August 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
South Portland, ME - August 23, 2007 – Planning your next vacation or trip with Fido and Fluffy just got a whole lot simpler with a new site design and format at, America’s premier online guide for pet travelers and their people.

Let’s face it: Planning trips – especially with a beloved pet – can take a lot of time from already busy schedules. takes the hassle out of travel planning with new features to make it easier, quicker and more convenient to find just what you want in pet-friendly accommodations, resources and activities.

“Our new site design fulfills the public’s desire to learn more about pet-friendly beaches and parks and restaurants on their travels,” said Kim Salerno, founder and president of “A recent survey we conducted showed that 72 percent of respondents compared pet-friendly activities when deciding where to vacation.”

Let be your virtual planner for pet travel. Along with an easy-to-use directory of thousands of pet-friendly accommodations, introduces a second searchable directory of pet-friendly activities. The expanded site design also has new information on hotel pet policies, hotel pet amenities and where to find help if your pet has a medical emergency.

The pet travel industry is booming, with 30 million Americans traveling with pets. Increasingly, pet owners expect more than just pet-friendly accommodations. They want their four-legged friends to enjoy the whole vacation experience.

Looking for a pet-friendly B&B in Woodstock, Vermont? makes your search so much easier. New online tools sort pet-friendly accommodations in seconds by destination city and lodging type.

Discover the U.S. hotels that pamper your pets. introduces expanded lodging descriptions that detail pet amenities, from pet beds in guest rooms to dog walkers. There are no surprises either when you and Fido check in.’ new expanded listings give information on pet policies and fees, so you know what to expect on your arrival.

Find out whether your favorite hotel chain welcomes pets in the city where you plan to stay. provides a city-by-city directory of U.S. hotel chain properties that allow pets, since policies vary by location. The directory includes two dozen popular hotel chains, from Best Western to Marriott Hotels and Resorts. introduces a pet-friendly directory of recreational activities by city. Locate a pet bakery in Boston, dog-friendly parks in Denver or pet-friendly outdoor restaurants in Boca Raton, Florida. Simply tab to the Activities search engine to find parks, beaches, restaurants and other attractions that welcome pets. highlights Featured Destinations with in-depth articles on the best U.S. vacation spots for people and their four-legged companions. Travel articles explore destinations that people and their furry friends can enjoy together, offering tips on activities and places to stay. also gives pet owners critical information they need to travel safely with their furry friends. The site introduces Pet Travel Tools. This section has resources and links to vets and pet hospitals, state leash laws and an international service called Pet Sitters On-The-Go.

Of course, no trip is complete without pet travel accessories. The online Bonzo Beans Pet Shop at has a growing product line that enables your pet to travel safely and comfortably, whether the trip is across country or across town.

Check out new products that include the Snoozer Wheel Around, which lets you pull your pooch in a comfy travel carrier on wheels; and the high-tech plastic Skamper-Ramp, which attaches to the sides of pools, boats and docks to keep pets safe in the water. The ventilated Sherpa Backpack fits under air cabin seats. It can function as a handbag, shoulder bag or backpack for toting your pet through airports or even while shopping.

Bonzo Beans Pet Shop offers products for all kinds of pet travel. The Pup-Head Portable Dog Potty with PupGrass is popular on boats and RVs, when there is no natural grass for pets to use. The Buddy Bike Basket lets your pet join you for a secure and leisurely bike ride, with no chance of jumping out. is the premier online guide for pet travelers and their people - offering resources to ensure pets are welcome, happy, and safe when traveling. Visit, to find a directory of pet friendly accommodations across the U.S., pet recreational activities, airline pet policies, pet travel supplies, along with other pet travel resources.