Traveling With Your Pet



The 13th edition of Traveling With Your Pet: the AAA PetBook, was published earlier this year and has all the updated info you need to help you plan a winter road trip with your cat or dog.  Here are some highlights:



  • a list of emergency animal clinics in the U.S. with contact info.
  • where you can find dog parks and other pet-friendly places (National Public Lands and other attractions) in the U.S. and Canada.
  • 13,000 AAA-rated hotels and campgrounds listed geographically by state with info about lodgings’ pet policies and details such as recreation, dining, and amenities.  If you’re looking for a quality place to stay that allows pets, review this section and save time on research.  Also good to have for last minute lodging decisions.
  • a handy checklist of what to take (bottled water, food and water dishes, treats, medications, first-aid kit, litter supplies, plastic bags for dog waste, etc.), which is especially helpful for someone new to traveling with a pet.

And there’s still time to enter the AAA PetBook photo contest!  Deadline for submission is November 30, 2011.  Winning entries will be featured in the 2012 edition of Traveling with Your Pet.  Good luck!

Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, in addition to Reference work I promote the Travel, Pets, and Lawn & Garden Neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. My interests include exploring new travel destinations, National Parks, Alaska, hiking trails in Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas, birding, Sandhill crane migration, Monarch waystations, Kansas native plants, citizen science activities, volunteer work as a certified Kansas Master Naturalist, and reading essays about the natural environment. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.