Traveling to Austin with a Pet? We’ve Got Some Tips for You!
You’ve always wanted to travel with your furry friend and now you’ve finally gotten the chance to!
You’re excited because this will be your first trip together. But you can’t help but feel a little nervous as well. Since you’ve never done this before, you’re struggling with how you can plan the trip so it’s less stressful for you and your furry companion.
But don’t worry. Just follow our checklist for a stress-free trip with your little one!
Bring their Treats and Toys with Them
If you’re traveling with a puppy or kitten, it’s recommended that you bring their treats and toys with them. Puppies and kittens can become easily anxious, so make sure you have something to keep them company.
But make sure your pet is inside a carrier if they’re on a flight with you. Keep their head inside and don’t let them out until you get to your hotel.
Ask The Airline In Advance if They Allow Pets
Unfortunately, some airlines don’t allow you to bring pets. You need to ask in advance. Therefore, we recommend you ask at least one month or 3 weeks in advance. This way, you can plan your trip accordingly and you can find a pet sitter if your airline doesn’t allow pets in the cabin.
If the airline does allow pets, make sure to find out whether they have special requirements you’ll need to follow.
Make Sure Their Collar Lists Important Information
If your pet’s collar only has their name on it, then it’s time to get a new one. Make sure it has their name, address, blood type, and at least two emergency contact numbers.
Another option that we recommend is getting your pet microchipped. In this case, you don’t have to worry about your pet losing their collar or the collar being too uncomfortable to wear.
Remember that microchips are not tracking devices but they provide permanent identification for your pet. So, when your pet is scanned, their identifications will pop up on the screen. This is really helpful if you’re staying at a hotel (that allows pets) or going somewhere with your pet.
Leave Your Luggage With Cubby
Make traveling with your furry friend to Austin stress-free by leaving your luggage at one of Cubby’s safe and secure luggage storage locations. Explore the neighborhood with your furry companion and don’t worry about carrying heavy bags!