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Moving with Your Pet? Tips for Planning Your Move Around Your Pooch

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(RE/MAX Blog) - These days, moving to a new home with your pet - whether furry, feathered, or scaled – isn't so uncommon. Many find themselves looking for pet-friendly lodging on the road to their new homes.

Here are a few tips from Kim Salerno from

Pet-Friendly Rooms

Many hotels allow travelers to bring their pets into every room, while others have a certain number of pet designated rooms. Certain pet friendly hotels welcome pets of all breeds and sizes at no additional charge. Others have weight or breed restrictions, and may charge an extra fee when you bring your pet. Be sure to check your hotel's pet policies before you book your room to avoid any unwelcome surprises.

Plan Early

Pet-friendly rooms can fill up quickly. So, when you're planning your travel route, make sure to check pet friendly lodging availability and book in advance to avoid being turned away. Hiccups along the way are bound to happen, but good planning can help you save money and avoid scrambling for a place to stay along the way.

Consider your Budget

Depending on your budget and how comfortable you and your pet want to be, check out pet-friendly rooms at road-side motels or luxury hotels. No matter what your travel budget is, there are several pet friendly options to help you stay on track. If you have any special requests or concerns, be sure to call ahead before booking to make sure the lodging can accommodate you.

Extended Stays - A Sense of Home Before the House

There are multiple reasons for pushing back your move-in date, which potentially leaves you in your new town without a place to stay. Extended stay hotels are a great option for those needing somewhere to unload for more than a just few nights. Typically equipped with kitchens, laundry facilities and other amenities needed when traveling, many extended stay hotels are pet friendly and affordable.

No matter where your move takes you, planning ahead for pet friendly travels is a safe bet that the process will go as smoothly as possible. Enjoy the ride and embrace this next chapter in your life with your pet right beside you!

Kim Salerno is the President and Founder of, a pet travel guide that provides online reservations at more than 30,00,000 pet friendly accommodations across the U.S. and Canada. Kim spends her free time traveling with her four-legged kids, Tucker, Charlie and Brownie.

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