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Posts tagged ‘traveling’

Reader’s report: Clever ID tag idea for traveling dogs

Reader Sarah added the following comment to a blog post I wrote in the early days of Dog Jaunt, about ideas for ways to keep your dog’s ID current while you’re traveling:

“I use loveyourpets.com for inexpensive ID tags (less than $4). I set up an email address on gmail that I include on the tag, in addition to phone and address. When an email is sent, it automatically triggers a chain of communication with me and my husband to let  … Read more

Traveling with a dog: How to be a good houseguest

I spent three weeks driving around New England with Chloe this spring, visiting half a dozen friends I hadn’t seen in a while (I hadn’t seen one girl since the Era of the Padded Shoulder, when we were both 17). I stayed in a couple of hotels, but mostly I stayed with my friends, or I visited their homes.

Chloe and I have been houseguests before, but this trip was different because nearly all of my hostesses had dogs of their  … Read more

New pet import rules for the U.K. announced

Bringing a pet into the U.K. is easier than most people think, but now it’s about to get even easier. The British Foreign Office has announced that as of January 2012, pets returning to the U.K. from the rest of the EU, and pets entering the U.K. from listed countries like the United States and Australia, will no longer need a blood test and will only have to wait 21 days from the date of their rabies vaccination before traveling.  … Read more

Product review: blanketID tag

Back in August, Cate Hubbard, co-proprietor of blanketID, sent me one of her company’s ID tags to test and review. Included in the $24.99 (Canadian) price that she didn’t charge me is a year’s membership — which is $11.99, with discounts if you renew for multiple years. I have not been paid for this review, and I did not promise (and Cate did not request) that it would be positive.

There are sixteen tags in blanketID’s current line-up, ranging from girly  … Read more

Taking a road trip with a diabetic dog

You’ll know best what your diabetic dog can handle, and whether he would enjoy traveling. If you think he might like to take a road trip with you, the logistics of caring for him needn’t stop you, as I’ve learned from this guest post written by Natalie Karst.

When not tending to a dog, Natalie is a freelance publication assistant in Northern California. Chris, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 2003 and passed away in 2008, was a local ambassador for  … Read more

Helping your house-trained dog stay house-trained while traveling

Photo by Poochie Bells

We recently faced up to the fact that Chloe is not yet perfectly house-trained. Too often, we’d get complacent and then find that she’d snuck off to the basement or another distant room to pee or poop. The problem is that we live in a large house, and while she’s good as gold in the rooms she sees all the time, she must regard lesser-used rooms as being, in effect, outside. Our solution? Poochie Bells, and  … Read more