Come and enjoy your stay with us with your well trained pet. Pets
have a non-refundable pet fee of $25.00.
All pets, all sizes, are $25
. Our Pet friendly hotel offers comfortable accommodations while staying here. We have designated pet rooms for you and your dog while staying at Holiday Lodge in Grass Valley Nevada City California.
We ask that you do not leave your pet unnattended while staying at the pet friendly motel.
Pet Travel Tips:
Before setting out on your trip be sure that your pet has all the essentials to ensure that their trip is happy and safe. Make sure to pack enough pet food for the trip. Don't count on picking some up during your trip as your pet's favorite food may not be readily available. Include food and water dishes, bedding, litter and litter box, leash, collar and tags, grooming supplies, a favorite toy, a first-aid kit, and any necessary medications. In addition, a container of drinking water for your pet should always be with you.
Your pet should wear a sturdy collar with ID tags throughout the trip. The tags should have both your permanent address and telephone number. It is also very important to include a tag with the address and telephone number where you or a contact can be reached during your travels.
Occasionally traveling can upset your pet's stomach. Take along ice cubes, which are easier on your pet than large amounts of water. It is recommended that you keep feeding to a minimum during travel. If you are traveling by car, a light meal for your pet two to three hours before you leave is advised. If you are traveling by air, a light meal four to six hours before departure is recommended. Allow small amounts of water periodically in the hours before the trip.
Carry a current photograph of your pet with you. If your pet is lost during a trip, a photograph will make it easier for others to help you find your pet.
Pet Sitters on the Go:
Now you can travel with your pet AND have the freedom to "step out" without them on occasion. Line up a pet sitter to come to your hotel, vacation rental, or grandma's house when you're going out and just can't bring your pet along.
Pet Sitters International offers a directory of member pet sitters worldwide. Pet Sitters International was founded to support, promote and recognize excellence in pet sitting. While they are not a policing organization, most pet sitters who join their association want to excel in their chosen profession. All of their member pet sitters are encouraged to abide by the PSI Quality Standards of Excellence . We recommend that you review these standards prior to interviewing or hiring a pet sitter.
Ask the Dog Pepper:
As our senior travel dog, Pepper has quite a travel resume and she wants to share her knowledge with you. Pepper has visited oodles and oodles of pet friendly accommodations & destinations. While road trips are her specialty, she has certainly logged her share of flying hours. Pepper also explores pet friendly recreational activities to sniff out her favorites.
If you have any questions on pet travel, Pepper will do her best to dig up the dirt for you on pet friendly accommodations, destinations, transportation, and recreational activities. Pepper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm planning a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine this summer with my 2 year old golden retriever, Rex. He loves long walks and hikes. Can you suggest any pet-friendly nature or hiking trails in that area?
Sally G. (and Rex)
Dear Sally and Rex,
You are going to one of my favorite sniffing grounds! Acadia National Park is in Bar Harbor's back yard. There are 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads in the park where you and Rex can explore! My mother rants about the beauty of the park, however, I prefer all the wonderful smells. The park does have some very important rules that you need to abide by. For Rex's safety, he must be restrained on a leash no longer than six feet in length. Click here for more information on Acadia National Park's rules regarding pets. Be sure to bring plenty of water to drink and have a safe trip!
I'm traveling cross country with my two dogs in my SUV. I have a 80 pound lab, Oscar and a 15 pound mixed breed, Sasha. I'm looking for a way to keep them separated in the car and of course, safe and comfortable for the long journey. My vehicle is not set up to accommodate travel carriers or crates. Besides, they both really enjoy car rides and I don't want to overly restrain them. I want them to be able to look out the window and enjoy the scenery. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
I use a vehicle pet partition which keeps me safe in the back part of my SUV. I also have a special pad that I can sit on or lay on which is very comfortable. It fits nicely in the back of the SUV and it's very durable and washable. You may want to consider that for Oscar. As far as Sasha, there are a number of pet car seats available for smaller dogs. Please keep in mind that it's recommended that these car seats be placed in the back seat. They even make one that is a pet suitcase, travel bed, and car seat all in one unit. You may also want to consider a safety harness, which is basically a pet seat belt. We carry these items at our pet shop. For more information on the Vehicle Pet Partition, click here. To check out our pet car seats and safety harnesses, click here. I also recommend reviewing our travel tips for safe car travel. Happy Trails!
I'm a spunky, 8 year black lab and a real waterdog! My parents have promised to take me on my dream vacation down to the Florida Keys! We're looking for a place that will not only welcome me but have a place where I can enjoy the beach and swim! Does such a place exist?
A dog after my own heart! I'm also an 8 year old black lab and I LOVE the water too. I have good news… such a place does exist. There's a great place on Lower Matacumbe Island in Islamorada, Florida. It's about half way between Miami and Key West. It's called the White Gate Court Resort. They believe that "vacations wouldn't be the same if your dog were not around, running, swimming, and having fun with you." They boast a tropical beachfront area which is 220 feet long and 60 feet deep. You can swim 'til your heart's content in the clear waters of the Matacumbe Bight. Wish I were going with you! Have fun and don't overdo it. We're not getting any younger!