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Car shares & rentals

U.S. car rental agencies’ pet policies

Many of the major U.S. car rental agencies allow dogs to travel in their cars, with the universal proviso being that a cleaning fee will be charged if the car interior has been soiled or covered in dog hair. (Thrifty, Payless, Enterprise, Dollar and E-Z Rent-A-Car apparently do not have company pet policies — you’ll need to check with the office providing the car to see if dogs are allowed.)

Six agencies include a pet policy on their websites:

Hertz and  … Read more

Traveling by car-share (Zipcar etc.) with a dog

Zipcar operates a membership-based car-sharing service in over fifty cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Though the company makes mistakes (hello? pulled out of L.A.??), the car-sharing concept is terrific. Zipcar originally banned pets from its cars, but its current pet policy is sensible:

We understand that Fido and Tigger need to go to the vet on occasion. Pets are only allowed into Zipcars in locked pet carriers and members are responsible for the removal of any residual  … Read more