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2008 Pet Travel Statistics Reported by

Knoxville, TN – May 14, 2008 - (, a leading pet friendly hotel, motel and lodging directory continuously polls thousands of its Web site visitors, newsletter subscribers, and random households regarding their travel and purchase habits. All who participate in the surveys own at least one pet. Portions of the 2008 year to date results are as follows:

• 75% frequently take their pets with them when leaving town. 

• 79% stay at designated pet-friendly hotels or lodging each year. 

• 43.8% stay at designated pet-friendly hotels or lodging 3 or more times each year. 

• 20.2% use a boarding facility when their pets do not accompany them on trips. 

• 38.5% say it is “difficult” to find pet friendly lodging. 

• 63% would likely lengthen their stay if given the opportunity to travel with their pets. 

• 84.3% travel with dogs. 

• 6.5% travel with cats. 

• 32.8% travel with dogs over 50 pounds. 

• 35.7% say it is 'difficult to find pet-friendly lodging' for their pets over 20 pounds. 

• 10.2% complain that most pet friendly hotels they find also allow smoking. 


About brings pet friendly travel options to traveling pet owners from the USA and abroad. The company Web site located at is a valuable tool in planning a successful pet-inclusive travel experience. The site lists high quality, pet-friendly hotels, motels and lodging state by state. For information on listing pet friendly hotels or other properties on visit:


Derek Welsh
Phone: 865.671.8436
Web site:

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