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 as well as some other great tips for travel nurses traveling with their pets aka companions!
We hope that you find these tips helpful while traveling to your next assignment and while on your next assignment with your pets!
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 ” La Quinta has been bought out by another hotel. From what I understand some La Quintas (but not all) now have a small pet fee. 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 at one point they did have put a kitty litter box in their car, 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!
Leaving a fan and TV or radio on is a great idea to drown out the sounds of 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!
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.
Traveling with Pets Resources:
- The American Kennel Club has a great resource that includes traveling checklist and pet friendly hotel chains.
- Expedia actually offers a search for pet friendly hotels
- For those with pets you want to travel in-cabin with you these airlines offer in-cabin flights for pets
We have a few other great articles with tips on traveling with pets!
All these tips are great and help in their own way. Do you have any tips for traveling with pets? Do you have an unconventional pet that you travel with? Comment below with your tips for traveling with pets!