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Traveling With Pets? Know This…

Travel and Leisure | Posted by Screenprint Sal
Sep 21 2015

In his travelogue Travels With Charley: In search of America (1962), John Steinbeck writes of his cross-country jaunt with his brainy black poodle. “Now, Charley is a mind-reading dog. There have been many trips in his lifetime, and often he has to be left at home. He knows we are going long before the suitcases come out, and he paces and worries and whines and goes into a state of mild hysteria, old as he is.” As Charley surmises, sometimes pets must be left behind, but there are a surprising number of hotels, motels, campgrounds, cabins, and inns that welcome well-behaved, housebroken, leashed, flealess furry friends.

Just think about the heroine of Kay Thompson’s Eloise (1969), who lived at the Plaza, a hotel in New York City. “I have a dog that looks like a cat,” says Eloise. “His name is Weenie.” Size is, indeed, one of the restrictions for pets who sleep over at