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Travel industry accommodating people with pets

Travel industry accommodating people with pets

Even when she's traveling without her dogs — which is rare — Amy Burkert stays in pet-friendly hotels.

"They support the lifestyle we choose, so we support them," said Burkert, who blogs about pet travel at GoPetFriendly.com. "We vote with our dollars."

Early on, voting with those dollars wasn't so easy. When Burkert and her husband, Rod, undertook their first road trip as the owners of two dogs — from Philadelphia to Canada and back through the Midwest with a German Shepherd and Shar Pei — they were frustrated by the difficulty of traveling as pet owners.

Size and weight limits. Breed restrictions. Hotel rooms and restaurant...

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