On the Road

Transporting your dog in a car instead of a plane obviously gives you more flexibility and control. It has its own problems, of course: heat, space, food and water and, especially, accommodations along the way.

Federal law requires motels and hotels to allow assistance dogs, even if they don't accept other pets.9

Some counties and states impose restrictions on how dogs can be transported in vehicles. Several states, for example, require dogs in open pickup truck beds to be in cages or cross-tied, so that they don't get thrown from the truck (See State and Local Regulation).

Accommodations Offering Facilities for Your Pet, published by the American Automobile Association, is a set of four regional directories that list hotels and motels that accept pets. On the Road Again With Man's Best Friend is a series of guidebooks published by Frommer, the travel book publisher.

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