How to Choose Pet-Friendly Accommodations and New US Border Control Regulations

As of August 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented new regulations concerning the entry of dogs into the USA.

You can review the guidelines here:

From August 1, 2024, Onward: What Your Dog Needs to Enter the United States

From your dedicated team at Springer Animal Hospital, we’re here to help as we transition into the new guidelines. Your part in following those CDC rules is super important for your pet’s well-being, and we’re here to make sure you’re totally comfortable with everything. Got any questions or need a hand? Contact us any time. 

More requirements may apply depending on where the dog has been in the last 6 months and whether or not the dog was vaccinated in the United States. Use the CDC’s Q&A tool (the CDC “DogBot”) to figure out what rules apply to your dog:

Go to the DogBot


How to Choose Pet-Friendly Accommodations and New US Border Control Regulations

Embarking on an adventure with your furry companion is exciting, but finding the perfect accommodation can sometimes be a challenge. At Springer Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of choosing the right place to stay to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip for both you and your pet. That’s why we’ve compiled four important tips to help you select the ideal pet-friendly stays. 

  1. Research Pet-Friendly Options: Before booking your accommodation, take the time to research pet-friendly options in your destination area. Look for hotels, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that openly welcome pets and potential amenities that cater to their needs. 
  2. Check Pet Policies: Once you’ve narrowed down your options, carefully review each property’s pet policies. Pay attention to any size, breed, or weight restrictions, as well as any additional fees or deposits required for bringing your pet along 
  3. Read Reviews: Take the time to read reviews from previous guests who have traveled with their pets to the same accommodations. Pay attention to feedback regarding the property’s pet-friendliness, cleanliness, and overall experience to help inform your decision.
  4. Assess Location: Consider the location of the accommodation in relation to pet-friendly attractions, parks, and walking trails. Choosing a centrally located property will make it easier for you and your pet to explore and enjoy your surroundings together.

By following these tips, you can confidently choose the right accommodation for your travels and create awesome memories with your furry friend. If you have any questions or need further advice on pet-friendly travel outside of Ontario, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Happy travels!