Pet Travel Trends - How Pet-Friendly Vacationing Affects Travel [Infographic]

Are you vacationing with your pet? With pet-friendly rentals from HomeAway, it's easier than ever to take a trip with your favorite furry-legged family member. Here are some interesting pet travel trends.

Did you know?

  • 29.1 million Americans traveled with their pet within the last 3 years.
  • 78% of pet travel companions are dogs , while 15% are cats.
  • Only 6% of vacationing pets travel by plane .


Pet-friendly Destinations

Before getting away with your pet, it's a good idea to...

  • Visit the vet.
  • Get a crate.
  • Microchip your pet.

Pick the purr-fect place with our ideas for pet-friendly winter and summer trips.


If you're taking your pet on an airplane...

  • Make sure your pet is vaccinated.
  • Check your air carrier's weight limit (this includes the crate).
  • Make arrangements ahead of time.

Pet Travel Trends: Vacation Rentals Beat Hotels!

  • Hotels are not as accommodating toward pets.
  • A vacation rental has enough space and amenities for you and your pet.
  • Pet-friendly attractions, like private beach access, are right outside your door.
  • You have way more choices for the type of accommodation you stay in, as there are a wealth of pet-friendly rentals out there.

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Pet-friendly Rentals on a Budget

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