Frequently Asked Friday: Tips for Traveling with Pets

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By Amber Pickler

April 11, 2020

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Frequently Asked Friday: Tips for Traveling with Pets

Travel nursing with pets is a top discussion in our Facebook group. So, to make things a little easier for you, we have put together an article with some great tips for travel nurses with pets! At the end of the article, you will also find some great resources for traveling with pets and other great tips for travel nurses traveling with their pets, aka companions!

We hope that you find these tips helpful!


Hotels with Pets

One of the most stressful parts of traveling with pets is finding hotels that allow your companion! One of our group members offered this tip:

Since this post, the original poster did advise that “Another hotel has bought out la Quinta. Some La Quintas (but not all) now have a small pet fee, from what I understand. I just found out on my most recent cross-country drive. I only paid the pet fee once, and I think it was $10…so still a great place to stay!

While this is just one chain of hotels, it gives you a place to start. La Quinta appears to have hotels in 48 states, so you may be able to find one on your next trip!

Keeping Cats Comfy for the Trip

Traveling with cats can prove to be a totally different experience.

The member above mentioned that they did have put a kitty litter box in their car at one point. However, the cats didn’t use it and just scattered the litter throughout the car.

Leaving dogs while at work

What to do with your dog while at work is another question that comes up often!

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Leaving a fan and TV or radio on is a great idea to drown out the sounds outside! Dog parks are great places to meet other dog lovers, so it is a win-win!

Tips for traveling with pets

Being prepared for traveling is always a great tip!

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Having the appropriate documents from your vet is a great tip! We have also read that finding a vet near your assignment ahead of time is a great idea as well.

Resources for traveling:

We have a few other great articles!

All these tips are great and help in their own way. Do you have any tips to share? Do you have an unconventional pet that you travel with? Comment below with your tips for traveling with pets!

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