Traveling with pets is on the rise. As of 2018, 37% of pet owners took their pets on trips, compared to just 19% about a decade ago. Whether they’re flown in a carrier or riding copilot on a road trip, pets are a part of the new family vacation.
Of course, traveling with pets comes with some additional safety precautions and considerations, which is why we have National Pet Travel Safety Day on January 2 of each year. Learn more about this holiday and what you can do to observe.
What Is National Pet Travel Safety Day?
Like other pet-related holidays, National Pet Travel Safety Day was established by celebrity pet expert Colleen Paige to raise awareness for pet safety on cars, airplanes, trains, bikes, and other modes of transportation. The holiday falls on January 2 to align with New Year’s resolutions at the start of the calendar year.
National Pet Travel Safety Day encompasses a lot of pet-related travel information, including safety tips for traveling with a pet on a flight or road trip to making sure that you never leave a cat or dog in a car on a hot day.
Celebrating National Pet Travel Safety Day
Naturally, the most important part of National Pet Travel Safety Day is making sure that your pets are secure on the move. Here are some important tips to remember:
Make Safety a Priority With Pet Travel
National Pet Travel Safety Day is a holiday devoted to safe travels with your pets, whether by car, plane, train, boat, or bike. Because the holiday falls on January 2, it’s the perfect New Year’s resolution to prepare for a safe and fun-filled year of making memories with your pets in new destinations.
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