Tips for Traveling with Your Pooch!

Are you beginning to plan your vacation to Old Orchard Beach? Don’t forget about your furry friend! It’s important to plan ahead and keep your best interests of your four legged pet in mind before heading out the door.

If your pet is up for the trip, follow some of these pet travel tips:

Getting thereIf your pet is up for the trip, follow some of these pet travel tips before heading out of the door.

So you’ve decided you want to go on vacation with your pup, now you will need to figure out whether you are flying, taking the train or driving to Old Orchard Beach. Some airlines will allow you to bring your pet in a carrier if it can fit under the seat in front of you. If you are going this route, learn the finer details of air travel with your dog so you can be fully prepared and informed before the flight. If you think driving is a better option, just make sure your dog is comfortable in the car, take frequent stops and provide enough water so he or she doesn’t get dehydrated. Some animals get really stressed when riding in a car, so talk with your vet about giving your pet a mild tranquilizer. If your pooch is hyper-active, look into getting a doggie harness.


In addition to packing for the trip, you should also pack for your dog each day. Make sure to bring a leash, food, toys and doggy bags to clean up after your pup. Since it’s summer, bring water and a water dish because dogs get easily dehydrated especially when playing at the beach or going on long walks.

Enjoy your stay

Here at Ricki’s Place, we are more than just a pet-friendly hotel that allows pets, we welcome them with open arms and provide doggie accessories such as pet floatation devices (otherwise known as doggie life preservers – sizes XS to XL) in our onsite store. We want you to be able to relax on the beach and read a book while your pup plays safely in the water.  Dogs are allowed on the beach before 10 AM and after 5 PM.

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