Friday, May 7, 2010

Yes, You can Travel with your Hawaii Kai Pet(s), one of the international pet travel and transportation industry’s leading service providers, announced the results of its first annual Summer Pet Travel Survey of more than 6,000 pet owners worldwide. The study concludes that most pet owners travel at least once a year with their pets.

Some findings of the Summer Pet Travel Survey:

1. 61% of pet owners surveyed said they travel more than 50 miles with their pets at least once a year, with 38% of those stating they travel as often as once a month with their pets. Pet-friendly travel still is almost exclusively for dogs, with 61% saying that they choose to travel with their dogs, and 33% with their cats.

2. 38% said the most difficult part of pet travel is that airline pet travel fees are too expensive, followed by those who said there is not enough selection of pet-friendly airlines.

3. Summer pet travel appears to be on many pet owners’ agendas. The survey, which was sent out during the month of April, found that 57% said they planned on traveling with their pet within the next 3 months, while 33% plan on traveling with their pet within the next year.

4. 71% said they had never traveled internationally with their pets. The survey found 51% are considering international pet travel within the next year. 42% of those said they are making plans to travel internationally with their pets within the next year.

Pet travel is a bit more complicated from Hawaii because of our quarantine requirements, but can be done. If you aren't sure where to start, give me a call and I'll find someone to help. Read the Pet Page on my web site to find more resources.

Barbara Abe, Realtor

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