SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 05, 2013 13:00 ET

Stay Out of the Doghouse With a Pet Friendly Hotel

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2013) - When traveling to pet friendly hotels with your favorite four-legged companions, you can avoid finding yourself in the doghouse by ensuring you pack Fido's essentials. Before you go, use Marriott's handy Pet Travel 101 guide to be certain you don't forget these important tips:

  • Pre-trip prep should include updating your pet's identity tags with information about where you'll be staying, as well as confirming that your usual contact information is accurate.
  • If you'll be using a carrier, bring it out a few days before you leave and make sure your pet has a chance to get used to it. You'll also want to clearly label the carrier with your name, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Airline and train travelers should pack health certificates, any medications your pet is given daily, food and water bowls, a serving of food, and clean up bags in carry-on luggage so it's easy to use (and in case your checked luggage gets misplaced).
  • Pack a favorite toy and treats in your luggage to reward your pet upon arrival for being a good traveler.

Many Marriott hotels are well equipped to help you and your pets settle in with comfortable beds, easy access to outdoor areas and a helpful staff ready to direct you to the nearest dog park. Check in with one of our 1,240 pet friendly hotels worldwide to find out how we can make the trip memorable for you and your family pet.

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