Travel By Numbers

When it comes to traveling, dog owners think long and hard before deciding to bring their little buddies along for the ride.

By | Posted: Mar 26, 2013, 1 p.m. EDT

Dog TravelWith this in mind, Dog Fancy readers supplied us with plenty of insights on hitting the road with their favorite traveling companions.

  • Percentage who travel with their dogs – 84%
  • 36%  travel more than 5 times a year with their dogs

Top Dog-Traveling Products:

  1. Crates – 55.1%
  2. Seat Covers – 55%
  3. First-aid kits – 42.8%
  4. Restraints – 37.1%
  • 30.9% want to learn more things about traveling with their dogs
  • Percentage who choose hotels or rental properties based on their pet policy – 91.2%

TOP REASONS readers don’t travel with their pooches:

  1. Still too many places that don’t welcome fur & four-legs
  2. Concerned for their dog’s safety & well-being
  • 78.3% research and compare pet-friendly locations before choosing a vacation destination
  • When flying, percentage who "carry-on” their dogs – 47.2%

When traveling with dogs…

  1. 96.2% – Travel by car
  2. 63.8% – stay in hotels
  3. 80.1% – Travel with 2 or more pets
  • 86.9% limit their travel stay to get back home to their dog

Source: Dog Fancy 2010 Reader Travel Survey

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