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Traveling with a Pet On Amtrak

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

amtrakpetDogs and cats up to 20 pounds are now allowed to travel with you on certain United States Amtrak routes. There are certain restrictions, however. Only certain train routes allow pets. Pets travel is restricted to routes under 7 hours long. There is a maximum of five pets per train and it is first come first serve with regard to buying pet tickets. So you should make your reservation as soon as possible. A passenger may only take one pet. There is a $25 pet fee for each travel segment. In the event of a service disruption, Amtrak will try to make accommodations at a pet-friendly hotel but will not guarantee that they can. The dog must remain in a pet carrier at all times on the train. The pet carrier counts as one of your pieces of baggage allowed.

At check-in at the station you must arrive 30 minutes before departure to allow the staff to verify eligibility of your pet. They will verify the size and weight, see that the pet is not distruptive such as non-stop barking or growling and have you sign a pet document. The pet must be at least 8 weeks old. You will need to certify that your pet is up to date on vaccinations.

Pets may not be shipped on Amtrak or checked as baggage. They must travel with a person.

Here are the routes that pets are allowed on at this time. You should check at for updates as your trip approaches.

Northeast Routes:
Acela Express (Weekends and Holidays Only), Adirondack (excluding Canada), Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Maple Leaf (excluding Canada), Northeast Regional, Vermonter

Eastern Routes:
Capitol Limited, Carolinian, Cardinal, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, Piedmont, Palmetto, Silver Star, Silver Meteor

Midwest Routes:
California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Empire Builder, Heartland Flyer, Hiawatha, Hossier State, Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, Illini, Saluki, Pere Marquette, Wolverine, Blue Water, Lake Shore Limited, Missouri River Runner, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle

Western Routes:
Amrtak Cascades (excluding Canada), California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle

To make reservations call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit a staffed station. At this time, you cannot make your pet reservations online. Service animals are allowed on all trains and routes for no fee.

Morristown Deli is Dog-Friendly (NJ)

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

This is from the Morristown Deli in Morristown, NJ: We actually do more then allow dogs. We have booster seats which we lock the pups in up at the table! A big pup always get a doggie mat! Every dog gets a bib, cucumber water, and pink or blue depending on the gender. Our doggie menu has appetizer, meal, and dessert. We do bark-mitzvahs, bow vow weddings, and bark-day parties! Check out our Facebook for pics!

A Pet-Friendly Hotel In Rome Italy

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Can’t bear the idea of leaving man’s best friend at home on your next Roman Holiday? Niquesa’s Hotel d’Inghilterra, located in the heart of Rome near the iconic Spanish Steps, is the ideal option for guests traveling with their furry friends. The 88-room Hotel d’Inghilterra, formerly a mid-sixteenth century aristocratic residence, embodies the heart and soul of Italy with traditional decadence, authenticity and a multitude of modern amenities, services and suggested activities to welcome guests and their dogs.

Hotel d’Inghilterra offers the following pet-pampering amenities:

Dog Sitting/Walking –The Concierge is happy to quickly arrange this service upon request.
Dog Grooming – The hotel will book an appointment with one of the best pet grooming parlors in town.
Dog Limousine Service – no time to take Fido to the groomers? The hotel will arrange this special transportation in safe, comfortable crates where they can relax before their beauty salon session.
Dog Room Service – Order your dog’s favorite food from the room service menu
Dog Massage – Spoil your dog with this Canine Massage service. Simply ask the Concierge team for more information on the types of massages offered, and to book an appointment.
Nearby Pet-Friendly Activities:

Shopping – Does your dog need a sweater or collar to match your new outfit? The finest dog clothing is available walking distance from the hotel at Stars & Dogs, Via Della Frezza 66.
Dog Parks – The city offers many dedicated areas for dogs to run and play off a lease such as Parco Degli Acquedotti part of the suburban regional park of Appia Antica or Villa Alberoni Paganini, a beautiful villa with a romantic 19th century garden.
Veterinarian – Should the need arise, the hotel recommends Centro Veterinario Gianicolense on Via Lorenzo Valla, 25, 00152.
Dining – The hotel recommends the dog-friendly Bisque Restaurant in Trastevere, welcoming owners and their pets with a bowl and a snack. After all, Rome is a culinary Mecca.
For reservations and more information on Niquesa Hotels & Residences please call +44 (0) 20 7259 4660, email or visit