Flying with your dog can be a nerve-wracking experience for both of you. To make the journey more enjoyable, a comfortable airline-approved pet carrier is a must. We’ve done our research to help you find your best options among the dozens upon dozens of pet carriers on the market. All of the products we review here are for in-cabin use, except for our top pick for the cargo area for large dogs. But a word of caution — always check with your airline about their current requirements and restrictions when flying with pets. We’ve found that policies can change fairly frequently, so it’s best to verify your airline’s most current regulations.
Travel with your dog is not always easy, nor is leaving your pup behind at a kennel or with a pet sitter while you explore the world. Our experts have put together guides and everything from the best places to stay with dogs to preparing your dog for travel.
When we adopted our dog, Sally, we knew she’d be the perfect hiking companion. As we prepared for some outdoor trips with her, we researched all the latest dog backpacking gear to have with us, and here are the top picks for each category. Being prepared with the best dog camping gear makes backpacking with dogs an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Going out of town for vacation? Working long hours and don’t have time to get home to take out Fido? Dog-sitting services are like Airbnb for pups giving them the luxury of a home-stay with the freedom and attention they deserve while you’re away. Some even offer other services like grooming, walking and training. Much preferable to a crowded kennel or ruffing it in a cage. Find out how much top pet sitting websites cost, where geographically they’re available and which is the best fit for your needs…
Does your pup often ride shotgun in your car? Many dogs love a good road trip, but what happens if you have a collision and your furry friend gets injured? Do car insurance policies cover medical expenses for pet injuries as they do with humans? The short answer is, it depends on a few factors. As you know all too well, any type of insurance can be complicated and confusing. So, we break down all the details about pet injury coverage in car insurance to help you know what to expect and other options you may want to consider. We also have tips on how to keep your pup as safe as possible on road excursions.
Dog sitting can be fun and rewarding. You get all the benefits of having a dog (and a little extra money too) without the commitment. I’ve been dog sitting for friends and family since 2008, so when I discovered there was an app that matches dog owners with the perfect dog sitter, I had to try it out!
Many professional pet sitters use pet sitting contracts, also called service agreements, to protect their business from possible liability. However, these contracts can also be extremely important for pet owners. Whether you’re a pet parent or starting your own pet sitting service, we’ve got all the information you need to know about creating a legally binding pet sitting contract.
Moving, no matter how long the distance, can be one of the most stressful life events in your life (let alone for your pet). That’s why it’s so important to make sure you find dog shipping services that offer TLC and reliability to make your pet’s journey as seamless as possible. Learn more about the best pet ground transportation services and our top picks for domestic and international relocations.
Does your dog like to explore the vehicle while driving down the road? Your pup probably starts in the back seat, then meanders to the front seat with you (making sure to whack you in the face with his tail), then wanders to the back and continues this pattern until you reach your destination. Even though it’s nice to have your pet play co-pilot, it isn’t safe for either of you. We know your dog doesn’t mean any harm, and that he’s just so excited to be on the road with you. However, this constant movement can be dangerous for you, your pup, and other drivers on the road because you could get distracted. A car pet barrier could be the solution you’ve been looking for to help keep everyone safe.
Road trips can be a lot of fun, and staying safe while traveling in your car is a priority. We all think about wearing our seatbelts and following the rules of the road. But how often do you think about how to keep your dog safe in the car? Focusing on traveling safely with your pup in the car will help you all have a better time and enjoy your trip.
Taking a last minute trip but need your dog cared for while you’re away? You call the kennel, but they’re already booked up for the weekend. What other options do you have? Through pet sitting sites like Rover you can connect with pet sitters in your local area, giving you the opportunity to meet and make bookings for them to watch your dog while you’re away. But how safe are services such as Rover compared to taking your dog to the kennel?