that means pet travel season will soon be kicking off.

We have some exciting events happening in March. First, we’re expecting delivery of our wrapped pet friendly Winnebago any day now. Once we pack and live in it a few days here in the Poconos, we’ll be on the road with Ty and Buster! Second, you’ll see a re-design of the GoPetFriendly website that will make finding places to go and things to do with your pet even easier.

We also have some great blog posts scheduled for March – yes, we plan that far out. We’ll be writing about how to travel with your pet like a pro, refreshing all of our tips and resources. There will be a series of guest posts by trainer Eric Goebelbecker over at DogSpelledForward that will help you teach your dog four commands that are invaluable when you are traveling or just making some “around town” visits. And, of course, you’ll see posts of our first road trip with the boys in the motorhome.

To start March off, we have the results of our February pet friendly travel poll. As you may recall, our January poll question asked where people stay when they travel with their pet – 73% said they are most likely to stay in a pet friendly hotel. The February poll followed this question up by asking how people make all of those hotel reservations. To wit:

When making pet friendly hotel reservations, are you most likely to:

  • Call the hotel directly – 39%
  • Use a hotel booking website – 36%
  • Book on the hotel’s website – 25%

It’s not surprising that so many people call a hotel – they probably start out by asking about the pet policy. However, GoPetFriendly has already gathered detailed, up-to-date pet policies … saving pet owners a huge amount of time. What kind of information do we have? Below is the pet policy for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in center city Philadelphia. Also, you can view side-by-side policy comparisons of different pet friendly hotels to help with your decision.

Note: we provide a similar pet policy for campgrounds as well.

We’re happy to see that more than a third of the people use a hotel booking website! This usually results in obtaining the best deal for the hotel room. You may not be aware, but this is how GoPetFriendly stays in business! When you search for hotels on our website, GoPetFriendly provides you with the best hotel prices from multiple reservation sites. When you click through to make your reservation, we get compensated (and we appreciate your support!).

Have any questions? Is there anything you’d like to see us cover to make it easier for you to travel with your pet. Please leave a comment, and let us know.

  • Love the video of the wrapping process. It's amazing they can get it to look so good. I can't even get the wrinkles out of a window cling. :/

    The wrap really is a work of art.

  • Go Pet Friendly = One Stop Shop for pet travel accomodation info.

    Excited to hear about the GPF + Winnebago adventures, and I'm really looking forward to the new website look.

    I was just noticing that the doggie in the picture looks kinda sad. He must have just finished watching the Canada/USA Olympic hockey game last Sunday. =P

  • Looking forward to what's in store for March! Enjoy getting out on the road!

  • michelechollow says:

    Can't wait to see the Winnebago. Will you bring it to BlogPaws? And I usually call the hotel directly, and have lately gone through the hotel websites. You are right, you do get better deals. But from now on, I will tell my friends traveling with dogs to book through your site.

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