Sunday, December 25, 2011

Travelling with Fido in Canada

Pet owners often struggle about what to do with their pets when they travel since they are considered part of the family. There are some fabulous places in Canada where they will welcome your pets!
Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfasts across Canada:

Pacific Spirit Guest House, Vancouver,
Guest House, Smithers, BC
Two Eagles Lodge, Union Bay, Vancouver Island
Wildhorse Mountain Guest Ranch, Penticton, BC
Auberge Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
French Quarters B & B, Coquitlam, BC
Cozy for You B & B, Naramata, BC
Cougar's Crag Extreme B&B, Metchosin, BC
Suite As it Gets B & B, Blind Bay, BC
Fireflies Bed & Breakfast, Campbell River, BC
Scarecrow B & B, McBride, BC

Sage Door B & B, Edmonton, Alberta

Dreamscapes B & B, Huntsville, Ontario
The Martin House B & B, Jordan Station, Ontario
The Pritty Place Bed and Breakfast, Damascus, Ontario
Serenity Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Ancaster, ON
Taylor-Made B & B, Lion’s Head, Ontario
Holiday House B &  B, Tweed, Ontario
The Black Lab Inn, Ottawa, Ontario
Maxwell's Cabin Bed &  Breakfast, Maxwell, Ontario
Stouffer Mill Bed & Breakfast Getaway, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario
The Tymparon Inn Kingston Bed &  Breakfast, Kingston, Ontario
Willow Pond B &  B, Bowmanville, Ontario
Grant House Bed &  Breakfast, Beaverton, Ontario
Bobbi’s Place B &  B, Beaverton, Ontario
Duck Tail Inn, Ancaster, Ontario


Gite Montagne Nirvana B&B, St Faustin, Quebec
Trigonelle B & B, Mont-Tremblant, QC

The Red Roof Inn, outside Antigonish, Nova Scotia
The Nelson House Bed and Breakfast, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

Rum Runners’s Roost, Twillingate, Newfoundland
In the USA Best Western and Super6 Motels allow dogs, and certainly many more.

These travel tips are from the American Kennel Club, Cesar Millan, the ASPC, and my own from many years of traveling through North America with my dog:

  • Get your dog used to the car by letting him sit in it with you without leaving the driveway, and then going for short rides.
  • Carry its usual bedding and its beloved toys
  • Avoid car sickness by letting your dog travel on an empty stomach. 
  • Keep the car well-ventilated. 
  • Do not let your dog ride with his head sticking out of an open window.
  • Stop every half hour and let him out (that’s good for you too)
  • Place a water bowl that he can reach any time
  • Place a net between the driver/passenger seat and the rear of the car
  • Make sure there is nothing sharp or hart where your dog could get hurt in case you have a crash, upholster everything with towels and blankets
  • NEVER leave your dog in a parked car, especially when it’s warm out

Have a safe and joyful trip!