1.She’s too big to smuggle into the hotel room.
Hotels charge pet fees from $5 – $50 . There are no set fees for pets. Each hotel chooses the fee and it’s not refundable. Airbnbs charge up to $300 for a refundable fee. La Quinta is one hotel chain that does not charge a fee for your pet.
2. She can’t fly with me
I don’t want to put her in the cargo area. She would be afraid.
She doesn’t fit under the seat in front of me. She has to travel in a carrier with the baggage under the plane. If the temperature is too hot or too cold she can’t fly.
If I get bumped from my flight, I have to find a flight for her.
3. Dogs can’t stay in cars in the hot summer or cold winter
I can’t take my dog into a gas station or a Starbucks if I have to go to the restroom. I have to leave her in the car. This is not an option if it is a hot summer day.
I did this once and came out to find three women threatening to call the police.
4. I can only take her to restaurants that have patios.
Most restaurants don’t allow dogs inside. This limits me to outdoor seating. I call ahead to ask if there is patio seating.
5. She doesn’t like long hikes or walks
She gets tired of hiking and I have to carry her.
6. Chloe doesn’t like selfies
7. Chloe can’t enter museums or stores
I can’t visit any attractions because Chloe is not allowed. I can’t leave her in the car because it is too hot. Chloe cries and howls when I leave her alone.
Chloe likes to stay home