Learn everything you need to know about traveling with your dog, cat or any other lovable pet as we chat with Amy Burkert from GoPetFriendly.com. Traveling with one’s furry or feathered family member comes with its own unique challenges, and this week we learn all the top tips to help you travel with your pet.
Although I’ve owned dogs for many years, I never really traveled with them. I was honestly too intimidated by the process and didn’t want anything bad to happen to either my pets or me. I regret not having done that with my three dogs before they passed away, but now that I have rescued two new pups I’m eager to correct past mistakes I made and one of the most important is teaching them (and me) how to travel together. There are though of course certain things one must know and do before hitting the road with man’s best friend, which is why I was so excited to chat with one of the top experts in pet travel for this week’s podcast.
In 2009, Amy Burkert launched GoPetFriendly, a website that inspires people to travel with their pets and provides all the resources they need to do more together. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband, Rod, chucked their life as accountants and moved into a Winnebago with their two dogs, Ty and Buster. For 10 years they lived their best lives together, exploring America’s highways and byways.
Not long after Ty and Buster passed away, a new pup wandered into Amy and Rod’s life. His name is Myles, and he’s looking forward to amazing adventures and hopes to be an ambassador for all traveling pets.