When Pets Go on Vacation

Fido needs a getaway too, from time to time. And he gets one, judging by the results of an AP-Petside.com survey conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications.

Among pet owners who have gone on any vacation trips in the past two years, 23 percent said they took the beast along on at least one of them. And, as the chart here indicates, many intend to have other-species companions on future vacation jaunts.

This is all good news for pet-friendly hotels. Among respondents who said they’d vacationed with a pet in the past two years, 52 percent said they stayed in a hotel at least part of the time. Forty percent stayed at a campground.

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