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Posts tagged ‘Alamo’

Dog jaunt: Visiting U.S. battlefields with a pet dog

Memorial Day is coming up (this year, it’s on May 27). Too often, U.S. cemeteries are off-limits to pet dogs (Arlington National Cemetery is a notable exception), but you and your pup can pay your respects in a different way — by visiting a battlefield together. This particular post was triggered by an article in the current issue of Smithsonian magazine about the restoration of the Gettysburg battlefield. Trees that weren’t there in 1863 have been removed (along with a hotel,  … Read more

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