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Press -- Pets on the Go In the News -- 2002

Washington Post
High-gear gifts for the motorists on your holiday list
Pets on the Go! is the only pet travel guide recommendation on the "high-gear" for motorists holiday list.

"Make sure your destination is pet-friendly with Dawn and Robert Habgood's "Pets on the Go! The Definitive Pet Accommodation and Vacation Guide" (Dawbert Press, $21.95)."

Knoxville News-Sentinel
Gone to the dogs: Hoteliers across America unleash canine comforts
Pets on the Go is listed as the top resource for finding pet-friendly accommodations on the web.

Hotels make big bucks being family-friendly, so what's next? Dog-friendly, no bones about it."
"Web site www.petsonthego. com lists reviews of the top 1,400 pet-friendly accommodations and details on nearly 18,000 other pet-oriented hotels, inns and resorts. The Jet-Set-Pet resource page gives international travel requirements and air travel. Bone Voyage!"
Wall Street Journal
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Takeoffs and Landings
Robert Habgood is interviewed for "Takeoffs and Landings" about on the lifting of quarantine restrictions for pets traveling from the United States and Canada to Great Britain.
USA Today
Airlines loosening the leash for traveling pets
With summer's heat-related embargo on checking pets as baggage finally over, animal lovers are returning to the skies to find that airlines have simplified rates and clarified rules that were put in place over the past two years.

"They've become much clearer about their policies," says Dawn Habgood of Pets on the Go, a consumer group that tracks pet-travel trends ( "People were getting confused."
Wall Street Journal
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The pet travel embargo -- from June 15 to Sept. 15 -- is over and major carriers again are courting pet owners for their business, says Pets cannot be transported in an airplane hold during the hot summer months for health reasons. says airlines are trying to smooth out last year's "bumpy ride" and woo pet-owning fliers by providing additional services, simplifying rates and clarifying the rules put in place after Sept. 11, 2001.

The Federal Aviation Administration, after the terrorist attacks, for a month restricted pets as cargo and said the animals could only be checked as cargo by "known shippers" -- individuals or companies that have a shipping history and cargo account with the airline.
USA Weekend
Sit. Stay. Eat.
"Take poochy for a wok. At more restaurants -- including some of the most fashionable -- dining with animals is now part of the evening's menu.

"Even as more restaurants seek to draw pet owners, they are still the exception, not the rule. Most local health codes mandate that pets be banned from enclosed restaurants and suggest that they be kept out of open-air areas as well. Still, many officials look past the rules and allow pets to sit outside with their owners, says Dawn Habgood, editor of and the author of four pet-friendly travel guides. When all else fails, says Habgood, 43, who occasionally dines out in the Boston area with her husband, their three kids and their golden retrievers, Bucky and Tucker, grab your furry friends, pick up some takeout and create your own pet-friendly dining experience in a park."

Pets on the Go is the definitive resource for pet accommodation and travel information. We welcome the press to contact us about using these resources and our experts when researching articles on pet travel. If we don't have the information that you need, we can usually refer you to someone who does. Please direct all press inquiries to Allison Elliott at