Tips for finding Pet-Friendly hotels and New US Border Control Regulations

As of August 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented new regulations concerning the entry of pets into the USA. 

You can review the guidelines here: 

From August 1, 2024, Onward: What Your Dog Needs to Enter the United States 

As your trusted veterinary team, we’re here to offer the support you need to navigate these new guidelines seamlessly. We urge all pet owners to stay informed and compliant with the regulations outlined by the CDC and other authoritative sources. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these updates to ensure a smooth experience for both you and your cherished pet. 

Additional requirements may apply depending on where the dog has been in the last 6 months and whether or not the dog was vaccinated in the United States. Use the CDC’s Q&A tool (the CDC “DogBot”) to determine what rules apply to your dog: 

Ah, the joy of travelling and staying in hotels – it’s a delightful experience made even better when you can bring your dog along. However, before you pack your bags and make a reservation, there are a few important things to consider to ensure a smooth and enjoyable stay for both you and your pet. Here are four important tips for finding pet-friendly hotels and more: 

  1. Choosing the Right Hotel: Start by researching hotels that explicitly welcome pets. Look for establishments that clearly state their pet policy on their website or give them a call to confirm. Pay attention to details such as size restrictions, additional fees, and any limitations on where pets are allowed within the hotel premises.
  2. Asking the Right Questions: Before booking, compile a list of your pet’s requirements and questions to ask hotel staff. It’s also a good idea to clarify any uncertainties in the hotel’s pet policy to avoid surprises upon arrival.
  3. Checking Amenities: Consider the amenities offered by pet-friendly hotels. Look for features designated walking areas and easy outside accessibility. Accommodations with outdoor spaces or nearby parks can provide opportunities for your pet to stretch their legs and burn off energy.
  4. Reading Reviews: Take the time to read reviews from other pet owners who have stayed at the hotel. Their experiences can provide valuable insights into the pet-friendliness of the establishment and help you make an informed decision.

By taking these essential steps and understanding the policies of pet-friendly hotel stays, you can ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your beloved pet. So, plan your trip, and go on that unforgettable adventure with your furry companion by your side with the comfort of a pet-friendly stay!