We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. We detoured off the road for several days to enjoy a family get together in St. Charles, MO. More about that city visit later this week.
As you know, we kick off each month with the results of last month’s pet friendly travel survey. Here are the results of our May 2010 poll.
What size dog(s) do you travel with?
The results of this poll weigh “heavy” for those of us traveling with large dogs (our Ty and Buster weigh 40 and 70 pounds, respectively). How so? Well, here’s the build up.
Now, we’ve seen hotel weight restrictions kick in as low as 25 pounds and as high as 50 pounds. According to our survey, 75% of us find ourselves in the dog house at a weight restriction of 25 pounds. With a restriction of 50 pounds, 55% of us are still too big to book a hotel room.
So the question is: Why do so many hotels have a weight restriction that, even at its most generous cutoff, eliminates the majority of people who travel with their pets? A good question indeed!
This is why @AndASmallDog and @GoPetFriendly have joined forces to persuade hotels to scratch their restrictions on Rover’s rotundness. There’s a grassroots campaign going on over at GiveBigDogsABreak.com and an online petition to gain support for this important cause.
If you have not already done so, please sign the petition!
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