Survey Reveals Pet Owners' Habits, Concerns While Traveling

Pet owners answer questions and reveal their thoughts on animals and travel.

Posted: August 29, 2007 5 a.m. EDT

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People who travel with their pets are concerned about the challenges of finding pet-friendly lodging, survey shows., a pet-friendly hotel and lodging directory, surveyed thousands of pet owners through online polling, its newsletter and by randomly contacting households. The survey contained questions regarding pet ownership and travel. The statistics show:

  • 38.5 percent found it was difficult to find pet-friendly lodging.
  • 79 percent stayed at pet-friendly hotels within the last year.
  • 16 percent stay at pet-friendly accommodations six or more times per year.
  • 63 percent would be more likely to lengthen their time away from home if they were able to travel with their pets.
  • 84.6 percent of respondents travel with dogs and 6.3 percent travel with cats.
  • 33 percent travel with dogs that weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • 36 percent find it challenging to find lodging for pets weighing more than 20 pounds.
  • 10.3 percent complained that a large number of pet-friendly accommodations also allow smoking.

The results reveal year-to-date information for 2007.

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Derek    Perrysburg, OH

8/30/2007 3:30:26 AM

I think it is hard to find pet lodging now of days.

becky    san antonio, TX

8/29/2007 5:19:11 PM

when we moved to texas we had our cat and we had to sneak her in.i think hotels should allow pets cause alot of people travel with their pets.for some people have their pets are their companions

Marielle    Mississauga, ON

8/29/2007 12:21:32 PM

We've travelled with two of our cats to our family's cottage. They take their two dogs and cat there. There's already a litterbox there, but we bring one with us for our cats as well. we can take our cats outside on the leash. I'd like to be able to take all three cats, but personalities can be problematic...

Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

8/29/2007 10:29:31 AM

I don't own one, but I'm thinking one of the best ways to travel with your pet is by travel trailer where you can take your home away from home with you.

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