Pet Travel was founded in 1986 by a travel agent and his best friend, a Shih Tzu named Ruggles. Despite the interest in traveling with a pet, hotels did not advertise themselves as being pet friendly. After much researching, he launched a website, dedicated to providing pet friendly hotels and other information to people traveling with a pet. After a name change several years later, PetTravel.com was born.
Today, all of our employees work full time providing accurate and up to date information on pet passport and pet immigration information for almost every country in the world. Pet Travel is referred by the USDA and CFIA (Canada) as well as numerous embassies, the State Department, and military agencies worldwide. We are also referred by all the major airlines for pet travelers with questions on traveling by air with their pets.
Pet Travel has grown significantly with 8 people working full and part time on making the PetTravel.com website more comprehensive and useful for the traveling pet owner. The Pet Travel Store opened in 2006 with an inventory of pet microchips, pet scanners, pet cargo crates and in-cabin carriers. Our store and corporate offices are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where our employees work everyday serving pet travelers.
We have over 35,000 pet friendly hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals as well as businesses that service the pet industry in our database. We are constantly adding pet friendly hotels, dog parks, pet sitters, and fun things to do with your pet.
Pet owners who travel worldwide with their pet can find pet import rules for traveling to over 240 countries on Pet Travel. If your trip involves air travel, our airline pet policies cover every major airline that we can find. Need information on traveling with a pet? Our pet travel articles will provide all the information that you need for your trip, and some useful at-home information as well.